Bob Dylan: Live versions of 9 songs from “Blood On The Tracks”

A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It’s hard for me to relate to that. I mean, you know, people enjoying the type of pain, you know.
~Bob Dylan (to Mary Travers April 1975)

In stunning, total contrast to the previous album, Before the Flood, this 16th Dylan album triumphantly shows more subtlety and nuance than anything he’d ever done, and as honed a use of understatement as on John Wesley Harding. At the time this was the most unexpected leap of Dylan’s career. After years of comparatively second-rate work and a considerable decline in his reputation, here was an album to stand with Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)

Blood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975 by Columbia Records.

Tangled Up in Blue

Early one morning, the sun was shining
I was laying in bed
Wondering if she’d changed it all
If her hair was still red

Boston Music Hall
Boston, Massachusetts
21 November 1975 – Evening

Simple Twist of Fate

They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark.
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones.
‘Twas then he felt alone
And wished that he’d gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate

Jahrhunderthalle
Frankfurt, Germany
6 November 2003

You’re a Big Girl Now

Our conversation was short and sweet
It nearly swept me off my feet
And I’m back in the rain, oh
And you are on dry land
You made it there somehow
You’re a big girl now

Jones Beach Theater
Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh, New York
30 June 1988

Idiot Wind

Someone’s got it in for me
They’re planting stories in the press
Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick
But when they will I can only guess
They say I shot a man named Gray
And took his wife to Italy
She inherited a million bucks
And when she died it came to me
I can’t help it if I’m lucky

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

I’ve seen love go by my door
It’s never been this close before
Never been so easy or so slow
I been shootin’ in the dark too long
When something’s not right, it’s wrong
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go

Tarrant County Convention Center Arena
Fort Worth, Texas
16 May 1976

Meet Me in the Morning

Meet me in the morning
56th and Wabasha
Meet me in the morning
56th and Wabasha
Honey, we could be in Kansas
By time the snow begins to thaw

Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
19 September 2007

Only live performance of this song.
Bob Dylan (electric guitar), Jack White (electric guitar & vocal), Stu Kimball (guitar), Denny Freeman (guitar), Donnie Herron (steel guitar), Tony Garnier (bass), George Recile (drums).

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

Only played once in Salt Lake City, Utah – May 25, 1976.
..and there is no known recording from this concert.

If You See Her, Say Hello

If you see her, say hello
She might be in Tangier
She left here last early spring
Is livin’ there, I hear

Brixton Academy
London, England
30 March 1995

Shelter from the Storm

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976

Buckets of Rain

Buckets of rain
Buckets of tears
Got all them buckets comin’ out of my ears
Buckets of moonbeams in my hand
You got all the love
Honey baby, I can stand

The Fox Theater
Detroit, Michigan
18 November 1990

Only live performance.

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