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The stellar career of singer-songwriter-guitarist Nils Lofgren receives a comprehensive retrospective in Face the Music, limited edition nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set that is individually hand signed and numbered by the artist.
The collection s music component, selected by Lofgren himself, comprises 169 tracks, stretching back to Lofgren s early work with his Washington, D.C.-area band Grin, which he founded at the age of 17 in 1968, and surveying both his major-label solo albums and independent self-released music. Two of the CDs contain 40 previously unreleased tracks and rarities. The DVD features 20 video clips selected from a body of performances as diverse as Nils career.
A detailed, lavishly illustrated 136-page booklet, with an introduction by noted rock journalist Dave Marsh, contains Lofgren s track-by-track commentary and personal reflections on his work, as well as his tours of duty as a sideman with such luminaries as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Ringo Starr. The set also contains homages to Lofgren by such colleagues as Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Sting, Bono, and Paul Rodgers.
In its entirety, the set gives a full-length, intimately detailed picture of the performer Neil Young who hired the 18-year-old Lofgren to play piano and guitar on After the Gold Rush in 1969 calls an inspiration to me for many years. A true triple threat, Lofgren has distinguished himself as the writer of melodic, affecting, and hard-rocking songs, a sensitive and seemingly ageless singer, and a guitarist of incomparable power and imagination.
Both very welcome & long overdue, if you don't know NiLS, this FACE THE MUSiC Remastered Retrospective Collection is perfect for you; And, even, maybe more so (as for me), this is... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Culbrain Collector MC
This is probably the best box set ever. Very comprehensive. Great, great writing about all of the songs. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Thomas Ranken
I really like Nil's earlier work with Grin, Neal Young, and his earlier Solo Artsit work. Although I respect Nil's musicianship in some of his more recent music, the Nill's music I... Read morePublished 10 months ago by brian s. melsom
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At importcds.com it is $106.63 including shipping.
Aug 4, 2014 by K. Dickerson | See all 2 posts
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August 5 is the new date.
Jun 8, 2014 by john helmuth | See all 2 posts
|this could be great.||
I have been waiting for this release for a while now. I am most curious about the two CD's of unreleased and demos. The DVD should be good fun as well. Also a 136 page booklet summarizing his career is also good.
Mar 17, 2014 by Oyvind Gullikstad | See all 13 posts
|NEVER thought there would ever be a large box by Nils !||Be the first to reply|