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Thro My Eyes Reviews

Thro My Eyes Reviews

Nominated for the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research
‘If there was an award for the role of Godfather of Americana in the UK, serious consideration would have to go to Iain Matthews … It’s all there in [his] excellent autobiography, a great look at the harsh reality [...]

Outtakes On Bob Dylan Reviews

Outtakes On Bob Dylan Reviews

‘Gray’s prose is lithe, pellucid, and elegant. It’s cultural criticism as literature – not just informative and illuminating but enjoyable for its own sake as well as for what it has to say about its subject or what thoughts it provokes. With Outtakes on Bob Dylan, Gray has achieved a unique blend [...]

The Chameleon Poet Reviews

The Chameleon Poet Reviews

‘Bauldie’s rigour, lightly worn, shoots out of every line… identifying the ways the artist Robert Zimmerman and the personas of Bob Dylan diverge and intersect, while storms rage and spectres of Rimbaud, Brecht and King Lear circle. Bauldie’s take feels before its time, breaking down the walls between phases that even [...]

Anne & Betty Reviews

Anne & Betty Reviews

‘At once politically powerful, genuinely funny and personally moving.’ Red Pepper
‘An eloquent and engaging dual autobiography that gives background and depth as well as putting in context lifetimes of militancy and activism. The effect on the reader is one of being in a room with them, listening to their voices as they pass the microphone [...]

Have A Bleedin Guess Reviews

Have A Bleedin Guess Reviews

‘Could be profitably patented as a pragmatic template for art memoirs or biographies. Seldom has music been so well-written about.’ Dublin Review of Books

‘Witty, scrupulously objective and rich in microscopic detail, Have A Bleedin Guess snags on absolutely everything of relevance. It’s a scintillating account and, best of all, it’ll have you marvelling at [...]

JUDAS! Reviews

JUDAS! Reviews

‘The definitive written account of Dylan’s historic and pivotal 1965-66 world tours.’ – Bobdylan.com

‘British writer-historian Heylin is perhaps the world’s authority on all things Dylan.’ – Rolling Stone

It’s The Beer Talking Reviews

It’s The Beer Talking Reviews

*** Winner of The British Guild of Beer Writers Award for Best Writer about Pubs ***
‘You won’t read a better book about beer and pubs than this one. This is a truly wonderful book that will have you wiping away tears of laughter and gagging for a pint.’ (read full review here)
Roger Protz, Editor Good [...]

What We Did Instead of Holidays Reviews

What We Did Instead of Holidays Reviews

‘Fairport Convention are the biggest boughs on the folk-rock family tree. Heylin delineates a tangled web of lineup changes, drunken nights and splinter groups with clarity. WWDIOH gives some fascinating insights from the engine room of England’s most innovative outfits, spanning the 15-year period that covers the birth of Fairport to [...]

Trouble In Mind Reviews

Trouble In Mind Reviews

A Rolling Stone Book of the Year
A MOJO Book of the Year

‘The world’s premier Dylan expert offers a deep-dive defense of his subject’s much maligned “gospel” period, from 1979 to 1981. Heylin goes concert by concert and session by session, adding clarity to a murky era and convincingly arguing that Dylan’s late Seventies are nearly [...]

Leave The Capital Reviews

Leave The Capital Reviews

A Northern Soul Book of the Year
Nominated for the 2018 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research
‘Makes a convincing – and thoroughly entertaining – case for Manchester studios Pluto and Strawberry being the lightning rods for the city’s celebrated music scenes.’
Q Magazine
‘An ambitious, engaging history of Manchester music… Hanley [...]

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