As an album of quietly powerful songs about life and lost dreams, Prarie Wind encapsulates Young's music in all its ragged glory … save the screeching guitar licks. "The Painter" defines the mood, with Young singing of the "long road" over steel guitar, organ and a rolling beat. Conversely, "No Wonder" contrasts "amber waves of grain" with a blunt message of political greed. But "Far From Home" and "It's a Dream" return to the themes of reflection and calm. Undeniably, the title track is a warning, though, the chanting chorus, "Prairie wind blowing through my head," propelling an ominous lyric with Young's spooky vocals. Darkness fades again with "This Old Guitar," a song as soft and serene as the moccasins Young wore on the cover of Harvest.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.