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Neil Young: Mirror Ball

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 all its undoubted cheesiness, can be relied upon to fill you with romantic hope for the future, even to suffuse your entire being with a surge of profound well-being and unwarranted emotional involvement. Thus it is with the mirror ball, and — a minor miracle — thus it is with Mirror Ball.

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