Neil Young - Homegrown (June 19, 2020, at long last)

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deserves a thread of it's own

1. "Separate Ways" 3:33
2. "Try" 2:47
3. "Mexico" 1:40
4. "Love is a Rose" 2:16
5. "Homegrown" 2:47
6. "Florida" 2:58
7. "Kansas" 2:12
8. "We Don't Smoke It No More"
9. "White Line"
10. "Vacancy"
11. "Little Wing" 2:10
12. "Star of Bethlehem" 2:42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5zxOWgCVbA

nostormo, Sunday, 17 May 2020 13:26 (four months ago) link

Lots of enthusiasm for "Try" in the other thread. Maybe it'll grow on me--homegrow on me--but it seems kind of ordinary by mid-'70s Neil standards. "Mexico" another instance of him borrowing a title from a great song already out there (Jefferson Airplane)--Yo La Tengo do that too.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 16:48 (four months ago) link

you're right, nobody should ever give a song a title that has been used before by another artist

rmde

"Try" is up there with any other 70's song of his, imo, it's perfect

sleeve, Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:05 (four months ago) link

On the other hand, Neil beat James Taylor to it by a year.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:20 (four months ago) link

you're right, nobody should ever give a song a title that has been used before by another artist

rmde

Excellent point as always--if you read my post, I was clearly saying that it should never ever be done, not just dispassionately observing that Neil Young and Yo La Tengo do this.

Jesus, you're an idiot, buy. Please go back to pretending to file-kill me.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:49 (four months ago) link

buy = guy

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:50 (four months ago) link

I agree that Try is not a masterpiece,definetely not up there with the best songs on Harvest and/or On The Beach, but it's a good song regardless: A lesser effort from Neil from that era is still better than most artists.

Same goes for the other songs from Homegrown (re-recorded later or played live) that is floating around imo.

I suspect that one reason he didn't release it is that he felt is wasn't his best.

nostormo, Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:50 (four months ago) link

Don't disagree--it's pleasant. But also, for me, instantly forgettable. I'm not sure I'd replace a single song from After the Gold Rush or Zuma with it.

I suspect that one reason he didn't release it is that he felt is wasn't his best.

I'll buy Homegrown, which has hardly been automatic for me with Neil after Ragged Glory (I've been catching up in fits and starts). It's Neil from right in the middle of his usually brilliant peak decade. But I think that's a valid point. Long-lost or delayed albums and films often have a certain aura that attaches to them over time that's out of proportion to what you eventually get. Maybe there was a reason they were lost or delayed in the first place that's much simpler than intriguing backstory.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 20:05 (four months ago) link

he did shelve it for one of the greatest rock albums ever made so there's a lot of room for it to be really good

I'm feeling like it's going to be a mix between Comes a Time and Hitchhiker

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 17 May 2020 20:08 (four months ago) link

What was the timeline? Which Ditch album took its place? I'm guessing Tonight's the Night.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 20:11 (four months ago) link

yep TTN, Tyler posted his article on it in the Neil thread

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 17 May 2020 20:43 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://youtu.be/eL_bqx4h6lU

Awesome guitar work.

nostormo, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:53 (three months ago) link

yeah this is fucking great

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 12 June 2020 19:05 (three months ago) link

Thumbs up.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 June 2020 19:12 (three months ago) link

here's my review/ramble! https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2020/06/15/neil-young-homegrown/

tylerw, Monday, 15 June 2020 15:41 (three months ago) link

good stuff!
so excited.

not lost on me that our Lord and Savior saw fit to drop this at the beginning of father's day weekend.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:50 (three months ago) link

very psyched for this

Prosecutor Bradley Tankerton (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:53 (three months ago) link

I've been pretty lukewarm on this just cuz I feel like I've gotten burned out lately on Neil and all of his "Neil-ness" and just a general sense of let-down over all of the lost album hype but so, goddamn if "Vacancy" and tyler's review haven't got me pumped!

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:13 (three months ago) link

Haha ums, between this and new Dylan, there will be a lot of big Dad energy this weekend.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link

Big Grandpa Energy.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:48 (three months ago) link

The fact that it didn't leak already is a miracle

nostormo, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:44 (three months ago) link

The fact that it didn't leak already is a miracle

nostormo, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:45 (three months ago) link

Lotta stuff not leaking these days! Advances must all be on ... lockdown.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:10 (three months ago) link

Well, some reviews were published..

We shall wait with Spotify on hold

nostormo, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:17 (three months ago) link

Streaming tonight on the Archives

Hi
Hoping you’re all holding up & still showing up
music is medicine for the soul
Look after it
🎶
HOMEGROWN will be available on The Archives tonight 9pm PST
thanks for listening#NeilYoung #NeilYoungArchives #Homegrown pic.twitter.com/JVkb3x5etY

— Neil Young Archives (@NeilYoungNYA) June 16, 2020

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:14 (three months ago) link

what if neil pulls a "doghouse" rickroll here

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:48 (three months ago) link

Homegrown...HOME...GROWN

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:50 (three months ago) link

Stream gets stuck all the time or is it just me?

nostormo, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:26 (three months ago) link

Good lord Mexico is gorgeous

J. Sam, Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:34 (three months ago) link

What's cool about this record is that it sounds familiar, like it isn't really a lost album and actually was here all the time.

nostormo, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:30 (three months ago) link

yeah, i'm sure someone else will write a nice piece about that, because i get very much the same feeling and i'm sure others do too. it's such an odd sensation, knowing half the songs already, but not in this form. even the songs i already knew well ("little star of bethlehem") sound so much more fitting here. why? i don't know. i liked it on stars and bars, i liked it on chrome dreams, i liked it on decade. but it sounds like it's at home on this record, finally.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:37 (three months ago) link

So wild, I had NO IDEA that this was coming out, and I've just begun a serious Ditch kick. Stoked

flappy bird, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:46 (three months ago) link

"Try" is such a gift, right now. ben keith on pedal steel, emmylou harris doing backup vox, levon helm doing his thing, playing exactly what you expect and want him to play.

everybody is doing what i want them to do. it's fucking weird man

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:57 (three months ago) link

i want them to rule, and then they do that. if only life were always this easy!

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:58 (three months ago) link

I like how he has been trying to develop Separate Ways but has now released the original recording after all.

Played it on the 1993 & 2014 tours:

Torhout, Belgium, July 1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXWI2mKEgvM

Liverpool, July 2014 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP9MLuzaZCM

StanM, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:35 (three months ago) link

just gonna C&P this from the other thread:

just listened...man "Separate Ways" is a stunner, real lost classic

loved it on first impression, kind of Harvest but with the down and out druggie vibes of On the Beach?

Florida is something! N01z3 dr0n3

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:47 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Loving this. Go, 1975-Neil!!

― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:07 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

damn this is great

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:16 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

all her friends call her lil wayne

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:46 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

homegrown rules

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:12 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

an instant top-tier neil album for me. it's a weird experience, listening to it, because through my casual-to-intermediate fandom of his music, i've come across several of the songs, in different versions on other albums, or live. but these original versions are so fucking good! it sounds so good. the sound of mid-70s neil young is so warm, it's an instant comfort blanket

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:14 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

very cool to hear how part of Kansas follows the same melody line he would use later on Powderfinger...maybe a year later?

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:17 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

not even a year later! and also, of course, how "love is a rose" uses the melody line from "dance, dance, dance" a few years before. borrowed tunes, as it were :)

― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:21 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

It's so fascinating to me when artists like Neil Young or Springsteen or Prince or Dylan or whomever can record albums worth of really good stuff, sometimes even their best stuff, and think, eh, and then shelve it for decades. I've always wondered if any artist can be so self aware or ego-free as to even distinguish their best albums from their worst, or if they're so busy going forward they don't even think about it. Like, I was reading the latest Tape Op, and there's a guy that worked on remastering "Band on the Run," and he's in the studio with Paul McCartney, and McCartney admits he'd never listened to the album as a finished artifact before.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:29 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

neil, prince and dylan, sure, but is that actually true of springsteen? i remember thinking, the first time i heard "tracks," that springsteen had an amazing ear for his own work and instinctively understood what to keep and what to discard. i still can't think of a single track on "tracks" that i wish he had included on one of his studio albums.

― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:39 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

holy shit, this album

"Homegrown" is an instant anthem, up there with any other tune of his you could name imo

"Florida" is maybe the weirdest fucking curveball he's ever thrown, which is saying a lot, love how it segues into "I woke up from a bad dream"

"Try" is perfect in every way

damn

― sleeve, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

yeah, honestly i don't like "florida" so much. but it really does stand out as a particularly experimental song for a musician in his position at the time

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:39 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

"try" otm

that's the one that jumped out at me on first listen. was it known before now? i know true neil young fans have been familiar with all this material for years, but "try" was new to me

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:40 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

When I first heard “Florida” I immediately thought : “This is his ‘The Gift’ “

― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:49 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

"florida" eventually turned into dead man and le noise, at least

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:54 PM (yesterday)

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:38 (three months ago) link

neil, prince and dylan, sure, but is that actually true of springsteen? i remember thinking, the first time i heard "tracks," that springsteen had an amazing ear for his own work and instinctively understood what to keep and what to discard. i still can't think of a single track on "tracks" that i wish he had included on one of his studio albums.

― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:39 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I think this is mostly otm but I do think there is a FAR better version of the River that can be made on a playlist with the alt tracks from the boxset than the original

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:46 (three months ago) link

"Florida" sounds like a lost SYR series mid-90's collaboration with Sonic Youth

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:51 (three months ago) link

each time it played last night I said, out loud, "what the fuck, Neil?"

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:52 (three months ago) link

"florida" really is a strange fucking story!

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:54 (three months ago) link

https://neilyoungarchives.com/album?id=A_089

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 18:10 (three months ago) link

It's such an odd feeling, listening to an album that feels like it should be familiar but isn't

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:30 (three months ago) link

yo i have the LP in my hands !!!!!

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:28 (three months ago) link

Nice! Assuming pressing is good, Neil's stuff usually is

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:37 (three months ago) link

yeah it's dead quiet and sounds great

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:24 (three months ago) link

When I first heard “Florida” I immediately thought : “This is his ‘The Gift’ “

i feel as if it's more like his "apes-ma"

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:27 (three months ago) link

Homegrown you must be a Pink Floyd album because you RULE

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 June 2020 01:26 (three months ago) link

https://neilyoungarchives.com/album?id=A_089

iconic url imo

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 June 2020 01:58 (three months ago) link

Don't really keep up with neil news but had a bit of a binge of his albums this weekend apropos of nothing and now I'm blessed with this today.

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Friday, 19 June 2020 06:56 (three months ago) link

Separate Ways is the best track here imo

nostormo, Friday, 19 June 2020 09:09 (three months ago) link

I kind of love that "Ocean Girl" is a rewrite of "War Song".

Forgot about what a shock it was to hear "War Song" for the first time on Archives--basically the same song with new lyrics.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:55 (two months ago) link

one of his very early garage band tunes on Archives has the melody for Barstool Blues can't remember the name offhand

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 13:04 (two months ago) link

"I Wonder" got retooled into "Don't Cry No Tears"--is that what you're thinking of?

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 13:10 (two months ago) link

That's the one. Was just checking, couldn't find a "Barstool Blues" soundalike, but now I remember the same surprise hearing "I Wonder" for the first time.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 13:16 (two months ago) link

oops yeah sorry Don't Cry no Tears, been a long time since I listened to the box

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 13:29 (two months ago) link

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere A
After the Gold Rush A+
Harvest A-
Time Fades Away B
On the Beach A+
Tonight's the Night A+
Homegrown A-
Zuma A
American Stars n Bars B-
Comes a Time B
Rust Never Sleeps A-

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 16:13 (two months ago) link

As much of an unholy mess as it is, I'd probably give Journey Through the Past a B--for "Soldier," for an even more epically dirge-like "Words" than on Harvest, and for the way it previews what's coming down the road. The film is also a fascinating mess.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 20:45 (two months ago) link

OK if we're doing this

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere B+
After the Gold Rush A+
Harvest A
Time Fades Away A
On the Beach A-
Tonight's the Night A
Homegrown B-
Zuma B
American Stars n Bars A-
Comes a Time B
Rust Never Sleeps A+

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 21:11 (two months ago) link

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere A
After the Gold Rush A
Harvest B
Time Fades Away B+
On the Beach A+
Tonight's the Night A+
Homegrown B+
Zuma A-
American Stars n Bars B
Comes a Time B-
Rust Never Sleeps A+

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 21:55 (two months ago) link

Hitchhiker - B+ if that counts

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 21:57 (two months ago) link

Can't say I expected anyone to rate ASnB over Zuma, but hey.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 21:59 (two months ago) link

Zuma is uneven and lacks the pathos of previous Crazy Horse albums (maybe blame Pancho for this), also "Stupid Girl" is an abomination

AS&B is great

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:20 (two months ago) link

paul, coming in with the wrong takes left and right in this thread!

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:28 (two months ago) link

is there something I'm missing in the lyrics that makes "Stupid Girl" abominable?

it's not called "girls are stupid"...it's addressed to one person the narrator is calling stupid!

anyway it's a jam

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:29 (two months ago) link

i agree. i still wouldn't put it on a mixtape for someone i saw in mercedes benz or is a girl, though.

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:34 (two months ago) link

It's not just the lyrics (which are, come on, pretty dumb), it's the double high / low vocal, so grating

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:36 (two months ago) link

haha I can see that

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:39 (two months ago) link

xp oh ok, I like those vocals! Anyway I'm guessing maybe about half of neil's best songs have pretty dumb lyrics

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:40 (two months ago) link

surely a heart of gold could not even contract and relax to perform its primary function!

a morley steve vai bad horsie what? (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:43 (two months ago) link

for real and what cowboy ever had anything to do with computers

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 22:46 (two months ago) link

it's not called "girls are stupid"...it's addressed to one person the narrator is calling stupid!

Yeah--I think the worst you can accuse it of is rock-star pettiness, Neil getting his back up over some perceived but specific slight, the kind of song Dylan wrote routinely in the mid-'60s (not all directed at a woman, but some were, I think). It's not a sweeping indictment of women. Wasn't Neil in general pretty good in that area during the '70s?

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 23:03 (two months ago) link

I know, "A Man Needs a Maid"...which is more complex, I think--because of the Carrie verse--than a quick reading suggests.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 23:05 (two months ago) link

right...but you don't have to be a rock star or even petty to be upset with a person and vent in song. Maybe the slight was legit! We just don't know.

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 23:07 (two months ago) link

I think for the generally assumed baseline of 70s rock guys being terrible to women Neil was relatively good

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 July 2020 00:46 (two months ago) link

Can't imagine him writing a lyric like the Faces' "Stay with Me."

clemenza, Thursday, 16 July 2020 01:06 (two months ago) link

He could, but it'd be about a car he only drove once.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 16 July 2020 01:24 (two months ago) link

Neil strikes me as someone who probably avoided a lot of potential groupie interactions by being weird and remote

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 July 2020 01:29 (two months ago) link

Can't imagine him writing a lyric like the Faces' "Stay with Me."

― clemenza, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:06 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

He could, but it'd be about a car he only drove once.

― "...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:24 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Thank you.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Thursday, 16 July 2020 11:35 (two months ago) link

That was great, yeah.

clemenza, Thursday, 16 July 2020 12:58 (two months ago) link

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere A-
After the Gold Rush A+
Harvest A
Time Fades Away A
On the Beach A+
Tonight's the Night B+
Homegrown A-
Zuma A-
American Stars n Bars B
Comes a Time C
Rust Never Sleeps A-

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 16 July 2020 16:56 (two months ago) link

For me, every album in that rundown would get at minimum a solid A except Harvest (A-), American Stars 'n Bars (B+) and Comes a Time (B+).

birdistheword, Thursday, 16 July 2020 19:43 (two months ago) link

is anyone else struggling to get hold of a vinyl copy of this? I've had one on order for nearly a month. Is Neil pressing them himself perhaps?

Neil S, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 09:19 (two months ago) link

Home pressed is a good thing
Take that bell and let eewarpskopskip

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:56 (two months ago) link

mine came in the mail last week, ordered it around the time the album came out

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 12:53 (two months ago) link

the store I got it from (Deep Thoughts in JP/Boston) got 20 copies on release day and they were all gone within 48 hours

sleeve, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:09 (two months ago) link

There's been a bandwidth issue in the vinyl industry for years and it's going to get worse

I'd imagine something like Homegrown is particularly in demand on vinyl

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:14 (two months ago) link

I'm in the UK, and my supplier said they would have copies available in "early July", and no sign.

I knew about that UMS, I think Record Store Day really exacerbates those shortages, perhaps even this year when that event was online only.

I should have just go the Pono version and a Pono to play it on!

Neil S, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:52 (two months ago) link

i would like to know if the number of Pono listeners is greater or less than 500 people

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:56 (two months ago) link

Xpost - oh yeah everyone who puts out records talks about the RSD bottleneck

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:57 (two months ago) link

I guess what I should have said is the label probably estimated how many copies to press based on previous archives releases and there ended up being way more demand than anticipated

even WB can't just snap their fingers and make new vinyl appear in a week

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:59 (two months ago) link

this happened with Le Noise as well, Discogs prices on that are still completely insane

sleeve, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 15:16 (two months ago) link

recent Neil LPs do seem very pricey, anything from Freedom onwards goes for ridiculous money. I was lucky to find a copy of Harvest Moon for £10 fairly recently.

Neil S, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 15:25 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I've come around on this album.my wife got me the vinyl for my bday a month or so ago and I've grown to love it!

rascal clobber (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 27 August 2020 04:01 (four weeks ago) link

I listened to it a ton in spring and early summer, but not for a couple weeks now. I think I will be playing it a bunch this fall; it has that kind of feel.

trunk's full of pearl and lonestar (PBKR), Thursday, 27 August 2020 16:22 (four weeks ago) link

I've played it quite a bit, often within the context of his other LP's from that era. Not Harvest and Comes a Time, but the other three surrounding it and in chronological order: so Tonight's the Night, then On the Beach, then Homegrown and finally Zuma. I just love the progression from one to the next, just beautiful.

birdistheword, Thursday, 27 August 2020 17:52 (four weeks ago) link

This was the perfect album for me this summer, played it a lot in the car June & July... my first cautious forays into the outside world after months of fearful quarantine, driving around in the afternoon sun seeing which things in my city have been closed and abandoned and which have remained, feeling anxious & scared but also safe in my little personal bubble, feeling the gutpunch of everything that's gone wrong but trying to remain thankful for what I have, playing this album with the windows down. One of those time & place listening experiences I'll always remember.

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Monday, 31 August 2020 17:54 (three weeks ago) link

otm. great timeless album. should have played it more often.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 31 August 2020 19:45 (three weeks ago) link

big LOL that Robbie Robertson is the only musician on the album not mentioned in the special thanks section of the liner notes

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 03:19 (two weeks ago) link

ahahahaha good catch

sleeve, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 14:27 (two weeks ago) link

would not be at all surprised if “We Don’t Smoke It No More” is a winking nod to the honeyslider

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 11 September 2020 02:40 (two weeks ago) link


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