Friday, June 18, 2010

Bob Dylan Scrapbook 1956-1966

Today I received an early Fathers Day gift from my wife. A used, but in very good condition, copy of the Bob Dylan Scrapbook 1956-1966. This is how describes the scrapbook:
Created as a companion piece to Martin Scorsese's PBS documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966 is a visual and educational treat for old and new Dylanphiles alike. Written by Robert Santelli, the director of Seattle's Experience Music Project and curator of the museum's Bob Dylan's American Journey exhibit, the book is very well researched and presented in a scrapbook format filled with removable reproductions, including handwritten lyrics of "Gates of Eden," "Blowin' in the Wind," and "Chimes of Freedom," programs of Dylan's historical performances, various bits of memorabilia, and endless amount of photographs. The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966 will provide the new Dylan fan with loads of background information and anecdotes that were left out of Scorsese's film. Lifelong Dylanphiles will likely know Dylan's late 1950s to mid 1960s history already, and will be enchanted by the endless reproductions that are strategically placed throughout the book. If that wasn't enough, the book also includes a 45 minute CD of 18 interviews, ten of which appeared in the No Direction Home documentary. If you ever want to open someone up to the world of Bob Dylan there is no better place to point them to this incredible trifeca: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan on DVD, No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series Vol. 7) on CD, and this wonderful book. --Rob Bracco

Christmas before last a bought a similar book like this on Oregon Football from Costco. I also saw this book at Costco several years ago but it was way too expensive. However this used copy was very reasonable and had all the removable memorabilia reproductions. I love the program of his 1963 appearance at Carnegie Hall (I have the CD) as well as the cardboard stand up cut out of Dylan which was used for a promotion for one of his albums back in the 60's. There is even a CD of various interviews over the years. I already have the companion Martin Scorsese PBS documentary "No Direction Home" on DVD and the companion CD of the music.

Click on the title to get your new or used copy from I highly recommend it if you are a Dylan fan.