I was indescribably happy to see the announcement that Weld by Neil Young was being released on vinyl along with Ragged Glory and Freedom. I had no hesitation pre-ordering the box from the Greedy Hand store and now I’m waiting.
So to deal with my impatience I’ve been pulling records out to play and putting them back. Until I got to this one.
It’s a good album and to be frank there’s not a single bad song on here. In fact with the exception of the couple of songs that never got a full release like Bad Fog of Loneliness or Dance Dance Dance it could be greatest hits album.
It’s quite overwhelming how many truly great songs he churned out in a couple of years and he wasn’t done. I’ve been a bit disappointed with the focus on this period from his archive releases. But it’s really hard to fault the quality of the songs.
So as I wait for some time in July when the box should arrive I guess I’ll take the time to lope through Neil’s back catalogue and think.