STILL ON THE ROAD 1974

1974 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS RECORDING SESSIONS

 

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SEPTEMBER

 

16

New York City, New York

1st Blood On The Tracks recording session

17

New York City, New York

2nd Blood On The Tracks recording session

18

New York City, New York

3rd Blood On The Tracks recording session

19

New York City, New York

4th Blood On The Tracks recording session

 

DECEMBER

 

27

Minneapolis, Minnesota

5th Blood On The Tracks recording session

30

Minneapolis, Minnesota

6th and last Blood On The Tracks recording session

 


 

2710

A & R Studios

 

New York City, New York

 

16 September 1974

 

 

 

1st Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.     If You See Her, Say Hello

2.     If You See Her, Say Hello

3.     You're A Big Girl Now

4.     You're A Big Girl Now

5.     Simple Twist Of Fate

6.     Simple Twist Of Fate

7.     You're A Big Girl Now

8.     Up To Me

9.     Up To Me

10.  Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts

11.  Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts

12.  Simple Twist Of Fate

13.  Simple Twist Of Fate

14.  Simple Twist Of Fate

15.  Call Letter Blues

16.  Meet Me In The Morning

17.  Call Letter Blues

18.  Idiot Wind

19.  Idiot Wind

20.  Idiot Wind

21.  Idiot Wind

22.  Idiot Wind

23.  Idiot Wind

24.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

25.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

26.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

27.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

28.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

29.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

30.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

31.  You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

32.  Tangled Up In Blue

 

1-11 Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal).

18-23, 27, 32 Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Tony Brown (bass),

12 -17, 24-26, 28-31 Charles Brown III (guitar), Barry Kornfeld (guitar), Eric Weissberg (guitar), Thomas McFaul (keyboards), Tony Brown (bass), Richard Crooks (drums).

1-9, 11, 12, 14, 17, 23-32  Bob Dylan (harmonica),

5, 6 Buddy Cage (steel guitar).

 

Official releases

1-11 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 1, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-1, 2 November 2018.

12-31 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 2, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-2, 2 November 2018.

32 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 3, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-3, 2 November 2018.

11, 16 and 21 in overdubbed versions released on the test pressing of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC-33235, November, 1974.

16 released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC-33235, January 17, 1975.

16 released in remastered version on the CD/SACD BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 512350-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

16 released in remastered version on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 88691924312-18 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

16 released on BLUES, Columbia/Legacy 88697009172, 19 December 2006.

15, 30 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 2, Columbia 468 086 2,  March 26, 1991.

2 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, March 26, 1991.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 125-126.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 100–107.

Glenn Berger: My Recording Sessions with Bob Dylan. Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/remembering-blood-on-the-tracks.

Booklet to More Blood, More Tracks. The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. Deluxe edition.

Clinton Heylin: No One Else Could Play That Tune. The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece. Wanted Man Study Series Take II – Vol. 1. Route Publishing 2018.

Derek Barker: Up To Me. The BS14 Review. ISIS #200.

 

Notes

8. 18 rehearsal, interrupted,

10, 13, 18, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 31 are interrupted.

3, 4 Your A Big Girl Now on recording sheet.

5, 12 Simple Twist A'Fate on recording sheet.

10 Jack Of Hearts on recording sheet.

21 overdubbed 8 October 1974

Recorded 6 pm - midnight.

Stereo studio recordings, 130 minutes.

 

Session info updated 11 November 2018.

 

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2711

A & R Studios

 

New York City, New York

 

17 September 1974

 

 

 

2nd Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.   You're A Big Girl Now

2.   You're A Big Girl Now

3.   Tangled Up In Blue

4.   Tangled Up In Blue

5.   Spanish Is The Loving Tongue  (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon)

6.   Call Letter Blues

7.   You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

8.   Shelter From The Storm

9.   Buckets Of Rain

10.    Tangled Up In Blue

11.    Buckets Of Rain

12.    Shelter From The Storm

13.    Shelter From The Storm

14.    Shelter From The Storm

15.    You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

16.    You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

 

 

1-4 Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Tony Brown (bass), Paul Griffin (organ).

5-8 Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Tony Brown (bass), Paul Griffin (piano).

9-16 Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Tony Brown (bass),

1, 2, 4, 5. 7, 8,10, 12, 14, 15, 16 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

2 Buddy Cage (steel guitar).

 

Official releases

1-14 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 3, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-3, 2 November 2018.

15-16 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 4, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-4, 2 November 2018.

2 released on BIOGRAPH, Columbia C5X & C3K 38830, October 28, 1985.

2 released on SIDE TRACKS, DISC TWO, Columbia 88691924312-47 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

2, 14, and 16 released on the test pressing of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC-33235, November, 1974.

14 and 16 released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC-33235, January 17, 1975.

14 and 16 released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 512350-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

14 and 16 released in remastered versions on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 88691924312-18 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

14 released in the UK on THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN, Columbia C2K 85168, 31 October 2000.

8 released on Jerry Maguire - Music From The Motion Picture, Epic Soundtrax EK 67910, December 10, 1996.

8 released on THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN, Columbia SONYTV28CD, June 2, 1997.

15 released on CD PURE DYLAN – AN INTIMATE LOOK AT BOB DYLAN, Sony Music 8 86979 88082 5, 21 October 2011.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 127-128.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 100–107.

Show Me The Music. ICE February 1997, page 4.

Glenn Berger: My Recording Sessions with Bob Dylan. Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/remembering-blood-on-the-tracks.

Booklet to More Blood, More Tracks. The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. Deluxe edition.

Clinton Heylin: No One Else Could Play That Tune. The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece. Wanted Man Study Series Take II – Vol. 1. Route Publishing 2018.

Derek Barker: Up To Me. The BS14 Review. ISIS #200.

 

Notes

1. 2, 4, 7 remakes

3 rehearsal

3, 6, 13 are interrupted.

7, 15, 16 Lonesome on recording sheet.

8, 12–14 Shelter on recording sheet.

11 Tangled Up on recording sheet.

The released version of track 7 has both bass and organ removed from the mix, due to bad timing from the bass player Tony Brown (source ICE).

Recorded 7 pm – 1 am.

Stereo studio recordings, 65 minutes.

 

Session info updated 11 November.

 

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2712

A & R Studios

 

New York City, New York

 

18 September 1974

 

 

 

3rd  Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.   Buckets Of Rain

2.   Buckets Of Rain

3.   Buckets Of Rain

4.   Buckets Of Rain

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal).

 

Official releases

Released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 4, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-4, 2 November 2018.

 

Notes

1, 3 and 4 are interrupted.

Remix of the previous sessions was done this day.

An overdub of Meet Me In The Morning and You're A Big Girl Now may have been done during this session.

Recorded 4-8 pm.

Stereo studio recording, 10 minutes.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, page 129.

Booklet to More Blood, More Tracks. The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. Deluxe edition.

Clinton Heylin: No One Else Could Play That Tune. The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece. Wanted Man Study Series Take II – Vol. 1. Route Publishing 2018.

Derek Barker: Up To Me. The BS14 Review. ISIS #200.

 

Session info updated 11 November 2018.

 

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Derek Barker: Up To Me. The BS14 Review. ISIS #200.

 

2715

A & R Studios

 

New York City, New York

 

19 September 1974

 

 

 

4th Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.   Up To Me

2.   Up To Me

3.   Buckets Of Rain

4.   Buckets Of Rain

5.   Buckets Of Rain

6.   Buckets Of Rain

7.   If You See Her, Say Hello

8.   Up To Me

9.   Up To Me

10.    Up To Me

11.    Buckets Of Rain

12.    Meet Me In The Morning

13.    Meet Me In The Morning

14.    Buckets Of Rain

15.    Tangled Up In Blue

16.    Tangled Up In Blue

17.    Tangled Up In Blue

18.    Simple Twist Of Fate

19.    Simple Twist Of Fate

20.    Up To Me

21.    Up To Me

22.    Idiot Wind

23.    Idiot Wind

24.    Idiot Wind

25.    You're A Big Girl Now

26.    Meet Me In The Morning

27.    Meet Me In The Morning

28.    You’re A Big Gitl Now

29.    Tangled Up In Blue

30.    Tangled Up In Blue

31.    Tangled Up In Blue

 

 

Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal), Tony Brown (bass).

2, 7, 9, 10, 17-19, 21, 23, 24, 27 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

 

Official releases

1-14 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 4, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-4, 2 November 2018.

15-27 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 5, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-5, 2 November 2018.

28-31 released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 6, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-6, 2 November 2018.

6, 7, 17 and 19 released on the test pressing of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC-33235, November, 1974.

6, 19 released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC-33235, January 17, 1975.

6, 19 released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 512350-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

6, 19 released in remastered versions on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 88691924312-18 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

19 released on THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN VOL 2, Columbia COL 498361 9, 8 May 2000.

19 released on 3 CD box set DYLAN, Columbia 88697114202-D2, 1 October 2007.

19 released in the UK on BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHIN’, Sony Music 8 86979 83862, 24 October 2011.

21 released on BIOGRAPH, Columbia C5X & C3K 38830, October 28, 1985.

21 released on SIDE TRACKS, DISC TWO, Columbia 88691924312-47 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

17, 24 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 2, Columbia 468 086 2, March 26, 1991.

12 released on vinyl single Duquesne Whistle, Columbia 8765-8765-40533-7, 18 November 2012.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 3). The Telegraph #55, Summer 1996, pp. 129-132.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp. 100–107.

Glenn Berger: My Recording Sessions with Bob Dylan. Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/remembering-blood-on-the-tracks.

Booklet to More Blood, More Tracks. The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. Deluxe edition.

Clinton Heylin: No One Else Could Play That Tune. The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece. Wanted Man Study Series Take II – Vol. 1. Route Publishing 2018.

Derek Barker: Up To Me. The BS14 Review. ISIS #200.

 

Notes

1, 4, 5, 8, 14, 15, 20, 22-24, 27, 28, 31, 33, and 34 are interrupted.

17, 29, 30, 32 are false starts.

14, 16  Tango on recording sheet.

No unreleased track is in circulation.

Recorded 7 pm - 3 am.

Stereo studio recordings, 125 minutes.

 

Session info updated 11 November 2018.

 

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2750

Sound 80 Studio

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

27 December 1974

 

 

 

5th Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.  Idiot Wind

2.  You're A Big Girl Now

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Chris Weber (guitar), Gregg Inhofer (keyboards), Tony Brown (bass), Bill Berg (drums).

1 Billy Preston (bass).

 

Official releases

Released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC 33235, January 17, 1975.

Released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia HC 43325, (half-speed mastered), 1981.

Released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia CK 33235, (CD), 1984.

Released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 512350-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

Released in remastered versions on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 88691924312-18 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

Released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 6, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-6, 2 November 2018.

 

References

Booklet to More Blood, More Tracks. The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. Deluxe edition.

Clinton Heylin: No One Else Could Play That Tune. The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece. Wanted Man Study Series Take II – Vol. 1. Route Publishing 2018.

Derek Barker: Up To Me. The BS14 Review. ISIS #200.

 

Note

Stereo studio recordings, 13 minutes.

 

Session info updated 11 November 2018.

 

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2751

Sound 80 Studio

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

30 December 1974

 

 

 

6th and last Blood On The Tracks recording session, produced by Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.  Tangled Up In Blue

2.  Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts

3.  If You See Her, Say Hello

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica), Gregg Inhofer (keyboards). Bill Berg (drums).

1, 2 Bob Dylan (harmonica).

1 Kevin Odegard (guitar).

3 Peter Ostroushko (mandolin).

1, 2 Billy Peterson (bass).

1, 3 Chris Weber (guitar).

 

Official releases

Released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia PC 33235, January 17, 1975.

Released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia HC 43325, (half-speed mastered), 1981.

Released on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia CK 33235, (CD), 1984.

Released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 512350-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

Released in remastered versions on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, Columbia 88691924312-18 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

Released on MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 14, DISC NO. 6, COLUMBIA RECORDS 19075858962-6, 2 November 2018.

1, 3 released on single Columbia 3-10106, February 1975.

1 released on DYLAN ON DYLAN, Westwood One (Radio Station Discs), November 17, 1984.

1 released on BIOGRAPH, Columbia C5X 38830/C3K 38830, October 28, 1985.

1 released on BOB DYLAN’S GREATEST HITS VOLUME 3, Columbia 477805 2, November 15, 1994.

1  released on THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN, Columbia SONYTV28CD, June 2, 1997.

1  released in the UK on THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN, Columbia C2K 85168, 31 October 2000.

1 released on 3 CD box set DYLAN, Columbia 88697114202-D2, 1 October 2007.

1 released in the UK on BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHIN’, Sony Music 8 86979 83862, 24 October 2011.

3  released on CD PURE DYLAN – AN INTIMATE LOOK AT BOB DYLAN, Sony Music 8 86979 88082 5, 21 October 2011.

 

References

Booklet to More Blood, More Tracks. The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. Deluxe edition.

Clinton Heylin: No One Else Could Play That Tune. The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece. Wanted Man Study Series Take II – Vol. 1. Route Publishing 2018

Derek Barker: Up To Me. The BS14 Review. ISIS #200.

 

Note

Stereo studio recordings, 20 minutes.

 

Session info updated 11 November 2018.

 

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Thirteen songs recorded during the Blood On The Tracks recording sessions

 

a)     in order recorded

 

1974

16-sep

17-sep

18-sep

19-sep

27-dec

30-dec

Total

If You See Her Say Hello

2

1

1

4

You're A Big Girl Now

3

2

2

1

8

Simple Twist Of Fate

5

2

7

Up To Me

2

7

9

Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts

2

1

3

Call Letter Blues

2

1

3

Meet Me In The Morning

1

4

5

Idiot Wind

6

3

1

10

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

8

3

11

Tangled Up In Blue

1

3

6

1

11

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue

1

1

Shelter From The Storm

4

4

Buckets Of Rain

2

4

6

12

Total

32

16

4

31

2

3

88

 

 

b)     in song order

 

1974

16-sep

17-sep

18-sep

19-sep

27-dec

30-dec

Total

Buckets Of Rain

2

4

6

12

Call Letter Blues

2

1

3

Idiot Wind

6

3

1

10

If You See Her Say Hello

2

1

1

4

You're A Big Girl Now

3

2

2

1

8

Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts

2

1

3

Meet Me In The Morning

1

4

5

Shelter From The Storm

4

4

Simple Twist Of Fate

5

2

7

Spanish Is The Loving Tongue

1

1

Up To Me

2

7

9

Tangled Up In Blue

1

3

6

1

11

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

8

3

11

Total

32

16

4

31

2

3

88

 

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