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The Loner - Nils Sings Neil

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Download links and information about The Loner - Nils Sings Neil by Nils Lofgren. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 57:10 minutes.

Artist: Nils Lofgren
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop
Tracks: 15
Duration: 57:10
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Birds 3:51
2. Long May You Run 3:21
3. Flying On the Ground 3:19
4. I Am a Child 3:14
5. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3:41
6. Harvest Moon 5:34
7. Like a Hurricane 3:59
8. The Loner 4:22
9. Don't Be Denied 6:07
10. World On a String 3:17
11. Mr. Soul 4:23
12. Winterlong 3:19
13. On the Way Home 3:49
14. Wonderin' 2:15
15. Don't Cry No Tears 2:39

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Longtime Neil Young sideman pays tribute to his old boss with this acoustic collection of covers. Lofgren’s voice isn’t quite the torn and frayed instrument but he can still deliver the emotional delicacy of Young’s finest moments with the same warm definition. Perhaps most intriguing is his choice of tunes. As someone with an intimate knowledge of Young’s catalog — and someone who has played these songs alongside the man — it’s telling to see which tunes continue to resonate. “Birds,” “Like a Hurricane,” and “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” are surefire standards, but the addition of “Don’t Be Denied,” “World On a String,” “Winterlong,” and “Wonderin’” allow Lofgren to bring Young’s less known melodies and sentiments to fresh life. Not surprisingly though, these covers feel more like companion pieces to Young’s own versions. Only “Don’t Cry No Tears,” removed from its tangle of electric guitars and given a rustic acoustic run-through, is reinvented. The rest remain faithful to Young’s own idiosyncratic vision, proving Young chose the right man in Lofgren. Only question is when does Nils get around to covering his other employer, Bruce Springsteen?