Neil Young / Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Love and Only Love

Composed by Neil Young

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Like "Love to Burn," "Love and Only Love" was recorded for both Ragged Glory and the live companion album, Weld. It also shares a similar construction and message. "Love and only love will break it down," Neil Young concludes after assessing man's historical moral dilemma between hate, love, and war, and the barriers that separate mankind. A weighty subject indeed, but couched in a powerful, churning, slightly psychedelic groove, it renders one of Young's finest works. A bit harder and more insistent than "Love to Burn," it's home to some of Young's most exploratory guitar improvisations.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Ragged Glory 1990 Reprise 10:18