BLOOD ON THE TRACKS - Bob Dylan Signed LP, With Two LOA's
Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks, Year: 1975. Boldly Signed by Bob Dylan in silver felt tip on the front of the album cover "Bob Dylan", lower left corner, with the words "DEMO (illegible)/NOT FOR SALE" stamped on the verso. 12.5" x 12.25". Tiny corner tip wear, otherwise near fine condition. Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity by "PSA/DNA", and Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity by "Roger Epperson Authentication Ltd", "Real". Roger Epperson, Music industry autograph authenticator, collector and expert has an extensive background as a full-time dealer in the collectibles industry. Roger is the only dealer in the world that deals exclusively in music related autographed collectibles. His narrowed focus has established him as a valued and respected collector and authenticator for all genres of contemporary music.
Blood on the Tracks is the 15th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975 by Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan's return to Columbia Records after a two-album stint with Asylum Reocrds. Dylan commenced recording the album in New York City in September 1974. In December, shortly before Columbia was due to release the record, Dylan abruptly re-recorded much of the material in a studio in Minneapolis. The final album contains five tracks from New York and five from Minneapolis.
Blood on the Tracks was initially received with mixed reviews, but has subsequently been acclaimed as one of Dylan's greatest albums by critics and fans. The songs have been linked to tensions in Dylan's personal life, including estrangement from his then-wife Sara and are often described by many Dylan critics as stemming from his personal turmoil at the time, particularly his estrangement from his then-wife. One of Bob and Sara Dylan's children, Jakob Dylan, has said, "When I'm listening to Blood On The Tracks, that's about my parents." Dylan has denied this autobiographical interpretation, stating in a 1985 interview with Bill Flanagan, "A lot of people thought that album pertained to me. It didn't pertain to me ... I'm not going to make an album and lean on a marriage relationship." Informed of the album's popularity, Dylan told Mary Travers in a radio interview in April 1975: "A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It's hard for me to relate to that. I mean ... people enjoying that type of pain, you know?" Addressing whether the album described his own personal pain, Dylan replied that he didn't write "confessional songs"
In spring 1974, Dylan was in New York for several weeks while he attended art classes with the painter Norman Raeben. Dylan subsequently gave Raeben credit in interviews for transforming his understanding of time, and during the summer of 1974 Dylan began to write a series of songs in a red notebook which utilized his new knowledge:
"[Raeben] taught me how to see ... in a way that allowed me to do consciously what I unconsciously felt ... when I started doing it, the first album I made was Blood on the Tracks. Everybody agrees that was pretty different, and what's different about it is there's a code in the lyrics, and also there's no sense of time."
Dylan subsequently spent time with Bernstein on his farm in Minnesota and there he completed the 17 songs from which Blood on the Tracks was formed—songs which Heylin has described as "perhaps the finest collection of love songs of the twentieth century, songs filled with the full spectrum of emotions a marriage on the rocks can engender"
In 2003, the album was ranked No. 16 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and in 2004, it was placed at No. 5 on Pitchfork's list of the top 100 albums of the 1970s
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