Still on the Road

The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 1974-2008

Clinton Heylin,

Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 1974-2008
 
 

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.

'Terrifically interesting for Dylan nuts' Sunday Herald

'Manna for completists' Metro

'True to form, Heylin digs deep-way deep-into the songs, mixing cold hard facts with illuminating anecdotes.' - Mark Smith, managing editor, Acoustic Guitar



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