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Neil Young: Unsettling Looseness

Live Review by David Rensin, Music World, June 1973

WRITING ANYTHING about Neil Young is always a labor of love, but the tendency to be both overly critical and sympathetic concerning his artistic fluctuation ...

Neil Young: Still a Young Man's Game

Interview by David Sinclair, Times, The, May 2003

HE CALLED one of his albums Rust Never Sleeps. But does Neil Young ever sleep? In the 12 months since he last played in Britain, ...

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Neil Young (2005)

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 2005

Mr. Young on the Prairie Wind album; his aneurysm and surgery; the great Spooner Oldham; his archive project; and the Heart of Gold movie.

File format: mp3; file size: 46.6mb, interview length: 50' 55" sound quality: ****

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Neil Young's Crazy Horse In Club Bow

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Van Nuys News, March 1969

THE TROUBADOUR in Hollywood just may acquire the reputation as the showcase for new groups emanating from the ashes of the now defunct Buffalo Springfield. ...

Neil Young: What It's Worth

Essay by Greil Marcus, Good Times, August 1969

NEIL YOUNG used to be number one or number two man with the Buffalo Springfield, depending on your taste; after the group broke up for ...

Neil Young: After The Gold Rush

Review by Mark Williams, Oz, 1970

To start with Nell Young ain't tryin' anything flashy – he does what he knows and he does it with the perfection of a trained ...

Stills and Young

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, January 1970

"DON'T BUILD me up into a pop star. I'm no different from you or anybody else. It's just that, because I'm a musician, I can ...

Neil Young: Songs of Innocence, Songs of Restraint

Profile and Interview by Robert Greenfield, Fusion, April 1970

NEIL YOUNG HAS A voice like a sunrise, fresh with promise, wise with years and practice, something you turn to for light encouragement and warmth. ...

Neil Young: Contra Costa Junior College, San Francisco

Live Review by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, April 1970

EVERYTHING about Neil Young’s approach to music has become so highly personalized that when he performs, he seems at first to be oblivious of his ...

Neil Young: His Solo Odyssey

Profile by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, June 1970

"MAYBE SOME group will come along and be big, you know, but who cares. It's just happened so many times now," said Neil Young in ...

Neil Young: Neil Gave Everything — And They Asked For More

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, March 1971

Neil Young: Royal Festival Hall, London ...

Neil Young: Harvest

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, Melody Maker, January 1972

Harvest is surely come: Geoffrey Cannon previews NEIL YOUNG's new album Harvest, released next month ...

Neil Young: Harvest

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, March 1972

At the end of this, five'll getcha ten, most of you are going to be exclaiming lividly, "O what vile geeks are rock critics! How ...

Neil Young: Time Fades Away (Warner-Reprise)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1973

NEIL YOUNG didn't really have too much to say after the days with the Buffalo Springfield. ...

Neil Young: The Naked Cowboy Fresh Out Of Beans

Essay by Andrew Tyler, New Musical Express, November 1973

EXPERIMENTS IN college dormitories with electrodes, erectoids and heat-meters show that the most consequential moment of a stripper's act is just prior to the panties ...

Nils Lofgren: Crazy Horse, Neil Young, Grin All That Mob

Interview by Chris Briggs, ZigZag, December 1973

1973 HAS BEEN the year that saw legendary heroes hit the floor. Bryan Ferry lampooned Bob Dylan in a sordid attempt to establish his own ...

Neil Young: Time Fades Away

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, January 1974

THIS ALBUM may do for Neil Young's declining image what Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid did for Dylan's. But like Dylan's much-maligned movie soundtrack ...

Neil Young: On The Beach

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, August 1974

RIGHT NOW NEIL YOUNG is in kind of an invidious position. On The Beach is his equivalent of Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album in terms ...

The Neil Young Story Part One: Expecting To Fly

Retrospective by Andy Childs, ZigZag, December 1974

WITHOUT ANY doubt, one of the musical highlights of this year was the memorable concert held at Wembley Stadium a few months back. A day ...

The Neil Young Story Part 2: The Lights Turned On And The Curtain Drawn

Retrospective by Andy Childs, ZigZag, March 1975

LAST TIME we traced the stormy, erratic career of the fabulous Buffalo Springfield – up until the time Neil Young left them to be replaced ...

Neil Young: Tonight's The Night

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, June 1975

...At the canyon bottom, four cruisers were spinning blue light; there was an ambulance and four civilian cars, all balanced on the sloping shoulder of ...

Tonight's the Night: Play It Loud and Stay in the Other Room!

Interview by Bud Scoppa, New Musical Express, June 1975

NEIL YOUNG isn't out to win any popularity contest. Just as he reached the top of the heap three years ago with the huge-selling Harvest, ...

Neil Young: Tonight's The Night

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, August 1975

"I'm sorry. You don't know these people. This means nothing to you." — Neil Young, in the liner notes ...

Neil Young: Tonight's the Night (Reprise)

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, September 1975

IF YOU THOUGHT Berlin was depressing, wait till you hear Tonight's the Night. Even the label is black. It is an album of resolute drugginess ...

Neil Young: Tonight's The Night

Review by Andy Childs, ZigZag, November 1975

AS I HOPE I've made clear in previous articles, Neil Young ranks in my estimation as THE singer/songwriter...I play his records extensively and regularly for ...

Neil Young: The Unwilling Superstar

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Creem, November 1975

NEIL YOUNG ISN'T out to win any popularity contests. Just as he reached the top of the heap three years ago with the huge-selling Harvest, ...

Neil Young Paints It Black: Zuma

Review by Paul Nelson, Village Voice, November 1975

NOTE: ON APRIL 14, 1983, Elliot Roberts, Neil Young's manager, wrote a letter to Paul: "This is to advise you that we will co-operate with ...

Neil Young: Zuma (Warner Bros.)

Review by Chris Briggs, Street Life, November 1975

THE FIRST real Crazy Horse album since Everybody Knows catches Young on his left foot backing off broken romance. ...

Neil Young: Zuma (Warner Brothers)*****

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, November 1975

YOUNG'S NEWLY gained independence, following his split with his old lady, actress Carrie Snodgrass, seems to have had quite a positive effect on his work. ...

Neil Young: Zuma

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, December 1975

Now I remember why I used to rave about Neil Young... ...

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Zuma

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, January 1976

"It's another rock & roll album. A lot of instrumental things... it's about the Incas and the Aztecs. It takes on another personality. It's like ...

Neil Young: Young And In Love

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, April 1976

Neil Young: Hammersmith Odeon, London ...

Stills Young: Long May You Run

Review by Andy Childs, ZigZag, November 1976

IF THE music on this album had in any way matched up to the exceptionally heavy vibes surrounding its making then we would surely have ...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Palladium Theatre, NYC

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, November 1976

NEW YORK Only an artist with the charisma and talent of Nell Young could perform with a lacklustre band such as the current Crazy Horse ...

The Band's "Last Waltz": Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Phonograph Record, December 1976

WHEN THE announcement came, 5,000 tickets at $25 each were sold out almost immediately. This was the final show, "The Last Waltz." The Band — ...

Stills-Young Band: Long May You Run

Review by John Morthland, Creem, February 1977

WHAT A CURIOUS "COLLABORATION" this turns out to be. Neil Young, whose career is at a new critical peak and isn't hurting commercially either, lends ...

Neil Young: American Stars ’n Bars (Reprise)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, June 1977

Superstar-turned-cult-attraction Young has thrown a change of pace by serving up a tasty platter of palatable musical morsels. Long considered the godfather of agony rock ...

Neil Young: American Stars'n'Bars (Reprise)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, June 1977

Neil: bad judgment...or just a bad liver? ...

Neil Young: Decade

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, November 1977

I WAS listening seriously to music before Neil Young, but I can't remember what it was. ...

Neil Young: Decade

Review by Andy Childs, ZigZag, December 1977

ONE OF the most immediately likeable things about this album besides the very impressive packaging, is that it doesn't purport to be a Best Of ...

Neil Young: Decade (Reprise)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1978

First off, I'm only Canadian on my mother's side. ...

Neil Young: Comes A Time

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, October 1978

NELLIE YOUNG COMES A CROPPER ...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: The Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, November 1978

COMES A time when even Neil Young has to do something different with his live shows than the acoustic set followed by hard-rock-with-band bit. ...

Neil Young And Crazy Horse: Clarkston, Michigan

Live Review by Susan Whitall, Creem, December 1978

CLARKSTON, MI (Outside Detroit, MI): The sign outside the open air theatre said "RUST NEVER SLEEPS... AN EVENING WITH NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE". ...

Neil Young: Live Rust (Reprise)

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 1979

THE WORD is, of course, survivor. Just Neil left on the Reprise label and Neil being the only remnant of the sixties still hanging in ...

Crazy Horse: In Full Gallop

Profile and Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, January 1979

SAN FRANCISCO – During the past several years Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Frank Sampedro played before standing room only crowds in some of the ...

Neil Young: Rust Never Sleeps (Reprise)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, June 1979

GOD KNOWS, you're at liberty to draw your own conclusions as to why Rust Never Sleeps is the masterpiece it so obviously is, but the ...

Neil Young: Live Rust (Reprise)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, November 1979

"My, my, hey hey, rock and roll is here to stay/Hey hey, my my, rock and roll can never die." ...

Neil Young: Hawks & Doves

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, November 1980

SOME TIME ago. Neil Young produced American Stars And Bars – originally intended as a concept album which would offer one set of songs about ...

Neil Young: Hawks and Doves (Warner Bros.)

Review by John Swenson, Creem, February 1981

I DON'T KNOW what Neil Young had in mind when he made this record, but its timing is so weirdly appropriate it's spooky. ...

Neil Young: Too Young To Rust Too Old To Die

Essay by Robot A. Hull, Creem, February 1981

In Oklahoma,Bonnie and Josie,Dressed in calico,Danced around a stump.They cried,"Ohoyaho,Ohoo"...the marriageCelebratingOf flesh and air. – Wallace Stevens, ‘Life Is Motion’He came dancing across the water ...

Neil Young: A Bad Case Of The Shakes…

Live Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, October 1982

Neil Young: Birmingham NEC ...

Neil Young: When Does a Dinosaur Cut Off Its Tail?

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, October 1982

"I don't know if I can be classed as a contemporary songwriter. I'm like a dinosaur with a large tail – I'm so big I ...

Neil Young: Trans

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, January 1983

HOW TO follow The Birthday Party's The Bad Seed with Neil Young's Trans? How to link the electronic transmigration of Neil Young with the last ...

Neil Young: Everybody's Rockin (Geffen)

Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, August 1983

AT LEAST Neil Young has yet resisted rejoining Crosby, Stills and Nash, although this foray into rockabilly pastiche is hardly much less regressive than that. ...

Neil Young

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, September 1984

IN 1970, Neil Young went to Nashville during a break in his solo tour and recorded the song 'Are You Ready For The Country?'. He ...

Neil Young: Old Ways

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, August 1985

ARE YOU ready for the country yet? If bands like the Long Ryders and Jason And The Scorchers (both of whom owe an enormous musical ...

Neil Young: Old Ways Diehard

Profile and Interview by Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, September 1985

The old Crosby, Stills and Nash hippie has taken on a new redneck colouration with firm roots in country music. Adam Sweeting looks back from ...

Neil Young: Legend Of A Loner (part 1)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, New Musical Express, September 1985

NEIL YOUNG is one of rock's most enduring heroes. From Buffalo Springfield to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to his own brilliant, if erratic, solo ...

Neil Young: Legend Of A Loner (part 2)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, New Musical Express, September 1985

He's back! In part two of Adam Sweeting's definitive epic, NEIL YOUNG explains the gentle art of growing old gracefully. ...

Neil Young: Blue Notes for a Restless Loner

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, April 1988

THE ROBERT De Niro of rock 'n' roll, Neil Young has continually transformed himself throughout his career and inhabited musical characters in much the same ...

Neil Young: You Sort It Out!

Report and Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, November 1989

The drugged and the destitute, the needy and the greedy, unrest between East and West...Don't ask Neil Young where it's all leading. "I'm just a ...

Neil Young: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, December 1989

OUTSIDE IT'S thronged, tickets £60 a throw, there's a buzz in the air you seldom find at gigs these days. Inside there's two Crazy Horse ...

Rock Of Middle Ages

Comment by Tim Riley, Boston Phoenix, The, February 1990

The new traditionalism looks for its roots ...

Neil Young: This Young Will Run and Run

Interview by Nick Kent, Vox, November 1990

NEIL YOUNG'S manager Elliot Roberts told me: "He's doing interviews now because he's got things he wants to say. There's a lot of things going ...

Neil Young: Ragged But Right

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, February 1991

RIGHT THIS minute out here on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, the future of gutbucket rock stands in some question. ...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Sonic Youth: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, February 1991

THE WILD FRONTIER ...

Bill Graham: Tribute Concert, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Live Review by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, December 1991

ON SUNDAY, November 3rd, more than 300,000 people showed up at the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park for the biggest rock concert ever held ...

Neil Young: Rustic Never Sleeps

Interview by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, November 1992

"GEE, IT'S LIKE being in a waiting room, the doctor will see you now." Neil Young has just taken a three-minute break between the arrival ...

Neil Young: Harvest Moon

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, December 1992

TRUST THAT CONTRARY old buzzard Neil Young to come up with something as cunning and contrary as this "sequel" to 1972's Harvest, his biggest-selling record ...

Neil Young: Got A Problem Pal?

Interview by David Sinclair, Q, January 1993

Neil Young is back with a new LP and an all-consuming grievance. Lately, something has been getting the old goat's goat like nothing before. That ...

Neil Young: Sleeps With Angels

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, August 1994

PETE TOWNSHEND got it right when he said, "Neil Young? Neil's the leader – the rest of us just follow him." Young may have started ...

Neil Young: A Conversation with Elliot Roberts

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, September 1994

FEW OTHER artist/manager relationships have endured as long as the one between Neil Young and Elliot Roberts. It is nearly 30 years since the lanky, ...

Neil Young: A Heretic Writes

Comment by Dave Marsh, MOJO, September 1994

"Coming to the conclusion that he was a second-rank artist scared the hell out of even a veteran heretic like myself." Neil Young unpraised by ...

Neil Young: A Rougher Ride

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, September 1994

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after it was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, 'Cinnamon Girl' sounds like it was cut the day before yesterday on a ...

Neil Young: Out Of The Black

Essay by Ben Thompson, MOJO, September 1994

"Last night I dreamt I kissed Neil Young / If I was a boy I guess it would be fun." Sonic Youth, Creme Brulee, 1992. ...

Neil Young: Sleeps With Angels

Review by Bill Holdship, Musician, October 1994

IT'S A LITTLE LIKE San Francisco weather: If you don't care for Neil Young's musical style at any given moment, wait a while and it'll ...

Neil Young: Mirror Ball

Review by Ben Thompson, MOJO, August 1995

It revolves slowly and with a dignified air of formality, and when light shines on it you get a strange dappled effect. That effect, for ...

Neil Young: Journey Through The Past

Retrospective by Marc Weingarten, Guitar World, September 1995

Neil Young is the ageless chameleon of rock. In this history of his long and distinguished career, Guitar World traces his evolution from hippie icon ...

Neil Young: Oh But I Was So Much Older Then...

Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, September 1995

...he's younger than that now. Neil Young's new album, Mirror Ball, is a scintillating trans-guitar-generational collaboration with hip young gunslingers Pearl Jam, and has given ...

Neil Young: The Reading Festival

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, October 1995

IT'S THE END OF SUMMER, and the temperature is plummeting. A vicious wind whips up the dustbowl that the Reading Festival site has become over ...

I Build Something Up, I Tear It Right Down: Neil Young at 50

Interview by Nick Kent, MOJO, December 1995

"IN THE FIELD OF opportunity/it's ploughing time again" crooned Neil Young back in the late 70s. Yet at no time have those eager sentiments seemed ...

Contract Breakers

Essay by Mark Sinker, Wire, The, June 1996

2005 note: Savage Pencil did a nice illustration for this: John and Yoko hilariously naked, among other excellent things. It also elicited an angry postcard ...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Broken Arrow

Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, July 1996

WELL, AT LEAST IT'S NOT THE THREATENED LIVE souvenir of Neil's time with Pearl Jam, which comes out later this year; and mercy of mercies, ...

Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Broken Arrow

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Request, August 1996

NINE MONTHS AGO, I stood in a field in England watching Neil Young close the Reading Festival and realized the following: If you can play ...

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Phoenix Festival, Long Marston, Stratford-upon-Avon

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, September 1996

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER field. Phoenix smells of tent-rubber and scorching skin, the crowd red and sweating like vacuum-packed beetroot. They’ve survived the eight-hour, 12-mail tailbacks. ...

Still Crazy Horse After All These Years

Report by Jeff Apter, nyrock.com, 1997

THE GODFATHER OF GRUNGE, Neil Young, shows no intention of slowing down. Busier than a politician on the election trail, he divided his '97 year ...

Crazy Horse: Ralph, Billy, Poncho... and Neil

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, July 1997

THERE'S A SCENE in Year Of The Horse, looks like one of those scenic theme park rides, where Neil Young and crewperson are sitting talking ...

Neil Young: The Year Of The Horse

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 1997

2-CD, 13-track live document of last year's Broken Arrow tour, recorded mainly in America but featuring tracks from Berlin, Toronto…and downtown Saskatchewan. ...

Neil Young: Instant Feedback

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, July 1997

Neil Young plus electricity plus us, the ticket-holders. It's been a volatile but vital combination for over three decades. On the eve of the great ...

Neil Young at Heart

Essay by Mick Gold, unpublished, 1998

IT MUST HAVE been 1969 or 1970. There was a rave review of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere in Rolling Stone and I bought it ...

Neil Young: "You're All Just Pissing In the Wind"

Essay by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, September 1998

RIGHT NOW, Neil Young is in kind of an invidious position. On The Beach is his equivalent of Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album in terms ...

Neil Young: At the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by 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, ...

CSNY: Love The Ones You're With

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, GQ, April 2000

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - the ultimate rock supergroup - have been through the wars since first teaming up in 1969. Now the Woodstock ...

Neil Young: Sheffield Arena

Live Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, August 2001

THE LIGHTS go down, and they amble onstage, gradually gathering together in a scrum, or pow wow. ...

Various Artists: America: A Tribute To Heroes

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, March 2002

Star-Spangled Bummer:  Record of benefit concert/telethon for victims of September 11 ...

Neil Young: Are You Passionate? (Reprise)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rock's Backpages, April 2002

NEIL YOUNG'S new studio opus opens with a quintessentially sultry Stax/Volt groove, courtesy of the Booker T. & the MGs rhythm section, over which Young’s ...

Neil Young: Are You Passionate? (WEA) **

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, May 2002

YOUNG GOES Stax, trips over shoe-laces. ...

Bio Warfare: Why did Neil Young try to squelch Shakey?

Comment by Marc Weingarten, salon.com, May 2002

SHAKEY, A 786-PAGE biography of Neil Young that's just been published, almost wasn't. For that reason, it serves as an apt metaphor for the way ...

Neil Young: Brixton Academy, London, 21st May

Live Review by Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, June 2002

NEIL YOUNG'S in a pretty unassailable position these days: revered by everyone from fresh-faced teens to grizzled pensioners of the Woodstock generation, and free to ...

Neil Young: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, July 2002

DANGEROUS PLACE, Brixton. Neil Young figured he should alert the 4,300 fans who packed out his first night at the Academy that if he played ...

Shakey: Neil Young's biography by Jimmy McDonough

Book Review by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, September 2002

MOST ROCK stars realise they need to plug the new album and stir up column inches when concert tickets go on sale, but eventually it ...

Neil Young: "Will I be deported?"

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, May 2003

IT IS DIFFICULT to find supportive things to say about George Bush unless your construction company is rebuilding Iraq, but it would be a droll ...

A Family Album: Neil Young's Risky New Project Traces A Fictional Clan's Story In Song

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, July 2003

LONDON -- Sitting on a stool amid a half-circle of racked guitars, two pianos and a pipe organ, lit by candles and an overhead spotlight ...

Neil Young: On The Beach

Essay by Charles Shaar Murray, Independent, The, 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 ...

Neil Young: Greendale

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, August 2003

NEIL YOUNG is probably the most overindulged talent in rock: overindulged by his record company, who let him put out whatever old rubbish he has ...

Greendale's Grandpa: Neil Young

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, September 2003

A WHITE PICKET FENCE, a neat clapboard house, smoke drifting from the chimney. Grandpa Green's rocking on the front porch, reading the paper. He says, ...

Neil Young: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, September 2003

SO HE hasn't made a truly compelling record since 1994's Sleeps With Angels. So he's been treading water with sleepy albums like Silver and Gold ...

Neil Young's Last Harvest

Interview by Edward Helmore, Independent, The, September 2005

"WELCOME TO Fortress Blair," says Neil Young, offering his hand. ...

Neil Young: Prairie Wind (Reprise) ***

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, November 2005

FACT SHEET• Back to Nashville and without Crazy Horse.• Recorded either side of his recent health scare. • First album of a long-term contract renewal ...

Neil Young In Nashville

Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times Magazine, November 2005

HIS COMPLEXION is perhaps a little ruddier than we're used to but otherwise Neil Young is looking pretty good for a man who turns 60 ...

Neil Young: Prairie Wind

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2005

THE MOST POIGNANT moment on a masterly record full of insight and articulacy comes in the chorus of its opening song, 'The Painter'. It's just ...

Neil Young: Dark Side of the Moon

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2005

NEIL YOUNG has long-plotted his life around the phases of the moon. Ancient and antediluvian, prehistoric and prescentient but strangely effective, Young uses the moon ...

Canyon of the Mind: Tall Tales of Topanga Rock

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Calabasas, Summer 2005

REMOVE THE WORD "Canyon" from the glossary of Southern California rock and you're left with a gaping hole. Canyons have been inseparable from LA's music ...

Jimmy McDonough: Shakey - Neil Young's Biography

Book Review by Craig W. Thomas, Rock's Backpages, Fall 2005

INTO MY HOLIDAY knapsack this year I tucked a biography of Lowell George that a friend had lent me, and I picked it up on ...

Brush With Death Leaves Troubadour Grateful: Heart of Gold

Report and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Denver Post, February 2006

JONATHAN DEMME orders orange juice for himself, Neil Young and a reporter at downtown's Zoom Restaurant in Park City, Utah - a refreshing way to ...

Neil Young: Live at the Fillmore East

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, January 2007

IN THE CONTINUING absence of his Archives we clutch at any morsels dispensed from Neil Young's table. Long a live bootleg classic - as well ...

Neil Young: 'The Time When Music Could Change The World Has Passed'

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Scotland on Sunday, February 2008

As Neil Young prepares to open his UK tour with a rare gig in Scotland, he tells Stephen Dalton why this time war, hatred and ...

Deja Viewed: Neil Young on CSNY and Living with War

Interview by Stephen Dalton, unpublished, June 2008

NEIL YOUNG IS in mischievous mood this morning. Sinking into his plush hotel armchair, the veteran Canadian rocker keeps his distance behind mirror shades and ...

Monumental: Neil Young's Archives, Vol. 1

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, May 2009

NOTE: This is an extended version of a review written in a Belfast hotel room for the Observer Music Monthly. BH* ...

Forever Young: Rick Rosas

Interview by Greg Phillips, Guitar & Bass, September 2009

Few are those musicians who bend enough to keep pace with Neil Young’s ever-changing whims. Rick ‘The Bass Player’ Rosas has done just that for ...

Neil Young: Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House

Review by Larry Jaffee, Audiophile Review, December 2009

NEIL YOUNG HAS BEEN such a music staple in our collective consciousness for so long that it’s nearly impossible to remember that he was once ...

Harvest Revisited

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, February 2011

A GOLDEN RICH GUITAR PHRASE pulses out warmth and beauty and Neil Young keens "I want to live/I want to give/I've been a miner for ...

see also Buffalo Springfield

see also Crazy Horse

see also Crosby Stills Nash & Young

see also Pegi Young

see also Ducks, The

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