BOB DYLAN: Mr Tambourine Man

BOB DYLAN: Mr Tambourine Man

ENCORE BOOKS    Book Number: 87784    Product format: Hardback

It was in July 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival that the newly electrified Bob Dylan had plugged in and turned away a large part of his folk based following. Relive songs like 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue', 'Like a Rolling Stone', 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' from the 66 album Blonde on Blonde, the tribute 'Song for Woody' and the iconic 63 album 'The Free Wheelin' Bob Dylan' with legendary tracks such as 'Girl from the North Country', 'Hard Rain's A Gonna' Fall' (which was in fear of an apocalyptic end of the Cuban Missile Crisis), 'Don't Think Twice It's Alright', 'Masters of War' and the masterful 'Blowin' In the Wind'. The last song was written in New York and would become a flag to the youth of America. Dylan's reputation was underlined by some of the bravest and most confrontational lyrics in anti-racism songs such as 'Oxford Town' and 'Talking World War III Blues'. At the back of this picture book is a track by track analysis for each album including of course Highway 61 Revisited, John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline. The book is unashamedly a picture book using old mostly black and white stills and a colour section in the centre from Dylan's many concerts and public appearances. The text covers the man and his music, a detailed biography of his musical career and relationships, campaigning and long term friends and of course his life on the road. Here is all about the increasingly unpleasant break-up of his marriage to Sara, his relationship with wild and spiritual actress Sally Kirkland, who was part of the Andy Warhol scene in New York in the 70s, and the news of the suicide of an old friend which resulted in Dylan becoming withdrawn and hard to communicate with. He expressed some of this tension by bringing a rougher, more electric sound to his guitar, heavy on distortion. 104pp, 8¾" x 11", fully illus.
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ISBN 9781912332038
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