By far the most comprehensive book on Dylan's words ever written, including a number of songs that have never been released, this first volume will fundamentally change how these lyrics are interpreted and understood.
Arranged in a surprising chronology of when they were actually written rather than when they appeared on albums-the middle verse of "Blowin' in the Wind" was written much later than the first and third verses, and the songs on John Wesley Harding were written prior to some of the songs on The Basement Tapes-hundreds of surprising facts are uncovered in this catalogue of 300 songs, spanning his career up prior to Blood on the Tracks.
Newly discovered manuscripts, anecdotal evidence, and a seemingly limitless knowledge of every Bob Dylan live performance contribute to this definitive resource of the words of a celebrated American singer-songwriter. A must for any Bob Dylan fan or budding songwriter.
About the Author
Clinton Heylin is one of the most distinguished writers on Bob Dylan in the world. He is the author of the Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited and the Bob Dylan Reader. He has also written on all aspects of popular culture including The Act You've Known For All These Years: A Year in the Life of Sgt. Pepper and Friends, Despite the System: Orson Welles versus the Hollywood Studios and Babylon Burning: From Punk to Grunge. The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol 2 has been published in 2010.
Number Of Pages: 586
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.5