Highly respected writer and critic Steve Grant explores and celebrates the key songs by Neil Young that have had the most effect on his life. From the 1960s with Buffalo Springfield, through a stormy stint with Crosby, Stills & Nash, a brief period of single chart success as a solo artist, and up to his crowning as godfather of grunge, Essential Neil Young takes in the politics, loves and hates of a fascinating man.
This is not a biography, rather it is a personal exploration of the power and dignity of the work of Neil Young. Covering four decades of songwriting from the early 1960s, the author relates how Young’s 1960s idealism shaped his work and influenced others. It is essential reading for all fans of Neil Young.