Blood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975 by Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan's return to Columbia Records after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. Dylan commenced recording the album in New York City in September 1974. In December, shortly before Columbia was due to release the record, Dylan abruptly re-recorded much of the material in a studio in Minneapolis. The final album contained five tracks from New York and five tracks from Minneapolis. Blood on the Tracks was initially received with mixed reviews, but has subsequently been acclaimed as one of Dylan's greatest albums by critics and fans. The songs have been linked to tensions in Dylan's personal life, including estrangement from his then-wife Sara, and one of their children, Jakob Dylan, has described the songs as "my parents talking". The album has been viewed as an outstanding example of the confessional singer-songwriter's craft, and it has been called "the truest, most honest account of a love affair from tip to stern ever put down on magnetic tape". In interviews, Dylan has denied that the songs on the album are autobiographical. 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).
Tangled Up in Blue December 30, 1974 in Minneapolis 5:42
Simple Twist of Fate September 19, 1974 in New York City 4:19
You're a Big Girl Now December 27, 1974 in Minneapolis 4:36
Idiot Wind December 27, 1974 in Minneapolis 7:48
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go September 17, 1974 in New York City 2:55
Meet Me in the Morning September 16, 1974 in New York City 4:22
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts December 30, 1974 in Minneapolis 8:51
If You See Her, Say Hello December 30, 1974 in Minneapolis 4:49
Shelter from the Storm September 17, 1974 in New York City 5:02
Buckets of Rain September 19, 1974 in New York City 3:22
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