Bob Dylan, Blood On The Tracks (1975)
For nearly nine years I wrote a daily blog called Blog On The Tracks – it wasn’t always about Bob Dylan but then again – it was. He was always on my mind. I mentioned him now and then, wrote specifically about him a few times – but he was always on my mind, that pun, Blog/Blood on The Tracks – it was intended as more than just a Dylan riff – (blogging on the tracks, ie – blogging about music – and yes, as I’m typing this I realise I don’t actually need to spell it out, even though I just have…) but Blood On The Tracks is always one of my favourite Bob Dylan albums. And yet I don’t even remember when I first heard it – it was fairly low down the list, I’d heard most of the 80s/90s albums and compilations first, then most of the sixties albums – and then Blood. But it is the one that really – truly – stuck. Well, one of the ones. They all stick – pretty much. But if I had to name just one Dylan album (and how do you really do that by the way?) it would be this. These days I’m more interested in listening to the alternate takes, the bootlegged version that was never officially released and I don’t ever sit down to play this (original) album all the way through. But I know every note of it in my head. And in my heart.
Sample Track: Tangled Up In Blue
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