An album so pivotal in Neil Young's career that I had actually forgotten it existed. The Stills-Young Band is mainly remembered among fans for the aplomb with which Neil dissolved it. (Doing this from memory, because checking sources on the internet is for wimps) Having absconded half way through a tour, Neil sent Stephen Stills a telegram: "Funny how things that start out spontaneously often end that way. Eat a peach. Neil." The "spontaneously" doesn't quite ring true in that, but I can't think what word or phrase Neil would have used instead*.
There's little in the songs to detain us for long. I have a vague recollection about Johnny Rogan praising Fontainebleau for its scathingness, if that's a word. But it's about a hotel complex, in Miami, in the seventies. Who cares?
Allmusic enlightens us that "this was the first gold album for either [Stills or Young] in two years". Hooray for the discerning record-buying public. Give me the anaemic Everybody's Rockin' over this any day of the week.
Now let's forget it again.
* I couldn't resist checking. Turns out "spontaneously" is, surprisingly, right.
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