For some, the charity record conjures up such cringingly corny schmaltz that it's the musical equivalent of eating a whole vat of semolina. Luckily, this double album of Neil Young covers, in aid of the breast cancer charity Casting for Recovery, doesn't succumb to such pitfalls. Not only does it possess a stellar line-up of female luminaries, including The Watson Twins, Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly, it's also a fitting tribute to old Shakey himself. Delving into the more serene side of Young's catalogue, with the exception of Veruca Salt's raucous version of "Burned", this is a heartfelt and sentimental collection indeed.
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