Monday, June 23, 2008

Dylan: Great Lyricist – first in new series of collectable free booklets

Bob Dylan was the launch title in a new series of collectable booklets given away with Saturday 21 June’s edition of The Guardian, the London liberal-left daily newspaper.

The nicely designed booklet, running to 26 pages, includes the lyrics of eight Bob songs, six from the 1960s, plus Tangled Up In Blue and Blind Willie McTell.

The booklet also has a short Foreword by Greil Marcus, and two historic 1965 gig reviews from the newspaper’s Archive.

Though the content is slight, it’s a welcome addition as an artefact to any Dylan book collection.

The series of eight freebies continued in yesterday’s sister paper The Observer, with Broooooooooce, and today’s Guardian with Morrissey. Remaining highlights include Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

Gerry Smith