Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Neil Young Deep Cuts

See what managed to top "On the Beach," "Expecting to Fly" and "Don't Be Denied"

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5. "Albuquerque"

Recorded in a matter of weeks while still reeling from the deaths of Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry, Tonight's the Night is an Irish Wake for departed friends that doubles as a rock masterpiece. Most songs were cut in a take or two while most of the musicians were thoroughly obliterated. It may not be technically perfect, but the performances are extremely heartfelt and many Neil Young fans call this his best album. One of its gentler tracks is "Albuquerque," featuring Nils Lofgren on piano and Ben Keith on pedal steel. It's ostensibly about smoking some weed, renting a car, driving to New Mexico and eating some fried eggs and country ham, but it's really about a desperate yearning to find a place where someone can escape and mellow out. Young has never managed to improve on the studio original recording, though the solo acoustic versions from the 1999 tour are pretty special. 

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