Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited
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.
Reviews from Goodreads.com
1. Song to Woody
2. Talkin' New York
3. Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
4. Man on the Street
5. Sally Gal
6. Hard Times in New York
7. I Was Young when I Left Home
8. Ballad for a Friend
9. Poor Boy Blues
10. Standing on the Highway
11. Ramblin’ Gamblin Willie
12. Talkin’ John Birch Soci... ...more
What it is is a thoroughly researched chronological record, in narrative form, of Dylan's studio sess... ...more
Before reading this book, I read Down the Highway by Sounes and Chimes of Freedom (now updated in a second edition called Wicked Messenger by Mike Marquesee) and both books were great but this book is really for the avid Bob Dylan fan (like... ...more