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Published: 2012/09/17

Bob Dylan Working on Chronicles Vol. 2

Bob Dylan is working on a second volume in his Chronicles autobiography series, according to an article posted on Rolling Stone’s website.

“I stumbled into a strategy of going into the future and into the past,” Dylan recently told the magazine about Chronicles Vol. 1 . “I was writing about the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album, but I didn’t use that. In Chronicles I used [1989’s] Oh Mercy because it was more interesting to me. I still have the other piece for Freewheelin’ – most of it – and I can definitely make it bigger. That’s one of the aspects of Chronicles Two and Chronicles Three. It would definitely start with records. “

He goes on to tell Rolling Stone, “The whole early part of the first Chronicles was supposed to be based on some old record – maybe Another Side of Bob Dylan. I don’t know. I’m not familiar with what’s on all those records. But someplace in the 1960s. I was going to use that in a record, and then I could go into the future. Well, what happened was that I kind of lost the thread of what I was doing, and kind of just stayed there, and didn’t really go into the future. When I started writing about the early days in New York, I found it all extremely interesting. When you start doing that, it amazes you what you uncover without even trying.”

Dylan released his 35th studio album The Tempest on September 11. He will resume touring in October.

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