Comment of the Moment: Review: Neil Young's Dreamin' Man
The Comment of the Moment is from Review: Neil Young's Dreamin' Man by ShittyHorse:
I cant believe how great Neil sounds on this album.
Nothing beats a Solo acoustic Neil show- really. If you've never had the chance to see him this way I recommend you do next time out. I love the raw driving chaotic, melodic insanity that is Crazy Horse but the feeling you have after seeing a whole acoustic show- it's peaceful and joyous yet intense and powerful at the same time. And its solo that you really see how truly talented Neil is- with out the band and shouted lyrics, you hear the beauty in his singing and all the colorful nuances in Neil's guitar.
Dreamin Man could not have come out at a better time for me. Harvest Moon was never an album I was able to relate to well. I was too young and too busy parting and getting crazy to really appreciate what Neil was driving at. I always liked a few tunes but it was never a favorite. I was into the darkness of Tonight's the Night, on the beach, etc. I love how Neil's music truly is a soundtrack to life. It's mostly his life but we as fans can relate the songs to times and periods in our own. Neil and Dylan are both really good for that. Now my life is changing in so many ways I can relate to many things including songs and albums that I couldn't before. Harvest moon being one of them.
After some life experience- love, loss, aging, it is much easier to see the simple beauty of many things. To appreciate things for what they are and not what you want them to be. Harvest Moon (and now Dreaming man) is a tribute to life, love and persevering. Neil puts these topics down in song so beautifully, so movingly and yet still so real. Neil, on this album better than any other, captures the bitter-sweetness that is life.
These live versions just have just refreshed the beauty that Neil brought to us back in 1992.
Has it been that long?
Rock on NEIL!
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