I agree, Neil's a legend. He's a very talented musician. Most people only see him as the raging, flailing man on the stage but when he mellows out on the piano or acoustic guitar, he just oozes purity and feeling.
LG that's actually one of my favorites. Loooooove the country style on it, and it sports some of Neil's most ferocious guitar work! Plus... Will To Love.... quite probably my all-time favorite epic-lengthed acoustic Neil song. One of the coolest songs ever made!
When Neil wrote it he brought it right away to CSN for them to record together. They listened to his demo recorded and said basically "dude, you nailed it, we're not going to record anything better than that." So he put out the original version. Lo-fi! Hahaha
Neil may LOOK old but gosh he doesn't sound it!! You could tell me these tracks are from 1977 and if I didn't know better I would bet a large sum of money that you were right!
Anyone get the new album?? Even though it's an album of covers, it sounds as original and Horse-y as anything Neil's ever done. I'm about as impressed as could possibly be. First Crazy Horse album in 15 years, and the best album Neil's done in 15 years. Coincidence? I think not.
Bocephus -- Welcome to the club, dude! Neil has about a million and ten albums to explore if you're interested. Harvest barely even begins to scratch the surface. At the bare, unmitigated minimum I would recommend you include Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Tonight's The Night in your collection as well.