Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars
toplowridersites.com Neil Young's lifelong fascination with classic cars comes to the page in "Special Deluxe; this shot is from his recent road movie/documentary "Neil Young Journeys."
By Neil Young
Blue Rider Press, 384 pp., $32.
Fans of Canada's Greatest Musical Export were happy to hear that he would be delivering a second, meaty memoir just two years after the well-received Waging Heavy Peace. Take that, Dylan! We've been waiting over a decade for the promised follow-up to the slim Chronicles, Vol. 1.
However, the news that Young's second volume would be recollections of the noted gearhead's large collection of cars he has owned, did not seem so enticing. Fortunately the book's 40 chapters, each illustrated with Young's own hand-colored vehicle drawings, use cars and his adventures with and in them simply as a jumping off-point. He weaves tales of his music, life, and famed collaborators within.