Bob Dylan 101: Blood on the Tracks
Blood On The Tracks – Columbia – 1975
There’s such a brutal physicality about this record. Ten years after “Highway 61 Revisited” and every bit as fierce, but now things feel more internalized as Bob Dylan shuts out everything and everyone around him focusing on affairs of the heart. The songwriting is like nothing he had done before. Not only is it more personal, but it’s also more bare like “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams. If you still don’t believe the man is a master of his trade lower the needle, and you’ll soon discover sounds, colors and emotions that have eluded you till now. Every song is a country unto itself as the idiot wind blows through the buttons of our coats.