Neil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History by Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz

Neil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History
By Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz
(Voyageur Press)

There is no way around it. Neil Young is a legendary genius of music. His work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young alone is Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame worthy.

Over his 40-plus year solo career, the Canadian native has mixed pop, rock, country, and psychedelia, to influence just about anyone who has picked up an instrument and tried to write a song.

Over a span of 224 pages in this beautifuly constructed hardback book “Neil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History,” authors Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz capture the awe-inspiring career of Young in illustrated form.

With 41 studio albums and countless live performances, there is a pretty massive archive of photos, tour posters, and notes to sift through, but the book seems to have it all. The book goes as far back as young’s childhood chronically his musical beginnings in the Canadian rock scene through his time spent with Buffalo Springfield, CSNY and of course his solo career.

Photos included are promo pictures from his early days to the present from respected rock photographers, candid photos, live photos, and my personal favorite – the many concert photos from the past and present.

It’s been well documented that Neil Young is a private person, often times being called difficult to work with, so hats off to Graff and Durchholz for putting together a beautiful collection of one of the greatest muscians ever to write a song.