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Saturday, March 04, 2006

first blog, first post

Just finished the text of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, to be published by Continuum in New York and London on June 15, 2006. Hardback with CD-Rom included. $40 and £25.

This May it'll be 40 years since I first saw him in concert - Liverpool Odeon, 14 May, 1966.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kingsley Bray said...

Michael - Great to hear about this project. Does the format include album reviews? I'd love to get your detailed take on " 'Love and Theft' " - I always think Bob took your down-wing strictures on "Time Out of Mind" to heart! Best of luck with this -
Kingsley Bray

8:52 am  
Blogger Michael Gray said...

Kingsley - many thanks for your enthusiasm. Yes, the encyclopedia includes an entry on each album, including "Love and Theft", though not of course at the sort of length the chapters-format of "Song & Dance Man III" allowed. But I love "Love and Theft": it's warm, good-humoured, humane and teeming with WRITING!

1:27 pm  
Anonymous Gavin Whitehouse said...

Hi Michael, Your encyclopedia sounds great I can't wait. I just found it interesting that you first saw Bob at that show in Liverpool as my Dad just gave me his program and two ticket stubs from that show, which is when he first saw him too. My Mum walked out during the electric part and my Dad "had" to chase after her otherwise I wouldn't be writing this I guess. My Dads musical taste has had a great influence on my life much to the chagrin of my Mother, but I think life is richer for it. Looking forward to the book. Thanks, Gavin.

3:41 am  

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