Un nuovo, atteso capitolo della famosa serie dei Bootleg di Bob Dylan con performance inedite tratte dalle reigstrazioni in studio del 1974 di Blood On The Tracks

 

Columbia Records e Legacy Recordings, la divisione catalogo di Sony Music Entertainment, pubblicano Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 venerdì 2 novembre.

 

L’ultimo capitolo della serie Bootleg di Bob Dylan rende disponibili le registrazioni in studio del 1974: quattro realizzate a New York (16, 17, 18, 19) e due a Minneapolis ( 27 dicembre 30) – che hanno dato origine al capolavoro del 1975 “Blood On The Tracks”. Uno degli album più venduti della carriera di Dylan, Blood On The Tracks ha ridefinito i confini e le strutture del modo di scrivere musica pop, un genere che Dylan aveva praticamente inventato dieci anni prima, raggiungendo il primo posto della classifica Billboard 200, il disco di Platino ed è stato inserito nella Grammy Hall of Fame nel 2015. Blood On The Tracks fu originariamente registrato in quattro giorni a New York nel settembre del 1974. Poco dopo, l’album venne masterizzato, e qualche mese dopo Dylan sentì che l’album aveva bisogno di un approccio diverso e decise di registrare nuovamente cinque tracce negli studi Sound 80 di Minneapolis. Alcuni outtake delle registrazioni originali di New York sono stati molto apprezzati dai bootlegger e dai collezionisti, ma la maggior parte di queste registrazioni non sono mai state rese disponibili.

 

La versione CD/2LP di More Blood, More Tracks raccoglie 10 versioni alternative e più emozionanti di ognuna delle 10 canzoni che compaiono su Blood On The Tracks più una versione inedita di “Up to Me”. La versione deluxe full-size da 6CD include invece le registrazioni complete di New York in ordine cronologico: i produttori dell’album hanno lavorato con le miglior fonti disponibili, nella maggior parte dei casi utilizzando i multitraccia originali. Le uniche registrazioni rimaste dalle sessioni in studio di Minneapolis sono i multi-traccia delle cinque esibizioni incluse nell’album Blood On The Tracks, ognuna remixata e rimasterizzata.

 

Nelle sue note di copertina Jeff Slate scrive che “Dylan ha tagliato ognuna di queste incredibili esibizioni – alcune delle migliori che abbia mai registrato, una dopo l’altra, dal vivo in studio, senza cuffie e senza sovraincisioni – in queste tracce troviamo Dylan solo con una chitarra e un’armonica… Le esibizioni sono state lasciate nello stato più vicino all’originale mai sperimentato prima. Durante la produzione di Blood On The Tracks, Dylan ha chiesto a Ramone di accelerare molti dei master del 2-3%, una pratica comune negli anni ’60 e ’70 in particolare per i dischi che venivano inviati alle radio AM. In More Blood, More Tracks, per la prima volta, sentiamo le canzoni esattamente come Dylan le ha registrate”.

 

I due volumi precedenti della serie hanno ottenuto il Grammy come Best Historical Album: Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 nel 2017 e Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes Complete, The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 nel 2016.

 

** Il cofanetto deluxe è un’edizione limitata. Dopo la vendita, non verranno effettuate ulteriori copie. Questo box include un libro di foto con copertina rigida e note di copertina dello storico del rock Jeff Slate e una riproduzione completa di uno dei leggendari notebook di 57 pagine scritti a mano di Dylan, in cui è possibile seguire lo sviluppo lirico delle canzoni che hanno dato vita a Blood On The Tracks.

 

BOB DYLAN
MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS
THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14

 

1 CD / 2LP

Tangled Up in Blue (9/19/74, Take 3, Remake 3)
Simple Twist of Fate (9/16/74, Take 1)
Shelter from the Storm (9/17/74, Take 2)
You’re a Big Girl Now (9/16/74, Take 2)
Buckets of Rain (9/18/74, Take 2, Remake)
If You See Her, Say Hello (9/16/74, Take 1)
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (9/16/74, Take 2)
Meet Me in the Morning (9/19/74, Take 1, Remake)
Idiot Wind (9/19/74, Take 4, Remake)
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (9/17/74, Take 1, Remake)
Up to Me (9/19/74, Take 2, Remake)

All Tracks Recorded
A & R Studios
New York 9/16 – 9/19/1974
Tracks Recorded 9/16 & 18
Bob Dylan – voce, chitarra, armonica

Tracks Recorded 9/17 & 19
Bob Dylan – voce, chitarra, armonica
Tony Brown – basso
Tutte le canzoni scritte da Bob Dylan

 

 

BOB DYLAN
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 – voce, chitarra, armonica

 

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 – voce, chitarra, armonica
Eric Weissberg, Charles Brown III, Barry Kornfeld: chitarra
Thomas McFaul: tastiere
Tony Brown: basso
Richard Crooks: batteria
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 McGuireoriginal 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 – voce, chitarra, armonica
Tony Brown: basso
Paul Griffin: tastiere (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 Trackstest 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 – voce, chitarra, armonica
Tony Brown: basso (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 – voce, chitarra, armonica
Tony Brown: basso

 

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 – voce, chitarra, armonica, organo (4-5), mandolino (8)
Tony Brown: basso (1-3)
Chris Weber: chitarra (4-6, 8)
Kevin Odegard: chitarra (6)
Peter Ostroushko: mandolino (8)
Gregg Inhofer: tastiere (4-8)
Billy Peterson: basso (4, 6-7)
Bill Berg: batteria (4-8)

Tutte le canzoni scritte da Bob Dylan, tranne ‘Spanish Is the Loving Tongue’  (arrangiato da Bob Dylan)

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