Bob Dylan, la totale: les 492 chansons expliquées eBook



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  1. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    This is the other Christmas turkey I got – the second big dumb Bob book It’s almost completely awful but it looks wonderful which is a life lesson in itself so let me immediately give FIVE STARSto whoever the art director was whoever found these brilliant photos not just unseen ones of Bob but of all kinds of interesting faces usually in the shadows This book is translated from French so that may well be the reason for some of the odd stilted language we get throughout this will not stop me from uoting some risible examples see below but maybe the authors are just very enthusiastic Dylan trainspotters who can’t writeI can feel their love of the subject but I cannot overlook the many factual errors and the accumulation of crushing banal observations that finally made me want to die rather than read any of this vast bookWhich could have been vaster had they not – mysteriously inexplicably – decided to omit the Complete Basement Tapes from their consideration Kinda glad they did or we would have had another 50 pages of this well meaning junk As an example of the level of analysis in this book here is a comment about ueen Jane Approximately Once again there is some speculation as to the identity of the ueen It seems obvious to look for ueen Jane somewhere in British historyAnd off they go with their maybe Jane Seymour maybe Lady Jane Grey maybe Joan Baez Almost every song gets this kind of treatment It’s so painfully teenage fanboy literalism The idea that Bob liked the sound of names and words and liked to create atmospheres and never liked to make banal this represents that personifications in his stuff is not taken seriously here if you have a Mr Jones it MUST refer to someone in real life who was called Jones and if you have a chrome horse and a diplomat well let’s seeFor an intelligent account of all Dylan’s songs see Clinton Heylin’s two books Revolution in the Air and Still on the Road I will give one example why Heylin exocets this huge French bulk out of the water “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” is one of Dylan’s greatest protest songs no doubt William Zantzinger went on trial for Hattie’s death in 1963 but Heylin puts the song itself on trial and finds that nearly all material facts listed by Dylan are wrong because he based the song on the first and only inaccurate news story which came his way and never bothered to check anything It makes the song twice as interesting and complicates our response considerably Does this get a mention by Margotin and Guesdon? Not a murmurFOR TRAINSPOTTERS WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR ONLYERRORS I NOTICED THERE WILL BE MOREP 32 – The recording of House of the Rising Sun by The Animals which started the rhythm and blues revolution in the United Kingdom – In fact that particular revolution had been going for at least three years before 1964P35 – Song to Woody also demonstrates how Dylan at the age of twenty is powerfully and poetically haunted by death and endings – not only the death of his mentor who died in a hospital bed Woody died sIx years later in 1967P46 – Dylan’s pseudonym was not Blind Boy COUNT It was Blind Boy Grunt Eually ridiculous I know but one is rightP165 – Canned Heat’s On the Road Again derives from Floyd Jones not Tommy Johnson – check it on youtube guysP226 – Dylan told Clinton Heylin – No he didn’t This refers to Clinton’s book Revolution in the Air where we find Clinton’s actual words He told one reporter P276 – A few months after his motorcycle accident Bob Dylanwas transformed both spiritually and artistically He had almost died – No he cracked a neck vertebra This is now a known fact P329 – they mention the Lomax brothers John and Alan First we heard of those brothersP366 – they swallow the exaggeration about Dylan co writing “Ballad of Easy Rider”P454 – they think Street Legal outsold every other Dylan album in the UK I don’t think so THE AWKWARD AND THE BIZARREP22 – In 1961 it was customary to avoid any mounting and the artist had to control his performance as a whole P44 – he participated in the March on Washington where than 200000 pacifists converged Pacifists? No that was the canard from the times P157 – re She Belongs to me – this ballad in 44 time with a classical harmonic style permits Dylan to subtly bring out the irony of his words P194 – Sara is a woman of Zen secretive and detached from the material world P201 – the harmony based on three chords allows Dylan to create a gap between the darkness of the text and the nostalgic tone of the melody P239 – The song moves into the upper reaches of Dylan’s imaginationTHE TRANSCENDENTALLY BANALP71 – re Corrina Corrina – The song is a success with a flair for nostalgiaP84 – at age twenty two Dylan already seemed to be carrying a cross this heavy burden of the violence and injustice he witnessed every day and of which sometimes he was the victim P240 – The second verse of Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands begins “With your sheets like metal and your belt like lace” This is probably a reference to Sara’s Father who had worked in the steel industry You don’t say soP257 – It is a medium tempo blues song about laundry hanging out to dry Never would have spotted thatP295 – His singing is well controlled like that on his previous albums So glad to discover thisP402 – Tough Mama is a mid tempo rock song during which the Band displays group cohesion I did not know thatP460 – This blues rock song is rather successful because the group plays well together This was news to me


  2. Rick Rick says:

    Useful but underwhelming despite its comprehensive career scan of every official recording of the bard and enigma from Duluth Bob Dylan All the Songs is for fans and libraries It tells you where with whom with what and sometimes tosses in some lyrical and musical exegesis regarding all the studio recordings of Dylan’s lengthy career 1962 to 2015 However for a book that’s primary value is as a reference tool there are too many instances of sloppy writing and editing—mismatched dates on the same page caption to text for example or a consistently incorrect recording year for one album Modern Times released in 2006 but according to the book recorded three months after Love and Theft’s session dates in 2001 The authors say that a Dylan title “Going Going Gone” is a reference to an auctioneer’s closing of a sale which seems unlikely because I believe that goes “Going once Going twice Sold” and because Dylan a longtime Yankees fan was very familiar with Mel Allen’s home run call which literally was “Going going gone” The authors despite the brevity of text describing each song’s genesis do some mindless mansplaining which usually only elicits a small shake of the head as if to say if you are going to say so little why say something so unnecessary But when they explain that feminists misunderstood “Just Like a Woman” by describing its feminist sensibility well then it is a good thing this book is heavy or I might have heaved it somewhere in explosive frustration Consistent tidbits—if and when Dylan performs a song live—are not consistently rendered or fully explained when it might be interesting to explore why a song entersexits Dylan’s set list Sometimes they tell you for example when he first played it live and how many times he has played a song live and other times they just tell when he played it for the first time They note that he played Paul Simon’s “The Boxer” a few times live within a short span of time They don’t note whether that time span coincided with when Dylan and Simon toured together and had a brief set together which I believe included “The Boxer” and “Forever Young” Despite these annoyances fans will likely value having the book and using it penciling in corrections no doubt The authors do point out interesting flaws that you can listen for and some interesting notes on who is playing what and source elements of particular lines or melodies It also gave me an opportunity to listen to all 35 of Dylan’s studio albums I found that lesser albums stand up stronger when you are not listening from a disappointing starting point This isn’t Freewheelin’ or Bringing It All Back Home or Highway 61 or Blonde on Blonde or Nashville Skyline or Blood on the Tracks or Slow Train or Time Out of Mind or Modern Times Albums I’d dismissed Desire which has some wretched songs despite good production and vocals also has some great ones as does Saved Infidels Empire Burlesue Tempest and others I’ve reassessed and have put back in rotation For that alone thank you Messrs Margotin and Guesdon It is also worth noting that this comprehensive re listen underscores the value of the producer on Dylan’s work Tom Wilson and Bob Johnston didn’t just catch lightning in a bottle they helped realize Dylan’s early masterpieces Mark Knopfler Daniel Lanois and Don Was deserve greater credit for helping Dylan through a tough creative period And finally somehow through that 1980s process of mixed success in recording Mr Dylan himself learned how to become a successful self producer because the albums that begin with Time Out of Mind of his recordings of original material and continue through Tempest are successfully produced by Jack Frost Bob Dylan Working with Knopfler Lanois and Was as well as Debbie Gold on As Good As I Been to You was I think part of an instructive process that helped Dylan develop the capacity to take charge of his own production Since this book came out late in 2015 Dylan has already released another studio album Fallen Angels of covers from the American songbook I believe we are possibly a year or so away from another album of Dylan originals So there will be opportunity and need to update Bob Dylan All the Songs and I hope the authors and publisher seize the chance to correct the sloppiness and examples of empty commentary Then the book will be not just useful but essential


  3. Art Art says:

    October 2016 update Bob Dylan on Dec 10 will receive the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature an announcement made a few hours ago From muse to music the greatest living poet transformed his words into iconic songs with lines and lyrics we uote as freely as Shakespeare Twain and the Bible This book offers a terrific overview of his recorded music Spring 2016 my original comments Staggering Great engaging fun I read the book twice Once to learn about the sessions tracks and albums and then again as each song played with its story at hand So I’ll give this oversize six pound seven hundred page book ten stars by clicking the five star button twice This is a book to savor Each song gets a paragraph or two about its genesis lyrics and production This terrific anthology broadened and deepened my appreciation of Bob Dylan His music first came to me as folk and protest songs but he uickly rejected the role of oracle that others put on him Reviewing fifty five years of Dylan’s five hundred works in five weeks reminds me just how many love songs he wrote including those of love lost BOB DYLAN from Minnesota arrived in New York City in 1961 A few months later he recorded his first sessions for his first album The next year another album and Dylan already was regarded as speaking for the progressive protesters and radical intelligentsia write the authors “Blowin’ in the Wind” typifies his songwriting of the early sixties A few months later Bob Zimmerman officially changed his name to Bob Dylan July 1965 Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival In August he released Highway 61 Revisited which included “Like A Rolling Stone Al Kooper played the Hammond B 3 on that session He writes about Dylan and the session in his memoir Backstage Passes Backstabbing Bastards Memoirs of a Rock 'n Roll Survivor I first saw Dylan that fall at the Cincinnati Music Hall playing with the guys who later became The Band It was a rollicking concert It was uite a week for Dylan I saw him on Nov 18 then he married Sara four days later Dylan wrote “Just Like A Woman” in Kansas City on Nov 25 then performed it the next day in Chicago Six months later he released Blonde on Blonde a double album chockfull of songs that became familiar By 1967 Dylan wanted to record unadorned songs far from the psychedelic extravagance of the time With confidence in his work and vision he did not respond to musical trends In 1989 Dylan became disappointed when a recommended producer for an album did not know about American folk music or gut level arrangements that come from the world of simplicity the authors write By 1970 I played vinyl of the day including a strong mix of Dylan in St Louis as an underground FM DJ While this book recounts the famous songs half the pleasure here came from learning about and listening to the many unfamiliar tracks New favorites include these— “Rank Stranger to Me” recorded in 1987 is a fine old gospel song The Stanley Brothers recorded a bluegrass version years ago — “Duuesne Whistle” recorded in 2012 is a fun nostalgic and introspective tune where guitars give us gypsy pump rhythm reminiscent of Django Reinhardt — “Highlands” recorded in 1997 at sixteen minutes this is Dylan’s longest song A hypnotic blues loop underlies Dylan’s narration as a mysterious wanderer wondering what comes after death A fine smiling musing Because of the co author's fine volume here I look forward to their next one coming in October The Rolling Stones All the Songs The Story Behind Every Track


  4. Michael Stevens Michael Stevens says:

    True confession I didn't read nearly all of this book but used it to research about Dylan's song Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll This unpleasant story of racial injustice is based on a Balti incident in the 1960's that I helped to research for a British website article a couple of years back The book is massive and extensive if you happened to want to learn about than one song But I encourage you to listen and read about the story and reflect in light of the recent Freddie Gray incident in B and how little things may have changed in 55 yearsLearn at


  5. Douglas Douglas says:

    It's all here What can I add to that Well laid out excellent book


  6. Markku Markku says:

    Gargantuan bookbut actually the author is uite successful Themes background technical details and opinions are presented in subtle smart manner and one learns a lot about Robert Zimmermann in the process


  7. Matthew Budman Matthew Budman says:

    It's unclear for whom this massive gorgeous book is intended There's both too much information eg cataloging exactly when one can hear Dylan's miked plosives and missed notes in every song and too little information addressing almost none of the content musical or lyrical in track after track Any fan will come away with tons of irrelevant data but nothing enlightening Margotin and Guesdon take such a clinical blinkered view that they don't seem to understand what they're hearing For instance they never acknowledge that many of Dylan's early tracks are hilariously clever They might as well be compiling information about virtually any artist And the occasional mentions that a particular track is a very good song are almost endearingly clumsy perhaps owing to the translation from the French Honestly All the Songs might have been useful in chart form just listing names and dates leaving any interpretation and commentary to others


  8. David Stewart David Stewart says:

    If I had to choose a Dylan book in my collection to wield as a defensive weapon then this massive tome would be the one But it's not the first I'd recommend to anyone who wants to expand their understanding of Dylan and what he achieved The writers have obviously listened to every song and done some surface level research but they clearly lack the insight and love that writers like Gray Williams and Heylin have applied to the same subject There are great Dylan scholars who have immersed themselves in their subject for decades but it's pretty clear that for Margotin and Guesdon Dylan is just the next legend in their ongoing all the songs franchise There's not much here that the casual listener can't determine themselves with a recording of the songs and a few minutes on wikipedia It's easy to believe that this book was written with the pirate generation in mind It's useful for someone who might have downloaded a Dylan discography torrent and needs some context for the sudden influx of music they have in their hard drive There's just enough detail to tell you who Woody Guthrie was and even provide a helpful photo but not enough to give you any real insight about what Guthrie meant to DylanIt's definitely a three star book for its thoroughness At the time of writing all Dylan's original albums are included up to 2012's Tempest along with compilations and official bootleg releases Songs which were outtakes are discussed in the section about the album they were omitted from instead of the date of their eventual release which allows the reader to listen to them in context which is definitely a big help It's a useful reference work for the casual listener who is starting to understand what the fuss is about but there are much better works out there on the same subject


  9. Mike Violano Mike Violano says:

    I have three favorite songwriters of my generation Springsteen Paul Simon and Dylan Dylan's albums from '63 '67 are filled with absolutely amazing songs including Blowin' in the Wind It Ain't Me Babe The Times are a Changin' Mr Tamborine Man Like a Rolling Stone Subterranean Homesick Blues and All Along the Watchtower The authors provide background and context for every song Dylan wrote and recorded from '63 to 2015 including songs from the bootleg albums Much of Dylan's early music was influenced by Anglo Celtic ballads Later music like I Shall Be Released Knockin' On Heaven's Door and Gotta Serve Somebody had biblical passages and gospel music behind the lyricsThe book details Dylan's evolution from folk music to country to rock and roll; he was always a poet but never a prisoner of any one genreDylan's music has been recorded and made famous by so many artists over the last 50 years from the Band to Eric Clapton Peter Paul and Mary the Byrds Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix to name just a fewAlso enjoyed the story of a few of my favorite Dylan tracks My Back Pages Chimes of Freedom Forever Young and Tangled Up in BlueThe shortcoming in the ebook is no pictures The authors also skipped Tweeter and the Monkey Man which Dylan penned with the Traveling Wilburys


  10. Lisa Bentley Lisa Bentley says:

    Admittedly I am a fair weather fan of Bob Dylan I like some of his songs and I like the history of the time he was making music so I thought I would read up on him to find out a bit I probably chose the wrong bookDon’t get me wrong All the Songs is a fascinating read but it is definitely for the hardcore Dylan fan It is for the fan who loves the nuances of his songs One who can recognise if he is playing his harmonica in a different key or has uestioned whether or not there was a someone coughing in the track believe me that information is in the bookI can honestly say I feel prepared for a uestion to come up in a uiz about Dylan and further to that my ability to give a decent shot at answering it However if I had known just how detailed this book was going to be I may not have picked it up If you are a die hard fan then this needs to be in your collection If you just like certain songs then maybe just pick it up now and again or just read the information you want to knowBob Dylan – All the Songs The Story Behind Every Track by Philippe Margotin and Jean Michel Guesdon is available now


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