Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill

Last updated 13:04 08/11/2012
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Wow. Plenty of older artists have been in a reflective mood this year, tapping into the best of their previous work to do so, but when it's the blistering, shambling brilliance of Neil Young and Crazy Horse – and they've already warmed up with the superb Americana – warn the neighbours.

From the first bars of Driftin' Back, a half-hour jam in which their ramshackle power swiftly re-emerges, it's like 1970 again.

Things start to heat up with Ramada Inn, in which Young delivers his first really sparkling solo, while Born In Ontario and Twisted Road acknowledge his early life and influences.

The hymn-like For the Love of Man provides a necessary pause before the grand finale, Walk Like A Giant, where Young once again reinforces the point that he's as feverishly creative and relevant as ever.

Best tracks: Ramada Inn, Walk Like A Giant

  • Reviews by Nick Ward; CDs for review from Everyman, Nelson.

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