Special Deluxe Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Special Deluxe, written and read by Neil Young.
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.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 28 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||24 September 2015|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 62,354 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
136 in Biographies of Pop Musicians
207 in Popular Music (Books)
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Although this book covers the a lot of the same ground as his first book, it is from a totally different angle and is quite fascinating to me. The one thing that I find hard to understand is his fascination with old cars which to me are simply machines with little or no value at all, but I guess that is personal preference. Neil is very honest admitting his faults as a young (arrogant) man, but there's never a truer saying than you can put on old head on young shoulders!
There are quotes from many of his songs in this volume with events being the initial inspiration, but often fantasy or perhaps imagination taking over once the muse has started to flow.
This book stands up well in it's own right but for me the better volume is the first, so whilst you don't need to read that one first, I would highly recommend it.
I would say that this book is essential for anyone that is really interested in Neil Young, but I'm sure the casual reader would also find much to enjoy within the pages as well.