“Neil Young” by Neil Young - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1968Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Neil Young had too much songwriting in him to be fulfilled in Buffalo Springfield's busy creative hub and his progression to a solo performer was inevitable. His self-titled debut was reportedly first issued on 12th November 1968 - his 23rd birthday. Unhappy with the finished mix, the second issue in early 1969 became the definitive version. A gentleness permeates the set, and a degree of soulfulness is provided by his female backing singers. The strongest piece here is saved 'til last when the band are sacked, and it's just Neil and his guitar for “The Last Trip To Tulsa”, an all-acoustic 9 minute trip where “the servicemen were yellow, and the gasoline was green”. You won't believe what happened in the morning: “Well I woke up in the morning, with an arrow through my nose, there was an Indian in the corner, tryin' on my clothes”. Pity there weren't more of that ilk, but there you go, you can't always get what you want. It's a decent set all in all, with enough to have folks looking forward to what he might get up to next.

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A1 [02:14] 5.7.png Neil Young - The Emperor Of Wyoming (Neil Young) Country
A2 [03:55] 6.6.png Neil Young - The Loner (Neil Young) Folk Rock / Americana
A3 [02:15] 5.8.png Neil Young - If I Could Have Her Tonight (Neil Young) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A4 [02:30] 6.4.png Neil Young - I’ve Been Waiting For You (Neil Young) Rock
A5 [05:58] 6.1.png Neil Young - The Old Laughing Lady (Neil Young) Songwriter
B1 [01:04] 5.4.png Neil Young - String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill (Jack Nitzsche) Folk
B2 [03:27] 6.2.png Neil Young - Here We Are In The Years (Neil Young) Folk Rock / Americana
B3 [02:28] 5.5.png Neil Young - What Did You Do To My Life? (Neil Young) Rock
B4 [02:40] 6.6.png Neil Young - I’ve Loved Her So Long (Neil Young) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B5 [09:25] 7.4.png Neil Young - The Last Trip To Tulsa (Neil Young) Songwriter

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