New Release Books by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is the author of The Philosophy of Modern Song (2022), Bob Dylan (2018), Bob Dylan for Clawhammer Banjo (2016), Bob Dylan - Super Easy Songbook (2021) and other 160 books.

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The Philosophy of Modern Song

release date: Nov 01, 2022
The Philosophy of Modern Song
The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan''s first book of new writing since 2004''s Chronicles: Volume One -- and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers a masterclass on the art and craft of songwriting. He writes over 60 essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyses what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan''s unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny. And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition. Running throughout the book are nearly 150 carefully curated photos as well as a series of dream-like riffs that, taken together, resemble an epic poem and add to the work''s transcendence. In 2020, with the release of his outstanding album Rough and Rowdy Ways, Dylan became the first artist to have an album hit the Billboard Top 40 in each decade since the 1960s. The Philosophy of Modern Song contains much of what he has learned about his craft in all those years and, like everything that Dylan does, it is a momentous artistic achievement.

Bob Dylan

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Bob Dylan
(Guitar Play-Along). The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! This volume includes 8 Dylan favorites, including: Blowin'' in the Wind * Hurricane * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * Lay Lady Lay * Like a Rolling Stone * Mr. Tambourine Man * Shelter from the Storm * The Times They Are A-Changin''.

Bob Dylan for Clawhammer Banjo

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Bob Dylan for Clawhammer Banjo
(Banjo). 14 Dylan classics arranged specifically for clawhammer banjo, including: All Along the Watchtower * Blowin'' in the Wind * Don''t Think Twice, It''s All Right * Hurricane * It Ain''t Me Babe * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * Lay Lady Lay * Like a Rolling Stone * Mr. Tambourine Man * Positively 4th Street * Shelter from the Storm * Tangled up in Blue * The Times They Are A-Changin'' * You Ain''t Goin'' Nowhere.

Bob Dylan - Super Easy Songbook

release date: Jul 07, 2021

George and Jonathan Jackson in Their Own Words And Pictures With Comments by Bob Avakian, Angela Davis, Bob Dylan, Mao Tse-Tung and Others

release date: Aug 27, 2020
George and Jonathan Jackson in Their Own Words And Pictures With Comments by Bob Avakian, Angela Davis, Bob Dylan, Mao Tse-Tung and Others
This collection celebrates the life and legacy of George and Jonathin Jackson

100 Songs

release date: Oct 31, 2017
100 Songs
A new collection of Bob Dylan''s most essential lyrics - one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate''s incredible musical range through the entirety of his career so far. Bob Dylan is one of the most important songwriters of our time and the first musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 100 Songs, Dylan delivers 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 and younger readers as well as long-time fans, this portable, abridged volume of Dylan''s lyrics shines a light on the songs that mean the most from a music and cultural legend.

Bob Dylan Complete

release date: May 24, 2019
Bob Dylan Complete
(Guitar Chord Songbook). Singer, songwriter, performer, author, poet, visual artist, and now the first American songwriter to win a Nobel Prize in literature, Bob Dylan is one of the most widely-influential figures in popular culture. In this folio, enjoy every song written and recorded by Bob Dylan in chord songbook format. Includes chord symbols, guitar chord shapes and full lyrics, featuring a specially-written foreword by Jimmy Webb.

The Nobel Lecture

release date: Oct 31, 2017
The Nobel Lecture
Published for the first time in a beautiful collectible edition, the essential lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan. On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered an acceptance lecture that is now memorialized in book form for generations to come. In The Nobel Lecture, Dylan reflects on his life and experience with literature, providing both a rare artistic statement and an intimate look at a uniquely American icon. From finding inspiration in the music of Buddy Holly and Leadbelly to the works of literature that helped shape his own approach to writing—The Odyssey, Moby-Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front—this is Dylan like you’ve never seen him before.

The Lyrics

release date: Sep 08, 2018
The Lyrics
Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 For the first time, a comprehensive, definitive collection of lyrics of music legend and poet Bob Dylan, complete with expert annotations. 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.

If Not for You

release date: May 10, 2016
If Not for You
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.

If Dogs Run Free

release date: Sep 03, 2013
If Dogs Run Free
An illustrated version of the Bob Dylan song that asks the question "If dogs run free, why not we?"

Lyrics:1962-2012

release date: Aug 13, 2013
Lyrics:1962-2012
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE A beautiful, comprehensive volume of Dylan’s lyrics, from the beginning of his career through the present day—with the songwriter’s edits to dozens of songs, appearing here for the first time. Bob Dylan is one of the most important songwriters of our time, responsible for modern classics such as “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” The Lyrics is a comprehensive and definitive collection of Dylan’s most recent writing as well as the early works that are such an essential part of the canon. Well known for changing the lyrics to even his best-loved songs, Dylan has edited dozens of songs for this volume, making The Lyrics a must-read for everyone from fanatics to casual fans.

Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric

release date: Dec 25, 2012
Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric
The portrait of a very young Bob Dylan on the cover of ''The Times They Are a Changin'' is probably one of the most recognizable and famous album covers of all time. Photographer Barry Feinstein took that photo, as well as many more of Dylan throughout his career. His images have been published throughout the world many times over, and have become synonymous with our perceptions of that place and time in rock and folk music history. Inspired by a series of photographs that Feinstein took in Hollywood during the 1950s and 60s, Bob Dylan wrote an extraordinary series of poems that have remained unpublished for decades. They are thought-provoking, witty and erudite observations of the world; through the lens of Feinstein''s photographs, they speak volumes about the anonymous faces and places of Los Angeles, and offer wry commentary on images of stars and legends in the neighbourhood at the time. Photos of Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland float through the book, as do poignant images of starlets, casting couches, employment agencies and palm tree''d boulevards. Feinstein was there with a camera to capture some world-famous events, such as Marilyn Monroe''s memorial service, and he photographed the forgettable moments, preserving them perfectly and timelessly. Bob Dylan''s unsettling and distinctly unique perspective informs and enlivens every page, an irresistible interpretive voice narrating the visual images from photo to photo.

Bob Dylan (Songbook)

release date: Dec 01, 2012
Bob Dylan (Songbook)
(Harmonica Play-Along). The Harmonica Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the notation, listen to the audio to hear how the harmonica should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. 8 songs, including: All Along the Watchtower * Blowin'' in the Wind * It Ain''t Me Babe * Just like a Woman * Mr. Tambourine Man * Shelter from the Storm * Tangled Up in Blue * The Times They Are A-Changin''.

Bob Dylan Songbook for Easy Piano

release date: Nov 01, 2012
Bob Dylan Songbook for Easy Piano
(Easy Piano Personality). Easy piano arrangements of 13 Dylan classics: All Along the Watchtower * Blowin'' in the Wind * Forever Young * Hurricane * It Ain''t Me Babe * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * Lay Lady Lay * Like a Rolling Stone * Mr. Tambourine Man * Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 * Shelter from the Storm * Tangled Up in Blue * The Times They Are A-Changin''.

Forever Young

release date: May 22, 2012
Forever Young
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE The classic anthem to youth from Bob Dylan, one of our best-loved songwriters, reimagined as a picture book by award-winning illustrator Paul Rogers. Since it first appeared on the 1974 album Planet Waves, "Forever Young" has been one of Bob Dylan''s most beloved songs. Now award-winning artist Paul Rogers gives us a new interpretation of the lyrics. With images inspired by classic Dylan songs and pieces of his life, this is a bold and touching tribute to an anthem whose message will always stay forever young.

Chronicles

release date: Jul 07, 2011
Chronicles
Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 This is the first spellbinding volume of the three-volume memoir of one of the greatest musical legends of all time. In CHRONICLES Volume I, Bob Dylan takes us back to the early 1960s when he arrived in New York to launch his phenomenal career. This is Dylan''s story in his own words - a personal view of his motivations, frustrations and remarkable creativity. Publication of CHRONICLES Volume I is a publishing and cultural event of the highest magnitude.

Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
(Guitar Personality). This lovingly-constructed folio, introduced by music journalist and biographer Patrick Humphries, presents all the songs from Dylan''s landmark album of the same name, carefully arranged with melody line, full lyrics, guitar chords and strumming or picking patterns for each song. Songs include: Buckets of Rain * Idiot Wind * If You See Her, Say Hello * Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts * Meet Me in the Morning * Shelter from the Storm * Simple Twist of Fate * Tangled Up in Blue * You''re a Big Girl Now * You''re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. This songbook also includes photos, separate lyric pages, and an introduction.

Bob Dylan - Really Easy Piano

release date: Mar 06, 2017
Bob Dylan - Really Easy Piano
(Easy Piano Songbook). This volume features 16 Bob Dylan classics, including: Mr. Tambourine Man * Make You Feel My Love * All Along the Watchtower * Blowin'' in the Wind * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * The Times They Are A-Changin'' * and more. The songs in this collection have been specially arranged for really easy piano with chords and lyrics. Each song includes background notes as well as handy hints and tips to help you improve your performance.

Letras completas

release date: Nov 25, 2016
Letras completas
Premio Nobel de Literatura 2016 Bob Dylan, cantautor de cantautores, recientemente galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura -del que sólo hizo acuse de recibo por unas horas en su web-, presenta la edición integral de su cancionero completo, en edición bilingüe. Esta edición ofrece, por fin, la posibilidad de explorar el vastísimo -casi inconmensurable- universo poético del bardo de Minnesota, desde sus primeros tientos profesionales como cantautor contestatario e ídolo de su generación, hasta el día de la revelación en el que se obró el milagro -sacrilegio para muchos- que le llevó a abrazar las armas del rocanrol y electrificar su imaginario musical, despojándolo de las esencias folk que hasta entonces lo habían caracterizado. Con esa transformación también llegaría un nuevo lenguaje poético y su inclusión definitiva en el olimpo de los grandes del rock. De sus fugaces conversiones religiosas a otros credos y otros tantos desvaríos también da noticia el propio cancionero, una obra que deviene en hoja de ruta lírica de la singladura vital de Bob Dylan. Con este volumen Malpaso inicia la publicación de sus obras completas. Le seguirán '' Crónicas I'', '' Tarántula'' y '' Fotorretórica de Hollywood''. "Mucho antes del Nobel, Bob Dylan ya figuraba entre lo más perdurable del siglo xx, al lado de Picasso y Buñuel." Luis Alegre, El País "En la música, Frank Sinatra puso la voz, Elvis Presley puso el cuerpo... Bob Dylan puso el cerebro." Bruce Springsteen "Tres versos de Bob Dylan justifican cualquier galardón, incluso el Nobel de literatura." Nicanor Parra

Bob Dylan - Ukulele Chord Songbook

release date: Jul 01, 2016
Bob Dylan - Ukulele Chord Songbook
(Ukulele). A unique collection of 100 classic songs from Bob Dylan''s impressive 50-years-and-counting recording career, specially arranged for ukulele with easy-to-read chord boxes and full lyrics. Songs include: All Along the Watchtower * Blowin'' in the Wind * Chimes of Freedom * Don''t Think Twice, It''s All Right * Duquesne Whistle * Forever Young * I Shall Be Released * It''s All Over Now, Baby Blue * Just Like a Woman * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * Lay, Lady, Lay * Like a Rolling Stone * Make You Feel My Love * Masters of War * Mr. Tambourine Man * The Times They Are A-Changin'' * This Wheel''s on Fire * Visions of Johanna * and more.

Bob Dylan Revisited

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Bob Dylan Revisited
"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

The Lyrics - Since 1962

release date: Nov 01, 2016
The Lyrics - Since 1962
Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 For the first time, a comprehensive, definitive collection of lyrics of music legend and poet Bob Dylan, complete with expert annotations. 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.
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