Over the next three weeks, I am going to present what, for me per­son­al­ly, are the most impor­tant Bob Dylan albums. Blood On The Tracks was Dylan’s 15th stu­dio album and was the first Dylan album I ever bought. Since then, I have added almost every album of his to my col­lec­tion, first in vinyl and then in CD format. 

This album was as big a change in Dylan’s style as his first elec­tric per­for­mances back in 1965. Over the years, this has prob­a­bly been every fan’s favorite. It is very well writ­ten, record­ed, and fea­tures many musi­cians not pre­vi­ous­ly used by Dylan.

Album Information

All tracks are writ­ten by Bob Dylan. Also shows where and when each was recorded.

1.    “Tangled Up in Blue”                          December 30, 1974, in Minneapolis 5:42
2.   “Simple Twist of Fate”                          September 19, 1974, in New York City 4:19
3.   “You’re a Big Girl Now”                          December 27, 1974, in Minneapolis 4:36
4.   “Idiot Wind”                          December 27, 1974, in Minneapolis 7:48
5.   “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”     September 17, 1974, in New York City 2:55
6.   “Meet Me in the Morning”                          September 16, 1974, in New York City 4:22
7.   “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts”                          December 30, 1974, in Minneapolis 8:51
8.   “If You See Her, Say Hello”                          December 30, 1974, in Minneapolis 4:49
9.   “Shelter from the Storm”                          September 17, 1974, in New York City 5:02
10.   “Buckets of Rain”                          September 19, 1974, in New York City 3:22

Total length:  51:42

Bob Dylan – vocals, gui­tar (1–10), har­mon­i­ca (1–5, 7, 9), Hammond organ (4), man­dolin (8), pro­duc­tion
Kevin Odegard – gui­tar (1, 3, 4, 7, 8)
Chris Weber – gui­tar (1, 3, 4, 7), 12-string gui­tar (8)
Gregg Inhofer – key­boards (1), piano (3–4), Hammond organ (7–8)
Billy Peterson – bass gui­tar (1, 4, 7)
Bill Berg – drums (1, 3, 4, 7, 8)
Tony Brown – bass gui­tar (2, 5, 6, 9, 10)
Eric Weissberg – gui­tar (6)
Charles Brown III – gui­tar (6)
Buddy Cage – ped­al steel gui­tar (6)
Thomas McFaul – key­boards (6)
Richard Crooks – drums (6)
Peter Ostroushko – man­dolin (8)
Ron Coro – art direc­tion
Pete Hamill – lin­er notes
David Oppenheim – illus­tra­tions
Phil Ramone – engi­neer­ing
Paul Martinson – engi­neer­ing
Glenn Berger – tape oper­a­tor, assis­tant engi­neer
Paul Till – photography

Released  January 20, 1975
Recorded  September 16–19 and December 27–30, 1974
Studio        A & R Recording in New York City Sound 80 in Minneapolis
Length      51:42
Label         Columbia
Producer   Bob Dylan

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.