Bob Dylan All the Songs (Hardcover)

The Story Behind Every Track

By Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

Black Dog & Leventhal, 9781579129859, 704pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

List Price: 50.00*
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Description

All the Songs is the most comprehensive exploration of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize-winning music and lyrics yet, with the behind-the-scenes look at the studio recording session, album, and every single released during his remarkable 50+ year career.

This New York Times-bestselling, definitive book captures in words and photos Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. Packed with stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, Bob Dylan All the Songs profiles his 492 released songs. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the inspiration behind 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 singer-songwriter's career which defined an era and delighted fans for more than 50 years.



About the Author

Philippe Margotin has written numerous books on music, including biographies of U2, Radiohead, and the Rolling Stones.
Jean-Michel Guesdon is a producer and musician. His talents as a musician, composer, and sound engineer enable him to have a unique perspective on Dylan's work.

Together they wrote All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release. They live in Paris.


Praise For Bob Dylan All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

"This tome is work of art and a labor of love covering nearly all of Bob Dylan's studio songs (originals and covers), a total of 492, from the early 1960s through 2015... Beautifully illustrated with many rare and familiar photos, the book concludes with a brief glossary of musical terms and densely packed index...VERDICT: A Dylan fan could live inside this book for weeks. Hard-core enthusiasts will be enthralled by the details of the many outtakes."—Library Journal

"Meticulously researched"—Buzzfeed

"A must for Dylan fans and those who enjoy folk music."—Booklist

"...hardcore aficionados from the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capitol will be thrilled with its scope and intricacy."
Miami Herald

"No self-respecting Dylan fan will want to miss Bob Dylan All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Jean-Michel Guesdon and Philippe Margotin....a must-read for trivia buffs."—Acoustic Guitar

"...perhaps the most impressive book on the man ever produced..."—Houston Press

"...the single most exhaustive, detailed, and complete account of every song Dylan ever wrote or recorded through 2015, and will likely be the only encyclopedic volume necessary for anyone with either the slightest interest in or full-blown obsession with Mr. Zimmerman."—JamBands.com