℗ 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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Blood on the Tracks was Bob Dylan's fifteenth studio album and is considered to be one of his best albums of his career. Full of songs about heartache, anger, and loneliness, the album has since been regarded as the standard for a confessional singer-songwriter album. After its release, Blood on the Tracks reached #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and #4 on the UK Albums Chart, and eventually went double-platinum in the US. The single "Tangled Up in Blue" reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Dylan himself said that the album has nothing to do with his personal life and that the songs were largely inspired by the short stories of Anton Chekhov, though his son Jakob Dylan has stated "The songs are my parents talking." Regardless of the origin of the songs, Blood on the Tracks is a powerful record and is beloved by Dylan fans the world over.
- #1 on US Billboard 200, Canadian RPM Top Albums, & New Zealand Top 40 in 1975.
- Certified Platinum in Canada, Gold in the UK, and 2x Platinum in the US
- "Tangled Up in Blue" peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Originally released on January 20, 1975. Recorded September 16-19, 1974 at A&R Recording in New York, NY and December 27-30, 1974 at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, MN.
Bob Dylan — vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ, mandolin, production
Bill Berg — drums
Charles Brown, III — guitar
Tony Brown — bass guitar
Buddy Cage — steel guitar
Richard Crooks — drums
Paul Griffin — organ, keyboards
Gregg Inhofer — keyboards
Barry Kornfeld — guitar
Thomas McFaul — keyboards
Kevin Odegard — guitar
Peter Ostroushko — mandolin
Billy Peterson — bass guitar
Chris Weber — guitar, 12-string guitar
Eric Weissberg — banjo, guitar
Ron Coro — art direction
Pete Hamill — liner notes
David Oppenheim — illustrations
Phil Ramone — engineering
Paul Martinson — engineering
Glenn Berger — tape operator-asst. engineer
Paul Till — photography