Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1974-2006

Overview

The second of two volumes, this companion to every song that Bob Dylan ever wrote is not just opinionated commentary or literary interpretation: it consists of facts first and foremost. Together these two volumes form the most comprehensive books available on Dylan’s words.

            Clinton Heylin is the world’s leading Dylan biographer and expert, and he has arranged the songs in a continually surprising chronology of when they were actually written ...

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Overview

The second of two volumes, this companion to every song that Bob Dylan ever wrote is not just opinionated commentary or literary interpretation: it consists of facts first and foremost. Together these two volumes form the most comprehensive books available on Dylan’s words.

            Clinton Heylin is the world’s leading Dylan biographer and expert, and he has arranged the songs in a continually surprising chronology of when they were actually written rather than when they appeared on albums. Using newly discovered manuscripts, anecdotal evidence, and a seemingly limitless knowledge of every Bob Dylan live performance, Heylin reveals hundreds of facts about the songs.

            Here we learn about Dylan’s contributions to the Traveling Wilburys, the women who inspired Blood on the Tracks and Desire, the sources Dylan “plagiarized” for Love and Theft and Modern Times, why he left “Blind Willie McTell” off of Infidels and “Series of Dreams” off of Oh Mercy, what broke the long dry spell he had in the 1990s, and much more.

            This is an essential purchase for every true Bob Dylan fan.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
With its companion, Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957–1973, Heylin's new book provides an exhaustive chronicle of every song written by Dylan through 2006 and the album Modern Times. As in the first book, these 300 songs are arranged in the order in which Dylan presumably wrote them, which displays the development and progression of his craft. Heylin has gathered details about the songs from interviews, journals, and studio logs and adds his personal notes about live performances. Even if one isn't familiar with the songs, these reports are never dull. Heylin is generous with his praise and pulls no punches with his criticism. He cites the first studio recording(s) and the first known performance for each song, allowing readers to discover songs that have never been performed in concert. Heylin also includes an overview of Dylan's creative output during this period and an explanation of the book's methodology. Although the author writes that this is the concluding book in the series, he might need to add a third volume because the ageless Dylan just keeps on writing and performing. VERDICT Essential for academics and general readers interested in Dylan criticism.—Thomas A. Karel, Franklin & Marshall Coll. Lib., Lancaster, PA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556528446
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 992,049
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Clinton Heylin is the author of Revolution in the Air; Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades; Can You Feel the Silence; From the Velvets to the Voidoids; Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions; Despite the System; and others.

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Table of Contents

Just Like Another Intro 1

Some Further Notes on Method 9

Song Information 15

1974

301. Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts 17

302. Tangled Up in Blue 21

303. You're a Big Girl Now 28

304. Shelter from the Storm 29

305. Bell Tower Blues 31

306. If You See Her, Say Hello 32

307. Call Letter Blues 35

308. There Ain't Gonna Be a Next Time 35

309. Where Do You Turn (Turning Point)? 35

310. It's Breakin' Me Up 36

311. Simple Twist of Fate 36

312. Idiot Wind 39

313. Don't Want No Married Woman 48

314. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 49

315. Up to Me 50

316. Ain't It Funny 52

317. Little Bit of Rain 52

318. Buckets of Rain 52

319. Meet Me in the Morning 54

1975-6

320. Money Blues 56

321. Footprints in the Sand 57

322. One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below) 58

323. Golden Loom 61

324. Oh Sister 62

325. Abandoned Love 63

326. Isis 65

327. Joey 68

328. Rita May 71

329. Hurricane 73

330. Black Diamond Bay 79

331. Catfish 82

332. Mozambique 83

333. Romance in Durango 83

334. Sara 86

335. Sign Language 88

336. Wiretappin' 89

337. Patty's Gone to Laredo 89

338. What Will You Do When Jesus Comes? 89

339. Seven Days 90

1977-8

340. I'm Cold 92

341. Changing of the Guards 93

342. Is Your Love in Vain? 100

343. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) 102

344. No Time to Think 105

345. True Love Tends to Forget 107

346. We Better Talk This Over 107

347. Where Are You Tonight? (Journey through Dark Heat) 110

348. First to Say Goodbye 113

349. Her Version of Jealousy 113

350. If I Don't Be There By Morning 114

351. Walk Out in the Rain 114

352. Coming from the Heart (The Road Is Long) 116

353. New Pony 117

354. Baby Stop Crying 119

355. Stop Now 120

356. Afternoon 121

357. Romance Blues 121

358. Satisfy Me 121

359. Baby Give It Up 122

360. Someone Else's Arms 122

361. Tell Me the Truth One Time 122

362. Responsibility 122

363. The Wandering Kind 122

364. What's the Matter? 122

365. Brown Skin Girl 122

366. Her Memory 122

367. Without You 122

368. Miss Tea and Sympathy 122

369. More than Flesh and Blood 123

370. I Must Love You Too Much 124

371. Stepchild 125

372. You Don't Love Me No More 126

373. This A-way, That A-way 126

374. Take It or Leave It 126

375. (Daddy's Gonna Take) One More Ride 126

376. Legionnaire's Disease 128

377. Slow Train 129

378. Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) 132

1979-80

379. Gotta Serve Somebody 135

380. I Believe in You 137

381. Ye Shall Be Changed 138

382. Trouble in Mind 141

383. Man Gave Names to All the Animals 143

384. No Man Righteous (No Not One) 144

385. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking 146

386. Precious Angel 149

387. When You Gonna Wake Up? 152

388. When He Returns 154

389. Saving Grace 156

390. Stand by Faith 158

391. Blessed Is the Name 159

392. Covenant Woman 160

393. In the Garden 162

394. Pressing On 165

395. Saved 167

396. Solid Rock 169

397. What Can I Do for You? 171

398. Are You Ready 172

399. Be That Way 173

400. I Will Love Him 174

401. Cover Down Break Through 174

402. Ain't Gonna Go to Hell For Anybody 174

1980-1

403. Property of Jesus 180

404. Every Grain of Sand 182

405. Caribbean Wind 187

406. Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar 195

407. Yonder Comes Sin 198

408. Let's Keep It Between Us 200

409. Makin' a Liar 201

410. City of Gold 202

411. Shot of Love 203

412. You Changed My Life 205

413. Angelina 207

414. Heart of Mine 209

415. Is It Worth It? 211

416. Yes Sir, No Sir (Halleluiah) 211

417. In the Summertime 212

418. Need a Woman 214

419. Almost Persuaded 217

420. Borrowed Time 217

421. Rockin' Boat 217

422. I Want You to Know I Love You 217

423. Gonna Love You Anyway 217

424. Movin' (Wait & See) 219

425. Fur Slippers 219

426. Singing This Song for You 219

427. Reach Out 219

428. Ah Ah Ah 220

429. All the Way Down 221

430. Wind Blowin' on the Water 221

431. Child To Me 221

432. The King Is on the Throne 221

433. Be Careful 223

434. Magic 224

435. Dead Man, Dead Man 225

436. Trouble 227

437. Don't Ever Take Yourself Away 228

438. Watered-Down Love 229

439. Lenny Bruce 230

440. Jesus Is the One 232

441. Thief on the Cross 232

442. Let Me Begin to Love 233

1982-3

443. It's Right 236

444. Jokerman 236

445. I and I 240

446. Clean Cut Kid 242

447. Union Sundown 245

448. Blind Willie McTell 248

449. Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight 254

450. License to Kill 255

451. Man of Peace 257

452. Sweetheart Like You 259

453. Back to the Wall 261

454. How Many Days? 261

455. Half-Finished Song 261

456. Prison Station Blues 263

457. Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart (=Tight Connection) 263

458. Neighborhood Bully 267

459. Tell Me 269

460. Foot of Pride 270

461. Julius and Ethel 273

462. Lord Protect My Child 274

463. Death Is Not the End 275

1984-6

464. I Once Knew a Man 278

465. Who Loves You? 278

466. Almost Done (Angel of Rain) 279

467. I See You Round and Round 279

468. Dirty Lie 281

469. Enough Is Enough 281

470. Go Way Little Boy 282

471. Honey, Wait For Me 282

472. Dliftin"Ibo Far From Shore 284

473. New Danville Girl (=Brownsville Girl) 286

474. Something's Burning, Baby 292

475. Look Yonder 295

476. Gravity Song 295

477. Prince of Plunder (=Maybe Someday) 295

478. Seeing the Real You at Last 297

479. I'll Remember You 300

480. Queen of Rock and Roll 301

481. Trust Yourself 301

482. Emotionally Yours 302

483. Straight as in Love 303

484. The Very Thought of You 303

485. Waiting to Get Beat 303

486. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky 304

487. When the Line Forms 307

488. Never Gonna Be the Same Again 308

489. Dark Eyes 308

490. As Time Passes By 310

491. Too Hot to Drive 310

492. Shake 311

493. Under Your Spell 313

494. Band of the Hand (It's Hell Time Man!) 314

495. Rock 'Em Dead 315

496. You Wanna Ramble 315

497. Got My Mind Made Up 317

498. Jammin Me 317

499. Had a Dream About You, Baby 319

500. Ride This Train 320

501. To Fall in Love with You 320

502. Night After Night 322

503. Fear, Hate, Envy, and Jealousy 322

1987-9

504. Love Rescue Me 325

505. Congratulations 326

506. Political World 328

507. What Good Am I? 330

508. Dignity 331

509. Handle with Care 338

510. Dirty World 338

511. End of the Line 338

512. Heading for the Light 338

513. Last Night 338

514. Margarita 338

515. Not Alone Anymore 338

516. Rattled 338

517. Tweeter and the Monkey Man 340

518. Born in Time 342

519. God Knows 345

520. Disease of Conceit 348

521. What Was It You Wanted 349

522. Broken Days (=Everything Is Broken) 351

523. Ring Them Bells 353

524. Series of Dreams 355

525. Most of the Time 358

526. Three of Us 361

527. TV Talkin' Song 361

528. Where Teardrops Fall 365

529. Shooting Star 367

530. Man in the Long Black Coat 370

1990-5

531. Handy Dandy 374

532. Cat's in the Well 376

533. 10,000 Men 378

534. Night of the Living Dread 379

535. Unbelievable 381

536. Under the Red Sky 383

537. Heartland 385

538. Wiggle Wiggle 387

539. 2 X 2 389

540. Shirley Temple Don't Live Here Anymore 390

541. The Devil's Been Busy 391

542. If You Belonged to Me 391

543. Inside Out 391

544. Like a Ship 391

545. Seven Deadly Sins 391

546. She's My Baby 391

547. Where Were You Last Night? 391

548. New Blue Moon 391

549. Wilbury Twist 391

550. Poor House 391

551. Cool, Dry Place 391

552. You Took My Breath Away 391

553. Steel Bars 395

554. Well, Well, Well 396

555. Howlin' at Your Window 396

556. Tragedy of the Trade 396

557. Time to End This Masquerade 396

1996-9

558. Dirt Road Blues 401

559. Can't Wait 405

560. Mississippi 408

561. Highlands 413

562. All I Ever Loved Is You 419

563. Dreamin' of You 419

564. Marchin' to the City (=Doing Alright) 421

565. Million Miles 422

566. Not Dark Yet 423

567. Red River Shore 425

568. Standing in the Doorway 427

569. Cold Irons Bound 428

570. Tryin' to Get to Heaven 430

571. Make You Feel My Love 433

572. Til I Fell in Love with You 434

573. Love Sick 435

574. Things Have Changed 436

2000-1

575. Summer Days 441

576. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum 441

577. Honest with Me 441

578. Lonesome Day Blues 448

579. Bye and Bye 450

580. Floater (Too Much to Ask) 453

581. Moonlight 457

582. Po' Boy 458

583. High Water (For Charlie Patton) 460

584. Cry a While 464

585. Sugar Baby 465

586. Waitin' for You 468

2002-6

587. 'Cross the Green Mountain 471

588. Tell or Bill 473

589. Can't Escape from You 475

590. Thunder on the Mountain 476

591. Spirit on the Water 478

592. Rollin' and Tomblin' 479

593. When the Deal Goes Down 481

594. Someday Baby 482

595. Workingman's Blues #2 485

596. Beyond the Horizon 486

597. Nettie Moore 487

598. The Levee's Gonna Break 490

599. Ain't Talkie 493

600. Hudes Tune 496

Endnotes 499

Acknowledgments 504

A Select Bibliography 505

Copyright Information 509

Song Index 519

General Index 524

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