Waging Heavy Peace Deluxe

Waging Heavy Peace Deluxe

by Neil Young
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Waging Heavy Peace Deluxe by Neil Young

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101616833
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/25/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 496,003
File size: 109 MB
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About the Author

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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abbzug More than 1 year ago
Like a listen of On the Beach I have left on repeat for hours with no intention of changing for fear of interrupting the vibe, I have not been able to put this book down. Coincidentally I am a Neil Young fan, so while that probably results in a biased review, I can't imagine anyone else reading this book if they aren't also a fan of the man. Mostly, I think Young realizes this, too, and I especially love the moments he speaks directly to the reader - checking to see that we are still listening, most likely, because it does get a bit lengthy and rambling....but that's possibly exactly the intoxicating authenticity that appeals to me so much about this work. This book is uncomplicated. It is conversational. It is honest. It has moments of humility and moments of indulgence. Don't we all. The most enjoyable thing about it for me is its tendency to ruminate...I read portions out loud to my husband as we drove in the car for hours and no matter where I left off before or how much he missed in between, I could always just pick up where I was currently at because there is no "order." Like a good Neil Young listen, you can drop in when you feel like it and come back to it later and feel as if nothing passed between you, yet can still discover something new to appreciate. At the end of the day, it's always a good time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The review above is very well written and truthful. I, too, am a Neil Young fan, but found this book difficult to stay focused on. His lack of any kind of chronological order is confusing and his tendency to jump around from one subject to another gets annoying. I almost stopped reading it, but decided to persevere. Neil, stick to being the great musician and songwriter that you are, and leave the writing to real authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a Neil fan, you MUST read this. I also think it's worth the extra couple bucks for the Deluxe edition with pictures, video and music. That said, I absolutely love the way his mind works and gets the words to paper. Reading this got me into his world... I was not expecting that and am completely thrilled I went there! The way Neil continues to challenge himself, his fans and the world is evident in his music, writing, productions and inventions. In addition to being enriched by this book, I have fallen in love with and have great respect for Neil Young, the family man. TLC in Y-Town
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating journey through the life of Neil Young. Not your typical chronological autobiography, this book reads as you are sitting around hanging out with him all day. Whatever enters Neil's head makes it into this book. There are no boundaries, and you find out more about the man and his passions. There are no shots taken here as in many autobiographies, in fact Neil is proud of all the achievements from his past in music and the talent he played with. Neil has not lost his zest for life in maturity. A great read unlike any other rock and roll biography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is many things: biography, diary, sales brochure. I think Neil self-assigned himself the task of writing every day, and just wrote whatever was on his mind that particular day. One day he’s in a mood to reminisce, the next fired up about toy trains, the next all he’s got is what he did that day. There’s an exciting blurb about Neil Young goes to Cosco. What the heck? So, you don’t get a linear, focused, academic narrative. I’ve tried reading those about Neil and got totally bored. One get’s the sense in this book of getting to know a little about who Neil Young is. There is no co-writer or editor credited. The surprise is how very well written the individual blurbs are. Buy the book and hang with Neil for a while. That’s what it is.
nookreader5533 More than 1 year ago
Neil's book is outstanding. Its in depth description of the many sides to Neil offer an enlighten education of the man behind his music. The stories behind the songs, the music makers he has worked with and his personal tragedies, joys and accomplishments make this book a necessity for all Neil Young fans and a must read for those folks who are not yet a fan.
LorraineSwiss More than 1 year ago
I first loved Neil Young when I was in college in the early 70s, and this book feels like a long lost conversation with friends back in that era. The way in which his values and his love for music have formed his life is admirable. He is profound and, at times, profoundly funny in telling his story. Thanks for sharing all of your great gifts with us, Neil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is excellent and i rarely read nonfiction but love his music and great story
harpyrec More than 1 year ago
He did a splendid job on this book,as he is who he is. neil writes this autobiography as he wrote and lived his life.anyone looking for a ghost written book can look elsewhere for the gossip-here,you will find blatant honesty and(admittedly,but gladly)all you ever needed to know about why he is so strong a person and writer,his true explanation of why the springfeild ceases in a time he wished it never had to,and finally his "journey through the past  and present"a title he perhaps should use. his blurbs for his lossless music files belief grows from annoying to loving once you get him as a person of exellence.
MurrayCode More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Neil Young and you will accept his unabashed self promotion of his current non-musical projects than this may be a good read. But if you want to know more facts about his life and musical projects than this is not the most informative. You are given a tour of his very creative mind through the many chapters that discuss what ever he was thinking as he wrote the book. A linear trip this is not! I was disappointed in that I had hoped to learn more about Neil's processes of writing, maybe a bit of a "discumentary" into a long and amazing number of true iconic tunes. Not to be. He mentions many iconic names in the music business, not just Canadian talent as he has really become a world citizen with his music and that's all well and good. But once again, I would have preferred more depth. Having just taken in his recent concert with Crazy Horse, I realize he performs what is currently important to Neil. Maybe that is why he has such acceptance. You get what is truly in Neil not what he hopes his audience wants. His book is just that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having had Neil Young being a large part of the sountrack of my life, I truly enjoyed this book. In this book, he has covered everything from his early years to his most recent life. The combination of information from his musical to personal life was great to read. Even though I have never met Neil, there was nothing in the book that was earth shattering info in; it all fit in perfectly with my perception of Neil from listening to his music and the few interviews I've read or seen. I am not a hard core reader so my belief that Neil's writing style is unique may be incorrect, although I do believe his style not going to be found in an English Composition 101 class. Thank you Neil, I loved your book and was sad when I got to the last page realizing there was no more to read.....for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can't help increasing your respect for Neil Young after this approximately 500 page jewel. He comes across as an excellent family man whose love for his wife is consistent throughout the book. Leave it to Young to be your atypical rock star! I onlly recommend good reads and this is one. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book skips around a bit, but over all I really enjoyed it! I would think a follow up will come in the future. Its hard to get it all in one book.
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I thought the book was ging to be about his musical career but it wasn't. It focused on his electric car, PureSound abd several other things I didn't care about. I read about halfthe book and that was enough. I would not recommend it.
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Enjoyable
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5 stars neil
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I purchased this book as a gift. The recipient was pleased.
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