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Not all the geffen albums were that bad........
on 26 March 2004
Taken from the 80's Geffen period, this Country album originally displeased the record company,(Geffen wanted "Harvest 2", or at least its record sales), but to any puritan fan it stands out from the crowd. This cd, co-produced with longtime colleagues and friends, top pedal steel player Ben Keith, Elliot Mazer and regular cohort David Briggs, shows Neil's true fondness of Country and ability to write great country songs. With appearances from such greats as, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. The first track,'Wayward Wind' has a true Country swirling string section, cutting fiddle part and Neil's 'storytelling' lyrics, alongside female backing vocals. The second track 'Get back to the country' is even better, (one that would sound great live). While many of his albums include what you could call "Country Songs" it is only when you hear a full Neil Young Country album that you appreciate how good he is at his craft. Being able to switch from gritty / distorted road rock with Crazy Horse, to honest, touching albums like, 'Comes A Time'. Although this album may not appeal to all Neil Young fans, i say that if you enjoy both sides of Neil Young's music, from 'Ragged Glory' to 'Hawks And Doves', then you should definitely add this to your collection.