Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Never Ending Dylan bookshelf

The flood of new Dylan books shows absolutely no sign of abating. Amazon lists the following recent/forthcoming books:

* Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, the Band, and the Basement Tapes by Sid Griffin (Paperback - 30 Sep 2007). A fine new title – my review to follow very soon here on The Dylan Daily.

* Bob Dylan: The Never Ending Star (Celebrities) by Lee Marshall (Hardcover/paperback - 1 Oct 2007). I ain’t seen it yet.

* Bob Dylan: Intimate Insights from Friends and Fellow Musicians by Kathleen MacKay (Hardcover - 30 May 2007). Looks like a collection of previously published interviews with music biz celebs. Handy if you want to know what Bobby Vee, for example, said about Dylan in a mag interview.

* Dylan on Dylan by Bob Dylan and Jonathan Cott (Paperback - 6 Sep 2007). English version of Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews by Jonathan Cott (Paperback - 15 May 2007). An essential purchase.

* Bob Dylan "Highway 61" Revisited (Legendary Sessions) by Colin Irwin and Paul Du Noyer (Paperback - 1 April 2007). Ain’t seen it yet, looks interesting.

Forthcoming Dylan books include:

* Bob Dylan (Icons of Pop Music) by Keith Negus (Paperback - 15 Dec 2007).

* Alias Bob Dylan (Rex Collections Series) by Jeff Bench and Ty Silkman (Hardcover - 31 Dec 2007).

* Bob Dylan: The Photographs of Barry Feinstein 1966 -1974 by Barry Feinstein (Paperback - 7 April 2008). Must-have.

* A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties by Suze Rotolo (Hardcover - 13 May 2008). The most attractive new Dylan book of all.

If you’ve bought/read/seen any of these new books, please get in touch - The Dylan Daily is keen to publish your impressions.

Gerry Smith