Interesting, compact book of Bob Dylan's early musical output that comprises the period from his debut album `Bob Dylan', released in March 1962, continuing through his subsequent nine studio recorded albums to `Nashville Skyline' being released in April 1969. This is an interesting period in Dylan's output as he progresses from his early folk/acoustic style to his electric folk/rock period and then to a more contemplative folk/country style evident on `John Wesley Harding' and `Nashville Skyline'.
It could be argued that this book may not be the most all-inclusive and authoritative study of Bob Dylan's musical output during this period, and there have been many tomes released vying for that accolade. However, part of what initially attracted me to this book was its compact size (208 pages) and the fact that each album was dealt with in a different chapter containing an introduction as to what was pertinent during that era and a précis of each song from the album. Thus offering the reader the choice of reading this book from cover to cover or alternatively to dip in at wherever chapter their fancy takes them or at whatever song they may be interested in gathering a bit more information about. As mentioned above, if the reader wishes to elaborate or add to any of the information contained in this book there is a plethora of books available on Mr Dylan.
One minor point to note that does not effect the merit of this book is that the author has included within the contents of the book a chapter on `The Basement Tapes', these songs were written during 1967 but were not officially released until June 1975.