Comment of the Moment: Thoughts on "Love and Only Love" - 28-minute track on Neil Young's New Album EARTH
As recently announced, Neil Young has made "Love and Only Love" -- a 28-minute track from his album EARTH with Promise Of The Real – -- available exclusively on the TIDAL streaming platform.
This decision has provoked some reactions such as Neil dissing his own PONO music service. But as pointed out here on TW by our astute readers, PONO is a file download service and TIDAL is a streaming service. Hence if you want to preview a track, that's not an option for PONO. Now whether it should be is another debate...
In the meantime, the Comment of the Moment is on the 28-minute track "Love and Only Love" which Unknown said:
The full length LAOL is very enjoyable. Its clearly a quite different song than With the Horse.Thanks for the preview Unknown! No worries on perfect English here at TW. It's the passion and intent that matters -- not the clever word craft.
It starts out very much in the vein of Neil and CH, but soon you realize that Neil the guitar player is not so much in the lead, it sounds like Lukas and the rest of POTR are making most of the songs feeling. The african drums are quite distinct in some parts, thats nice. This Version will never make it as the ultimate Version simply because I kind of miss Neil's great lead like from the Weld version. But as a different approach to this much played song it is quite refreshing.
There's a great solo by Lukas with Neils guitar filling in. The songs goes into some calmer Territory. And this may be the songs best part. There are many nice details from the Whole band. It have more dynamics than the long improvised songs with the Horse, like Drifting back. The song feels very industrial and ambient. Some parts do feel like it is NOT a Neil Song.
It also quite obvious that many details have been put on in the studio. You know the animal sounds, there are a couple of snippets in the main song, but the last 2 minutes, after Neil and the boys have finished the song, it ends with a outro with many different animal sounds. I quite like this, because its also the last minutes of the album. And throughout the song there is also a some background singers singing "Love and only love". I found this annoying at first, but like it now.
Okay... this was not a good description of the song, you see English is not my first Language. But since most of you dont have Tidal I did this.
We look forward to our EARTH preview.
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