• Anglais Waging Heavy Peace

    Young Neil

    The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents the story of his career against a backdrop of 40 years of history, discussing such topics as his collaborations with famous fellow artists, his creative process and his activist work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School. 750,000 first printing.

  • Anglais Special Deluxe

    Young Neil

    The iconic rock starsNew York Timesbestselling follow-up toWaging Heavy Peacethat reads like a great Neil Young song plays. (The Buffalo News)In this acclaimed new memoir, New York Times bestselling author Neil Young has fashioned another extraordinary work of reminiscences told through the lens of one of his deepest passions: cars. A lifelong devotee and collector, Young explores his love for the well-crafted vintage automobile and examines his newfound awareness of his hobbys negative environmental impact. Witty, eclectic, candid, and filled with Youngs original artwork, Special Deluxe will appeal to car lovers as well as the legions devoted to one of the most genuine and enigmatic artists of our time.

  • Une autobiographie

    Neil Young

    Après le succès deLifede Keith Richards, l´autobiographie très attendue d´une autre légende du rock : Neil Young.
    Neil Young est sans aucun doute l´une des figures les plus marquantes, les plus attachantes et les plus énigmatiques de l´histoire du rock et de la culture pop des quarante dernières années. Depuis ses débuts avec le groupe Buffalo Springfield jusqu´à ses albums révolutionnaires en solo, en passant par ses immenses succès avec Crosby, Stills & Nash et son adoubement en tant que père spirituel du grunge au début des années quatre-vingt-dix, s´essayant tour à tour à la country la plus traditionnelle et au punk-rock le plus radical, Neil Young a su se renaître et se réinventer en permanence sans jamais trahir son idéal artistique.

    Son autobiographie présente un kaléidoscope de la vie mouvementée et du parcours musical foisonnant du Loner (le Solitaire, son surnom, s´inspirant du titre de l´une de ses chansons). Neil Young y revient pour la toute première fois en détail sur son enfance, sa découverte de la musique et sa vie de star. Un voyage qui nous conduit des neiges de son Canada natal aux boulevards de Los Angeles sous l´influence du LSD dans les années soixante, jusqu´aux rivages plus calmes d´Hawaii aujourd´hui. Pleins d´esprit, d´humour et de fraîcheur, les souvenirs de Neil Young sont un véritable cadeau pour tous les amateurs de musique - et ses Mémoires sans nul doute destinés à devenir un classique du genre.
    À l´instar des Chroniquesde Bob Dylan, l´ouvrage de référence en la matière, Neil Young a fait le choix remarquable de privilégier un retour sur soi via l´exercice autobiographique plutôt que de recourir, comme tant d´autres avant lui, aux services d´un biographe officiel. À propos du travail d´écriture, Young explique à quel point l´expérience lui a plu : « J´ai commencé et je ne me suis plus arrêté d´écrire. C´est comme ça qu´avait l´habitude de faire mon père [célèbre journaliste sportif] avec sa vieille Underwood dans le grenier. Il me disait : "Continue d´écrire, tu ne sais jamais ce qu´il va se passer.´´»

  • Special Deluxe by Neil Young - the second installment of the iconic musician's memoirs Quirky and wonderfully candid, Neil Young's new book of reminiscences is as compelling as his first book. He returns with more unforgettable stories about his six decades in the music business - but this is not your average rock biography. He centres this new work on one of his life's passions, cars, using the framework of all the cars he's ever owned to construct a narrative of his life and career, exploring and demonstrating how memories are attached to objects. Young also expresses regret for the environmental impact of his past cars, and now passionately advocates the use of clean energy.
    Special Deluxe is a mix of memoir and environmental politics by one of the most gifted and influential artists of our time.

    The next installment of Neil Young's memoir after Waging Heavy Peace, Special Deluxe is essential reading for his fans and will also appeal to readers of Life by Keith Richards and Chronicles by Bob Dylan.

    'Not your average rock-star autobiography .... Young is a natural obsessive and a bit cantankerous, which makes an interesting combination' Richard Williams, Guardian 'Waging Heavy Peace is as charismatically off the wall as Neil Young's records' Janet Maslin, New York Times Neil Young's music and songwriting span forty years, and his 34 studio albums are among the most enduring and popular in modern times. Born and raised in Canada, long resident in California, he has been uniquely inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also well-known as a political activist, environmentalist and philanthropist, co-founding Farm Aid and The Bridge School for educationally impaired children.

  • Waging Heavy Peace is the remarkable memoir of rock icon Neil Young Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Reflective, insightful and disarmingly honest, Waging Heavy Peace is his long-awaited memoir. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his re-emergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock 'n' roll - this is Neil's story told in his own words.
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    Young presents a kaleidoscopic view of personal life and musical creativity; it's a journey that spans the snows of Ontario to the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Along the way he writes about the music, the victims, the girls and the drugs; about his happy family life but also about the health problems he and his children have experienced; about guitars, cars and sound systems; about Canada and California and Hawaii. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards.

    'Wryly funny, deeply moving, painfully honest' Guardian 'He's talking to you, not at you, unravelling himself as well, and you don't want it to end . . . You see rock and roll history from the inside out, and in the present tense' Independent 'Young appears bounteous and joyful, a genuinely happy hippy . . . Unusually for a rock memoir, this one is almost completely angst-free' Sunday Times 'Dryly hilarious . . . poignant . . . Waging Heavy Peace shows that Young is still in full possession of that stubborn, brilliant, one-of-a-kind instrument' Rolling Stone 'A real treat . . . he writes openly and movingly abut the key figures in his life...you feel you know Young better for reading it' Metro

  • The story of the birth of the Religious Right is a familiar one. In the 1970s, mainly in response to Roe v. Wade, evangelicals and conservative Catholics put aside their longstanding historical prejudices and theological differences and joined forces to form a potent political movement that swept across the country. In this provocative book, Neil J. Young argues that almost none of this is true. Young offers an alternative history of the Religious Right that upends these widely-believed myths. Theology, not politics, defined the Religious Right. The rise of secularism, pluralism, and cultural relativism, Young argues, transformed the relations of Americas religious denominations. The interfaith collaborations among liberal Protestants, Catholics, and Jews were met by a conservative Christian counter-force, which came together in a loosely bound, politically-minded coalition known as the Religious Right. This right-wing religious movement was made up of Mormons, conservative Catholics, and evangelicals, all of whom were united--paradoxically--by their contempt for the ecumenical approach they saw the liberal denominations taking. Led by the likes of Jerry Falwell, they deemed themselves the pro-family movement, and entered full-throated into political debates about abortion, school prayer, the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights, and tax exemptions for religious schools. They would go on to form a critical new base for the Republican Party. Examining the religious history of interfaith dialogue among conservative evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons, Young argues that the formation of the Religious Right was not some brilliant political strategy hatched on the eve of a history-altering election but rather the latest iteration of a religious debate that had gone on for decades. This path breaking book will reshape our understanding of the most important religious and political movement of the last 30 years.

  • The story of the birth of the Religious Right is a familiar one. In the 1970s, mainly in response to Roe v. Wade, evangelicals and conservative Catholics put aside their longstanding historical prejudices and theological differences and joined forces to form a potent political movement that swept across the country. In this provocative book, Neil J. Young argues that almost none of this is true. Young offers an alternative history of the Religious Right that upends these widely-believed myths. Theology, not politics, defined the Religious Right. The rise of secularism, pluralism, and cultural relativism, Young argues, transformed the relations of Americas religious denominations. The interfaith collaborations among liberal Protestants, Catholics, and Jews were met by a conservative Christian counter-force, which came together in a loosely bound, politically-minded coalition known as the Religious Right. This right-wing religious movement was made up of Mormons, conservative Catholics, and evangelicals, all of whom were united--paradoxically--by their contempt for the ecumenical approach they saw the liberal denominations taking. Led by the likes of Jerry Falwell, they deemed themselves the pro-family movement, and entered full-throated into political debates about abortion, school prayer, the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights, and tax exemptions for religious schools. They would go on to form a critical new base for the Republican Party. Examining the religious history of interfaith dialogue among conservative evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons, Young argues that the formation of the Religious Right was not some brilliant political strategy hatched on the eve of a history-altering election but rather the latest iteration of a religious debate that had gone on for decades. This path breaking book will reshape our understanding of the most important religious and political movement of the last 30 years.

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