After spending the 1980s going through stylistic changes, Neil Young released FREEDOM, a more straight-forward rock album that was no less lyrically complex despite its appeal to a broader piece of the mainstream. Playing with an assortment of musicians versus a set back-up band like the Stray Gators or the Shocking Pinks, this 1989 release is pure Neil Young. Like any great songwriter, Young populates these songs with memorable characters. "Crime in the City (Sixty to Zero Part 1)" is like a mini-Robert Altman movie with criminals and crooked cops rubbing shoulders with producers and artists whereas Rommel, oil riggers and televangelists populate "Someday."
01 Rockin' in the free world 02 Crime in the city (Sixxt to zero part 1) 03 Don't cry 04 Hangin' on a limb 05 Eldorado 06 The ways of love 07 Someday 08 On broadway 09 Wrecking ball 10 No more 11 Too far gone 12 Rockin' in the free world