Far and Away

Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart lets us ride with him along the backroads of North America, Europe, and South America, sharing his experiences in personal reflections and full-color photos. Spanning almost four years, these 22 stories are open letters that recount adventures both personal and universal - from the challenges and accomplishments in the professional life of an artist to the birth of a child. These popular stories, originally posted on Neil's website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector's volume.

Fans will discover a more intimate side to Neil's very private personal life and will enjoy his observations of natural phenomena. At one point, he anxiously describes the birth of two hummingbirds in his backyard; at the same time, his wife is preparing for the birth of their daughter - a striking synchronicity tenderly related to readers.

A love of drumming, nature, art, and the open road threads through the narrative, as Neil explores new horizons, both physical and spiritual. This is the personal, introspective travelogue of rock's foremost drummer, enthusiastic biker, and sensitive husband and father. Far and Away is a book to be enjoyed again and again, like letters from a distant friend.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Front Cover 1
Copyright 7
Table of Contents 9
Intro / A Prize Every Time 12
That's the Way We Roll 18
Every Road Has Its Toll 26
Shunpikin' It Old Skool 37
Haste Ye Back 45
The Hour of Arriving 58
The Best February Ever 69
South By Southwest 78
When the Road Ends 90
Independence Day 101
The Drums of October 114
December in Death Valley 127
A Winter's Tale of Summers Past 142
The Quest for the Phantom Tower 156
Under the Marine Layer 172
A Little Yellow Cabin in Yellowstone Lake 185
The Ballad of Larry and Suzy 209
Autumn Serenade 219
Fire on Ice 229
Time Machines 244
Theme and Variations 255
Cruel Summer 269
The Power of Magical Thinking 289
Outro / The Prize 310
Photo Credits 314
Also By Neil Peart 315
Back Cover 317