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The deluxe eBook edition of Waging Heavy Peace includes excerpts of more than fifteen Neil Young songs (personally selected by Young himself) such as “After the Gold Rush,” “Like a Hurricane,” and “The Needle and the Damage Done,” providing a soundtrack to his stories. Interspersed throughout the text are ten rare Young videos from his own archives, offering an uncommon behind the scenes glimpse of the man behind this memoir. In addition, a complete discography guarantees that diehard devotees and new fans alike enjoy the ultimate Neil Young experience.

For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.
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Neil Young’s music and songwriting—which span forty years and thirty-four studio albums of rock and roll, folk, and country, with shadings of blues, techno, and other styles—are among the most enduring and popular in modern times. From his early days with Buffalo Springfield through his solo career and collaborations with Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crazy Horse, and dozens of other notable musicians and groups, Young is acclaimed for both his musical talents and his artistic integrity. With a major hit in every decade since the sixties, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (as a solo artist in 1995 and as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997). A well-known political activist, environmentalist, and philanthropist, Young has been involved in several causes, notably cofounding Farm Aid and The Bridge School, which assists children with physical impairments and communication needs.
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Sep 25, 2012
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Neil Young
Det känns som att skriva passar mig som hand i handske; jag började och sedan gick det av bara farten ... Neil Young om att skriva sina memoarer

För första gången berättar en av rockens levande legender och mest originella artister med egna ord (utan spökskrivare) hela historien om sig själv och sitt liv; vi får följa en lysande musikkarriär, som tar sin början på 60-talet och som fortfarande är i full gång, drygt fyrtio år senare. Sommaren 2012 släpper nämligen Neil Young sitt femtioförsta album Americana. Hans memoarer är en av årets mest efterlängtade böcker, rikligt illustrerad med foton från olika skeden i livet och karriären. Ett måste för alla musikälskare!

Neil Young är en centralfigur i de senaste fyrtio årens rockhistoria och populärkultur. Han är en enastående personlighet som präglat musiken från sextiotalet med Buffalo Springfield till solokarri­ärens banbrytande album som After the Gold Rush och Harvest till megabästsäljande inspelningar med Crosby, Stills & Nash, och till återkomsten som grungemusikens skyddshelgon och gudfader.

Neil Young är urtypen för den kompromisslösa artist som bara följer sitt hjärta och sitt eget huvud. I sin bok Fredsförklaring (den amerikanska titeln är Waging Heavy Peace) skriver han om sitt liv och sin musikaliska kreativitet ur ett kalejdo­skopiskt perspektiv; det är en resa som sträcker sig från det snöiga Ontario till Los Angeles LSD-höljda boulevarder 1966 fram till dagens tillbakalutade och tankfulla tillvaro på Hawaii. Det är häpnadsväckande uppriktigt och slagkraftigt en blivande amerikansk klassiker.

"Jag började och sedan var det bara att fortsätta. Precis som min pappa brukade göra på sin gamla Underwood uppe på vinden. Han sa: Skriv på bara, du vet aldrig vad som kan dyka upp." Neil Young
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