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