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EDITORS’ NOTES

Label chief David Geffen tried to sue Neil Young for making albums unrepresentative of the Neil Young sound throughout the ‘80s. Back with Reprise Records, Young issued Freedom in 1989, assembling the album from tapes of the various different projects he'd been working on. Both gentle and ferocious, Freedom contains everything Neil Young fans have ever expected from the man, from pointed contemporary commentary ("Rockin' In the Free World"), gentle, heartfelt acoustic ballads ("Hangin' On a Limb," "Too Far Gone”), and explosive electric workouts ("Eldorado," "On Broadway"). The album signaled an upcoming renaissance for Young’s public profile as the godfather of grunge.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Label chief David Geffen tried to sue Neil Young for making albums unrepresentative of the Neil Young sound throughout the ‘80s. Back with Reprise Records, Young issued Freedom in 1989, assembling the album from tapes of the various different projects he'd been working on. Both gentle and ferocious, Freedom contains everything Neil Young fans have ever expected from the man, from pointed contemporary commentary ("Rockin' In the Free World"), gentle, heartfelt acoustic ballads ("Hangin' On a Limb," "Too Far Gone”), and explosive electric workouts ("Eldorado," "On Broadway"). The album signaled an upcoming renaissance for Young’s public profile as the godfather of grunge.

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