Rolling Thunder Logbook

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9780140047509: Rolling Thunder Logbook

In the Autumn of 1975 when America was 'festering with Bicentennial madness', Bob Dylan and his Rolling Thunder Review - a rag-tag variety show that Dylan envisioned as a travelling gypsy circus - toured 22 cities across the Northeast US. In amongst the motley crew that included Joni Mitchell, T-Bone Burnett, Allen Ginsberg, Mick Ronson, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, was playwright Sam Shepard, ostensibly hired to write the script for a Fellini-esque movie that would come of the tour. Throughout the many moods and moments of his travels with Dylan and the troupe, Shepard also kept an impressionistic 'logbook' of life on the road. Published soon after the tour finished, it quickly became a classic for Dylan fans. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of that tour, this edition of Shepard's book was completely redesigned, and illuminated by 40 candid photographs by official tour photographer Ken Regan, many never-before published. "The Rolling Thunder Logbook" captures the camaraderie, isolation, head games and pill-popping mayhem of the tour, providing a window into Dylan's singular talent, enigmatic charisma and vision of America.

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About the Author:

Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of more than 45 plays, including Buried Child and True West as well as the story collections Great Dream of Heaven and Cruising Paradise. He has appeared in more than 25 films and received an Oscar nomination for his performance in The Right Stuff. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Shepard lives in Minnesota.

Review:

"A great read" -- Harp November 2004

"A narrative collage of short stories, notes, poems, hypothetical film scenes, and fan's dreams...visually and intellectually vivid writing." -- Flaunt Magazine March, 2005

"Entertaining as well as a fascinating look at a particular cultural moment." -- Creative Loafing-Charlotte 1/26/05

"Everyone was pretty stoned at the time, so the book is a bit strange." -- Library Journal 9/15/04

"Fascinating because it skips the minutiae and offers its own moodily entertaining narrative...Shepard captures Dylan and his motley circle." -- New York Times Book Review 10/24/04

"Shepard is equally wise to Dylan's fundamental mystery and his rock star bullshit. Shepard's vignettes are part awe, part irony." -- Relix February / March 2005

"[A] fascinating book filled with snippets of dialogue, lists, and random chunks of narrative." -- St. Paul Pioneer Press 1/27/05

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