September 30: Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind (1997)

I don’t know… It’s certainly not an album of felicity… I try to live within that line between despondency and hope. I’m suited to walk that line, right between the fire … I see [the album] right straight down the middle of the line, really. ~Bob Dylan to Robert Hilburn in 1997 “My recollection of that record is that it was a struggle. …

September 27, 2005: Neil Young released “Prairie Wind”

Since Prairie Wind is a return to the soft, lush country-rock sound of Harvest; since Neil Young suffered a brain aneurysm during its recording; since it finds the singer/songwriter reflecting on life and family in the wake of his father’s death; and since it’s his most cohesive album in a decade, it would seem that all these factors add up …

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