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The Chameleon Poet: Bob Dylan’s Search For Self

The Chameleon Poet: Bob Dylan’s Search For Self

John Bauldie

John Bauldie's examination of Bob Dylan covers theformative span of Dylan’s career from his emergence in the early sixties to his conversion to Christianity in the late seventies, tracing each step in the development of the artist and man from youth

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Bringing It All Back Home

Bringing It All Back Home

Ian Clayton

Shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize When you hear a certain song, where does it take you? What is the secret that connects music to our lives? Heart warming, moving and laugh out loud funny, Bringing It All Back Home is the truest book you will ever read about music and the things that really matter. Author Ian Clayton listens to music as a kid to e..

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No One Else Could Play That Tune

No One Else Could Play That Tune

Clinton Heylin

The Making and Unmaking of Bob Dylan’s 1974 Masterpiece Wanted Man Study Series: Take II ~ Vol.1 Limited edition monograph in hardback. NO ONE ELSE COULD PLAY THAT TUNE is the perfect companion to the all-singing all-dancing boxed set of the complete New York sessions for Dylan’s fabled Blood On The Tracks: More Blood, More Tracks. Clinton Heylin tra..

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What We Did Instead of Holidays

What We Did Instead of Holidays

Clinton Heylin

A History of Fairport Convention and Its Extend Folk-Rock Family In June 1968, a group of Muswell Hillbillies made their official album debut as Fairport Convention. In the next fifteen years, three of those founding Fairportees – Richard Thompson, Ashley ‘Tyger’ Hutchings and Simon Nicol – along with the next generation of Fairport recruits – Iain Matthe..

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Leave The Capital

Leave The Capital

Paul Hanley

Paul Hanley's history of Manchester music in 13 recordings, and how two recording studios facilitated a musical revolution that would be defined by its rejection of the capital.

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Trouble In Mind

Trouble In Mind

Clinton Heylin

Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened Rolling Stone Book of the Year Mojo Book of the Year ‘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 afterglo..

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JUDAS!

JUDAS!

Clinton Heylin

The fullest account yet of Bob Dylan's infamous electric tour of 1965-66, from Forest Hills to The Free Trade Hall, a historical view of The Big Boo

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Anarchy in the Year Zero

Anarchy in the Year Zero

Clinton Heylin

Longlisted for the 2017 Penderyn Music Book of the Year The Sex Pistols, The Clash and the ’Class of 76 This is the story of the birth of Punk, with a capital P, in the only country where it was a mainstream movement: the UK; told entirely by eye-witnesses (Heylin included) whose words, then and now, have been held up to the light of history’s hindsigh..

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Carpet Burns: Life With Inspiral Carpets

Carpet Burns: Life With Inspiral Carpets

Tom Hingley

Carpet Burns is Tom Hingley’s account of his life as lead singer of Inspiral Carpets, one of the big three bands of the Manchester movement who, along with The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, changed music for a generation. Tom’s own words provide an account of what it felt like to be in the eye of a pop hurricane and what happens when the hits end and the ar..

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The Double Life of Bob Dylan Volume Two: Far Away From Myself (1966-2021)

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Volume Two: Far Away From Myself (1966-2021)

Clinton Heylin

The second volume of Clinton Heylin’s magisterial biography takes us from Dylan’s 1966 motorcycle accident to the present day. We meet a man who is determined to confound expectations; yet whatever he does only seems to confirm his iconic status to fans and critics alike. There are peaks and troughs. Long periods of writer’s block are followed by sudden b..

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