Release Date: Nov 2, 2018
Record label: Legacy
For fans of Bob Dylan's wide-ranging Bootleg series, More Blood, More Tracks (Vol. 14) is an entryway into one of the most mysterious, tangled stories in his recording career. These six discs contain the complete recordings sessions for 1975's Blood on the Tracks, 87 tracks in all, the vast majority unreleased. This box assists in offering a view of the process behind one of the songwriter's most enigmatic albums.
The lore has always been that there are two versions of Blood on the Tracks. There's the one that got released in January 1975--the comeback album that reinvigorated Bob Dylan's career after a stint in the shadows, the classic that begins with the low hurdy-gurdy of "Tangled Up in Blue" and saunters onward like a sad walk through autumn woods. And then there's the version that Dylan scrapped--the widely bootlegged, mostly acoustic collection he recorded in four days in New York City but second-guessed weeks before its scheduled release.
None of Bob Dylan's albums had a more confounding genesis than "Blood on the Tracks." Dylan entered New York's A&R Studios on Sept. 16, 1974, in possession of the strongest batch of songs he'd written since the mid-'60s. They were stories of dislocation and parting, of brokenness and the search for a lost connection. They managed the trick of being both intimately detailed and universal.