I had never been a huge fan of blood on the tracks, but listening to this new york version has completely won me over.
This album is awesome, and the vinyl rip they did sounds much better than any CD or digital release of it. This sounds like a return to early dylan, but darker and more personal. This is some dark, intense stuff - just how I like it!
Yes, i used to listen to it all the time actually. Before i even heard the official Blood on the Tracks. I like the New York Sessions WAY better than the official one. After hearing those songs presented so intimately, it was jarring to hear them with all the 60s instrumentation that is on the official version. I still cant get into the official version.
but that is a .rar file rather than a zip, and many people have to download a program to open .rar files. The program can be found for free, but still it is annoying.
I just tried to open both of those links, and it was saying it would take hours to download. Maybe because it is a busy time for internet traffic right now? Maybe mediafire slowed them down because of bandwidth issues (dont know if they do that)?
Kepp trying, it is WELL worth the effort.
You also might just do a google search for Bob Dylan Blood on the tracks new york sessions
That is how I found it originally. It only took me 15 minutes or so to download it the first time.