The precursor to Neil Young's late 80s 'comeback' was released only in Japan and Australia. It opens with one of Young's heaviest songs and the kind of track that perhaps contributed towards Young's admittedly dubious status as the 'Godfather of Grunge'. It was reportedly written about Stephen Stills. Cocaine Eyes is a statement of intent, a ferocious and raw song both musically and lyrically. The version of Don't Cry which is present here is a different version to the one that would end up on Freedom, it is approximately 45 seconds longer. It is one of three songs here that were also on the full album, Eldorado and On Broadway are the other two. Heavy Love, which is the other exclusive track, is less notable than Cocaine Eyes but is a solid Young rocker.
Eldorado is more than just a teaser for the Freedom album, it is worthwhile even just for Cocaine Eyes, but after a tumultuous decade it hinted that Young was getting his house back in order.