Neil Young And Crazy Horse Dume Review: Radical expansion of 1975’s Zuma, on vinyl at last

Neil Young’s rebuilding of Zuma as a double LP finally gets a vinyl release. Might it be even better than the original?

Neil Young And Crazy Horse Dume

by John Mulvey |
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Dume

★★★★

REPRISE

THE AGE-OLD tradition of Neil Young never releasing quite what you want continues apace in 2024; at time of writing, a confirmed date for his Archives Volume III box set remains unknown. Instead, be grateful for this vinyl edition of a 16-track chunk of 2020’s Archives Volume II. Dume is ostensibly a radical expansion of 1975’s Zuma, Point Dume being the headland next to Zuma Beach near producer David Briggs’ house in Malibu, where much of the album was recorded. Dume ditches the incongruous CSNY collab Through My Sails from the original Zuma tracklisting and replaces it with eight blazing cuts from the sessions. All the songs have now surfaced elsewhere, but often in very different and arguably inferior versions: Ride My Llama and Pocahontas are spectacular electric stomps compared with the acoustic takes on Rust Never Sleeps. Reconfigured, Dume becomes less about Young’s break-up with Carrie Snodgress and leans harder into his phantasmagorial visions of Aztecs and Incas, prompting a heretical thought: it might actually be better than Zuma.

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What’s inside...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Dume

LP1:

Side A

Ride My Llama #

Cortez The Killer**

Don’t Cry No Tears**

Born To Run*

Side B

Barstool Blues**

Danger Bird**

Stupid Girl**

Kansas #

LP 2:

Side C

Powderfinger #

Hawaii #

Drive Back**

Side D

Lookin’ For A Love**

Pardon My Heart**

Too Far Gone #

Pocahontas #

No One Seems To Know #

**Songs from Zuma

# Unreleased version (until 2020’s Archives Vol II CD box). New to vinyl.

* Unreleased song (until 2020’s Archives Vol II CD box). New to vinyl.

REPRISE

Neil Young And Crazy Horse Dume

Rrp: $34.98

Price: $30.49

Also available: Rough Trade | HMV

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