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Dreamland: The Very Best of Joni Mitchell ~ Joni Mitchell
45 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Joni's handpicked career retrospective. The prospect is tantalising, but no-one could have second guessed some of these choices. This is far from the perfect introduction for the beginner as it avoids some very obvious choices, and opts on occassion for later recordings of well known early songs. It is however intriguing, and almost every Joni Mitchell release is worthy of investigation. Some - 'Blue', 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns', 'Hejiera' - are truly peerless. Daring and experimental, wilfully uncommercial - 'Mingus' is a masterpiece - she is a unique talent. I own them all, I listen and re-listen to them all ... except 'Chalk Mark In a Rainstorm'. The nadir by some distance of… Read more
Crosby and Nash ~ Crosby & Nash
Crosby and Nash ~ Crosby & Nash
10 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too long, too late, 22 Sep 2004
It has been too long a wait for this collection. It breaks my heart to say it but others now do this type of social concern much more convincingly. Buy this for nostalgia if you must, but their audience I suspect has moved on, and will no longer identify with these two aging idealists looking out and lecturing from a well appointed ivory tower. And like every lecture you will get restless long before the end. This would have been much more convincing as single CD. There are moments of beauty, as Crosby revists the wordless chants and harmonies of his peerless first solo record, but what once seemed earnest and impassioned now comes across as naive and trite. Maybe its just the time of… Read more
Long May You Run ~ Neil Young
Long May You Run ~ Neil Young
24 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For completists only, 25 Feb 2002
Expectations must have been high, and the disappointment correspondingly low. It had started life promising a full C.S.N.Y. reunion, but Crosby and Nash's vocals were wiped at an early stage. What we have left is a rather smug and tepid outing from two old sparring partners who should have known better. They showed up with the egos and guitars but forgot to bring the tunes. No spark, no fire, no passion. One good song about the good old days in "Long May You Run", but to hear that you should invest in 'Decade'.

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