During the 80s Neil Young managed to change his ways and confuse his audience. The last major album before this was the R&B-influenced This Note’s For You - and just when everyone least expected it, he made a dynamite ‘regular’ Neil Young album. Freedom was the beginning of a run of acclaimed albums that now put Young up on a pedestal with Bob Dylan and Van Morrison as one of the all-time great singing troubadours. The difference, however, is that Young still rocks, and he likes his guitar to sound loud and dirty. Freedom was a restatement of his immense varied talent, but with enough new chunky chord structures to make his familiar patterns sound exciting and different.
Tracks: Rockin’ In The Free World; Crime In The City (Sixty To Zero Part 1); Don’t Cry; Hangin’ On A Limb; Eldorado; The Ways Of Love; Someday; On Broadway; Wrecking Ball; No More; Too Far Gone; Rockin’ In The Free World....