Bob Dylan Announces Blood on the Tracks Bootleg Collection, More Blood, More Tracks

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Bob Dylan Announces <i>Blood on the Tracks</i> Bootleg Collection, <i>More Blood, More Tracks</i>

Bob Dylan  has shared the next installment of his bootleg series. This time, it’s his 1975 album, Blood On The Tracks, which will be released as More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 on Nov. 2 via Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings.

The bootleg collection includes studio recordings from Dylan’s six sessions that resulted in his 1975 LP, Blood On The Tracks. The sessions took place across four days in New York and two in Minneapolis back in late 1974. The album went on to become one of Dylan’s best-selling albums, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200, achieving RIAA 2x Platinum status and getting inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015.

A few outtakes from the original New York sessions have been highly prized by bootleggers and collectors, but most of the recordings from this new collection have never been available in any format. The collection is available in three formats: digital, single disc and double LP, or as a six-disc deluxe-edition box set.

The single disc and double LP include 10 alternate takes from each of the songs on the original tracklist, plus a previously unreleased version of “Up to Me.” The six-disc deluxe edition includes the entire New York sessions, which are chronologically sequenced, and include outtakes and studio chatter. Only five performances exist from Dylan’s Minneapolis Sound 80 sessions, and all five have been remixed and remastered for this deluxe edition.

After the deluxe box set sells out, no additional copies will be made. This set includes a hardcover photo book featuring liner notes by rock historian Jeff Slate and Dylan’s handwritten 57-page notebook, with the lyrics that would eventually feature on Blood On The Tracks.

In the album’s liner notes, Slate writes, “Most of the songs from the New York sessions that previously circulated, officially and unofficially, are the sped-up versions that Dylan requested. On More Blood, More Tracks, for the first time, we’re hearing the songs exactly as Dylan recorded them.”

Two previous volumes in Dylan’s Bootleg Series won the Best Historical Album Grammy Award: Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 in 2017 and Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes Complete, The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 in 2016.

Click here to preorder the single disc and double LP, here for the deluxe edition and here for the digital version. Check out the album artwork and tracklist below, beneath a Dylan performance from the Paste archives.

More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 Album Art:

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More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 1 CD / 2 LP Tracklist:
01. Tangled Up in Blue (9/19/74, Take 3, Remake 3)
02. Simple Twist of Fate (9/16/74, Take 1)
03. Shelter from the Storm (9/17/74, Take 2)
04. You’re a Big Girl Now (9/16/74, Take 2)
05. Buckets of Rain (9/18/74, Take 2, Remake)
06. If You See Her, Say Hello (9/16/74, Take 1)
07. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (9/16/74, Take 2)
08. Meet Me in the Morning (9/19/74, Take 1, Remake)
09. Idiot Wind (9/19/74, Take 4, Remake)
10. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (9/17/74, Take 1, Remake)
11. Up to Me (9/19/74, Take 2, Remake)

More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 6 CD Deluxe Edition Tracklist:

Disc 1

A & R Studios
New York
September 16, 1974

01. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1) – solo
02. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 2) – solo – previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991
03. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1) – solo
04. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2) – solo
05. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1) – solo
06. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2) – solo
07. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 3) – solo
08. Up to Me (Rehearsal) – solo
09. Up to Me (Take 1) – solo
10. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 1) – solo
11. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 2) – solo – included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing

Disc 2

A & R Studios
New York
September 16, 1974

01. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1A) – with band
02. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2A) – with band
03. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 3A) – with band
04. Call Letter Blues (Take 1) – with band
05. 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
06. Call Letter Blues (Take 2) – with band – previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991
07. Idiot Wind (Take 1) – with bass
08. Idiot Wind (Take 1, Remake) – with bass
09. Idiot Wind (Take 3 with insert) – with bass
10. Idiot Wind (Take 5) – with bass
11. Idiot Wind (Take 6) – with bass
12. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Rehearsal and Take 1) – with band
13. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 2) – with band
14. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 3) – with band
15. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 4) – with bass
16. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 5) – with band
17. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 6) – with band
18. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 6, Remake) – with band
19. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 7) – with band
20. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 8) – with band

Disc 3

A & R Studios
New York
September 16, 1974

01. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 1) – with bass

A & R Studios
New York
September 17, 1974

02. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1, Remake) – with bass and organ
03. 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
04. Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal) – with bass and organ
05. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 2, Remake) – with bass and organ
06. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue (Take 1) – with bass and piano
07. Call Letter Blues (Rehearsal) – with bass and piano
08. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake) – with bass and piano
09. Shelter from the Storm (Take 1) – with bass and piano – previously released on the Jerry McGuire original soundtrack
10. Buckets of Rain (Take 1) – with bass
11. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake) – with bass
12. Buckets of Rain (Take 2) – with bass
13. Shelter from the Storm (Take 2) – with bass
14. Shelter from the Storm (Take 3) – with bass
15. Shelter from the Storm (Take 4) – with bass – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

Disc 4

A & R Studios
New York
September 17, 1974

01. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
02. 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

03. Buckets of Rain (Take 1, Remake) – solo
04. Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake) – solo
05. Buckets of Rain (Take 3, Remake) – solo
06. Buckets of Rain (Take 4, Remake) – solo

A & R Studios
New York
September 19, 1974

07. Up to Me (Take 1, Remake) – with bass
08. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake) – with bass
09. Buckets of Rain (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
10. Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass
11. Buckets of Rain (Take 3, Remake 2) – with bass
12. Buckets of Rain (Take 4, Remake 2) – with bass – previously released on Blood On The Tracks
13. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1, Remake) – with bass – previously included on Blood On The Tracks test pressing
14. Up to Me (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
15. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass
16. Up to Me (Take 3, Remake 2) – with bass
17. Buckets of Rain (Rehearsal) – with bass
18. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake) – with bass – previously released on the “Duquesne Whistle” 7” single
19. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 2, Remake) – with bass
20. Buckets of Rain (Take 5, Remake 2) – with bass

Disc 5

A & R Studios
New York
September 19, 1974

01. Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal and Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
02. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass
03. 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
04. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2, Remake) – with bass
05. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 3, Remake) – with bass – previously released on Blood On The Tracks
06. Up to Me (Rehearsal and Take 1, Remake 3) – with bass
07. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake 3) – with bass – previously released on Biograph
08. Idiot Wind (Rehearsal and Takes 1-3, Remake) – with bass
09. Idiot Wind (Take 4, Remake) – with bass
10. 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
11. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
12. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
13. Meet Me in the Morning (Takes 2-3, Remake 2) – with bass

Disc 6

A & R Studios
New York
September 19, 1974

01. You’re a Big Girl Now (Takes 3-6, Remake 2) – with bass
02. Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal and Takes 1-2, Remake 3) – with bass
03. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 3) – with bass

Sound 80 Studio
Minneapolis, MN
December 27, 1974

04. Idiot Wind – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks
05. You’re a Big Girl Now – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

Sound 80 Studio
Minneapolis, MN
December 30, 1974

06. Tangled Up in Blue – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks
07. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks
08. If You See Her, Say Hello – with band – previously released on Blood On The Tracks

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