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“Sounes [has] produced [a] fascinating and finely written account of Dylan’s life and times, while managing at the same time to provide interesting evaluations of his music and cultural contribution.” The New Republic
Down the Highway
The Life of Bob Dylan
978-0-8021-4552-9 • $20.00 • Paperback • May 2011
"Many writers have tried to probe [Dylan's] life, but never has it been done so well, and so captivatingly."Steve Morse, The Boston Globe
Based on three years of research, new documentary evidence, and interviews with 250 of Dylan's intimatesmany exclusiveDown the Highway has gone beyond the scope of other accounts to become the most complete, authoritative biography of Bob Dylan now in print. It was praised by The Orlando Sentinel" for the insights it offers to Dylan at work . . . from young upstart to grand old man of rock 'n' roll. . . . This book makes us realize now, while he's still with us, how valuable he has been to our culture these last forty years."
Sounes's prodigious research has resulted in new insights on every aspect of
Dylan's life. His is the only biography to seriously address the past twenty
years of Dylan's life, leading up to the extraordinary recent releases Time Out of Mind and Love and Theft. He has obtained exclusive information to provide
the clearest picture yet of Dylan's 1966 motorcycle accident and
subsequent "lost years" in Woodstock, New York, and he uncovered the star's
unknown second marriage. He gives inside accounts of the tours, the creation of every album and the most celebrated songs, Dylan's labyrinthine love life, his life-threatening heart illness in 1997, and moredirectly from interviews with girlfriends, family, friends, producers, concert promoters, and fellow musicians. Candid, refreshing, and written with a sincere appreciation of
Dylan's music and influence, Down the Highway is an essential book for
the millions of people who have enjoyed Dylan's music over the years.