This is the second volume in Clinton Heylin's magisterial survey of the songs of Bob Dylan. The first volume - Revolution in the Air which is now available in paperback - charted the rise of Bob Dylan from his first jottings to the full expression of genius in songs such as 'Hard Rain Gonna Fall' and 'The Times They Are a Changin'.
Still on the Road begins in 1974 with "Blood on the Tracks", the album filled with masterworks such as 'Tangled Up in Blue' and 'Simple Twist of Fate' that heralded a watershed in Dylan's creative journey, and continues to chart his never-ending fascination with music and the art of song up to 2006's "Modern Times".
Praise for Revolution in the Air:
'Beg, steal, borrow ... a compelling history of Dylan's mercurial song writing.' Mojo, 5-star review
'Better than any biography could ever be, and a crucial Dylan book' Jonathan Letham
'Valuable resource' Observer
'A gripping new book by Dylan scholar Clinton Heylin so is so far in the deep end that its borderline insane . . [yet] has been devoured with a ravenous, insatiable appetite, and I have even made notes in the margin.' Mark Ellen, Word
'Already has the critics singing its praises' The Herald
'Terrifically interesting for Dylan nuts' Sunday Herald
'Manna for completists' Metro (nationwide)
'Another epic work from Heylin' Ham & High
'True to form, Heylin digs deep--way deep--into the songs, mixing cold hard facts with illuminating anecdotes.' --Mark Smith, managing editor, Acoustic Guitar
'A magnum opus that anyone curious about, fascinated by, and devoted to His Master's Voice will want to read and ponder.' -- Jonathan Cott, author, Dylan, and editor, Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 29th April 2010