A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks

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Da Capo Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
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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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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

I am a big fan of the album Blood On The Tracks and this is a not bad but not great telling of the circumstances behind the production of the album and in particular the two very different recording ... Read full review

Review: A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks

User Review  - Ron Jensen - Goodreads

First 2/3 of the book was pretty good. I learned some things about how recording sessions are put together and produced, and about Dylan's writing process. And I gained new understanding and ... Read full review

Contents

Interlude
45
Chapter 5
81
Chapter 6
91
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Andy Gill is a leading critic for The Independent, and has edited or written for NME, Q, Mojo, Rolling Stone, GQ, and Maxim. He lives in London. Kevin Odegard was a brakeman on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad when he was asked to play guitar on Blood on the Tracks. He has written for USA Today, Billboard, and other periodicals. He lives in Wayzata, Minnesota.

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