Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Neil Young turned 60 recently. It was not his easiest year. His father died, a man very dear to Young, the man who really started Young on his long musical career when he gave him an Arthur Godfrey ukulele when he was seven or so. To make a grievous year worse, it was discovered Young has a life-threatening cerebral aneurysm and required two surgical procedures to correct it, operations that were sandwiched in between recording sessions for his newest album, “Prairie Wind.” Nevertheless, he came back and, surrounded by his longtime favorite musician friends and others, gave a whale of a pair of concerts on August 18 and 19, 2005, at Nashville’s fabled Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Jonathan Demme and a first rate camera crew shot the show, and this film is the result.
Sit back and enjoy this concert with Neil Young. A combination of concerts and interviews will have your attention for the entire hour and half especially if you are a fan. Joining Young onstage are his wife, Pegi, Emmylou Harris, Ben Keith and others. Along with his friends you are treated to all of the songs from the new album and some of the old that you may have grown up with. Neil Young is truly a fine songwriter and musician. Dove awards this DVD the “Family-Approved” Seal.