by ISIS editor Derek Barker – 550 songs over 512-page, lavishly illustrated with 230 images.
“The Songs He Didn’t Write” contains detailed information about the 550 songs which Dylan has covered either in the studio or in concert from his early party gigs through to 2008. Each entry catalogues when and where the song was performed, the year of the tour and the date and venue of the first and most recent performance. His masterful interpretations range from the more obvious blues, country, folk, and gospel recordings to contemporary writers such as Warren Zevon and John Hiatt.
Also included is the background to the song, from whom Dylan might have learned it, and in most cases a short biography of the artist in question.
In addition to the listing of these covered songs, this compendium also includes a lengthy section detailing all of the remaining tracks that Dylan has written for others, but which remain unrecorded by the man himself.
Much more than just another Dylan book.