New Release Books by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is the author of The Philosophy of Modern Song (2022), Bob Dylan - Super Easy Songbook (2021), Bob Dylan for Clawhammer Banjo (2016), 100 Songs (2017) and other 163 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 master class on the art and craft of songwriting. He writes over sixty 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 analyzes 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 - Super Easy Songbook

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Bob Dylan - Super Easy Songbook
(Super Easy Songbook). Playing piano is now super easy! This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns! Perfect for beginning players of all ages. This edition features 22 Dylan clasics for beginners to enjoy: All Along the Watchtower * Blowin'' in the Wind * Don''t Think Twice, It''s All Right * Forever Young * Hurricane * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * Like a Rolling Stone * Mr. Tambourine Man * Tangled up in Blue * The Times They Are A-Changin'' * and more.

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.

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.

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.

Tarántula

release date: Feb 20, 2017
Tarántula
La ópera prima del último premio Nobel y uno de los artistas más influyentes de nuestros días. "Tarántula" es una suerte de lectura iniciática imprescindible para comprender el imaginario dylaniano que puebla sus canciones desde "Bringing It All Back Home","Highway 61 Revisited" y "Blonde on Blonde". Los textos en verso y en prosa que conforman esta aproximación a la escritura automática no están exentos de la musicalidad propia de las composiciones de Dylan de la época ni de las preocupaciones que acompañan al artista en el que posiblemente sea el año más importante de su carrera: cierto inconformismo, una evidente y creciente predilección por el genio verbal y por la espontaneidad, y la firme creencia en la legitimidad de la calle como fuente inagotable de inspiración.

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.

The Lyrics

release date: Oct 28, 2014

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

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?"

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.

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.

Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

Mental Disability and the Death Penalty
Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the law. Using real life examples, he brings this often overlooked situation to light and calls for immediate change.

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''.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tarantula

release date: Jun 23, 2008
Tarantula
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 offers unique insight into Dylan''s creative evolution, capturing the stream-of-consciousness preoccupations of the legendary folk poet and his eclectic, erudite cool at a crucial juncture in his artistic development. It has since been welcomed into the Dylan canon, as Dylan himself has cemented his place in the cultural imagination, inspiring Todd Haynes’s acclaimed 2007 musical drama I’m Not There, selling more than 100 million records, and winning numerous prizes, including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. In his acceptance speech for the Nobel, Dylan acknowledged the early influence on his work of Buddy Holly and Lead Belly as well as of wide-ranging classics like Don Quixote, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Moby Dick. Tarantula is a rare chance to see Dylan at a moment in which he was still deeply connected to his country roots and a folk vernacular while opening himself up to the influence of French 19th-century Surrealist writers like Arthur Rimbaud and the Comte de Lautreamont. A decade before the confessional singer-songwriter who would create the 1975 epic, Blood on the Tracks—which was just optioned by filmmaker Luca Guadagnino—here is Dylan at his most verbally playful and radically inventive. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan''s most seminal music—a spirit of protest, a poetic spontaneity, and a chronicling of the eccentric and the everyday—which continue to make him a beloved artist and cultural icon.

Dylan Lyrics, 1962-1998

release date: Dec 01, 2006
Dylan Lyrics, 1962-1998
This volume contains all Bob Dylan''s lyrics, from the beginning of his career to his last album, Time Out of Mind.
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