The Lyrics

1961-2012
Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648766
Category: Music
Page: 961
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A major publishing event—a beautiful, comprehensive collection of the lyrics of Bob Dylan with artwork from thirty-three albums, edited and with an introduction by Christopher Ricks. As it was well put by Al Kooper (the man behind the organ on “Like a Rolling Stone”), “Bob is the equivalent of William Shakespeare. What Shakespeare did in his time, Bob does in his time.” Christopher Ricks, editor of T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Tennyson, and The Oxford Book of English Verse, has no argument with Mr. Kooper's assessment, and Dylan is attended to accordingly in this authoritative edition of his lyrics. In the words of Ricks: “For fifty years, all the world has delighted in Bob Dylan's books of words and more than words: provocative, mysterious, touching, baffling, not-to-be-pinned-down, intriguing, and a reminder that genius is free to do as it chooses. And, again and again, these are not the words that he sings on the initially released albums.” This edition changes things, giving us the words from officially released studio and live recordings, as well as selected variant lyrics and revisions to these, recent revisions and retrospective ones; and, from the archives, words that, till now, have not been published. The Lyrics, edited with diligence by Christopher Ricks, Lisa Nemrow, and Julie Nemrow. As set down, as sung, and as sung again.

Lyrics


Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150197417
Category:
Page: 155
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100 Songs


Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501173375
Category: Music
Page: 224
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“Dylan remains the rare singer whose work is worth reading on the page. His words are consistently funny, alive to the sound of language, and of course appealingly cryptic.” —The New York Times Book Review A new collection of Bob Dylan’s most essential lyrics—one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate’s incredible range through the entirety of his career so far. Bob Dylan is one of the most important cultural figures of our time, and the first American musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. 100 Songs is an intimate and carefully curated collection of his most important lyrics that spans from the beginning of his career through the present day. Perfect for students who may be new to Dylan’s work as well as longtime fans, this portable, abridged volume of these singular lyrics explores the depth, breadth, and magnitude of one of the world’s most enduring bodies of work.

Tarantula


Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439107669
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.

Pass Thru Fire

The Collected Lyrics
Author: Lou Reed
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786726024
Category: Music
Page: 608
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Containing a body of work that spans more than three decades, Pass Thru Fire is a stunning collection of the lyrics of an American original. Through his many incarnations-from proto punk to glam rocker to elder statesman of the avant garde-Lou Reed's work has maintained an undeniable vividness and raw beauty, fueled by precise character studies and rendered with an admirable shot of moral ambiguity. Beginning with his formative days in the Velvet Underground and continuing through his remarkable solo career-albums like Transformer, Berlin, New York, Magic and Loss, and Ecstasy-Pass Thru Fire is crucial to an appreciation of Lou Reed, not only as a consummate underground musician, but as one of the truly significant poets of our time.

Bob Dylan All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track
Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316353531
Category: Music
Page: 704
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Get the story behind every recording session, album, and single released during Bob Dylan's illustrious-and now Nobel Prize-winning-career. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the New York Times bestselling, definitive book that captures Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 492 songs he released. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of Dylan's recorded songs, what went on in the recording studio, what instruments he used, and behind-the-scenes account of the great artists who worked with Dylan. Lyrics and accounts of the recording sessions are accompanied by classic photos, both in and out of the studio, to create a true Dylan treasury. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the comprehensive record of the music career which defined an era, delighted fans for more than 50 years and has now won the world's most prestigious prize. Please note that the ebook does not contain images.

Why Bob Dylan Matters


Author: Richard F. Thomas
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062685759
Category: Music
Page: 368
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“The coolest class on campus” – The New York Times When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice. How could the world’s most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter who wouldn’t even deign to attend the medal ceremony? In Why Bob Dylan Matters, Harvard Professor Richard F. Thomas answers this question with magisterial erudition. A world expert on Classical poetry, Thomas was initially ridiculed by his colleagues for teaching a course on Bob Dylan alongside his traditional seminars on Homer, Virgil, and Ovid. Dylan’s Nobel Prize brought him vindication, and he immediately found himself thrust into the spotlight as a leading academic voice in all matters Dylanological. Today, through his wildly popular Dylan seminar—affectionately dubbed "Dylan 101"—Thomas is introducing a new generation of fans and scholars to the revered bard’s work. This witty, personal volume is a distillation of Thomas’s famous course, and makes a compelling case for moving Dylan out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and into the pantheon of Classical poets. Asking us to reflect on the question, "What makes a classic?", Thomas offers an eloquent argument for Dylan’s modern relevance, while interpreting and decoding Dylan’s lyrics for readers. The most original and compelling volume on Dylan in decades, Why Bob Dylan Matters will illuminate Dylan’s work for the Dylan neophyte and the seasoned fanatic alike. You’ll never think about Bob Dylan in the same way again.

Drawn blank


Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 128
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ary collection of drawings and sketches-of women, hotel rooms, cityscapes, and more-by the world's best-known singer-songwriter, each accompanied by a note or short poem.

Lyrics 1964-2011


Author: Paul Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648499
Category: Music
Page: 392
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musical scores, lyrics & libretti.

If Not for You


Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648820
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and illustrator David Walker team up to present this charming, cozy, and touching interpretation of “If Not for You.” If not for you… I’d be sad and blue. If not for you… I just wouldn’t have a clue. If not for you… What would I do? In this inventive interpretation of Bob Dylan’s 1970 song “If Not for You,” illustrator David Walker beautifully imagines Dylan’s lyrics as portraying the bottomless love between a parent and a child—and the magical experiences they might share together.

Bob Dylan Revisited


Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 93
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"Rendered in striking, explosive graphic form, many of Bob Dylan's most famous songs illustrated as they've never been before. Mesmerized by the power of his lyrics and intrigued by the possibilities of translating his powerful, enigmatic personality into

Bob Dylan

The Essential Interviews
Author: Jonathan Cott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501173200
Category: Music
Page: 544
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“A historical compilation to savor” (Los Angeles Times) that is “invaluable…irresistible” (The New York Times)—the ultimate collection of interviews and encounters with Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, spanning his entire career from 1962 to today. Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection that spans his career from street poet to Nobel Laureate. First published in 2006, this acclaimed collection brought together the best interviews and encounters with Bob Dylan to create a multi-faceted, cultural, and journalistic portrait of the artist and his legacy. This edition includes three additional pieces from Rolling Stone that update the volume to the present day. Among the highlights are the seminal Rolling Stone interviews—anthologized here for the first time—by Jann Wenner, Jonathan Cott, Kurt Loder, Mikal Gilmore, Douglas Brinkley, and Jonathan Lethem—as well as Nat Hentoff’s legendary 1966 Playboy interview. Surprises include Studs Terkel’s radio interview in 1963 on WFMT in Chicago, the interview Dylan gave to screenwriter Jay Cocks when he was a student at Kenyon College in 1964, a 1965 interview with director Nora Ephron, and an interview Sam Shepard turned into a one-act play for Esquire in 1987. Introduced by Rolling Stone editor Jonathan Cott, these intimate conversations from America’s most celebrated street poet is a “priceless collection with honest, open, and thoughtful musings…a fascinating window into his one-of-a-kind mind” (Publishers Weekly).

The Beatles Lyrics

The Songs of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr
Author: The Beatles
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458492664
Category: Music
Page: 256
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). A must-own souvenir for all Beatles fans and songwriters! The Beatles Lyrics is an amazing tribute to the most influential band in pop history. For the first time ever together in print, it publishes the lyrics to 192 songs by the Fab Four. Also includes a complete discography, lots of great full-page photos throughout the book, and a song title index.

Man Gave Names to All the Animals


Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454905158
Category: Children's songs
Page: 32
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Whimsical and witty, Man Gave Names to All the Animals first appeared on Bob Dylan's album Slow Train Coming in 1979. Illustrator Jim Arnosky has now crafted a stunning picture book adaptation of Dylan's song that's a treat for both children and adults, with breathtaking images of more than 170 animals, plus a CD of Dylan's original recording. The revered musical legend rarely allows his songs to be illustrated and Arnosky has done the song proud with a parade of spectacular creatures ready to receive their names, until the surprise ending, when children get to name an animal themselves!

The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan


Author: Kevin J. H. Dettmar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139828437
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 185
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A towering figure in American culture and a global twentieth-century icon, Bob Dylan has been at the centre of American life for over forty years. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan brings fresh insights into the imposing range of Dylan's creative output. The first Part approaches Dylan's output thematically, tracing the evolution of Dylan's writing and his engagement with American popular music, religion, politics, fame, and his work as a songwriter and performer. Essays in Part II analyse his landmark albums to examine the consummate artistry of Dylan's most accomplished studio releases. As a writer Dylan has courageously chronicled and interpreted many of the cultural upheavals in America since World War II. This book will be invaluable both as a guide for students of Dylan and twentieth-century culture, and for his fans, providing a set of new perspectives on a much-loved writer and composer.

Bob Dylan in America


Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0767931793
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 396
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A noted historian presents an assessment of Bob Dylan and his music that draws on unprecedented access to rare materials and illuminates key cultural influences.

The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen: Enhanced Edition


Author: Leonard Cohen
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1783238836
Category: Music
Page: 176
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*ENHANCED EDITION* With playlists to Leonard Cohen’s and other artist’s recordings of each song in this collection, as well as an interactive timeline of his life; rediscover one of the UK’s most treasured songwriters. The enhanced The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen is a career-spanning collection, containing the lyrics of Suzanne, Hallelujah, So Long, Marianne, Everybody Knows, Famous Blue Raincoat and many more, including songs written but never recorded by Cohen himself. Blackly comic, tender, and polished until they shone like diamonds, Cohen’s lyrics were unmistakeable. Cohen was an accomplished novelist and poet before releasing his first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen. His music documented the tender yearnings and salved the heartbreaks of romantics around the world for six decades. The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen is an examination of the literary influence of the master wordsmith and a dazzling display of the work of one of our most passionate musical artists.