Publication Date: 6 Sep 2018
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Published by Red Planet, 336pp including a 16 page photo section. Unsigned Hardback
When Bob Dylan picked up a silver cross thrown on stage in San Diego and found Jesus in late 1978, it ended a search that had begun when his career crashed to a halt in 1966. “Too Much of Nothing” begins with that motorcycle accident and traces Dylan’s long journey of discovery that culminated with his finding Jesus in 1978-79.
Bob Dylan: “The turning point was back in Woodstock. A little after the accident. Sitting around one night under a full moon. I looked into the bleak woods and I said, ‘Something’s gotta change’.”
“Too Much of Nothing” charts those many and varied changes.
Some writers have christened this time the “lost years”. In 1978 Dylan referred to it as a period of “amnesia”.
This book puts into context Dylan’s disappearance from view in the late Sixties, his tentative efforts to return, some successful – the Rolling Thunder Revues, “Planet Waves”, “Blood On The Tracks” and “Desire” – and some less so, with a final chapter that focuses on Dylan finding Jesus and a comprehensive examination of where his faith lies today.
About the author
Owner and editor of ISIS magazine, Derek Barker is a renowned authority on the life and works of Bob Dylan. He regularly contributes to radio and television programmes about Bob Dylan and is the author of three previous books and three booklets about Dylan.