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Neil Young: Prairie Wind

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 11 words, almost childlike in their simplicity, but they form a mantra that lies at the heart of the album as a whole: "It's a long road behind me, it's a long road ahead…"

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