Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue (New York)

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece for Aquarium Drunkard about how much I dislike the cover of Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks.  After loads of lively debate, some pleasant chap posted the  version of the record that Dylan originally recorded.  The story goes that he played the record for his brother (who knew Bob Dylan had a brother?), who was less-than-impressed.  So Dylan went back into the studio and re-recorded Blood on the Tracks, which would go on to be one of his best-selling records as well as one of his most-beloved. For what it’s worth, the cover is even less appropriate for the New York Version of Blood on the Tracks; Dylan’s original vision was so dark you can barely see into it.

Here’s that original version of Tangled Up in Blue, along with the “real” version, for comparison’s sake.

Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue (New York Version)

Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue (Blood on the Tracks)

And, FWIW, I stick by my original claims; I really don’t like the cover of Blood on the Tracks.

[via Pop Headwound]

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