Neil Young | Critical Essay by Alan Lewis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Neil Young.
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Critical Essay by Alan Lewis

Let the buyer beware: "Journey Through The Past" is not The New Neil Young Album in any meaningful sense.

It's a ragbag collection of old Buffalo Springfield and CSNY 'live' cuts, and tapes from the "Harvest" session, seemingly salvaged from the cutting-room floor, all stitched together with snatches of conversation, a bit of community singing, a few sound effects, and a speech, courtesy of President Nixon. There's only one new song.

The justification for all this is that it forms the soundtrack of Young's autobiographical film of the same name. As a souvenir of the film, maybe the album stands up…. But taken on its own merits, this album is messy and frustrating, and hardly a worthy account of the musical past of one of our most interesting artists.

It's sad that two of the most satisfying tracks are...

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