It was 45 years ago today (January 20th, 1975) that Bob Dylan's 15th studio set, the groundbreaking, Blood On The Tracks, was released. The album, which was Dylan's return to his Columbia Records following a two-album deal with David Geffen's Asylum, is considered not only Dylan's comeback album, but his crowning artistic statement.
Blood On The Tracks hit Number One on March 1st, 1975 for the first of its two-week run, and has gone on to receive double platinum status in the U.S. and in 2015 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Highlights on the set include such instant Dylan standards “Tangled Up In Blue,” “Shelter From The Storm,” “You're A Big Girl Now,” “Idiot Wind,” and “Simple Twist Of Fate,” among others.
The initial sessions for Blood On The Tracks took place over four days in New York City in September, 1974. Soon thereafter, the album was mastered and “white label” review copies began to circulate. Upon further listening, Dylan went on to re-recorded five of the tracks at Minneapolis Sound 80 Studios beginning in late December of '74.