Musical Interlude: Don’t Let it Bring You Down

March 9th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

From the can’t-get-this-haunting-melody-out-of-my-head department, here are two versions of Neil Young’s wonderfully dark “Don’t Let It Bring You Down,” a song I first got attached to around 44 years ago.  I was attending boarding school back then, and for some reason I have a vivid memory of a nice, quiet kid named Greg constantly singing this song throughout the dorm in a perfect, Youngian falsetto.  The things the mind retains…!!

The original is the classic version, surely preferred by those of us who grew up with this stuff, but Annie Lenox clearly nails it.

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4 comments in reply to "Musical Interlude: Don’t Let it Bring You Down"

  1. Jill SH says:

    OMG. It WAS 44 years ago.

  2. Code Compliant Guy says:

    “Come on down to the River of Sight …
    and you can really understand.”
    Neil Young

  3. Larry Signor says:

    Jared, you dug that out of a dusty pile of vinyl, but it was worth doing. It’s been 30 years since I popped that in my 8 track. Thanks.