Item description for An American Band by Dan Peek...
Overview Peek tells the story of the formative years of the band America, Peek's personal road to success in music, and the turbulent times that followed, which ultimately led to his spiritual awakening.
Publishers Description "An American Band," the America Story, tells the story of the formative years of AMERICA, Dan's personal road to success in music and the turbulent times that followed, leading ultimately to his spiritual awakening.
Citations And Professional Reviews An American Band by Dan Peek has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 149
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.07 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1594679290 ISBN13 9781594679292
Availability 119 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 26, 2017 07:06.
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Reviews - What do customers think about An American Band?
A trip back to my teens. Nov 17, 2008
Reading through this book transported back to where I grew up in southern california and some similar adventures. I enjoyed reading about Dan's early years moving around with his family and how he and his brother Tom got into music. I liked Dan's honesty about his faith in GOD and what it means to him.
Decent Insight to America's Interworkings Mar 24, 2006
As a rabid fan of America's music, I found this book insightful - illustrating the early beginnings of the band, the ups & downs, the challenges and the triumphs. It's written simply and straightforward from Dan's perspective. One gets to know tid bits about all three members - likes, dislikes, quirks, and the like. It also shows how shallow the rock life can be and how one can easily crash and burn. It's a decent, not great read and more tailored for those who appreciate Peek and his band mates music.
A Peek into America Dec 3, 2005
After reading Dan Peek's autobiography I feel satiated and a little angry. Satiated because my thirst for more America (even non-musical) has been at least temporarily slaked after a long hiatus; angry because these guys whom I consider to be so musicaly gifted are fully revealed to be greedy, selfish pigs like most entertainers. I got to hang out with Beckley once for an hour, and this book confirmed all my suspicians about him formed during that brief meeting. This book will delight all true America fans who long for the inside story of this group's formation, rise to superstar status, and ultimate crash. I would have enjoyed more good stuff, such as how more of the songs came to be, what it was like to win a grammy, etc. and less dirt. But it is clear that Dan needed to cleanse his soul, and God bless him. Let's hope these three can unite again before some disease or nut with a gun renders this impossible, as it did with the Beatles. A great read, even with some shortcomings such as horrible editing. Thank you, Dan, for letting your fans into your heart.
Trio or Duo? It doesn't matter... Aug 13, 2005
As someone who espouses the "christian way of life" it seems rather sad that the facts according to Peek have to be dredged up again. What's passed is past. The fact that there seems to be more unresolved issues make me think that he should have talked to the two men in the crux of the matter instead of letting them READ it in a book. WOW. Anyway, glad he's "forgiven" them and himself. That's always a good thing. As for the book, it's ok. It's a kind of salicious read for those longing for the glory days from the mid to late '70's. If you read the portions of it on the website it might be a way to save the $13.
All Things Are Possible Apr 5, 2005
I could not wait for Dan's book to arrive. I opened it and began reading aloud to any family member willing to listen. There is humor, suspense, love and jealousy. Yes, this is real life, whether in the fast lane or slow lane.
I got the feeling Dan was trying his best to be honest and fair from his perspective, without being too brutally honest. In general, he seems to be harder on himself than on others. Somehow we always seem to hurt those to whom we are the closest. Sometimes we are too close and do not give each other the space to be individuals.
I have always felt America was better as a trio than as a duet or solo act. Dan, Dewey and Gerry are three separate, strong personalities. Their individual music has always been both distinct, yet complementary. We may never have the entire group together again, but can only hope the three will someday realize they were better together than separate. They wanted to be "bigger than the Beatles", but the Beatles were never big enough to put past differences behind.
In order to understand this book in its fullest sense, a person must understand forgiveness and the Christian life. For in the end, this book seemed to be beyond an autobiography, but also Dan's way of saying "I'm sorry". To forgive is divine.