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Neil Young: At the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

Dave DiMartino, MOJO, May 1999

A MAN less heard unadorned than in context – be it with Crazy Horse, Pearl Jam, The Bluenotes, the Stray Gators, the Shocking Pinks, or Crosby, Stills & You Know Who – Neil Young remains a dandy one-man show. His performance here, at the more-intimate-than-usual Wiltern Theater, was a treat, then for those who felt a twinge for the same journeyman folkie who long ago recorded 'Sugar Mountain'. In very good spirits, surrounded by a circle of guitars, banjo, and trad keyboards of all sorts, Young let fly 21 songs old and new – all expertly paced and, better, yet, one even involving a dog.

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