Another Great One From Neil
Ron | Brooklyn, NY, USA | 03/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yet another wonderful album from Neil, with perfect production quality, as usual. It's remarkable how all of his albums, for the most part, sound like they were recorded yesterday. The major songs to come off of this one are September Morn, That Kind, and The Good Lord Loves You. The price is right, too. If you're a Neil fan, you've got to add this one to your collection. If you're trying to get into Neil, this would not be the one to start off with, however. I would recommend his new 12 Songs or perhaps Tennessee Moon for that purpose."
Worth it for "Mama Don't Know" alone
10 Dollar Dreamer | Boston | 12/06/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"September Morn has many covers,but the best are the few originals."Mama Dont Know" has an intoxicating techno beat and bassline,and Neil doing his "Brother Love" preacher thing.Love the big "Heal Me,Make Me Holy" chorus.A great song.
"That Kind" is also a great song-a very pretty old-hollywood tale.Kind of like a low key "Candle in the Wind".
the jazzy remake of "I'm A Believer" is well,interesting.
the only covers I like are "The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore"(amazing how melancholy and big-sounding Neil turned this little oldie) and "The Good Lord Loves You" (a strong cry for tolerance and peace instead of war).
September Morn is uneven though-why cover "Dancing in the Street" in 1979?Just sounds lightweight and weak.I always skip the title cut.And the "Stagger Lee" cover is a weak way to end this album.