Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — Rated 16/500!
Includes "Tangled Up In Blue," "Simple Twist of Fate," "Idiot Wind," "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. Dylan reached the height of his seminal 1970s work with this confessional 1975 classic featuring "Tangled Up In Blue," "Simple Twist of Fate," "Idiot Wind," "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts," and six more classic tunes.
"Inevitably, when critics praise a new Dylan album, they label it the 'best since Blood on the Tracks,' and with good reason. Inspired by a crumbled marriage, and recorded after a tour with the Band had apparently re-ignited his creativity, Blood is among Dylan's masterpieces. The album's epic songs are well known, but its real high points are the shorter numbers — 'You're a Big Girl Now,' the flawless blues 'Meet Me in the Morning,' and the sweetly devastating 'Buckets of Rain.' These are songs of "images and distorted facts," each expressed through tangled points of view, and all of them blue." — David Cantwell
|Tangled up in Blue|
|Simple Twist of Fate|
|You're a Big Girl Now|
|You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Album Version)|
|Meet Me in the Morning|
|Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts|
|If You See Her, Say Hello (Album Version)|
|Shelter from the Storm|
|Buckets of Rain|