You Lose Yourself You Reappear The Many Voices of Bob Dylan

Paul Morley

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An insightful biography of one of the world’s greatest musicians, Bob Dylan, by bestselling author Paul Morley.

As one of the world’s greatest musicians, Bob Dylan has enriched the American song tradition for over 50 years. With a talent that has been proven in the worlds of music, radio, art and poetry, Dylan is a man of many personas. From defying pop music conventions with protest songs such as \”The Times They Are a-Changin’\” to releasing three of the most influential rock albums of the 60s, he has not only extended the parameters of music genres but has also showed us the fluidity his craft. To mark Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday and 60 illustrious years in the arts, this insightful biography by bestselling author Paul Morley will explore the many voices of the folk icon.

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ISBN – 9781471195143
Publisher – Simon & Schuster, Limited
Format – Hardback
Dimensions – 234mm X 153mm
Categories – Music

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From Manchester with Love is the perfect monument.’
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‘When forced to pick between truth and legend, print the legend.’ Tony Wilson

To write about Tony Wilson, AKA Anthony H. Wilson, is to write about a number of public and private characters and personalities, a clique of unreliable narrators, constantly changing shape and form. At the helm of Factory Records and the Haçienda, Wilson unleashed landmark acts such as Joy Division and New Order into the world as he pursued myriad other creative endeavours, appointing himself a custodian of Manchester’s legacy of innovation and change.

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‘A gigantic, haphazard and unexpectedly emotional monolith dedicated to the \”irritating dilettante\”, \”pretentious charlatan\” and \”huckster extraordinaire\” who put his city on the musical map . . . Here he burns on fantastically bright.’
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