BOB DYLAN ALL THE SONGS: THE STORY BEHIND EVERY TRACK — BY PHILIP MARGOTIN & JEAN-MICHEL GUESDON


This is the most comprehensive account of Bob Dylan's work yet published with the full story of every recording session, every album, and every single released during his remarkable and illustrious 53-year career.

Bob Dylan: All the Songs focuses on Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 492 songs he released from the early 1960s through 2015. Hard-core enthusiasts will be enthralled by the details of the many outtakes. 

Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of 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.

Bob Dylan: All The Songs is a work of art and a labor of love. It is beautifully illustrated with many rare and familiar photos, and the book concludes with a brief glossary of musical terms and a densely packed index. You can read an excerpt here.

A Dylan fan could live inside this book for weeks.

THE DETAILS:

  • Format: New, Hardcover book
  • Publisher: Hachette Books / Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Published: October 27, 2015
  • ISBN-13: 9781579129859
  • Pages: 704
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/4" x 10-5/8"
  • Rating:★★★★ 1/2 (See FAQs)

MEET THE AUTHORS:

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.