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Dylan’s Classic ‘Blood On The Tracks’ Will Become A Movie

One of the most revered albums of rock and roll is slated for an adaption onto the screen. The rights to Bob Dylan’s seminal album Blood On The Tracks have been purchased by Brazilian production company, RT Features.

Ranked by Rolling Stone readers as the 16th greatest album of all time, producers Rodrigo Teixeira and Fernando Loureiro plan to weave such masterpiece songs as Simple Twist of Fate, Tangled Up In Blue and Shelter From The Storm into one cohesive tale.

If you’re familiar with the album, you know the characters and stories are powerful. Dylan said in his personal memoir Chronicles, Vol. 1, that the inspiration for the album’s songs stem from his readings of Anton Chekhov’s short stories. However, some of Dylan’s biographers claim there are striking similarities to his breakup with his third wife, Sara, and the personal struggles he was combating at the time. Even his son, Jakob, told the New York Times;  ‘…when I’m listening to Blood On The Tracks, that’s about my parents.’

Originally recorded in just 5 days in September of ’74, he found the finished product unsatisfying and returned to Minnesota and re-recorded several tracks at the legendary Studio 80 in Minneapolis with a host of local musicians gathered together by his brother David Zimmerman.

The producers are now in the process of linking up with a director. Teixeira told Variety;

“As longtime admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film. Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans.”

You can see an amazing interview with Bob done by Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes here.

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