Neil Young on Capturing the Moment

Neil YoungI like to capture the moment. I like to record the moment. I like to get the first time that I sung the song. I like to get the first time the band plays the song. So there’s a lot of compromises you make to get that feeling, but in the  long run, that’s where the pictures are when I hear my words and when I see the  pictures while I’m listening. So that’s what we try to record.

Neil Young, from a speech delivered at a Grammy awards ceremony