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Readers of "Neil Young: Long May You Run" have plenty of musical selections from the book's subject matter to choose from when selecting companion listening material to go along with the new book.

Young has released 46 albums in his own right over the course of his four decades-plus solo career, plus another dozen as part of Buffalo Springfield and as one quarter of Crosby, Stills Nash and Young.

When pressed, "Run" authors Gary Graff and Dan Durchholz offered their selections of "desert island" Young discs.

Gary Graff:

"Decade" (two disc compilation, 1977: "I will take one cheap out. That's more fair than the (multi-disc) ‘Archive' set (released in 2009)."

"Ragged Glory" (1990): "You can say a lot of great things about (1975's) ‘Tonight's the Night,' but  'Ragged Glory' is the fullest realized Crazy Horse album of all of them."

"Unplugged" (1993):  " 'Ragged Glory' gives you the (rock) side, ‘Unplugged' would give me the (acoustic) side, and ‘Decade' would give me my capability to have the greatest hits."

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Dan Durchholz

"Rust Never Sleeps" (1979): "This was the album that showed me that Neil Young was not merely going to fade away with the rest of his peers that came up in that second wave of rock stars. He was acknowledging growing older and, at the same time, he was name-checking Johnny Rotten."

"Tonight's The Night": "When it came out, nobody had any idea what the heck he was up to. And I like that aspect of his career. He's willing to vex his entire listenership no matter the cost, if that's what feels right to him."

"Ragged Glory": "That record showed he wasn't going to go quietly into the night. He rocked as hard as he ever did on that record and, again, it's a Neil Young that's growing older, but still proving that he has what it takes."

 

 

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