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Neil Young: On The Beach

Charles Shaar Murray, Independent, The, 12 July 2003

IT USED to be said of performers like country legend Jimmie Rodgers and Delta bluesman Skip James that they had "that high lonesome sound". No one in rock music has ever called up that sound quite like Neil Young: his eerie windswept high tenor is still capable, even after almost four decades in the music business, of evoking every emotional shade between exquisite melancholia and scalded-cat yowling angst.

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