Monday, March 29, 2010
Here's what dreams are made of
Neil Young is determined to get all of his archived music into our hands and we at the Sanctuary are eternally grateful. A bit confused (we'll explain), but grateful.
We just started listening to Dreamin' Man Live '92 and it takes about one strum from Young's acoustic guitar to reconfirm what we've known for a long, long time: There's nothing in this universe quite like him. This is supposedly Vol. 12 in the Archives Performance Series, but we don't think there have been more than three others released so far. We've heard -- and love -- Massey Hall 1971, which is Vol. 3. And we're still waiting for Vol. 1. See what we mean?
The best way to approach this project is to grab them when they come out and sort 'em out later. Which works for us, since that is pretty much the Sanctuary's official business plan -- and life plan, for that matter.
If you enjoyed Harvest Moon you shouldn't be disappointed with Dreamin' Man Live '92, which includes the same songs recorded in stripped down performances with guitar, harmonica, and the occasional piano and banjo. Sweet songs like "Dreamin' Man" and "Such a Woman" were built for an intimate acoustic stage.
We're just dreamers here at SSS, which is why this makes so much sense:
I'll always be a dreamin' man
I don't have to understand
I know it's alright...