Journey Through the Past: The Stories Behind the Classic Songs of Neil Young

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2002 - Music - 159 pages
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(Book). Neil Young's musical evolution has been as versatile as rock itself: pioneering country-rocker with Buffalo Springfield; seminal folk-rocker with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; gentle acoustic guitarist; crashing hard rock electric guitarist; grunge prototype; and good-times rock 'n' roller. This cerebral singer/songwriter has penned unforgettable melodies, harmonies and lyrics, portraying plaintive sadness, lilting warmth and ragged anguish with his unmistakable tenor voice. Offering detailed analyses of this idiosyncratic musician's songs and the stories behind them, this book examines all of Young's key albums from 1967 to 2000, including such milestones as After the Gold Rush , Harvest , Tonight's the Night , Rust Never Sleeps , Harvest Moon , Silver & Gold and many others. An essential companion to one of the most important of all rock repertoires.
 

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Contents

THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD YEARS
9
NEIL YOUNG
19
EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE
25
AFTER THE GOLD RUSH
31
HARVEST
37
1973 TIME FADES AWAY
45
ON THE BEACH
49
TONIGHTS THE NIGHT
55
LANDING ON WATER
102
Life
107
THIS NOTES FOR YOU
111
FREEDOM
117
RAGGED GLORY
123
HARVEST MOON
127
SLEEPS WITH ANGELS
131
MIRROR BALL
136

ZUMA AND LONG MAY YOU RUN
60
AMERICAN STARSNBARS COMES A TIME
67
RUST NEVER SLEEPS
75
HAWKS AND DOVES and REACTOR
81
TRANS
87
EVERYBODYS ROCKIN
92
OLD WAYS
95
BROKEN ARROWSILVER AND GOLD
141
ARE YOU PASSIONATE?
147
CROSBY STILLS NASH AND YOUNG
151
DISCOGRAPHY
158
INDEX
160
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