Amazing what Neil Young and Crazy Horse have managed to do with this traditional material. The reinterpretations are not uniformly brilliant, and one or two tracks seem a bit out of place, but overall this is an outstanding effort. The real standout cuts are "Clementine", "Travel On" and "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain." On that one, it sounds as if the end of days may indeed be nigh, with Crazy Horse barely holding things together, right at the edge of spinning out of control. The line in "Travel On" about Johnny being at war too long to come home was obviously written about the Civil War, but seems as apt in Americana now as it ever did. As for "Clementine", that is a song which I had heard countless times over the years, but never really listened or payed attention to. Its bleakness is a thing of pure, dark beauty. Don't spend too much time poring over Neil's liner notes, lest your thoughts become too troubled.