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Hear Bob Dylan’s “If You See Her Say Hello (Take 1)” From His Forthcoming Bootleg Series Album

'Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks - The Bootleg Series Vol. 14' will be released on November 2nd

The latest chapter in Colombia/Legacy’s massively popular and highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series will showcase music from the critically lauded 1975 album Blood on the Tracks. Due out November 2nd, Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 makes available the pivotal studio recordings made by Bob Dylan during six extraordinary sessions in 1974.

Blood On The Tracks was originally recorded during four days in New York City in September, 1974. Shortly thereafter, the album was mastered and review copies began to circulate. However, Dylan immediately felt the album needed a different approach and rerecorded five of the tracks at Minneapolis Sound 80 Studios beginning in late December of that year.

Though a few of the outtakes from the original New York sessions have been highly prized by bootleggers and collectors, most of these recordings have never been available in any format.

Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 will be available in multiple digital, CD and 12″ vinyl formats.

The single disc / 2LP configuration of More Blood, More Tracks assembles 10 of the most emotionally resonant alternate takes of each of the 10 songs appearing the original Blood On The Tracks plus a previously unreleased version of “Up to Me.”

The 6CD full-length deluxe version of Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 includes the complete New York sessions in chronological order including outtakes, false starts and studio banter.

Aimed at hardcore Dylan fans this new limited edition six-CD set contains every surviving take from Blood on the Tracks, including the complete New York sessions. According to the press release, “The album’s producers have worked from best sources available, in most cases utilizing the original multi-track session tapes. The only recordings remaining from the Minneapolis sessions are the multi-track masters of the five performances included on the finished Blood on the Tracks album. Each of these has been remixed and remastered for the deluxe edition.”

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“Dylan cut each of these amazing performances – some of the best he ever committed to tape – one after the other, live in the studio, without headphones, and without the types of overdubs that most performers rely on to make their records sound finished,” rock historian Jeff Slate writes in the set’s liner notes.

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“Instead, on these tracks, we find Dylan – just a singer with a guitar and a harmonica and a batch of great songs – delivering performances that thrill you when they’re supposed to and break your heart when they need to. …. The performances are also in the purest state we’ve ever experienced them. During the production of Blood on the Tracks, Dylan asked [producer Phil] Ramone to speed up many of the masters by two to three percent, a common practice in the 1960s and ’70s, especially for records sent to AM radio. It was thought that doing so would give the songs a little extra bounce to better engage listeners. 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.”

In addition to the six discs, the box set contains a hardcover photobook featuring Slate’s liner notes as well as a reproduction of one of Dylan’s handwritten notebooks of lyrics which illustrates the development of the songs that would eventually comprise Blood On The Tracks.

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A one-CD or two-LP set that recreates the album using alternate takes, plus the song “Up to Me,” will also be available.

Pre-order now from BobDylan.com

More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 Track Listing
Disc 1
1. If You See Her, Say Hello
2. If You See Her, Say Hello
3. You’re a Big Girl Now
4. You’re a Big Girl Now
5. Simple Twist of Fate
6. Simple Twist of Fate
7. You’re a Big Girl Now
8. Up to Me
9. Up to Me
10. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
11. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

Disc 2
1. Simple Twist of Fate
2. Simple Twist of Fate
3. Simple Twist of Fate
4. Call Letter Blues
5. Meet Me in the Morning
6. Call Letter Blues
7. Idiot Wind
8. Idiot Wind
9. Idiot Wind
10. Idiot Wind
11. Idiot Wind
12. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
13. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
14. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
15. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
16. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
17. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
18. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
19. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
20. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Disc 3
1. Tangled Up in Blue
2. You’re a Big Girl Now
3. You’re a Big Girl Now
4. Tangled Up in Blue
5. Tangled Up in Blue
6. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
7. Call Letter Blues
8. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
9. Shelter from the Storm
10. Buckets of Rain
11. Tangled Up in Blue
12. Buckets of Rain
13. Shelter from the Storm
14. Shelter from the Storm
15. Shelter from the Storm
Disc 4
1. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
2. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
3. Buckets of Rain
4. Buckets of Rain
5. Buckets of Rain
6. Buckets of Rain
7. Up to Me
8. Up to Me
9. Buckets of Rain
10. Buckets of Rain
11. Buckets of Rain
12. Buckets of Rain
13. If You See Her, Say Hello
14. Up to Me
15. Up to Me
16. Up to Me
17. Buckets of Rain
18. Meet Me in the Morning
19. Meet Me in the Morning
20. Buckets of Rain
Disc 5
1. Tangled Up in Blue
2. Tangled Up in Blue
3. Tangled Up in Blue
4. Simple Twist of Fate
5. Simple Twist of Fate
6. Up to Me
7. Up to Me
8. Idiot Wind
9. Idiot Wind
10. Idiot Wind
11. You’re a Big Girl Now
12. Meet Me in the Morning
13. Meet Me in the Morning
Disc 6
1. You’re a Big Girl Now
2. Tangled Up in Blue
3. Tangled Up in Blue
4. Idiot Wind
5. You’re a Big Girl Now
6. Tangled up in Blue
7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
8. If You See Her, Say Hello

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