In 1991 Clinton Heylin published what was considered the most definitive biography of Bob Dylan available. In 2001 he completely revised and reworked this hugely acclaimed book, adding new sections, substantially reworking text, and bringing the story up-to-date with Dylan's explosive career in 2000.
"Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited" follows the story of Dylan from his humble beginnings in Minnesota to his arrival in New York in 1961, his subsequent rise in the folk pantheon of Greenwich Village in the early '60s, and his cataclysmic folk-rock metamorphosis at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. In the succeeding eighteen months, Dylan released "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde, " and embarked on the legendary 1966 World Tour that culminated with an unforgettable concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Heylin details it all, along with the true story of Dylan's motorcycle accident, his remarkable reemergence in the mid-'70s, the only exacting account of his controversial conversion to born-again Christianity, the Neverending Tour, and yet another incredible Dylan resurgence with his 1997 Grammy Album of the Year Award-winning "Time Out of Mind."
Deemed by The "New Yorker" as "the most readable and reliable" of all Dylan biographies, this book will give fans what they have always wanted -- a chance to get to know the man behind the shades.
"Heylin leaves no rolling stone unturned in his search for the real Bob Dylan . . . funny, discerning and occasionally even irreverent . . . the book is tantalizing, provocative and ultimately convincing."-- "L.A. Times"Heylin's approach to his subject is far from star-struck, and the result is an interesting and intelligently written book of interest to longtime Dylan devotees and casual fans of more recent vintage."-- "Chicago Tribune""Behind the Shades grows stronger as it turns to the later, less celebrated years . . . Heylin is the first biographer to fully tackle Dylan's confounding, often frustrating last decade."-- "Rolling Stone"Clinton Heylin creates Dylan's richest portrait yet." -- "Cincinnati Post"A meticulously detailed and engrossing account of the musician's work and life . . . Exhaustively researched and eminently readable; an indispensable book for those interested in Dylan, popular music, or the fate of American icons."-- "Kirkus Reviews
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 29th April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.49 x 4.12
Weight (kg): 0.94