Blood on the Tracks

Label
Columbia
Release date
19 Nov 2003
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
52:38

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Tangled Up in Blue 6:50 414,199
2 Simple Twist of Fate 4:17 182,920
3 You're a Big Girl Now 4:31 153,952
4 Idiot Wind 7:44 153,107
5 You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 2:55 120,072
6 Meet Me in the Morning 4:20 168,741
7 Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts 8:50 110,944
8 If You See Her, Say Hello 4:47 162,673
9 Shelter from the Storm 5:02 266,583
10 Buckets of Rain 3:22 136,263

About this album

Blood on the Tracks is Bob Dylan’s 15th studio album, released in by Columbia Records, which marked Dylan’s return to Columbia after a two-album stint with Asylum Records.

The album, which followed several years of lukewarm reception for Dylan’s work, was greeted respectably by fans and critics. In the years following its release, it has come to be regarded as one of his very best albums — making it quite 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.” Most of the lyrics on the album revolve around , , and . In 2003, the album was ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The album reached #1 on the Billboard U.S. pop charts and #4 in the UK. The single “Tangled Up in Blue” peaked at #31 on the Pop singles chart. The album remains one of Dylan’s all-time best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification to date.

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  • JoseMariaAznar

    the one that got me into Dylan

    28 Jun 12:56pm Reply
  • CainDavies

    i will cling onto this album until my dying days

    25 Jun 1:40am Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 10/10

    30 Apr 5:23pm Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    Must-read for those who love this album: http://www.uncut.co.uk/bob-dylan/shelter-from-the-storm-the-inside-story-of-bob-dylan-s-blood-on-the-tracks-feature

    11 Jan 3:46am Reply
  • LastPh3nom

    Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    yeah i need to listen to the NY sessions version again, that was still pretty good.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AlainWilliam

    This is easily my favourite Bob Dylan album. It's incredible.

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sharenge

    Ha, no I bought it on the boardwalk. And it's just the regular version. I had just always been under the impression that the NY sessions WERE the regular version because of my mislabeled .mp3s

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Sharenge, are you saying you found a vinyl of the NY Sessions just laying around on the beach? Sounds like a lottery win.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sharenge

    Turns out I've been listening to the New York sessions all along.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sharenge

    Can anyone explain why the vinyl version I found at the beach yesterday sounds completely different from the version I pirated?? Most of the songs are completely different versions from what I'd been listening to for a while now. And mostly not as good; I was a bit disappointed. Maybe they will grow on me...

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    There is one thing that is truly amazing and uplifting about this masterpiece: while it's about combating enormous pain, it's also *so* accepting of the circumstances that led to that very pain. At the same time.

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • r4m0nes__X

    It's taken me nearly 30 play throughs (don't ask me why), but I've finally 'got' this. And it's amazing.

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    ralfsu, have you heard John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band? That one is also quite devastating. Anyway, this album proves he certainly loved Sara Dylan quiet a bit.

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • TheGreatChupon

    This and On the Beach, anyway.

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mitostargazer

    I think this is the most deeply emotional and honest album I've ever heard. It is devastating in its brilliance. [4]

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    ahh i love it. don't listen to it so much as the others though, a little too depressing. definitely remember listening to it on repeat crying a lot, back in the day.. seems so long ago... simple twist of fate is my favorite.

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ralfsu

    I think this is the most deeply emotional and honest album I've ever heard. It is devastating in its brilliance. [3]

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Yeah they ought to re-release this halfspeed, double disc with the NY Sessions disc. And a remastered Saved...

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • fank19

    Masterpiece.

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
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