TROUBADOUR, by Andrew Muir
TROUBADOUR is a study of Bob Dylan's lyrics. The areas of Dylan's writing covered include the early 'protest' and relationship songs, his mid-sixties explosion of poetic song tied to a classic rock beat, and a more mature look at relationships from the album BLOOD ON THE TRACKS.
The second part of the book examines how the later Dylan has created a new song-writing style; a process that began with the nursery-rhyme-drenched UNDER THE RED SKY and evolved via his two nineties cover albums to emerge on TIME OUT OF MIND and fully flower on 2001's triumphant return to top form, "LOVE AND THEFT".
- EARLY & LATE SONGS OF
BOB DYLAN, Woodstock Publications 2003, UK, 330 pages. ISBN 978-0954494506