Yngwie Malmsteen Bio and Autobiography
Posted by: chrisbrooks ()
Date: May 22, 2013 08:31PM

In between writing some new material in the last week, I've read two books about Yngwie; "As Above, So Below", the unofficial bio by Anders Tengner, and "Relentless", the autobiography by Yngwie himself. I gobbled up both books in about 10 hours total. The Yng was a big early influence. There was a decade or more when I switched off from his music as my thing took shape and it was time to focus on that and consume some other influences, but it's been great revisiting the story of an early hero and even revisiting his music recently. Have you read either or both books? What did you think?

Relentless is written quite differently as one might expect, and many of the people in Anders' book are either not mentioned by name or not mentioned at all, though some things are described very similarly. Towards the end it sort of veers from autobiographical to philosophical, with the man giving his thoughts on the creation process, tools of his trade, family and his journey to sobriety. I think they make good companion reading as pieces of the same picture. The bulk of Relentless is quite descriptive of the time up until around Odyssey and then subsequent album/tour cycles are referred to more in passing than anything. I recommend both and don't feel like either takes away from the other.

Chris Brooks - Guitar

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