Neil Young Greendale Reviews
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A collection of Neil Young Greendale reviews gathered during 2003 and 2004. Reviews of Neil's greendale include album and CD reviews, concert reviews from Europe, US, Canada, Japan, and Australia, and film reviews.
While it remains to be seen, Greendale may be the most important album to be released in 2003.
- Neil Young Greendale Concert Reviews
From the New York Times on the Madison
Square Garden in New York City, NY - 06/27/03 by Jon Pareles:
"In 'Carmichael' and 'Grandpa's Interview,' Mr. Young
sketches action in succinct and cinematic detail, moving
from character to character. And 'Bandit,' which Mr. Young
played alone on acoustic guitar, ponders artistic crises
and consolation: 'Someday, you'll find everything you're
looking for.' For 'Be the Rain,' the finale, Sun Green
leads a chorus line of environmental protesters, like a
latter-day 'Let the Sunshine In' from 'Hair.'"
- Neil Young Greendale Album Reviews
The New York Times article "Have You Heard the New Neil Young Novel?" by Madison Smartt Bell said:
"Mr. Young has always been remarkable for his creative resilience, and this time he really has done something new, rendering into this combination of print and audio a novel that is surprisingly sophisticated and satisfyingly complete.
He embeds the story line in musical arrangements sufficiently stripped down to recall the idea of a Homeric bard accompanying himself on his harp. The music supplies and modulates the tone of the work Mr. Young's familiar chiaroscuro palette or sometimes goes a little further to capture a lyrical feeling the words can't fully express: in the description of Mr. Young's accompanying text, "you can't tell by listening to the songs, you have to listen to the instrumentals to get this." While the songs themselves dramatize the narrative's scenes, the printed text handles exposition and summary transitions, in an idiosyncratic manner that allows Mr. Young to speak directly to the reader."
- Neil Young Greendale DVD Reviews - Live @ Vicar St., Dublin, Ireland 5/13/03
Tracy Collins writes in The Arizona Republic :
sometimes rambling Young setting up each song with
story, sipping Guinness and laying his new work out
there, occasional warts and all."
- Neil Young Greendale Film Reviews
On the premeire of Greendale in MillValley, CA 10/12/03, Robert Clark Young writes:
"a new movie
genre--of Neil's invention--the independent film
music video. Shot in glorious Rustavision, of
course. I love that blurry particularized home-movie