NEIL YOUNG has always known that many of his best songs would never fully come to life in a studio, which is why his albums have routinely included a couple of live tracks. His latest release, A Treasure, loosely revisits his 1985 country album Old Ways through 10 live tracks culled from his mid-80’s tour with the International Harvesters.

No Neil Young collection is complete without the simple and soulful Old Ways. A Treasure is a welcome companion, with Neil perhaps conceding as he continues writing his own musical epitaph that he could have let loose a little more on parts of Old Ways.