Neil Young – Waging Heavy Peace

Blue Rider Press

Neil Young has beat the snot out of his faithful Les Paul “Old Black” in his own style for years now – purists can criticize his technique but they can’t deny the emotion and depth of his playing. And in the end, isn’t it how the music makes you feel that really matters?

Young’s debut as an author with Waging Heavy Peace could be looked upon in much the same way: some may criticize the manner in which his book jumps around in time and place – but the constant that truly counts is Young himself. His feelings, memories, and confessions were laid out on the pages as they came from his soul. And whatever an academic might say about the presentation, they’d be hard-pressed to argue with the result, unless their head gets in the way of their heart. Waging Heavy Peace is the real Neil.

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