Trouble In Mind

A comprehensive and thrilling account of Bob Dylan’s gospel years, an essential guide to the bootleg series box set.

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ISBN: 9781901927726
Extent: 336pp + 8pp Colour Section

A Rolling Stone Book of the Year
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Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened

‘When I get involved in something, I get totally involved. I don’t just play around on the fringes.’ – Bob Dylan

In 1979 there was… trouble in mind, and trouble in store for the ever-iconoclastic Dylan. But unlike in 1965-66, the artifactal afterglow – three albums in three years, Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love – barely reflected the explosion of faith and inspiration. One has to look elsewhere, and in Trouble In Mind, Clinton Heylin has; connecting the dots on the man’s gospel years by drawing on a wealth of new information, newly-found recordings and new interviews. His primary goal? To make the case for a wholesale re-evaluation of the music Bob Dylan produced in these inspiring times.

‘The only Dylanologist worth reading.’ – New York Times

‘Fantastically informative, detailed and readable book.’ – International Times

‘A vivid account of what Dylan was going through.’ – The Arts Desk

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Bob Dylan's Gospel Years With Clinton Heylin

A podcast of a Clinton Heylin event discussing Bob Dylan's Gospel Years. The recording begins with Clinton reading from Trouble In Mind and playing tracks from the era – including some rare Bob Dylan onstage ‘raps’ – and is rounded off with a lively Q&A.

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