RavePopMattersA new book that acts as the raw material that became the first comprehensive and serious study of Dylan in book form, Anthony Scaduto’s Bob Dylan: An Intimate Biography ... The result is the equivalent of peeking inside a time capsule that was buried over 50 years ago. We get to visit with those who knew Dylan as intimately as anyone ever could. We read about how he shoveled snow to pay bills while trying to make his way as a folk singer. We develop a better understanding, somewhat, about his desire and need to craft his own story, his history, to others ... The Dylan Tapes reaches its climax, naturally, when Scaduto interviews the man himself ... While the original Scaduto biography still holds up as a landmark moment in the world of rock journalism, The Dylan Tapes acts not as a replacement for it, but as a fascinating peek behind the curtain on how the sausage is made. The Dylan Tapes is rich with unfiltered and unedited conversations with a cast of characters that assisted Dylan, in one way or another, along his path ... As with everything written about, or even by, Bob Dylan, nothing is truly revealed, yet The Dylan Tapes is still an engrossing journey into the research process of one gifted writer as he profiled another.