Monday 12 August 2019

That's the way to do it

In 1974 Bob Dylan was probably at the peak of his powers. From obscure Greenwich Village folk troubadour to global icon, all within 10 years, the man was on fire.
For his 15th studio album he went into the studio in the September with 10 songs and, two days later, he and the band had recorded the lot. Job done. WOAAH! Not so quick Mr. Zimmerman. Can you go back and tidy a few of them up? I'm sure you've got a better take in you.
So between Christmas and New Year he went back and re-recorded five of the tunes. Tangled Up in Blue being one of them. Four weeks later, in January 1975, it and the rest of the album - Blood on the Tracks - was in record stores and flying off the shelves. In the words of Mr. Punch: "That's the way to do it."

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue (1975)


  1. I must admit to a little concern that the recent 6 hour 'More Blood More Tracks' set might have been over-egging the pudding. I needn't have worried, it's endlessly fascinating.

    1. The older I get, the more endlessly fascinating I find Dylan. I'm still only scratching at the surface, I know, but, at the moment, think this is probably Base Point, if not Everest.