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DYLAN DRAWS BLOOD

Another holy grail from the vaults of Bob Dylan will see the light of day on 11/2 when Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings release a six-CD set of the multiple Blood on the Tracks sessions.

Bob Dylan—More Blood, More Tracks—The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 collects the four New York and two Minneapolis studio recordings Dylan made in September and December 1974. While Blood on the Tracks is one of Dylan’s best-selling albums, the bootlegs of those sessions are as coveted as his live and studio work between 1964 and ’66 and the legendary Basement Tapes.

The oft-told story is that Dylan decided against releasing the New York versions of the songs and re-recorded five of the tracks at Minneapolis Sound 80 Studios beginning in late December 1974. While a few of the outtakes from the original New York sessions have been highly prized by bootleggers and collectors, most of these recordings have never been available in any format.

A single disc/2LP configuration of More Blood, More Tracks assembles 10 alternate takes of the 10 songs that appear the original Blood On The Tracks plus a previously unreleased version of "Up to Me."

The full-length deluxe version of More Blood, More Tracks includes the complete New York sessions in chronological order including outtakes, false starts and studio banter. The album's producers have worked from best sources available, in most cases utilizing the original multi-track session tapes.

During production, engineer Phil Ramone sped up several of the masters by 2%-3% at Dylan’s request to give the songs an extra bounce. On More Blood, More Tracks the songs are presented as Dylan recorded them.

The deluxe box set, which includes a hardcover photo book, is a limited edition. After it sells out, no additional copies will be made.

Here are the deets:

MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS

THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14

6 CD Deluxe Edition

DISC 1

A & R Studios

New York

September 16, 1974

If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1) – solo

If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 2) – solo – previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991

You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1) – solo

You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2) – solo

Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1) – solo

Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2) – solo

You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 3) – solo

Up to Me (Rehearsal) – solo

Up to Me (Take 1) – solo

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 1) – solo

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 2) – solo – included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica

DISC 2

A & R Studios

New York

September 16, 1974

Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1A) – with band

Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2A) – with band

Simple Twist of Fate (Take 3A) – with band

Call Letter Blues (Take 1) – with band

Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1) – with band – edited version included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing and previously released on Blood On The Tracks

Call Letter Blues (Take 2) – with band – previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991

Idiot Wind (Take 1) – with bass

Idiot Wind (Take 1, Remake) – with bass

Idiot Wind (Take 3 with insert) – with bass

Idiot Wind (Take 5) – with bass

Idiot Wind (Take 6) – with bass

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Rehearsal and Take 1) – with band

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 2) – with band

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 3) – with band

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 4) – with bass

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 5) – with band

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 6) – with band

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 6, Remake) – with band

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 7) – with band

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 8) – with band

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica

Eric Weissberg, Charles Brown III, Barry Kornfeld: guitars

Thomas McFaul: keyboards

Tony Brown: bass

Richard Crooks: drums

Buddy Cage: steel guitar (5-6)

 

DISC 3

A & R Studios

New York

September 16, 1974

 

Tangled Up in Blue (Take 1) – with bass

A & R Studios

New York

September 17, 1974

You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1, Remake) – with bass and organ

You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2, Remake) – with bass, organ, and steel guitar –included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing and previously released on Biograph

Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal) – with bass and organ

Tangled Up in Blue (Take 2, Remake) – with bass and organ

Spanish Is the Loving Tongue (Take 1) – with bass and piano

Call Letter Blues (Rehearsal) – with bass and piano

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake) – with bass and piano

Shelter from the Storm (Take 1) – with bass and piano – previously released on the Jerry McGuire original soundtrack

Buckets of Rain (Take 1) – with bass

Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake) – with bass

Buckets of Rain (Take 2) – with bass

Shelter from the Storm (Take 2) – with bass

Shelter from the Storm (Take 3) – with bass

Shelter from the Storm (Take 4) – with bass – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica

Tony Brown: bass

Paul Griffin: keyboards (2-9)

Buddy Cage: steel guitar (3)

 

DISC 4

A & R Studios

New York

September 17, 1974

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

A & R Studios

New York

September 18, 1974

Buckets of Rain (Take 1, Remake) – solo

Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake) – solo

Buckets of Rain (Take 3, Remake) – solo

Buckets of Rain (Take 4, Remake) – solo

A & R Studios

New York

September 19, 1974

Up to Me (Take 1, Remake) – with bass

Up to Me (Take 2, Remake) – with bass

Buckets of Rain (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass

Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass

Buckets of Rain (Take 3, Remake 2) – with bass

Buckets of Rain (Take 4, Remake 2) – with bass – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1, Remake) – with bass – previously included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing

Up to Me (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass

Up to Me (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass

Up to Me (Take 3, Remake 2) – with bass

Buckets of Rain (Rehearsal) – with bass

Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake) – with bass – previously released on the “Duquesne Whistle” 7” single

Meet Me in the Morning (Take 2, Remake) – with bass

Buckets of Rain (Take 5, Remake 2) – with bass

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica

Tony Brown: bass (1-2, 7-20)

 

DISC 5

A & R Studios

New York

September 19, 1974

Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal and Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass

Tangled Up in Blue (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass

Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 2) – with bass – included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing and previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991

Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2, Remake) – with bass

Simple Twist of Fate (Take 3, Remake) – with bass – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

Up to Me (Rehearsal and Take 1, Remake 3) – with bass

Up to Me (Take 2, Remake 3) – with bass – previously released on Biograph

Idiot Wind (Rehearsal and Takes 1-3, Remake) – with bass

Idiot Wind (Take 4, Remake) – with bass

Idiot Wind (Take 4, Remake) – with organ overdub – included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing and previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991

You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass

Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass

Meet Me in the Morning (Takes 2-3, Remake 2) – with bass

 

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica

Tony Brown: bass

DISC 6

A & R Studios

New York

September 19, 1974

You’re a Big Girl Now (Takes 3-6, Remake 2) – with bass

Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal and Takes 1-2, Remake 3) – with bass

Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 3) – with bass

Sound 80 Studio

Minneapolis, MN

December 27, 1974

Idiot Wind – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

You’re a Big Girl Now – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

 

Sound 80 Studio

Minneapolis, MN

December 30, 1974

Tangled Up in Blue – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

If You See Her, Say Hello – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ (4-5), mandolin (8)

Tony Brown: bass (1-3)

Chris Weber: guitar (4-6, 8)

Kevin Odegard: guitar (6)

Peter Ostroushko: mandolin (8)

Gregg Inhofer: keyboards (4-8)

Billy Peterson: bass (4, 6-7)

Bill Berg: drums (4-8)

All songs written by Bob Dylan except Spanish Is the Loving Tongue (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)

New York sessions originally engineered by Phil Ramone

Minneapolis sessions originally engineered by Paul Martinson

 

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