Blood on the Tracks might be Dylan’s greatest achievement. If not, then it’s definitely one of his most debated records.

After pressing an acetate of the album, he scuttled a number of the tracks recorded in NYC for revised, more electric, versions recorded after Christmas 1974 in Minneapolis. In this edition of the Dylan Songbook, we listen to the songs, find some meaning and look for more.

Blood on the Tracks

Side one
“Tangled Up in Blue” – 5:42 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – December 30, 1974)
“Simple Twist of Fate” – 4:19 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – September 19, 1974)
“You’re a Big Girl Now” – 4:36 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – December 27, 1974)
“Idiot Wind” – 7:48 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – December 27, 1974)
“You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” – 2:55 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – September 17, 1974)

Side two
“Meet Me in the Morning” – 4:22 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – September 16, 1974)
“Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” – 8:51 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – December 30, 1974)
“If You See Her, Say Hello” – 4:49 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – December 30, 1974)
“Shelter from the Storm” – 5:02 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – September 17, 1974)
“Buckets of Rain” – 3:22 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – September 19, 1974)