Tangled up in Blue by Marion CastellaLuke Perlith is a closeted black teenager with a gift for piano playing, two things he tries to keep private from the world. When he meets the wealthy swimmer Santos Rodriguez, both of his secrets are at risk of being revealed when Santos hears his music and talks of record deals and concerts. When Luke’s father is struck in a car accident, however, Santos is the one who has his own secrets to tell.
BOB DYLAN-TANGLED UP IN BLUE(COVER)
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He waved them off, one by one, as the day wore on, essentially firing them before they had a chance to prove themselves. Contrary to most accounts, Dylan was supremely prepared, and immediately went about delivering aching versions of some of the best—and most intimate—songs that he had ever written. By all accounts, Raeben was a taskmaster, but he imparted in his students a sense both that life itself was the art, with their creations being merely the by-product of that experience, and, significantly for Dylan, that past, present, and future could all coexist in their work. There are eight takes from the New York sessions, and the slightest lyrical change, shift in tempo, or variation in delivery causes the song to reveal itself in unexpected ways. Further takes seem to split the difference between dark and light. Still, Dylan would revisit the song just three months later—this time in Minneapolis—in the version that we would all come to love and obsess over.
Conor McPherson’s musical attempts to replicate Dylan’s mix of national story and individual soul.
It appeared on his album Blood on the Tracks in Released as a single, it reached 31 on the Billboard Hot , Lyrics submitted by typo , edited by james44 , RobLewis , MusicalManiac1.
I can't believe nobody has discussed this song, it's one of my favourite Bob Dylan songs. It's about the breakdown of Dylan's marriage, he said it took him two years to write and ten years to live. It pays no attention to time, mixing up a time line with each verse. First Verse: It's the present, he woke up in bed and reflected on what went wrong. Second Verse: It's the past, as they broke up, it's the exact details of the break up. Third Verse: It's directly after the second verse, what happened to him after they broke up. Fourth Verse: It goes back to the very beginning of the time line, when he first met the girl.
It is the opening track of Blood on the Tracks , the album that critics hailed as a return to form after four middling-at-best albums. It would also take him two studios, two cities, and two band line-ups to get working. A version recorded in New York City is slower, lower in key , and more like one of his guitar-only folk tunes. The version we know is faster, brighter, janglier, and as Polyphonic explains, sung at a key nearly too high for Dylan. And he also reworked the lyrics, removing whole verses and changing others, until the finished version is, indeed, tangled.
So said Dylan of this song, and to add to the mix he has performed and recorded many different versions: this review is from the Blood on the Tracks album, although Dylan has said that others are better. Never has the effect been more controlled or more effective — because this is what the song is; the story of a collapsing glissando. The way that Dylan conveys yesterday, today and tomorrow in the music is through the rotating two chords that open each verse and return and return and return. Time is endlessly rotating. In musical terms we have the tonic I alternating with a chord of the flattened 7th but with the tonic still in place.