Monday, May 01, 2006

I've heard Neil Young's Living With War a half-dozen times now, and it continues to grow on me, as new work by him always does. This one is both spontaneous and deeply-felt, as was Greendale; written very on-the-fly, but with that lightning-in-a-bottle buoyancy that characterizes so much of his great work. Young is at his best when it's just him and an over-amped guitar, chasing some dark sound or feeling through the night -- not unlike the way Van Morrison works with his voice. There's a great sense of search to both.

Anyway, Living With War goes on sale tomorrow, I think as both a CD and a digital download, and it's most definitely on my list. I hope I can continue hearing it free online.

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