Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited

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Harper Collins, Apr 29, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 800 pages
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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.

  

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Review: Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited

User Review  - Ryan Chibana - Goodreads

Fascinating during the interesting parts of his career, but I didn't feel the need to know virtually every setlist of every show or the itinerary of every recording session. Or much in general about his '80s career, for that matter. Read full review

Review: Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited

User Review  - Goodreads

Fascinating during the interesting parts of his career, but I didn't feel the need to know virtually every setlist of every show or the itinerary of every recording session. Or much in general about his '80s career, for that matter. Read full review

Contents

Trying to Get to Heaven?
707
Dramatis Personae
721
Song Discography
730
Bibliography
751
Acknowledgments
760
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About the author (2003)

Clinton Heylin is recognized as the world's leading Bob Dylan scholar, as well as an authority on folk music and popular music in general. He is also known for his acclaimed studies of American punk (From the Velvets to the Voidoids); rock bootlegging (Bootleg!)--Record Collector's book of the year in 1994; and Dylan's studio recordings (Dylan: The Recording Sessions), nominated for the Ralph J. Gleason Award in 1996. He edited The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing and is the general editor of Schirmer's Classic Rock Albums series. A native of Manchester, he now makes his home in Somerset, England.

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