‘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 Dylan fans like to erect, and tracing Dylan’s consistent posing of a question anyone can relate to: who the hell am I, and why am I doing this?’ – Mojo

‘I read The Chameleon Poet in 1981, and spent most of the rest of the decade trying to persuade John to publish it. Well, it only took forty years, but now you can read it, too.’ – Clinton Heylin

‘An important reminder of Bauldie’s astonishing effort to shed light on Dylan as a major poet worthy of a Nobel Prize, and, after more than four decades since it was written, it still speaks directly, fresh and enlightening to every one interested in the words and lyrics of Bob Dylan’ Johnny Borgan

‘Bauldie proves to be one of the top Dylan writers. The nice thing is that Bauldie often knows how to surprise and comes up with insights, interpretations that I have not thought of or read about before. One of the most interesting books about Dylan the poet. The Chameleon Poet is a must read… a gem in the Dylan library.’ Tom Willems

‘A literary and Jungian take on all things Bob – or specifically, on the poetry in his work and sees Dylan’s development as a poet-man-singer as a unified journey towards self-awareness, and the individuation that Jung describes extensively in his work. Bauldie draws a great deal on Shakespeare – especially Lear – as well as Jung, and charts Dylan’s “search for self” via key songs – from “Talking World War 3 Blues” all the way down to “Changing of the Guards”, a brilliant song from underrated album Street Legal that’s drenched in Jungian mythological concepts.’ Tim Cumming, The Arts Desk