- 27 May 03
Lyrically the 57-year-old’s never been in better form.
As somebody who once had to sit through Rick Wakemen’s The Six Wives Of Henry The V111th…On Ice, let me tell you that concept albums and their bastard concert offspring suck. A biggie.
Neil Young is no Rick bleeding Wakeman but he has decided to devote the first part of tonight’s acoustic show to Greendale, a multi-generation dissection of life in a fictional California seaside town.
None of which detracts from the overriding sense of occasion. Bono, The Edge and Paul McGuinness are all sat in same front-row of the balcony as me, and the cackle from behind confirms that Ronnie Wood is also in the house.