Offered for sale is a still sealed first pressing of Bob Dylan’s 1975 LP, Blood on the Tracks.
Blood on the Tracks is one of Bob Dylan’s most critically acclaimed albums as well as one of his best selling albums of all time. The album reached #1 on the Billboard album charts and has been certified double platinum.
Shortly before the album was to be released, Dylan made a snap decision to re-record five of the album’s ten tracks. This affected the album cover, as the already-written liner notes made reference to some of the recordings that had been changed shortly before release.
There were three different versions of Blood on the Tracks on record store shelves within the first year of the album’s release.
Version 1: This version had liner notes on the back cover, printed in black ink. Shortly after release, this version was withdrawn as the liner notes no longer accurately described the album’s contents.
Version 2: The “mural” version of the cover replaced the entire back cover with a color drawing. Like the first version, this one was only available for a short time.
Version 3: After Pete Hamill’s liner notes for the album were nominated for a Grammy award, Columbia decided to put the liner notes back on the album cover, but this version (and all later ones) printed the liner notes in white print.
The first two versions of Blood on the Tracks are considerably harder to find than the last one.
You can listen to the album’s best-known track, “Tangled Up in Blue,” here:
About this copy: This copy of Blood on the Tracks is an original, still sealed first pressing that has the original version of the cover with the liner notes printed in black. This version was withdrawn shortly after the album’s January 1975 release.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed. The shrink wrap is completely intact with no rips, tears or punch holes. It’s the nicest copy of this album you’re ever likely to see and one that will be impossible to upgrade.
A beautiful copy of an iconic album.
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