Neil Young – “Love and War”
This track, from Young’s latest Le Noise, is one of the quieter songs on the Daniel Lanois-produced album. Neil’s near-rambling narrative on soldiers leaving for war is appropriate for both yesterday’s Veterans Day, and today, which happens to be Neil’s birthday. It is always excellent to see an artists still making excellent music this late in the game, and Neil still sets that bar high. Lanois adds just a touch of ghostly reverb to give this song a haunting undertone, which perfectly scores the lyrics.