Neil Young Under Review 1976 - 2006 is a documentary film reviewing the music and career of one of the finest songwriter and most significant artists of the rock age - during the second ... See full summary »
Neil Young Under Review 1976 - 2006 is a documentary film reviewing the music and career of one of the finest songwriter and most significant artists of the rock age - during the second half of his career. It includes live and studio recordings of Neil Young classics reappraised by a panel of contributors, and obscure footage, rare interviews and seldom seen photographs of and with Neil. It also includes review, comment, criticism and insight from; John Einarson, author of the highly acclaimed biography "Neil Young : Don't Be Denied"; respected American rock critic and ex-editor of Village Voice, Robert Christgau; British rock author and music journalist, Barney Hoskins; Uncut magazine's contributing editor, Nigel Williamson; ex-editor of BAM magazine and early champion of Neil Young, Dave Zimmer; CSNY biographer, Johnny Rogan; acclaimed music writer and historian, Clinton Heylin, and many others. Written by
This follow-up to NEIL YOUNG: UNDER REVIEW 1966-1975 picks up with the album American Stars and Bars and continues all the way up to Prairie Wind. All of the albums in between are discussed by critics, fans and other music experts as they shine the spotlight on this period in Young's career. Johnny Rogan, John Einarson, Clinton Heylin, Nigel Williamson, Dave Zimmer, Bill Friskies-Warren and Barney Hoskyns are the folks interviews as they share their opinions on Young's albums and various artistic moves he made. Many fans have attacked both of the films in this series since they are unauthorized but I think they're being way too hard on them. Sure, these aren't definitive documentaries and yes Young had nothing to do with them but as a fan I'm always interested in hearing what others think so this documentary offered up some nice opinions to listen to. I think this is the weaker of the two films but this could be due to the fact that the previous film deals with more major work from the legend. This one here has some interesting debates about Young's influence or lack of on punk rock and then him being looked at as a grunge god. There's also talk about all of the albums, even though a few of the 80s albums are just glanced over. The album "Trans" gets some debate going on as some considering it the worst album in Young's career while one tries to defend it. While there's certainly nothing ground-breaking here I do think fans can enjoy it for what it is. This is just a group of opinions so if you're interested in what others think you could enjoy this. If you just want Young's music then there are plenty of other concerts and documentaries out there.
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