Neil Young's 5th Album From November 1972
Andrea Richards | Salem, OR USA | 05/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was neil's soundtrack for his first film "Journey Through The Past". The documentary film was a hodpodge of television appearences of buffalo springfield, concert footage of crosby, stills, nash & young, rehersal footage of the harvest sessions and various footage concerning religion, The soundtrack contained an audio record of everything in the film from music to dialogue. Unlike most neil young records out there this one will mostly appeal to the die-hard fans (like me), there is a wealth of live and rehersal versions of the songs listed above, not the best sound thou since most here were transfered straight from film to the master tape, it's reasons like this that has kept journey through the past out of print on CD because neil can't seem to get the master tapes transfered to digital the way he wants them to sound, in 1995 the album almost made it to CD when the master tapes was processed thru HDCD technology (even test pressings of the CD were made, and a handfull are known to still exsist)but neil cancelled the release because he thought the results were no good (his 6th album "Time Fades Away" from 1973 is also still heald up for reasons similar to this.)i recamend this one strictly for the die-hard neil young fans, they'll find enough to enjoy on it but casual buyers will more than likely be bored to death with it. hopefully neil will bring this and time fades away back...in our lifetimes, until then you'll have to do with the editions already out there...vinyl, cassette & 8-track (if you can find them). hope this review was helpful, have a good day."
Jennifer | 02/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never saw the film but did have the album when it was on the store shelves in the 70's.
It turned ou to be one of my favorite albums the more I listened to it.
This album grows on you,
I would sure like to see it listed again but in a cd format, or higher quality format.
Now that the BluRay & High Def DVD war is over I would love to see the film on BluRay. It is one I would purchase at a reasonable rate."