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Editors’ Notes

Neil Young: Greatest Hits showcases several of Young's musical personas and how they often bleed into one another. 1969’s “Down By the River” and “Cowgirl In the Sand” have the sturdy, rumbling support of Crazy Horse, and two Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cuts, “Helpless” and “Ohio,” are rock landmarks. All 16 remastered FM-radio staples are a testament to the rocker's brilliant restlessness..

Customer Reviews

The Best Not the Rest

It's almost unbelievable that one man could have written this many classic songs. This collection finds Neil Young mining his country rock vein. That makes it even more amazing that there are many other incarnations of Young each with its own run of great songs. I am rediscovering Young again and this album is a fantastic place to start by looking deep into his gritty soul. His emotion driven singing and guitar work explain his "Godfather of Punk" moniker. His biting, exact lyrics rip open the joys and agonies of the human heart. Listen to the sweetness of Harvest Moon, the bltzkreig guitar play in Rockin' In The Free World, the power driven Cinnamon Girl. Neil Young is a unique musician. This album reflects the deep fire of his smoldering talent.

For What It's Worth

If you listen to the tracks on this album in 2008 you will quickly realize that Neil has influenced so many artists over the past forty years - from Springsteen to Bowie to Pearl Jam. He is IMHO the singular greatest Canadian artist of the past 4 decades. I suppose that the litmus test for great music is that is enjoyed a generation later; Neil is still relevant 2 generations later.


Fantastic. This guy never fails to enthrall. Not a note, not a word unneeded or misplaced. Every single song is the musical equivalent of The Old Man and the Sea... a masterpiece. There really is nothing more to say. Neil Young is a genius... AND he's Canadian! Yay!


Born: November 12, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After Neil Young left the California folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield in 1968, he slowly established himself as one of the most influential and idiosyncratic singer/songwriters of his generation. Young's body of work ranks second only to Bob Dylan in terms of depth, and he was able to sustain his critical reputation, as well as record sales, for a longer period of time than Dylan, partially because of his willfully perverse work ethic. From the beginning of his solo career in the late '60s through...
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