When it comes to breakup albums, there's Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks, and then there's everything else. Ten songs crafted to absolute perfection, covering all aspects of the intricacies of human relationships. And just like his four rock album of the '60s, you'll also wonder to yourself how could someone write something impossibly good as this. Blood On The Tracks is the definition of sublime. I just got the remastered version, and the sound is pristine. You can feel the singer's pain as he bares his soul for you.
I also stumbled upon this interesting article written by a then young engineer who was involved in the album's recording process, with producer Phil Ramone. A must-read for fans and anyone who still cares about the album as an art form.
Click here to read - BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: THE UNTOLD STORY
P.S. Actually there's another interesting story, which I just discovered. Originally all ten tracks were recorded in New York City over three days in 1974. At the last minute before the album's release, Dylan decided to re-record five of the tracks. The equally excellent original versions of Tangled Up In Blue, Idiot Wind and If You See Her, Say Hello can be found on The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 & 3.