|1. Rockin' In The Free World|
|2. Crime In The City (Sixty To Zero Part I)|
|3. Don't Cry|
|4. Hangin' On A Limb|
|6. The Ways Of Love|
|8. On Broadway|
|9. Wrecking Ball|
|10. No More|
|11. Too Far Gone|
|12. Rockin' In The Free World|
Fast forward ten more years through the sleepy 1980's, and here is Young announcing his return once again with the album 'Freedom'. His newfound relevance would differ from the continued relevance of other 1960's superstars such as Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton: Young would not only be revitalized among his long-standing cadre of followers, but would find a new body of listeners among the youth coming of age in the early 1990's. It was a remarkable resurgence.
Interestingly, 'Freedom' borrows a bit from the success of 'My My Hey Hey'/'Hey Hey My My' by taking the albums centerpiece, 'Rockin' In the Free World', and using a live acoustic version to open the disc, and closing with a rousing electric studio version of the same song. The electric version is clearly superior as the acoustic version is marred by audience noise, and lacks the final verse, as well as the sheer power the lyrics demand. The same is true of the second song on the disc 'Crime In the City', which is presented in an acoustic version. The live electric version from the 'Weld' disc blows this one away.
I always thought it would be great fun to be able to generate a setlist for an artist like Young prior to a concert.Read more ›
Eldorado- I like the percussion on this track and it tells a good story.
Ways Of Love- I don't really remember this song.
Someday- One of Neil's best and he can play piano too.
On Broadway- If you don't like the guitar on this song then you don't like guitar PERIOD!!!!
Wrecking Ball- I like it.
No More- Okay.
Too Far Gone- Honky-tonk drug song.
Rockin' In The Free World- His best song and Crazy Horse joins him.
A word of advice to those who do not like their music loud or only like Neil's softer side like on Harvest: DO NOT buy this