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At the very least, it's considered by most fans and critics alike to be Dylan's best album of the 1970's, if not his overall MagnumOpus. It would be his last consensus "classic" until ''Music/TimeOutOfMind'' in 1997. It was listed at #16 in ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]]. "Tangled Up in Blue" became a Top 40 hit, while several other songs ("Shelter from the Storm" and "Idiot Wind" in particular) were hailed as all-time classics.

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\nAt the very least, it's considered by most fans and critics alike to be Dylan's best album of the 1970's, if not his overall MagnumOpus.1970's. It would be his last consensus "classic" until ''Music/TimeOutOfMind'' in 1997. It was listed at #16 in ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]]. "Tangled Up in Blue" became a Top 40 hit, while several other songs ("Shelter from the Storm" and "Idiot Wind" in particular) were hailed as all-time classics.


*** Also, the "Italian poet from the 13th century". Asked the identity of the poet in a 1978 interview, Dylan replied "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarch Plutarch]]. Is that his name?" Presumably he was thinking of Creator/{{Petrarch}}, who was born three years after the end of the 13th century.

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*** Also, the "Italian poet from the 13th century". Asked the identity of the poet in a 1978 interview, Dylan replied "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarch Plutarch]]. Is that his name?" Presumably he was thinking of Creator/{{Petrarch}}, who was born three years after actually lived in the end of the 13th 14th century.


-->''I ran into the fortune-teller, who said beware of lightning that might strike''

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-->''I ran into the fortune-teller, FortuneTeller, who said beware of lightning that might strike''


* ChekovsGun: Chekhov's Drill, in "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts".

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: Chekhov's Drill, in "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts".

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* AddledAddict: The "Montague Street" verse in "Tangled Up in Blue" rewrote the original verse, which started out with these lines:
-->''He was always in a hurry\\
Too busy or too stoned\\
And everything that she ever planned\\
Just had to be postponed''


A [[CutSong song left off the album]], "Up to Me" was released on the ''Biograph'' box set in 1985, along with the New York version of "You're a Big Girl Now". Several other alternate takes and the previously-unreleased "Call Letter Blues" were included on ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'' in 1991. In 2018, a Bootleg Series installment devoted to the entire album sessions, called ''More Blood, More Tracks'', was issued to great acclaim (including from Music/KanyeWest, who [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] some of the lyrics from "Up to Me" and invited Dylan to "get together" with him).

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A [[CutSong song left off the album]], "Up to Me" Me", was released on the ''Biograph'' box set in 1985, along with the New York version of "You're a Big Girl Now". Several other alternate takes and the previously-unreleased "Call Letter Blues" were included on ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'' in 1991. In 2018, a Bootleg Series installment devoted to the entire album sessions, called ''More Blood, More Tracks'', was issued to great acclaim (including from Music/KanyeWest, who [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] some of the lyrics from "Up to Me" and invited Dylan to "get together" with him).


A song left off the album, "Up to Me" was released on the ''Biograph'' box set in 1985, along with the New York version of "You're a Big Girl Now". Several other alternate takes and the previously-unreleased "Call Letter Blues" were included on ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'' in 1991. In 2018, a Bootleg Series installment devoted to the entire album sessions, called ''More Blood, More Tracks'', was issued to great acclaim (including from Music/KanyeWest, who [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] some of the lyrics from "Up to Me" and invited Dylan to "get together" with him).

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A [[CutSong song left off the album, album]], "Up to Me" was released on the ''Biograph'' box set in 1985, along with the New York version of "You're a Big Girl Now". Several other alternate takes and the previously-unreleased "Call Letter Blues" were included on ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'' in 1991. In 2018, a Bootleg Series installment devoted to the entire album sessions, called ''More Blood, More Tracks'', was issued to great acclaim (including from Music/KanyeWest, who [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] some of the lyrics from "Up to Me" and invited Dylan to "get together" with him).



* SomethingBlues: The CutSong "Call Letter Blues" has a perplexing NonAppearingTitle, since the lyrics have nothing to do with radio or TV stations. The WorkingTitle was the more appropriate "Church Bell Blues". There's a line about [[TheOldestProfession "call girls"]], so it might have been an allusion to that.



* TwelveBarBlues: "Meet Me in the Morning".

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* TwelveBarBlues: "Meet Me in the Morning".Morning" and its CutSong companion piece "Call Letter Blues".


* EpicRocking: "Idiot Wind" and "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack Of Hearts" both exceed the 7:00 mark. Amazingly, they were both about a minute longer in their New York iterations (and "Lily" had an extra verse that he cut for the Minnesota version).

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* EpicRocking: EpicRocking:
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"Idiot Wind" and "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack Of Hearts" both exceed the 7:00 mark. Amazingly, they were both about a minute longer in their New York iterations (and "Lily" had an extra verse that he cut for the Minnesota version).


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** Give how often Music/TheByrds did [[CoverVersion Cover Versions]] of Dylan songs, it's appropriate that he makes a reference to their 1970 song "Chestnut Mare" in "Idiot Wind". Doubly appropriate, since Roger [=McGuinn=] co-wrote "Chestnut Mare" with Jacques Levy, who went on to be Dylan's songwriting collaborator on ''Music/{{Desire}}''.


* AStormIsComing: "Shelter From The Storm", where the woman gives the male protagonist shelter from what could possibly be a metaphorical storm.



** "Shelter from the Storm" obviously invokes this.

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** "Shelter From The Storm", where the woman gives the male protagonist shelter from the Storm" obviously invokes this.what could possibly be a metaphorical storm.


** He even did this during the recording sessions. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" was also attempted as a ballad and with an almost {{Bluegrass}}-type uptempo arrangement.
** A couple alternate takes from the sessions that have been released over the years include "Shelter from the Storm" (on the ''Film/JerryMaguire'' soundtrack) with a jingly piano, and "Meet Me in the Morning" (as a BSide to "Duquesne Whistle" from ''Tempest'') done as a Music/RobertJohnson-style acoustic blues piece.

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** He even did this during the recording sessions. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" was also attempted as a ballad and with an almost {{Bluegrass}}-type uptempo arrangement.
** A couple alternate takes from the sessions that have been released over the years include
arrangement. He also tried "Shelter from the Storm" (on the ''Film/JerryMaguire'' soundtrack) with a jingly piano, and "Meet Me in the Morning" (as a BSide to "Duquesne Whistle" from ''Tempest'') done as a Music/RobertJohnson-style acoustic blues piece.



-> '''Creator/QuentinTarantino''', who, in a 1994 interview with Melody Maker about his personal Top 10 favourite albums, put "Blood On The Tracks" first place and "Tangled Up In Blue" second place, despite the fact it's just a song and from the same album.

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\n-> -->-- '''Creator/QuentinTarantino''', who, in a 1994 interview with Melody Maker about his personal Top 10 favourite albums, put "Blood On The Tracks" first place and "Tangled Up In Blue" second place, despite the fact it's just a song and from the same album.
album.

->''This is hard making records like this! You gotta keep three or four things going at the same time…just like life.''
-->-- '''Bob Dylan''', after messing up a take of "Buckets of Rain", as heard on ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 14: More Blood, More Tracks''




An outtake, "Up to Me", was released on the ''Biograph'' box set in 1985. Several alternate takes and a previously-unreleased song, "Call Letter Blues", were included on ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'' in 1991. In 2018, a Bootleg Series installment devoted to the entire album sessions, called ''More Blood, More Tracks'', was issued to great acclaim (including from Music/KanyeWest, who [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] some of the lyrics from "Up to Me" and invited Dylan to "get together" with him).

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An outtake, A song left off the album, "Up to Me", Me" was released on the ''Biograph'' box set in 1985. 1985, along with the New York version of "You're a Big Girl Now". Several other alternate takes and a the previously-unreleased song, "Call Letter Blues", Blues" were included on ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3'' in 1991. In 2018, a Bootleg Series installment devoted to the entire album sessions, called ''More Blood, More Tracks'', was issued to great acclaim (including from Music/KanyeWest, who [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeted]] some of the lyrics from "Up to Me" and invited Dylan to "get together" with him).

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** A couple alternate takes from the sessions that have been released over the years include "Shelter from the Storm" (on the ''Film/JerryMaguire'' soundtrack) with a jingly piano, and "Meet Me in the Morning" (as a BSide to "Duquesne Whistle" from ''Tempest'') done as a Music/RobertJohnson-style acoustic blues piece.


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* AStormIsComing:
** "Shelter from the Storm" obviously invokes this.
** "Idiot Wind"
-->''I ran into the fortune-teller, who said beware of lightning that might strike''
** The equivalent of the above line in the original New York version of "Idiot Wind".
--> ''I threw the [[UsefulNotes/BaGua I Ching]] yesterday. Said there might be some thunder at the well.''

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Probably one of the reasons that Ashtabula, Ohio (population 19,000) gets mentioned in "You're Gonna Make Lonesome When You Go" (the fact that it was also referenced by Creator/JackKerouac and Creator/CarlSandburg might be another reason).

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** He even did this during the recording sessions. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" was also attempted as a ballad and with an almost {{Bluegrass}}-type uptempo arrangement.

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** In 1991 Magazine/{{NME}} issued a set of "[[https://imageevent.com/halpen/1991nmepopmusicplayingcards pop music playing cards]]", with the faces of various icons. Take a wild guess which singer-songwriter was the Jack of Hearts.

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