Monday, March 13
Long May You Run - The Stills-Young Band (1976)
"Long May You Run is not a Neil Young solo album. It is credited to 'The Stills-Young Band,' which is to say, Stephen Stills and his band with Young added, and the two divide up the songwriting and lead vocals, five for Young, four for Stills. The pairing, though it proved short-lived and had, in fact, ended before this album was released, must have seemed commercially logical. ... Young's songs were pleasant newly written throwaways with the exception of the title track, a trunk song he had written as a tribute to an old car. Stills' compositions seemed more seriously intended, but still were not substantial. The playing, largely handled by the professional sessionman types in Stills' band, was far smoother than what one was accustomed to in a Young album. The result was a listenable record, but not a compelling one, and thus well below Young's usual standard and Stills' best." (Jake Weisman, Wesley Davis)
W - "Long May You Run
YouTube: Long May You Run (Full album)
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