Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering and Approved by Neil Young Himself: Must-Have Rust Never Sleeps Captures Live Young at 70s Peak
Originally issued in 1979, the quintessential Rust Never Sleeps features new songs recorded largely live during Neil Young's 1978 tour with the mighty Crazy Horse. Covering both sides of the mercurial singer/songwriter's prolific personalities, it's split between compelling acoustic material and powerful electric numbers. The set kicks things off with an acoustic version of the state of rock 'n' roll anthem "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)," before offering up a lovely "Pocahontas," scathing "Powderfinger" and closing with a rowdy electric reprise of "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)." The New York Times described Rust Never Sleeps as offering "some of [Young's] strongest songs..the intensity of the singing and playing of Crazy Horse, Mr. Young's longtime partners for electric-rock projects, is as moving as rock can offer."