Best Selling Books by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is the author of Chronicles (2004), Tarantula (2008), Forever Young (2008), The Nobel Lecture (2017), The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966 (2005) and other 195 books.

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Chronicles

release date: Oct 11, 2004
Chronicles
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan. “I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.” So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through Dylan’s eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan’s New York is a magical city of possibilities—smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book’s side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota, and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times. By turns revealing, poetical, passionate, and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan’s thoughts and influences. Dylan’s voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful, and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.

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.

Forever Young

release date: Sep 23, 2008
Forever Young
Celebrates the joy and beauty of the spirit of being young and all the thrills that come with it as expressed in the noted singer''s hit "Forever Young" from 1974. 50,000 first printing.

The Nobel Lecture

release date: Oct 31, 2017
The Nobel Lecture
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. 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 Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966

release date: Sep 13, 2005
The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966
Offers insight into one of the musician''s most eventful and formative periods, tracing his arrival in New York and providing on the accompanying CD excerpts from early interviews and his 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival.

Bob Dylan for Guitar Tab

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Bob Dylan for Guitar Tab
(Guitar Recorded Versions). Featuring 19 Bob Dylan classics, this songbook is the ultimate resource for the guitarist looking for authentic versions of this rock pioneer''s songs. All songs have been meticulously transcribed in tablature and standard notation with guitar chord boxes and full lyrics. Includes: Blowin'' in the Wind * Don''t Think Twice, It''s All Right * Just like a Woman * Mr. Tambourine Man * Shooting Star * Visions of Johanna * and more.

The Best of Bob Dylan Chord Songbook

release date: Apr 01, 2010
The Best of Bob Dylan Chord Songbook
-SONGS INCLUDE:All Along the WatchtowerBlowin'' In the WindKnockin'' On Heaven''s DoorLay Lady LayLike A Rolling StoneMr Tambourine ManSubterranean Homesick BluesIt Ain''t Me BabeMy Back PagesPrecious AngelShooting StarTangled Up in BlueWhat Good Am I?

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 Lyrics

release date: Oct 28, 2014

Bob Dylan - E-Z Play Today Songbook

release date: Dec 01, 2012
Bob Dylan - E-Z Play Today Songbook
(E-Z Play Today). 15 tunes from the folk-rock legend, all in our world famous, easy-to-read (and play!) keyboard notation. Songs: All Along the Watchtower * Blowin'' in the Wind * Forever Young * Hurricane * It Ain''t Me Babe * Just like a Woman * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * Lay Lady Lay * Like a Rolling Stone * Mr. Tambourine Man * Positively 4th Street * Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 * Shelter from the Storm * Tangled up in Blue * The Times They Are A-Changin''.

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''.

The Superhuman Crew

release date: Jan 01, 1999
The Superhuman Crew
Brings together two works of art--James Ensor''s "Christ''s Entry into Brussels in 1889" and Bob Dylan''s "Desolation Row"

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''.

Performed Literature

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Performed Literature
Bob Dylan is not a poet. He is a singer-songwriter, a performing artist. The unit of his art, as collected and documented by his intended audience, is the live performance. Right now, no existing technological tool can give researchers ready access to his entire corpus of work. Revised from the author''s Ph.D. dissertation (UC Berkeley, 1978) and again from its first edition (Indiana UP, 1982), Performed Literature develops a methodology for close analysis of verbal art that is heard, not seen, using as comparative examples 24 performances of 11 songs by Bob Dylan. The second edition adds a preface, two major appendices and one minor one, and a detailed index.

If Dogs Run Free

release date: Sep 03, 2013
If Dogs Run Free
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music icon Bob Dylan and acclaimed illustrator Scott Campbell team up in this delightful interpretation of Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free”! If dogs run free, Why not we? In this quirky, spirited interpretation of Bob Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free,” illustrator Scott Campbell brings Dylan’s lyrics to life as a celebration of the freedom and creativity of childhood. Children of all ages will delight in the message, “Just do your thing!”

The Old, Weird America

release date: Sep 22, 2001
The Old, Weird America
A study of the Basement tapes, recordings made by Bob Dylan and the Band in Woodstock, New York, in 1967, analyzes this secret music never intended for release in terms of its place in contemporary music and in Dylan''s career. Originally published as Invisible Republic. Reprint.

The Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook

release date: Apr 01, 2004
The Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook
For the first time in one volume, over 325 songs drawn from every period in the unique career of the master songwriter. Each song includes melody, guitar chords, and complete lyrics all in a small format edition (7 inch. x 10 inch.).

Bob Dylan Made Easy for Guitar

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Bob Dylan Made Easy for Guitar
(Music Sales America). 22 songs including: Blowin'' in the Wind'' * Lay, Lady Lay * Mr. Tambourine Man * Like a Rolling Stone * and more.

Bob Dylan Anthology

release date: Oct 01, 2002
Bob Dylan Anthology
Over 60 Dylan favorites, including: All Along the Watchtower - A Hard Rain''s Gonna Fall - Tangled Up in Blue - Just like a Woman - To Make You Feel My Love - and many more. All songs presented in playable tab arrangements with complete lyrics.

Man Gave Names to All the Animals

release date: Jun 02, 2015
Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Based on a song by Bob Dylan, the revered musical legend who rarely allows his songs to be illustrated, this stunning picture book tells the story of how man named the animals of the world, with a parade of spectacular creatures ready to receive their names--until the surprise ending, when children get to name an animal themselves! Includes a CD of the original recording embedded in the back cover.

Play Acoustic Guitar With-- Bob Dylan

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Play Acoustic Guitar With-- Bob Dylan
(Music Sales America). Pick up your acoustic guitar and strum along with the backing tracks to six classic Dylan songs: Visions of Johanna * Tangled Up in Blue * Just Like a Woman * Lay Lady Lay * Things Have Changed * You''re a Big Girl Now.

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

Bob Dylan for Ukulele

release date: May 01, 2010
Bob Dylan for Ukulele
23 top hits from folk-rock icon Bob Dylan arranged for the ukulele: All Along the Watchtower * All I Really Want to Do * Blowin'' in the Wind * Don''t Think Twice, It''s All Right * Forever Young * I Feel a Change Comin'' On * I Want You * I''ll Be Your Baby Tonight * It Ain''t Me, Babe * It''s All Over Now Baby Blue * Knockin'' on Heaven''s Door * Lay, Lady, Lay * Like a Rolling Stone * Maggie''s Farm * Mr. Tambourine Man * Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) * Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 * The Times They Are A-Changin'' * You Ain''t Goin'' Nowhere * and more. Includes full lyrics and easy-to-read chord boxes.

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.

Younger Than that Now

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Younger Than that Now
Gathered here are the most revealing and personal of enigmatic superstar Dylan''s previously unavailable interviews. As a group they show a brilliant, adored, and eclectic musician, unsettled and angered by the fame and reverence surrounding him.

Another Side of Bob Dylan

release date: Jan 01, 1990

Bob Dylan song book

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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