Tangled Up in Blue (6:50)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 187 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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  • bohemian_chic

    ღ ღ ღ ღ ღ

    15 Jun 6:32pm Reply
  • nicolewed

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

    1 Jun 6:56am Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    Classic!

    22 Apr 11:49am Reply
  • kgkeller

    Dylan's the best!!!

    15 Apr 2:03pm Reply
  • silversurfer250

    We'll meet again someday.

    14 Apr 7:20am 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 12:10am Reply
  • Merowinger110

    One of his best.

    21 Jan 8:27am Reply
  • bicknor

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

    13 Jan 4:12pm Reply
  • WLDB

    Correct.

    1 Jan 5:29am Reply
  • danzag

    this is like the best song ever

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • radio_face

    Rightly so Ray.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bicknor

    Perhaps she is a Chelsea supporter........ or maybe he is.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Rhogglez

    David Cameron's favourite song. But don't let that put you off.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • zeppyfish

    "She lit a burner on the stove, and she swept away the dust. Thought she'd never say hello, but she looked at me And said 'You look like somebody I can trust.' Then she opened up a book of poems And she said to me, 'Just so you'll know: Memorize these lines, and remember these rhymes When you're out there walking to and fro.'" (From the August 4, 2013 "Americanarama" tour performance)

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • CainDavies

    So many quotable lines

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheGreatChupon

    If Dylan were a fiddler, then Cohen's "the fiddler fiddles something so sublime" might've been written about the 1984 incarnation of Tangled. I cried my way through the Offenbach performance (June 11th, 1984) yesterday and I don't mind saying it. It's so powerful it makes me feel I lived the whole story, lived and breathed and wept and bled it. I'm not sure a song has ever made me feel quite that way before.

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • watlingfen

    Much prefer the early stuff (1960's) 'Like A Rollin' Stone ' Queen Jane Approx..' but then each to his/her own .

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ButchGantenbein

    Blood On the Tracks is one of the best ones same with Blonde on Blonde and that funny rainy day woman song

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TheGreatChupon

    I love Tangled's 1984 transformation. It feels like Bob made it to the heart of the song only then, which would mean that in fact it took him ten years to live and *twelve* years to write!

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • summerchill13

    keep on keepin on...

    2 May 2013 Reply
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