Studio Album by released in 2012
Americana's tracklist:
Oh Susannah
Tom Dula
Gallows Pole
Get A Job
Travel On
High Flyin' Bird
Jesus' Chariot
This Land Is Your Land
Wayfarin' Stranger
God Save The Queen

Americana review

Legendary Neil Young and Crazy Horse

The history of rock’n’roll began a long time ago, in the fifties of last century. Back then musicians had an incredible and remarkable freedom, because almost all the styles were just to see the light. Everyone could easily experiment without thinking about occasionally copying someone. That was a great time when the world got a lot of innovators, musicians and artists, whose creativity had an incredible impact on development of rock’n’roll and other genres. There is no doubt that Neil Young was one of the brightest musicians, who appeared on the world stage in the sixties. He was born in Canada and started to perform there in 1960. Six years later the singer moved to sunny California and formed an amazing band Buffalo Springfield, which became a first serious step in Young’s professional career. In 1969 the group Crazy Horse was created in Los Angeles, and that band played an extremely important role in the rocker’s destiny. Thus, with the musicians of Crazy Horse the performer recorded a great many of hit songs and amazing albums. Mister Young’s thirty fourth studio attempt, created in collaboration with Crazy Horse members, was released in 2012. Lovers of real American rock, flavored with sunny country music, cheer up! The long-awaited album Americana was finally released!

Authentic rock - Americana

Neil Young’s old fans believed and they were waiting that their idol would present to the world another collaboration album with Crazy Horse. Their previous long play titled Greendale saw the light almost ten years ago, that is why Americana, which was just in the process of preparing, immediately proved to be in the spotlight. Oh Susannah was chosen to be the record’s very first composition, and it certainly plays its role of an introductory song just fine. Thus, listeners will be able to evaluate Young’s skills from the beginning – the guitar part is simply charming and it is performed in Neil’s easy recognizable signature style. The following track called Clementine is a bit more dark, however after listening to it nobody would have doubts about the real rock – it is still in a great shape! Then goes the album’s longest composition titled Tom Dula. Eight minutes of authentic rock’n’roll with interesting lyrics will not leave anyone untouched. It is definitely a powerful creation, which must be listened to in a careful way, in order to enjoy every single note. The song Travel On has distinct country motives that perfectly fit the album’s general stylistics. A confident stop in the long play is put by an original track God Save The Queen. Thereby eleven songs flow really smoothly, in one breath – the best proof of Americana wholeness.

Good old rock’n’roll

While there is a real, authentic rock with audacious character, there are people who enjoy that kind of music a lot. And these very rock lovers have got numerous reasons to listen to that music. Well, first of all, it is a world-known fact that rock’n’roll is always sincere music, which cannot be performed by everyone. Moreover, only the very few can write rock, and of course Neil Young is one of those lucky people. That artist was honored to be included to the Rock’n’roll Hall of Fame twice (as a solo performer and as a member of Buffalo Springfield), which is quite an achievement by itself. Young has already become a part of world music as an outstanding composer and performer. His creativity was a soundtrack of growing up of several generations – this is a great proof of the fact that his music has passed the most difficult test: the time test, which is no doubt a strong and tough one. Neil’s new album will not bring surprises to his listeners, but it is the case when it is good, actually. Young’s fans got eleven amazing songs, and be sure that every single of them is a hit. Please, make yourself comfortable, Americana demands careful listening, in order to feel the amazing atmosphere of that album.

Danil Chernovalov (09.06.2012)
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