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vonbontee said:

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I think you should try that again...a-hard-days-night-paul-4
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Wow, that's ugly! WTF caused that? All I did was try to add that smiley...

Let's see how this one turns out...

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I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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vonbontee said:

Wow, that's ugly! WTF caused that? All I did was try to add that smiley...

Let's see how this one turns out...

<img class="sfsmiley" title="a-hard-days-night-ringo-8" onclick="sfjLoadSmiley('ahdn_ringo_08.gif', 'a-hard-days-night-ringo-8', 'http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp.....&#039;, 'a-hard-days-night-ringo-8', '1');" src="http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp/wp-content/forum-smileys/ahdn_ringo_08.gif" alt="a-hard-days-night-ringo-8" />


Yeah, and again, ahaha

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Only just getting into Dylan but favourite song is Changing of the Guards which is amazing, don't think ive ever heard anything that sounds like that. His version of If Not For You (which George covered on ATMP) is different but very good. Highway 61 Revisted is great (first heard that in the Johnnny Cash bio Walk The Line and spent an age trying to track it down), pretty much the whole of that album is fantastic. 4th Time Around is another as is Jokerman.

 

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Anyone read Still on the Road: Songs of Bob Dylan vol. 2, 1974-2008? I can pick it up for little money in Glasgow but I no nothing about Dylan books. Found a review in the independent newspaper online which wasn't very favourable but then that doesn't really mean anything since the author might despise Dylan's later years. It gets 4 stars from 6 reviews at amazon.

Aside from Chronicles volume 1 which I got recently can anyone suggest a good Dylan book (I have 'Bob Dylan In America' but might not get thru to for the next few years and I doubt the library will let me keep it that long).

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Obviously Chronicles is devastating, though how much is fact, and how much fiction, is debatable.

For Dylan as writer, I would also recommend Lyrics 1962-2001. As a lyricist, he is unrivaled, and his lyrics work as well on the page as they do on the ear. Lyrics is important in that, veering between major and minor differences, virtually no published lyric is as it appears on disc. One odd example is Blowin' in the Wind. For some reason, as I have never heard any version where he sings it this way, the published version is always verse 1, 3, 2!

I actually prefer the previous edition of this book, Lyrics 1962-1985, as it includes many prose-poems and pieces written as sleeve notes for other artists that were absent from later edition.

The other Bobby written book is the very weird Tarantula. I don't know whether to recommend it or not. Written around 1965, but not published until 1971, you need to be well along the Dylan path to get anything out of it, I would suggest.

Of books about Dylan, Robert Shelton's No Direction Home cannot be recommended highly enough. Commissioned in the mid-'60s, but not published until the mid-'80s, though with varying levels of detail, he takes it up that time. Shelton, however, for many years, was an insider, but not a biased one. He wrote the famous 1961 New York Times review of Dylan that played a large part in him getting signed to Columbia. He had access. There's a whole chapter that's a discussion between him and Dylan on a flight. "Yesterday? You can find a thousand songs like that written in the Brill Building."

For the first half-dozen years of Dylan's career, Shelton had total access. And though as time went on they did not remain as close, they remained friends. Shelton always, when it came to the book, kept his independence as a journalist. There is no better account of Dylan, especially in the '60s.

As for Still on the Road, it's a good book on the work of Dylan, alongside the first volume, Revolution in the Air. However, Heylin is quite a contentious writer on Bob by virtue of how he attacks other Dylan writers (see his entry in The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia).

For writing of a similar nature, I would actually recommend Paul Williams' Performing Artist series of three books (The Early Years, The Middle Years and Mind Out of Time).

Out of the six non-Dylan written books here, I would order them, Shelton, Williams, Heylin.

 

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meanmistermustard said

Only just getting into Dylan but favourite song is Changing of the Guards which is amazing, don't think ive ever heard anything that sounds like that. His version of If Not For You (which George covered on ATMP) is different but very good. Highway 61 Revisted is great (first heard that in the Johnnny Cash bio Walk The Line and spent an age trying to track it down), pretty much the whole of that album is fantastic. 4th Time Around is another as is Jokerman.

 

mmm, you knew that "4th Time Around" is the song which John was convinced was a parody of "Norwegian Wood", right?

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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