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Greg Kot
November 29, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Neil Young (Musician)
genre
Folk

We gave it a B+

Neil Young’s seemingly bottomless archive yields Sugar Mountain — Live at Canterbury House 1968, a pair of acoustic concerts recorded soon after he left Buffalo Springfield. His meandering monologues contrast with the top-notch if uniformly pensive songs. ”Mr. Soul” and ”Expecting to Fly” reprise the then-recent past, while tracks like ”The Loner,” the exquisite ”Birds,” and the bittersweet title song provide a live demo tape of his immediate future. B+

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