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  • Summary: The 22-track collection from the Canadian singer-songwriter features acoustic songs recorded live from his November 1976 solo tour.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 11, 2018
    100
    It's an essential addition to any Young fan's library. [Jan 2019, p.94]
  2. 90
    He’s in fine voice throughout, and even if these performances aren’t always iconic, they’re personal and often touching, even in front of some rowdy crowds. ... A compelling listen and historically significant.
  3. Uncut
    Dec 14, 2018
    90
    Beautiful, weird and wasted, Songs For Judy never lets us forget it. [Jan 2019, p.28]
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    80
    What really makes this collection worthwhile is how these robust performances put the lie to the notion that acoustic Neil is sad, sensitive Neil.
  5. Mojo
    Dec 17, 2018
    80
    We get to bask in the calm in the eye of Young's wilful hurricane without suffering the trail of destruction that followed it. An intensely enjoyable experience it is, too. [Feb 2019, p.99]
  6. Dec 6, 2018
    80
    Songs for Judy now feels like a concept album whose concept is just as far out as prog rock, if less flashy and more soothing. It’s a high fantasy of meadows and moons and canyons, of shows that start after midnight, of possessing or creating enough space to let Neil Young play some quiet songs for you.
  7. Dec 17, 2018
    70
    Songs for Judy lets us join Young in experiencing rock’s new world disorder.

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  1. Dec 25, 2018
    9
    This is a beautiful window into Neil Young's early 70's ascent. The concerts are intimate, the musicianship and song craft never bettered.This is a beautiful window into Neil Young's early 70's ascent. The concerts are intimate, the musicianship and song craft never bettered. Just a flourish of new touches to make old classics live again. Currently glued to my record machine. Expand