ALbum cover art for Neil Young with black vinyl record popping outIn the mid 2000s, Neil Young began releasing a series of previously unavailable live concerts, many of them solo performances from the 1960’s and 1970’s  interspersed with studio albums recorded with his backing bands Promise Of The Real and Crazy Horse who accompany him on his latest release.

Recorded during lockdown, Song of the Seasons (that would have been a comfortable fit on Harvest) references “masked people walking everywhere”.

Canerican speaks of his allegiance to Canada, where Young was born, and the US, where he was recently granted citizenship. On Human Race, he continues his campaign to create a safer environment, while at least three other songs celebrate his happy domestic life.

As always, Young plays from his heart. Long may he run.

Barn by Neil Young is out Dec 10 via Warner.

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