Living with war...in the beginning
* * 1/2
This is Young's album Living with War minus the 100 voice choir. Now, I wasn't a huge fan of the choir on all of the songs, but to take them out completety takes most of the power out. What the choir also does, that is rather evident here, is that Young has trouble reaching some of the high notes on a few songs, which works with choir, but sans choir it doesn't work. Flags of Freedom, and After the Garden sound better with Young by himself, but you really need the choir on everything else. The CD comes with a making of DVD but since I listened to it streaming, I didn't see it so, maybe that makes it worth it.