This new edition of Howard Sounes' classic and definitive biography of Bob Dylan now offers a new chapter that brings Dylan's story fully up to date for his seventieth birthday. First published to international critical acclaim in 2001, it gives a complete picture of the man as well as of the artist and performer. Based on in-depth original research,including hundreds of interviews with Dylan's closest associates, Down the Highway now also contains a fresh section covering the artist's most recent projects.
A compelling, engagingly fast-paced and revelatory life, it takes the reader on a journey from Dylan's childhood in a Minnesota mining town to the status he enjoys today as the leading poet-troubadour of popular song, and one of the most iconic figures of contemporary culture.
Engagingly written and scrupulously researched.
The benchmark by which all future Dylan biographies will be judged.
Many writers have tried to probe [Dylan's] life, but never has it been done so well, and so captivatingly.
Blows away more of the fog than anyone else has managed to do.
Sets a standard few rock'n'roll chronicles have attained.
Valuable for its sober telling of this extraordinary tale.
A fine book that contributes signifiantly to a further understanding of the man, his music, mythology and legend. For newcomers and non-believers, it offers a perfect, contextualised overview of, and introduction to, Dylan. For more serious Dylanophiles it also provides much that is new, valuable and true.
Dylan comes alive...Sounes has added a wealth of new information to Dylan studies.
[Sounes] has a historian's gift for recreating the spirit of a time.