Opening with the methodical, hard-rocking "Cinnamon Girl"--still one of the singer/songwriter's most-shouted requests in concert--Young's second solo album introduces the cockeyed harmonies and sloppy, chiming guitars of Crazy Horse. His wide swings from soft-spoken country-folk ("Round & Round [It Won't Be Long]") to menacing metal (the punch line to "Down by the River" is "I shot my baby") indicate the multiple personalities in Young's future. His second album of 1969 broadcasts a sincere passion for the peace-and-love '60s (dig the long guitar solos) but also predicts the dark introspection of "Tonight's the Night". --Steve Knopper
Enter the Horse! Crazy Horse, that is, who backed Neil on his second solo album, which yielded such all-time classics as Cinnamon Girl; Down by the River , and Cowgirl in the Sand .