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Poll Results

OptionVotes
On the Beach 12
Tonight's the Night 12
Rust Never Sleeps 12
After the Gold Rush 9
Sleeps With Angels 8
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 7
Arc/Weld 3
Old Ways 3
Dead Man 2
Ragged Glory 2
Trans 2
Live Rust 2
Time Fades Away 1
Re-ac-tor 1
Zuma 1
Everybody's Rockin' 1
Mirror Ball 1
Harvest 1
Comes a Time 1
Broken Arrow 1
Hawks & Doves 1
Silver & Gold 0
Are You Passionate? 0
Greendale 0
Prairie Wind 0
Harvest Moon 0
Freedom 0
This Note's for You 0
Life 0
Landing on Water 0
Neil Young 0
American Stars 'N Bars 0
Living with War0


strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:18 (fourteen years ago) link

oh shit decade

strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:21 (fourteen years ago) link

and #s of boots. sorry gang. read my lips, vote dead man

strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:22 (fourteen years ago) link

After The Gold Rush.

but On The Beach too. the title song makes me cry.

bakerstreetsaxsolo, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I voted Time Fades Away

Billy Pilgrim, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:43 (fourteen years ago) link

this was already done.
Best of Neil Young studio records

Zeno, Sunday, 17 June 2007 13:57 (fourteen years ago) link

This one has live albums.

Some of them, anyway. (Unplugged, Year of the Horse, Road Rock vol. 1)

StanM, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh. The studio albums poll had the live albums too. Nevermind then.

StanM, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:45 (fourteen years ago) link

I voted Ragged Glory because it needs more love and less rockism. That's a srsly good record, yo.

kenan, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:47 (fourteen years ago) link

First person to vote "Old Ways" gets a dollar from me.

kenan, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I voted for "Old Ways" just for the cash. You want my paypal address?

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 17 June 2007 18:09 (fourteen years ago) link

After The Gold Rush = the good songs are so good they make you forget about the bad ones

On The Beach = pretty much all good

Hurting 2, Sunday, 17 June 2007 20:24 (fourteen years ago) link

I mean "When You Dance" is kind of endearing as a cornily sincere, b-level hippie artifact, but Cripple Creek Ferry is a real turd of a song, and Birds isn't great either.

Hurting 2, Sunday, 17 June 2007 20:27 (fourteen years ago) link

I got to get away from this day to day running around

calstars, Sunday, 17 June 2007 23:18 (fourteen years ago) link

TRANS FTW!

circa1916, Sunday, 17 June 2007 23:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Arc/Weld. The worst/best live albums ever.

SeekAltRoute, Monday, 18 June 2007 03:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Dead Man is actually really really good.

MRZBW, Monday, 18 June 2007 08:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Tonight's The Night

closely followed by Goldrush and On The Beach

TTN is definitely my favourite - it's so fucked, so moving. Tender, ragged and rocking in equal measure.

Baby Mellow My Mind aches so hard - the swell of pedal steel, touch of lonesome barroom piano, and Neil's voice actually breaking up.

Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown rocks. It sounds so triumphant in its hedonism yet the undercurrent is utterly bleak.

Other favourites - Everybody Knows, Rust, Zuma, Time Fades Away, Sleeps With Angels, Live Rust. Hell, there hardly any poor ones. I've not heard the infamous Landing On Water, but Are You Passionate was bloody awful. Trans is ace though.

Ragged Glory is great fun, one of his most satisfying rock records, but I wouldn't quite put it in the top rung of Neil albums.

Harvest - handful of great songs and some dreary stuff too. Overall, it's too slick, too polite. I like Neil a little scuffed around the edges.

Stew, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Rust Never Sleeps has Powderfinger, for the win.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyone else notice how Apatow kept dropping the cover of Landing On Water all over Knocked Up. What's the deal with that? Consensus aropund these parts on that album?

talrose, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 06:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Rust Never Sleeps for "Powderfinger", but also because of the individually peculiar time and place in which I first loved this record. Also, it's an incredibly balanced album in so many ways I can't be bothered to expand on here.

Lostandfound, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 06:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Consensus aropund these parts on that album?

I noticed the curious product placement too, Tal. There's an interesting thread here devoted to Landing on Water.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 13:12 (fourteen years ago) link

no "none of the above"????

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 13:25 (fourteen years ago) link

just snuck in a vote for tonight's the night. right in the nick of time.

emotion of the less contained and calculated variety

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 15:21 (fourteen years ago) link

me for tonights the night, too. its so close though - there are better songs on zuma and everybody knows, and almost enough to give the nod to one of them, but TTN takes it

69, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 15:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, Tonight's The Night would be my second or third and very close.

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 17:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Rust Never Sleeps by a hair, for side one and Powderfinger alone (though nearly sunk by Welfare Mothers).

Davey D, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 18:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh c'mon, Welfare Mothers is great! My favorite Neil Young throwaway.

Jiminy Krokus, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 19:28 (fourteen years ago) link

DIVORCEE

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 19:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

a 3-way tie this time then.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Fair result.

Lostandfound, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Wait. Zuma should've been much higher, though.

Lostandfound, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:47 (fourteen years ago) link

c'est vrai

blunt, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Someone voted for Everybody's Rockin' again.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:15 (fourteen years ago) link

One vote for "Zuma"! No way!! This poll is corrupt!!!

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:16 (fourteen years ago) link

"On the Beach" - there's an ILM album if ever there was one

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Sleeps With Angels is way too high. And Freedom is way too low.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:18 (fourteen years ago) link

The fact that Zuma ranked below Trans completely invalidates this poll.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:21 (fourteen years ago) link

So, basically, I'm the only person who voted for "Zuma"? Don't believe it.

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:22 (fourteen years ago) link

five months pass...

I wasn't around when CSN(and sometimes Y) were at their peak, so apologies for the following somewhat naive question:

How much of Neil Young's popularity in the 70s can be attributed to his association with CSN? The thought never really occurred to me until I was checking out CSN(Y)'s Allmusic entry today, which says "it was the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles".

Personally, I like Neil Young exponentially more than CSN(Y), so my gut feeling is that the majority of Neil Young's fans were there on account of his own talent. But was there a certain contingency of fans who cheered loudest for "Ohio" and "Helpless", contemplating to themselves at the Live Rust concerts that it would be better if CSN were up on stage too? Or was it more like "Why the hell does Neil Young ever play with them? They butchered 'Helpless'..."? Just wondering what the prevalent view was back in the day.

Z S, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:11 (fourteen years ago) link

When CSN and sometimes Y reunited for a predictably horrible album in 1988, Neil begged off the obligatory tour, saying, "I dunno man, those guys need some serious practice."

And that Allmusic statement strikes me as comically absurd.

Sara Sara Sara, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, I admit it raised my eyebrow as well, but then I go the ILM search function, and the second thing I read on the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young C/D S/D thread is "i'm more interested in the fact that CSN(Y) (or whatever) were actually REALLY POPULAR and BIG -- as in springsteen in '85/outkast or britney spears BIG. that's such a radical sea-change in mass public musical taste that deserves some comment, no?"

Z S, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

On The Beach is very good, but would have voted Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, in fact i shall play it now

Alex in Denver, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:25 (fourteen years ago) link

hi alex, how is the weather in denver? in frankfurt it has been raining most of the day. i would have voted <i>after the goldrush</i>, i think. but <i>on the beach</i> is a decent winner, too.

alex in mainhattan, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:30 (fourteen years ago) link

i will never learn the ilm html tags...

alex in mainhattan, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:30 (fourteen years ago) link

weird

moscow_nights, Monday, 26 November 2007 03:45 (fourteen years ago) link

it was the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles

In their time their American album sales were HUGE. Their cultural cachet was such that their public greeted "Ohio" as a major statement. I'm wary of statements like AllMusic's, but the Shakey bio also makes the same suggestion.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 26 November 2007 03:48 (fourteen years ago) link

CSNY were huge because the Byrds, the Hollies, and the Buffalo Springfield had all been huge before.

Nubbelverbrennung, Monday, 26 November 2007 11:26 (fourteen years ago) link

"It's all the same song!"

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 March 2022 17:18 (two months ago) link

I love the line “I saw you at Mercedes Benz practicing self defense” for some reason

brimstead, Thursday, 3 March 2022 17:28 (two months ago) link

like where does...cortez the killer come from? who sits down and writes that? dylan you can always see his mind at work, neil comes up with this imagery that is very dreamlike

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 March 2022 17:36 (two months ago) link

Or those careening narratives on RNS?

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 March 2022 17:39 (two months ago) link

XP Neil's claimed it came from eating too many hamburgers one night in high school.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:04 (two months ago) link

“They came dancing across the water” is straight up bone chilling

brimstead, Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:35 (two months ago) link

"they carried them to the flatlands/but they died along the way"

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:46 (two months ago) link

that song is much more about what people in modern times long for when they think about the past, rather than any serious look into pre-conquistador aztec culture, or the conquering of it. it's a paean for meaning and unity that's been lost, vanquished by the man in the form of the conquistador. a distinctly peaceful version of it, true, but still kinda fascistic imo. i prefer "pocahontas" because it's more fun, more honest and self-conscious about being a fantasy. of course instrumentally cortez is peak neil.

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:55 (two months ago) link

i think "powderfinger" is one of the most powerful depictions of a young life cut short i've ever encountered. the combination of happenstance details of the events, the kid and his little corner of the world, along with the glimpse into his character and his will to live, driving to the flash in the sky, and then the dedication, and all of it being so ragged and raw - like, as an artistically rendered experience of being affected directly by someone's death i can't think of anything i've run across that hits me so hard. but maybe there's an element to it that's also a little sentimental, idk.

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:05 (two months ago) link

“and they built up with their bare hands/what we still can’t do today”

questioned much of what I’ve accomplished in my lifetime just from those lines, tbh.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:08 (two months ago) link

and "Thrasher" has some of the best lyrics I've heard in a pop song: evocative and mysterious yet scalpel-sharp.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:11 (two months ago) link

xp yeah I love that line too

bad milk blood robot (sleeve), Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:13 (two months ago) link

“Powderfinger” really gets to me too - the vagueness of the setting, the feeling that there’s not enough time left in his life to tell everything that he needs to explain, the sense that his doing the brave and noble thing is somehow the wrong choice, even though he’s clearly doomed from the moment the song begins.

JoeStork, Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:57 (two months ago) link

I think I said this on another thread but it’s hilarious to me how on “Thrasher” the line “how I lost my friends I still don’t understand” is followed by a couple verses absolutely going in on Crosby Stills & Nash.

JoeStork, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:00 (two months ago) link

I think there is something about "Cortez," as written and performed, that can be self-revealing: the killer man, "dancing across the water," bad man, but then I lean in for thee killer guitar---how aware was he of this possible effect---? Maybe it doesn't matter, but, in any case, well-played, sir.

dow, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:00 (two months ago) link

"Cortez" has always felt to me like daydreaming about something and falling fully into the dream, a very visceral recreation of that feeling. i heard randy newman once explain his song "yellow man" as "a pinhead's view of china", and I kind experience "Cortez" as a version of that, like a stoner's fantasy about aztecs, and some of what he imagines is wrong bc hes not an expert, and also as he drifts deeper into the reverie the dream-logic takes over and it starts to become its own weird fantasy.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:07 (two months ago) link

The slightly inferior sequel is after all titled "Like an Inca."

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:26 (two months ago) link

I like that One Eye Open, also you could say he "wakes up" on the final verse and is once again back to the personal, love lost

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:28 (two months ago) link

i heard randy newman once explain his song "yellow man" as "a pinhead's view of china", and I kind experience "Cortez" as a version of that, like a stoner's fantasy about aztecs Also true of "Sail Away," and imagine Young covering that.

dow, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:35 (two months ago) link

I consider myself a casual fan but even I'm pretty sure Neil has a ton of songs that utilize 12 bar blues form, including several on On the Beach. I mean there are three songs on that record with "blues' in the title

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:36 (two months ago) link

xpost His American grandfather or great-grandfather left Virginia because of Civil War etc. illin', though got mad at blacks boarding streetcar he was on in Canada: something along those lines in Shakey (but I'm sure Neil was more interested in Aztecs, Incas)

dow, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:40 (two months ago) link

His only experiment with 12-bar blues, right? Meh.

From the Bluenotes live album (better than This Note's for You, though this one's very SNL/VH-1):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUdyucphO8I

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:40 (two months ago) link

Blue Note Cafe is much better than the studio album overall, though still has some moves that were dated, ironically or not, even before it was recorded, way before---people were talking about blooze vs. blues even in the 60s.

dow, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:43 (two months ago) link

(Rolling Stone reviewer said the latest Canned Heat album should have been titled Yassuh Boss.)

dow, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:45 (two months ago) link

I consider myself a casual fan but even I'm pretty sure Neil has a ton of songs that utilize 12 bar blues form, including several on On the Beach. I mean there are three songs on that record with "blues' in the title

― Paul Ponzi,

I probably singled out "Vampire Blues" b/c it bores me (it doesn't follow through on the title), but, yeah, "Ambulance Blues" counts.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:46 (two months ago) link

xxxp The VH-1/SNL vibe actually works great with a satirical track like "This Note's For You" because it completes the fake-beer commercial vibe needed to deliver the joke with accuracy.

birdistheword, Thursday, 3 March 2022 20:49 (two months ago) link

This one from This Note's For You always felt like a good blend of the blues concept and his typical songwriting. And this band also led to "Ordinary People" and "Crime in the City", even though they didn't came out on later albums.

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

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 3 March 2022 21:01 (two months ago) link

xxp Come to think of it, re SNL, he might have been having a little fun with the Blues Brothers shtick too. Which reminds me of this Hal Willmer quote, via Milton Parker on Hal Willner
(and re beer commerical, Night Music was sponsored by Michelob, who got their name in the title eventually):
...one day Lorne Michaels (Executive Producer Night Music, Saturday Night Live) came to the studio while we were taping Night Music because his buddy Eric Clapton was on the show. When he walked in we were filming Clara Rockmore, the legendary theramin player. So Lorne walks in and looks at the monitor and there’s a 92-year-old woman playing “Kaddish” on the theramin and I can just see stacks of dollars with little wings flying out of his head.

dow, Thursday, 3 March 2022 21:04 (two months ago) link

LOL. Michelob, didn't Clapton (by then a recovering alcoholic) make a commercial for them around that time? Ugh, it never ends with that guy.

birdistheword, Thursday, 3 March 2022 21:14 (two months ago) link

A reminder that "Powderfinger"/"Cortez" finished 1-2 in the Neil Young poll from 10 years ago--a big surprise to me, I thought "Cortez" would win going away.

A World of Constant Strangers: The Neil Young Results Thread

clemenza, Thursday, 3 March 2022 21:21 (two months ago) link

Freddie Gibbs not a fan, don't think I would have predicted him taking Rogan's side:

https://pitchfork.com/news/freddie-gibbs-says-fuck-neil-young-on-the-joe-rogan-experience/

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 March 2022 22:23 (two months ago) link

"birds" and all of after the gold rush really are such a great example of how sharp neil used to be as a lyricist. for such a loud rock kind of guy he was so insightful when it came to love and relationships.

When you see me fly away without you
Shadow on the things you know
Feathers fall around you
And show you the way to go

is one of my favorite images of a breakup. You can't make a home in the shadow of the other person, you have to move away from this space. But they leave you with a gift, a part of themself you can use to enrich your life, a connection to something higher that you didn't have before.

think there's some truth to him being self-centered. at his best though he gestures toward what's mysterious and unknowable about love and life. like, for all of his inability to see past himself, he knows what love is, or at least used to.

Anything in particular you're thinking of?

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 3 March 2022 23:26 (two months ago) link

Freddie has become a full time troll sadly

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 March 2022 23:45 (two months ago) link

I wonder if on some level Christgau calling Barn the record of the year is a way of validating his own criticism - if one of his peers can make such a record, surely he has the right to continue to evaluate them and the current music scene.
One factual thing in his article I'm not sure of - I always thought it was Graham Nash, not Neil himself, saying "Last Dance!" at the end of Time Fades Away.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 3 March 2022 23:47 (two months ago) link

i generally cringe at the whole "i'm just channelling these songs from the cosmos" stuff about songwriting, but there's a quality to neil's best songs that i do wonder if he even knows what they are about

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown),

dylan you can always see his mind at work, neil comes up with this imagery that is very dreamlike

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

I can only guess at what you mean, of course. But he sometimes writes lyrics that suggest many possible meanings, and some of them have led me to construct elaborate interpretations that don't necessarily check out when I follow the trail more closely. His process of deliberation can be ambiguous or obscure in a way that doesn't quite square with the potency of his imagery, and that maybe points to a more of a 'conduit' role.

I would say he shows an interest in the superimposition of folklore and mythogogy onto reality, as well as a respect for the dream state as something that informs and carries over into waking life and from which meaning can be divined. In 'After the Gold Rush' he refers to dreams as prophetic visions pretty explicitly. He also looks for omens and portents in nature, and doesn't always draw clear distinctions between literary symbolism and the interpetation of signs ("I was hoping for replacement when the sun burst through the sky" etc). That could be seen as his authentic connection to ancient or indigenous cultures.

I hear 'Don't Let it Bring You Down' as a response to 'After the Gold Rush' later in the album, the negation of an ominous sign. "It's only castles burning" may be a reassurance to himself that apocalyptic omens are psychological litter to be discarded (correlating to a "white cane lying in the gutter", or a flying newspaper), a way of seeing that appears outmoded or clouded by superstition as it comes into contact with modernity.

Friends and relationships reappear as a grounding influence (the cause of the "down" that forces a withdrawl into hibernation in 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' is identified as... a dream).

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 22:23 (two months ago) link

Everybody otm re: Neil's best lyrics. The unreliable narrator in song form. Truly a master storyteller.

Daddy's rifle in my hand
felt reassurin'
He told me,
Red means run, son,
numbers add up to nothin'

Always my favorite part in "Powderfinger" and, for me, the most revealing piece of the song's puzzle.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 22:36 (two months ago) link

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— INZANE JOHNNY (@olsonpower) March 12, 2022

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Saturday, 12 March 2022 13:59 (two months ago) link

Sorry of this was already mentioned: We are pleased to announce the release of the fourth installment in the Official Release Series (ORS).
Available on LP and CD, the box set includes classic ‘80s records Hawks & Doves, Re•ac•tor, and This Note’s for You, as well as the Eldorado EP, previously released only in Japan and Australia.
Both vinyl and CD box sets will be available for pre-order today and out on April 29th.

That was on the 18th, thought of again because I just got one re Official Bootleg Series adding three solo acoustic sets; here's the press release, incl. audio, video: http://view.e.warnerrecords.com/?qs=9efc101a6c823cd183a4a6dfc8f00760337aaea72c7f4e4c707ddb1d7a140b210b5bf611d1d4e79cb4ec8f87606b182131222489e3f15f856a55fa4cb7eac5626547f8f2e1016611

dow, Saturday, 26 March 2022 01:14 (one month ago) link

Genuine question. Which one of those is likely the best, most enjoyable set. ‘Cause I ain’t gettin all three.

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 26 March 2022 01:21 (one month ago) link

Great to have a legit release of the '74 Bottom Line show, but lolz at Eldorado getting reissued and boxed with deadweight away from Freedom.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 26 March 2022 01:22 (one month ago) link

XP Go for the '74 show: it's a genuine, one of a kind concert, and besides there's already a ton of solo Neil '70-'71 shows out there.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 26 March 2022 01:28 (one month ago) link

Nice set list for that. What makes it one of a kind?

dow, Saturday, 26 March 2022 01:54 (one month ago) link

It was an unannounced, one-off surprise solo set (following Leon Redbone, iirc) from a time where he wasn't doing stuff like that, and he previewed a number on On The Beach tracks alongside period unreleased material.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 26 March 2022 02:02 (one month ago) link

What's going on with the second box in the Official Release Series? It goes for hundreds of dollars now, and I'm not even talking about the vinyl version. Did they just radically underestimate demand and never run off any more CDs?

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 26 March 2022 13:04 (one month ago) link

Probably? The packaging is pretty unique, with the albums in wide cardstock sleeves to accommodate the discs and scale reproductions of the original inserts (the poster from Time Fades Away, the booklet and bag of glitter from Tonight's The Night etc.).

They never reissued the discs in it (and the third box as well) as individual CDs either.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 26 March 2022 14:10 (one month ago) link

I'm checking out all of those shows because his banter is so great most of the time

StanM, Saturday, 26 March 2022 15:41 (one month ago) link

Good news about el dorado. Hopefully I can cherry pick its tracks from a digital vendor

covidsbundlertanze op. 6 (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 26 March 2022 16:12 (one month ago) link

Long, loooong overdue, but I'm glad Eldorado is back in-print. It usually catches Neil Young fans off-guard whenever I've play "Heavy Love" and especially "Cocaine Eyes" over the years - like "holy shit, where did this come from?" I believe this will be the first American release it's ever gotten too.

FWIW, I tried restoring the original Times Square album from the Freedom CD, making a few changes to it:

Eldorado
No More
Crime In The City (live from Bluenote Café)
Boxcar (only bootleg source available)
Don't Cry (full-length version from Eldorado)
Heavy Love (from Eldorado)
Wrecking Ball
Cocaine Eyes (from Eldorado)
On Broadway

As a bonus, I also included the SNL performance of Rockin' in the Free World at the very end - ripped from the DVD, it's even better than the studio version.

birdistheword, Saturday, 26 March 2022 20:44 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse :: Fukuoka, Japan – March 8, 1976https://t.co/4cWQLbiqcO

Aside from a few low profile NoCal gigs in 1975, this Japanese jaunt was the debut of the new Crazy Horse with Frank Sampedro in tow, and the beginning of one of Young’s greatest years onstage. pic.twitter.com/5EOsDmm4Bx

— aquarium drunkard (@aquadrunkard) May 9, 2022

dow, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 18:34 (one week ago) link


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