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Neil Young : Stories Behind the Songs 1966 - 1992 - Nigel Williamson

Neil Young

Stories Behind the Songs 1966 - 1992


Published: 2nd November 2010
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Iconoclast, innovator and influence on numerous generations of musicians, Neil Young's career that has spanned 35 years and well over 40 albums.

During that time the music-buying public has seen many different faces of the man : the pioneering country-rocker of Buffalo Springfield; the plaintive troubadour of "After The Goldrush"; the megastar of supergroup Crosby Stills, Nash and Young; the proto-grunge merchant of "Rust Never Sleeps and Weld"; the Nashville schlocker of "Old Ways"; or (bizarrely) the electro-cowboy of "Trans".

About the Author

Nigel Williamson bought his first Neil Young album in 1969 at the age of 15. A former editor of the political weekly Tribune, he then worked as a political correspondent and columnist on The Times, before becoming that paper's news editor. Now freelance, he continues to write for The Times about music and culture, is a contributing editor to Uncut magazine and has a weekly column in Billboard. He is also one of the judges of the Mercury Music Prize.


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Very informative and easy read


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    Very good easy to read book with a few bits of information about the subject I did not know about before

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    Although there have been many books and articles written Neil Young, none of them have systematically analysed the music and explained the stories behind much of his enormous catalogue of songs. Neil Young: Stories Behind the Songs is the first book to tell the story of Neil Young exclusively through his songs. Who were the Rockets? What was the target of "This Note's For You"? Why did he sing a song about Johnny Rotten?; With detailed accounts of the writing and recording of his classic songs, Neil Young: Stories Behind the Songs is an essential companion to one of the most important of all rock repertoires.

    ISBN: 9781847326942
    ISBN-10: 1847326943
    Series: Stories Behind the Songs
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 191
    Published: 2nd November 2010
    Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 14.7  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.34
    Edition Number: 1