Music : Rock : Lossless
His first ever CD greatest-hits collection, Neil Young's Greatest Hits is a long-awaited retrospective from one of rock's most influential and enduring singer-songwriters. With 16 selections spanning his entire career since 1969, Greatest Hits features some of the greatest hits of rock'n'roll, period
Ok, the first question a hardcore fan asks upon seeing this is "why?". Neil's already released 'Decade' and even 'Lucky Thirteen' (a collection of the best of his experimental '80's material) so why this single disc, with only 5 songs not already on 'Decade'. Two things come to mind: 1. money 2. a cheap way fo new fans to get an overview of Neil's most popular work. Now, as much as the cynic (and annoyed fan) in me wants to say it's number one, there's no way Neil can need money. He's released 35 solo albums, played with CSNY, had huge grossing tours, and even owns the Lionel model train company - he's set for cash. So you can't fault him for trying to get new fans interested.
For new fans, the main thing is to realize this is just the tiop of the iceburg. If you like this, start buying the regular albums. And if you REALLY like this, check out Neil's biography, 'Shakey', one of the best and most interesting rock bios ever written.