AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Because Sound Matters - 1-517934
Mastered By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman
Mastering from the Original MasterTapes Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas
100 Recommended All-Analog ressues Worth Owning - Michael Fremer Analogplanet
Deceptively laid-back-sounding country-rock plaints like "Out On The Weekend" and the title cut caress the ear unassumingly, pulling you into the more ominous subtext that is present in the rollicking "Are You Ready For The Country." As always, Young has an ear for contrasts, laying down heavy rock ("Alabama") besides his balladry, and even employing the London Symphony Orchestra on the excellent confessional "A Man Needs A Maid." Due to back troubles, Young recorded much of this material while wearing a brace, a fact that seems audible in the tension and unease that underlies the friendly, acoustic surface of this superb release.
The Stray Gators
The London Symphony Orchestra
1. Out On the Weekend
3. A Man Needs a Maid
4. Heart of Gold
5. Are You Ready For the Country?
6. Old Man
7. There's A World
9. The Needle and the Damage Done
10. Words (Between the Lines of Age)