Lost Highway (Enhanced Edition)

Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians
By Peter Guralnick (Electronic Book, 2013)
This masterful exploration of American roots music--country, rockabilly, and the blues--spotlights the artists who created a distinctly American sound, including Ernest Tubb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and Sleepy LaBeef. In incisive portraits based on searching interviews with these legendary performers, Peter Guralnick captures the boundless passion that drove these men to music-making and that kept them determinedly, and sometimes almost desperately, on the road.

This enhanced edition includes:
  • Exclusive video footage prepared specifically for the enhanced eBook that has never been seen before.
  • Rare audio clips.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316199483

    • On Sale Date: 12/03/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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This masterful exploration of American roots music--country, rockabilly, and the blues--spotlights the artists who created a distinctly American sound, including Ernest Tubb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and Sleepy LaBeef. In incisive portraits based on searching interviews with these legendary performers, Peter Guralnick captures the boundless passion that drove these men to music-making and that kept them determinedly, and sometimes almost desperately, on the road.

This enhanced edition includes:
  • Exclusive video footage prepared specifically for the enhanced eBook that has never been seen before.
  • Rare audio clips.

Peter Guralnick has been called "a national resource" by Nat Hentoff for work that has argued passionately and persuasively for the vitality of this country's intertwined black and white musical traditions. His books include the prize-winning two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. Of the first Bob Dylan wrote, "Elvis steps from the pages. You can feel him breathe. This book cancels out all others." Of the biography as a whole, the New York Times Book Review declared in a lead review, "It must be ranked among the most ambitious and crucial biographical undertakings yet devoted to a major American figure of the second half of the twentieth century." Other books include an acclaimed trilogy on American roots music, Sweet Soul Music, Lost Highway, and Feel Like Going Home; the biographical inquiry Searching for Robert Johnson; and the novel, Nighthawk Blues. His latest book, Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke, has been hailed by the San Fransisco Chronicle as "monumental, panoramic...an epic tale told against a backdrop of brilliant, shimmering music, intense personal melodrama, and vast social changes." He is currently at work on a biography of Sam Phillips.

  • LOST HIGHWAY (ENHANCED EDITION) by Peter Guralnick

  • "A powerful, affecting, compelling work....Probably the most moving and revealing book on country music to date." -- Douglas Green, Country Music

  • "Indispensable.... [The chapter on Merle Haggard] is as if Chekhov had filed a report from Harrah's in Lake Tahoe." -- Nat Hentoff, Village Voice

  • "Guralnick has produced more than a tribute to the lost highway that carries the music he loves best; he has come through with a map of it." -- Rolling Stone

  • "Guralnick deploys a master's touch and a lover's intensity to the simultaneous depiction of the character of the individual subject and the world in which he moves....You not only learn who someone is, but where he's been, where he's going, and why." -- Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express

  • "These are essential studies in American roots music, written by one of the foremost historians working today in any field." -- Paste Magazine

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Lost Highway (Enhanced Edition)
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780316199483
  • On Sale Date: 12/03/2013
Lost Highway (Enhanced Edition)