I’m a pretty big Neil Young fan, and I’ve only heard maybe a third of these. This was a great piece on Rollingstone.com to ring in the man’s 69th birthday. I’ll be spending the afternoon catching up. Great to see the songs “Slip Away” and “I’m the Ocean” on there—probably two of my favorite songs ever. Do they meander a little? Maybe. But they create a dream-like space to inhabit when you listen. I’d put them on late at night when those albums Broken Arrow and Mirror Ball first came out. I’d still put them on anytime, now.
Ben Greenman wrote this up in The New Yorker. I wish I had been there. Patti Smith’s memoir is great, and I’m really looking forward to Neil’s.