Neil Young Journeys

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“You’re like inside my instrument, inside the distortion of the guitar. There’s nothing in the way.” — Neil Young, Billboard

Director: Jonathan Demme
Year: 2011
Country: USA
Running time: 87 mins

Producers: Jonathan Demme, Elliot Rabinowitz
Photography: Declan Quinn
Editor: Glenn Allen
Music: Neil Young

With: Neil Young, Bob Young, Ben Young

Festivals: Toronto 2011


Neil Young fans: your man is on fire. This superbly recorded solo concert film, directed by longtime Young collaborator Jonathan Demme (Heart of Gold), gets up very close. Tiny cameras take you places no concert ticket will get you. — BG

“Jonathan Demme’s third concert film with Neil Young, Neil Young Journeys, is a solo affair for which the singer’s in excellent voice and a contemplative mood… Interspersing a concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall with a back-roads trip through Omemee, Ontario and other childhood haunts, the director listens as Young meanders down memory lane… The genial scenes make a relevant backdrop for the introspective, backward-looking material in the set list. Stage footage is almost evenly split between songs from 2010’s Le Noise and older favorites, highlights of which include a lacerating ‘Ohio’ and piercing ‘Hey Hey, My My’. Young’s distinctive voice is almost startlingly clear, the instrumental sound strong and well mixed.” — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

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