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Neil Young - Prairie Wind - Reprise

Neil Young's Prairie Wind completes a trilogy of acoustic-based albums he began with the landmark Harvest in 1972 and continued with Harvest Moon in 1992. On the new album, Young is joined by keyboardist Spooner Oldham, pedal-steel guitarist Ben Keith, drummer Chad Cromwell, percussionist Karl Himmel, bassist Rick Rosas, vocalist Emmylou Harris, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns and the Fisk University Jubilee Singers.

Recorded in Nashville, the album's release will also be packaged with an accompanying DVD which documents the recording of the album. Prairie Wind is an introspective song cycle that reflects the passage of time with some songs that are destined to become classics. "No Wonder" is an ambitious song written in the wake of 9/11. "He Was The King," is an ode to Elvis Presley and "Far From Home," and "It's A Dream" contain the dreamy emotionality of past Young glories like "Sugar Mountain," and "Old Man."

Prairie Wind is quintessential autumnal Neil Young and the album stands among his very best. Long may he run, indeed.

Written by Bruce Warren

Release Date: September 27, 2005

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