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Neil Young: Dreamin' Man Live '92

Bud Scoppa, Uncut, January 2010

Those Archives throw up another wrenching, revealing solo exploration, says Bud Scoppa.

For some artists, soft/loud is a dynamic way of approaching a song; for Neil Young, it's a thumbnail description of his entire body of work. This was acutely the case in the late '80s and early '90s, as Young emerged from his "lost in the wilderness" phase, with Freedom and its anthemic centerpiece 'Rockin' In The Free World'. From there, Young fired up Crazy Horse and blew the roof off his rusted-out garage with Ragged Glory, then led them back on stage for the live set Weld, throwing in, with characteristic perversity, the sound collage Arc.

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