A mere eight songs make up this album. Disappointing? A little. Only because Young's collaborative effort with Daniel Lanois as his producer is a good one and as such you want it to go on. Though the two respected musicians have played at the same shows several times over their careers it is the first collaboration. Because the sound these two gentlemen have created together is so good you'll be hoping it is not the last time the work together.
The result is a multi-layered acoustic effort that is heart stopping at times. Several songs features Young with his electric guitar carving out sounds, but the stronger tracks are the acoustic ones. This is Young at his best with it being just him and a guitar. Lanois adds to the landscape by using loops of vocals, distortion, synthesizers, and other random electronic devices.
Universal, filled with strength and timeless are words you can use to describe the album.