A simple twist of fate: Bob Dylan and the making of Blood on the tracks
In 1974 Bob Dylan wrote, recorded, reconsidered, and then re-recorded Blood on the Tracks, and to this day, no one who hears it can avoid being blown away by its emotional power. Commonly referred to as "the greatest break-up album of all time," it was written as Dylan's own twelve-year marriage began to painfully unravel. Songs like "Tangled Up in Blue," "Idiot Wind," and "Shelter from the Storm" have become the template for multidimensional, adult songs of love, longing, and loss.Yet the full story behind the creation of this album has never been told. The authors have drawn upon first-hand information and interviews with the musicians, producers, industry insiders, as well as Dylan's friends, associates, and relatives. A Simple Twist of Fate is an engaging chronicle of how one artist transformed his personal pain and confusion into great art.
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Review: A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the TracksUser Review - Brooke - Goodreads
Does not hang together as a book at all. I disagreed with at least 3 of the authors' huge generalizations about the music industry/community right from the first chapter. Then they go on to *not ... Read full review
Review: A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the TracksUser Review - Joe - Goodreads
A history of a particular album-- Dylan's epic Blood on the Tracks. The musical analysis isn't very impressive, but the insider stories and history of how Dylan made the album makes the book worth ... Read full review
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