The perfect gift for music lovers and Neil Young fans, telling the story behind Neil Young's legendary career and his iconic, beloved songs.
“I think I will have to use my time wisely and keep my thoughts straight if I am to succeed and deliver the cargo I so carefully have carried thus far to the outer reaches.”—Neil Young, from Waging Heavy Peace
Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Young’s storied career has spanned over forty years and yielded some of the modern era’s most enduring music. Now for the first time ever, Young reflects upon his life—from his Canadian childhood, to his part in the sixties rock explosion with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, through his later career with Crazy Horse and numerous private challenges. An instant classic, Waging Heavy Peace is as uncompromising and unforgettable as the man himself.
Neil Young's music and songwriting—which span 40 years and 34 studio albums of rock and roll, folk, and country, with shadings of blues, techno, and other styles—are among the most enduring and popular in modern times. From his early days with Buffalo Springfield through his solo career and collaborations with Crosby, Stills & Nash; Crazy Horse; and dozens of other notable musicians and groups; Young is acclaimed for both his musical talents and his artistic integrity. With a major hit in every decade since the sixties, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. A well-known political activist, environmentalist, and philanthropist, Young has been involved in several causes, notably cofounding Farm Aid and the Bridge School, which assists children with physical impairments and communication needs.
Keith Carradine is an award-winning actor, singer, and songwriter. Born in 1949 to artist and actress Sonia Sorel and the prolific Hollywood veteran John Carradine, he is best known for his roles in Nashville, Deadwood, The Duellists, Madam Secretary, and Dexter. In addition to film and television, Carradine has had success in theater and music, getting his acting start in the original Broadway run of Hair and appearing in productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Will Rogers Follies, and Foxfire. He won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for "I'm Easy", which he wrote and performed in Nashville. His credits as a voice actor and narrator include Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young and With These Hands by Louis L'Amour.