• Whether you've read one book on Bob Dylan or one hundred, THIS is the one you want to read and refer to from this day forward. If the basic story of the Bard from Hibbing is oft told, familiar to anyone that's been paying attention, this new work leaps a couple light years forward with much newly revealed material and deep scholarship. If somebody's got to tell the tale, we can all thank our holy electric pickups and mystical typewriter keys that it was up to Clinton Heylin

    Lee Ranaldo, Sonic Youth
  • feel that Heylin understands what he [Dylan] was going through... a forensic analysis of Dylan's early life that, for depth of research alone, is hugely impressive

    Will Hodgkinson, The Times, *Book of the Week*
  • Clinton Heylin is the eminence grise of Bob Dylan scholars

    Andrew Motion, The Spectator
  • Heylin has long been Dylan's most accomplished biographer

    Neil Spencer, Observer

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