Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Neil Young: "Chrome Dreams II"

Checked the mail today and the package I've been eagerly awaiting was there - yay! Perfect ending to a loooong day at work. Neil Young's 2007 album "Chrome Dreams II" - a rather idiosyncratic album combining older material that had been unreleased, and newer material. For example, "Box Car" dates from the period before "Freedom" - it was originally part of an album called "Times Square" that was never released, although much of the material ended up on "Freedom." The epic "Ordinary People" dates from his time w/ the Bluenotes in the late 80s. Oddly enough the original "Chrome Dreams" is another unreleased album from the 70's... only Neil Young would release a sequel to an album that was never released in the first place.

As I've said many times, Neil marches to the beat of his own drummer. That's what makes him so great.

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