Trouble In Mind


Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened
by Clinton Heylin

I told you ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ and they did! I said the answer was ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ and it was! And I’m telling you now, Jesus is coming back, and He is! – Bob Dylan, 1979

Years ago they used to say I was a prophet. I used to say, ‘No, I’m not a prophet.’ They say, ‘Yes you are. You’re a prophet.’ I said, ‘No it’s not me.’ … Now I come out and say Jesus Christ is the answer. They say, ‘Bob Dylan’s no prophet.’ – Bob Dylan, 1980

 There is more new information in this book than there is in any book published about Bob Dylan, ever, mine included. Clinton Heylin

Clinton Heylin is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading Bob Dylan scholars and has long been an advocate of Dylan’s gospel years being amongst the best of his career, a position which has been strengthened by the research he’s put into this book, with access to a wealth of new material. He writes in his introduction: ‘As I have long argued, in person and in print, the consummate songwriter composed a body of work in the period 1979-81 which more than matches any commensurate era in his long and distinguished career – or, indeed, that of any other twentieth century popular artist.’

Trouble In Mind includes previously unpublished colour photographs and an extensive gospel years chronology which is an essential complement to the box set Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Volume 13.

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A Rolling Stone Book of the Year 2017
A MOJO Book of the Year 2017
‘The only Dylanologist worth reading.’ – New York Times
‘Highly illuminating.’ – New Statesman
‘A vivid account of what Dylan was going through.’ – The Arts Desk

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