Neil Young Journeys (PG)


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In which the Canadian troubadour, now in his grizzled mid-sixties, reminisces on a drive from his hometown of Omemee to Toronto's famous Massey Hall, where he performs solo on guitar, piano and harmonica.

This is Jonathan Demme's third documentary collaboration with Young, and I am at a loss to know what he finds so compelling.

That voice, alternately quavering and hectoring, is enough to set my teeth on edge, and his tunes aren't up to much either. It seems they liked it well enough in downtown Toronto, however.