Bob Dylan: All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track

Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon


From the authors of Black Dog & Leventhal's best-seller All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release comes their next title paying homage to one of music's greats: Bob Dylan. This is the most comprehensive account of Bob Dylan's work yet published with the full story of every recording session, every album, and every single released during his remarkable and illustrious 53-year career.

Bob Dylan: All the Songs focuses on Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 525 songs he released. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of Dylan's recorded songs, what went on in the recording studio, what instruments he used, and behind-the-scenes account of the great artists that Dylan worked with. 

This is the only book of its kind to describe every song from its original concept through its release. Including 600 color and black-and-white classic intimate photographs, Bob Dylan: All the Songs arrives just in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dylan's first major hit "Like a Rolling Stone."

Philippe Margotin has written numerous books on music, including biographies of U2, Radiohead, and the Rolling Stones.

Jean-Michel Guesdon is a producer and musician. His talents as a musician, composer, and sound engineer allow him to have a unique perspective on Dylan's work. Together they wrote All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release. They live in Paris.  

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