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Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby
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on 28 December 2015
I love David Crosby - his music in it's various settings has formed the soundtrack to my musical life, from the 60s to the present day - but after reading this very honest account of his life up to the late 80s I can imagine it would have been very hard to love the man if you actually knew him... Most of the book deals with his serial womanising, and particularly with his multiple drug addictions, particularly his enthusiasm for 'freebase' (look it up). His substance abuse drove him into near (if not actual) bankruptcy, perilously frail health, the loss of most of his friends and almost the loss of his beloved schooner 'The Mayan', which takes up another wedge of the book. Crosby admits he made very, very many very wrong decisions. Finally the drug taking landed him in jail, which almost definitely saved his life. It's amazing the Cros is still with us...
Well out together by Carl Gottlieb, the book has an effective structure, so the reader is clear whose 'voice' he is listening to - Crosby's, Gottlieb's (a long time friend and supporter), or the many interview subjects.
If I have one criticism of the book it is that it is relatively weak on much of the music making, and some of the dates of events are unclear. Still, as Crosby would be the first to admit, a lot of his life was a bit of a blur...
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on 3 June 2016
As I have loved this mans music for years I found the book to be just a great true rendition of his turbulent life if you are a fan it is a must. well written and honest a great read.
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on 27 September 2017
Great product and service.
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on 13 September 2016
Not finished it yet good so far
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on 11 August 2014
Ended up not liking 'Cros' very much. A gritty read in the American media style - made for the Crosby fan rather than the general reader. What you see its what you get. Money, drugs, excess - you get the idea. No surprises here.
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on 19 March 2017
good read
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on 12 May 2017
excellent
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on 16 May 2017
Good
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on 22 December 2015
Fantastic insight to a great artists who has lived life to the full..
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on 7 September 2014
Magic. Great
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