That’s saying a lot coming from a guy who 1-Hates cover albums. 2- Hates “Heartlight” and “Love on the Rocks.”
I LOVE all of these songs as they are done on this record. This work will appeal more to those who have spent decades on the Neil train. The arrangements are fabulous. When you think of “Heartlight” as a song about Neil and his fans, instead of ET it resonates. “I been Been this Way Before” is a tear jerker. It’s like it’s Neil’s career closer. He’s saying goodbye. This is the all time best version of “Sweet Caroline” ever. He actually breathes new life into it.
If there was a flaw it might be “I Am I Said” though it’s growing on me. Like with any album you need three listens before forming an opinion.
I would say to Neil, thank you. We get it…