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BOB DYLAN – BLOOD ON THE TRACKS LP – Nr MINT/EXC+ A2/B2 UK

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Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
 (CBS Records  1975  S69097)
Matrix No’s: A2/B2 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
– some slight wear to edges/corners & sticker discolouration mark top right corner
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Mural & text on back cover

Vinyl in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles)

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American poetic songwriter, singer, painter, writer, and Nobel prize laureate. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest. Early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone”, recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music.

Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning more than 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his songwriting is considered his greatest contribution. Since 1994, Dylan has also published seven books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries.

As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Blood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975 on Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan’s return to Columbia after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. Most of the lyrics on the album revolve around heartache, anger, and loneliness.

The album, which followed on the resurgence of critical acclaim for Dylan’s work after Planet Waves, was greeted enthusiastically by fans and critics. In the years following its release it has come to be regarded as one of his best albums; it is common for subsequent records to be labeled his “best since Blood on the Tracks.” It is also commonly seen as a standard for confessional singer-songwriter albums; though Dylan has denied that the songs are autobiographical, his son Jakob Dylan has stated: “The songs are my parents talking.” In 2003, the album was ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and in 2004, it was placed at number 5 on Pitchfork Media‘s list of the top 100 albums of the 1970s.

The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and #4 on the UK Albums Chart. The single “Tangled Up in Blue” peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album remains one of Dylan’s best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Bob Dylan.

Side one
No. Title Recorded Length
1. “Tangled Up in Blue” December 30, 1974 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota 5:42
2. “Simple Twist of Fate” September 19, 1974 at A&R Recording in New York, New York 4:19
3. “You’re a Big Girl Now” December 27, 1974 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota 4:36
4. “Idiot Wind” December 27, 1974 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota 7:48
5. “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” September 17, 1974 at A&R Recording in New York, New York 2:55
Side two
No. Title Recorded Length
6. “Meet Me in the Morning” September 16, 1974 at A&R Recording in New York, New York 4:22
7. “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” December 30, 1974 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota 8:51
8. “If You See Her, Say Hello” December 30, 1974 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota 4:49
9. “Shelter from the Storm” September 17, 1974 at A&R Recording in New York, New York 5:02
10. “Buckets of Rain” September 19, 1974 at A&R Recording in New York, New York 3:22
Total length:
51:42

Personnel

 

  • Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ, mandolin, production

 

Additional musicians
  • Bill Berg – drums[A]
  • Charles Brown, III – guitar[B]
  • Tony Brown – bass guitar[B]
  • Buddy Cage – steel guitar[B]
  • Richard Crooks – drums[B]
  • Paul Griffin – organ, keyboards[B]
  • Gregg Inhofer – keyboards[A]
  • Barry Kornfeld – guitar[B]
  • Thomas McFaul – keyboards[B]
  • Kevin Odegard – guitar[A]
  • Peter Ostroushko – mandolin[A]
  • Billy Peterson – bass guitar[A]
  • Chris Weber – guitar, 12-string guitar[A]
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, guitar[B]
Technical personnel
  • Ron Coro – art direction
  • Pete Hamill – liner notes
  • David Oppenheim – illustrations
  • Phil Ramone – engineering[B]
  • Paul Martinson — engineering[A]
  • Glenn Berger –tape operator-asst. engineer
  • Paul Till – photography
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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