Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic The list of narrators for the audiobook version of Bob Dylan’s upcoming book has come to light, and it reads like a who’s who of Oscar contenders from the past few decades, along with the author himself doing some of the reading.
The lineup of voice talent reading chapters from “The Philosophy of Modern Song” aloud includes Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Oscar Isaac, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard, Jeffrey Wright and Renée Zellweger.
This lineup of all-star Dylan surrogates has yet to be officially announced. It was first published by the U.K. magazine Uncut; Variety has confirmed the list. “The Philosophy of Modern Song” is a collection of essays about 66 different songs Dylan considers great pieces of songwriting.
It comes out Nov. 8 from Simon & Schuster. Word of the audiobook readers follows the revelation last month of the 66 tunes Dylan is tackling in the forthcoming book.Read more on variety.com