Tangled Up in Blue (6:50)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 188 other releases

“Tangled Up in Blue” is a song by Bob Dylan. It appeared on his album Blood on the Tracks in 1975. Rolling Stone ranked it #68 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
It was originally recorded in Nashville TN. with Eric Weisberg and Deliverence, A bluegrass band. However
Bob didn’t really like the way it turned out so…When he traveled to the Twin Cities where his mother and brother live for a visit, he decided to re-record it with two session guys from Minneapolis, Billy Peterson and Bill Berg,

(Bass and Drums) Both were and still are First call musicians. It was recorded in three short days at Sound 80
studios. The song was originally written in the key of D by Bob, But Billy Peterson, the Bassist made a simple suggestion, Asking “Should we try it in A?” which gave it the distinctive sound of the resonating A chord.


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  • Ostoked

    I think this might actually be the best song ever written.

    26 Jul 12:45am Reply
  • hevitate

    Now I'm going on back again, I got to get to them somehow. Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow might as well be now. Some o f 'em went on the mountain, some of 'em down in the ground, some of their names are written in flames, and some of 'em, well, they just left town,

    23 Jul 2:43am Reply
  • hevitate

    Recent changes: She lit a burner on the stove, then she swept away the dust. "You look like somebody that I used to know", she said. "Someone that I used to trust". Then she opened up a book of poems, and said to me, "Just so you'll know. Memorize these lines and remember these rhymes, when you're out there walkin' to and fro".

    23 Jul 2:41am Reply
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  • FoolmeThrice

    As a lot of people below take note of, Dylan is master of changing the lyrics on the fly. Like, he switches from 1st to 3rd person from performance to performance. And why not?? It's awesome. That's why the bootleg series is so bloody valuable.

    22 May 7:17pm Reply
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  • Angel_Blue-

    Wow, original version of a Bob Dylan song on lastfm. How weird is that?

    19 Mar 6:50am Reply
  • Offino

    one of his finest and most mature pieces

    14 Feb 7:38pm Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    Terrific account of the Minneapolis recording session in late 1974: http://njnnetwork.com/2015/01/the-magical-moment-bob-dylan-recorded-tangled-up-in-blue/

    7 Jan 2:42pm Reply
  • Druid66

    Another of Bob's psychedelic journeys, masterful stuff.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Malkamillian

    shit cover.

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • nicolewed

    the only thing i knew how to do was keep on keepin' on

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Eye_Gore


    22 Apr 2014 Reply
  • kgkeller

    Dylan's the best!!!

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    We'll meet again someday.

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Songs_of_Myself

    Then she opened up a book of poems, and handed it to me, written by an Italian poet from the thirteenth century. And every one of them words rang true, and glowed like burnin' coal, pourin' off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you ... Tangled up in blue.

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Merowinger110

    One of his best.

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

    No song is the best song ever...........................

    13 Jan 2014 Reply
  • WLDB


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