From his debut with local bands in his native Canada to his 2014 album A Letter Home, Neil Young's career spans over 50 years of rock-music history. Through his time with the seminal West Coast band Buffalo Springfield, collaborations with Crosby, Stills & Nash, his solo years starting in the late 1960s, and subsequent tours and albums as a singer-songwriter, Young's work has uniquely reflected the shifting musical styles of five decades, including rock, punk, electro-pop, and the retro vision of Americana.
Every aspect of Young's remarkable life is explored through exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, record producers, music journalists, film directors, and loyal fans. Among those featured are musicians Graham Nash, Nils Lofgren, and Richie Furay; filmmaker Jim Jarmusch; photographer Henry Diltz; and many more. Featuring a retrospective commentary on Neil Young's studio and live albums, a complete discography, and photographs and memorabilia from throughout his career, the book places Young's musical achievements within the context of his life – an essential and timely celebration.
HARVEY KUBERNIK (Los Angeles) is a writer, editor, and journalist whose work has appeared internationally in, among others, Melody Maker, the Los Angeles Free Press, Crawdaddy!, Musician, Goldmine, Mix, the Los Angeles Times, Record Collector News, and Mojo. He has written several books, including Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon, which was described by one reviewer as “one of the best books on rock ever written.” He is also the author of Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows.