Release Date: 04 July 2013
Format: LP Vinyl
|Bob Dylan Blood on The Tracks Limited Numbered 180gram Mobile Fidelity LP
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks on numbered limited edition 180-gram LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Presence, immediacy, naturalness: Mobile Fidelity reissue makes Blood on the Tracks among most lifelike-sounding albums you'll ever hear!
Dylan's Masterpiece Break-Up Album: Ranked No. 16 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time! Includes "Tangled Up In Blue," "Simple Twist of Fate," "Idiot Wind," and "Buckets of Rain"
Bob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid-1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime. Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his then-wife Sara Lowndes. Creatively, he appeared at a stalemate, his previous decade's unprecedented run of transformational brilliance finished. Then came Blood on the Tracks.
A start-to-finish cycle that documents a lover's pursuit of, entanglement with, and loss of a woman, the bracingly intimate 1975 effort remains one of the most encompassing break-up albums ever made and ranks as the most personal statement of the Bard's career. To hear it is to experience the agony, frustration, trauma, highs, lows, confusion, sadness, and, ultimately, requisite redemption associated with intimate relationships gone astray. Dylan maintains it's a work of fiction, but it's evident close-vested autobiographical premise is what helps make it universal: It's the icon singing through tears, going out of his mind, battling hallowing emptiness, firing shots across the bow, and accepting culpability. It is, in short, a consummate expression of love's darker sides and the consequences of what happens when dreams unravel.
As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of Blood on the Tracks ever produced-and the first-ever proper analog reissue. Fantastically presenting both the solo acoustic and band-supported songs with the utmost clarity, dynamics, presence, immediacy, spaciousness, imaging, and balance, this version shines a high-powered light on the fluid vocal phrasing, timbral shifts, functional rhythms, and inward-looking strumming that contribute to every song here serving as a wound-exposing confessional.
Tangled up in Blue
Simple Twist of Fate
You're a Big Girl Now
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome
When You Go
Meet Me in the Morning
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
If You See Her, Say Hello
Shelter from the Storm
Buckets of Rain