One of the finest singer-songwriters to have emerged from the 1960s, Neil Young
is truly a living legend with an extensive and influential discography that encompasses some 50 years of popular and rock music history. Featuring exclusive interviews with fellow musicians and other fascinating figures, Harvey Kubernik
's Heart Of Gold
is an essential read for any fans of Neil Young
or the many musical endeavours of which he has been a part.
From his debut with local bands in his native Canada to his most recent tours and acclaimed 2014 album, 'A Letter Home', Neil Young has consistently been writing and singing his way into the annals of rock history. From his spell with the seminal band Buffalo Springfield to his tumultuous collaborations with Crosby, Stills and Nash to his solo career which began in the 1970s and has been continuing full-force ever since, this book covers the life and music of one of the biggest influences on popular music.
As a musician, his explorations through various genres have proven ever-intriguing while at his best, he is near-untouchable. As an outspoken environmentalist, he has actively sought new goals to achieve, while his later career has been marked by his charitable works and documentaries. Unprecedented insights into the legend that is Neil Young come from the number of his fellow artists and musicians who are featured in Heart Of Gold. Names like Graham Nash, Jim Jarmusch, Nils Lofgren and many more illuminate the life of this monumental figure.
Author Harvey Kubernik is a writer and music historian, with over 44 years' experience as a pop culture journalist. His work has appeared in a number of music publications, while he's also written 6 books.
Neil Young: Heart Of Gold provides fascinating insights into the life and work of one of rock music's most enigmatic figures. At times controversial but never unwavering in his convictions about his art and politics, this book will allow fans to truly get to the heart and soul of this giant of popular music.