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OT: Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: November 4, 2019 22:27

Neil Young and Crazy Horse are Back with a New Album, Documentary

Rock legend talks to AARP about his new release, 'Colorado,' his legacy and never fading away

by Edna Gundersen


DH LOVELIFE

[www.aarp.org]

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: November 5, 2019 00:39

Thanks bye bye johnny, lot's of topics covered there.


"Crosby should write an introspective book: Why People Won't Talk to Me Anymore".

Lol.............

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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: ThePaleRider ()
Date: November 5, 2019 00:58

Is he right about Amazon? Leading the high-res game and being the best?

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 5, 2019 01:17

eeeeerrr well he said he was right about Pono … but anyway ...

ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: doitywoik ()
Date: November 5, 2019 18:07

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It is amazing that Neil still puts out as much music as he does. Is it possible he puts out too much? Maybe do less albums and be more selective of the songs?

Maybe not necessarily put out less albums but not always release right the first take ever recorded of the first sketch of a song. Also I feel like (minimally from the 90s on) some songs could as well have remained unreleased without causing major damage to mankind but as always, one man's gem is another man's turd, so possibly a matter of taste. As for Colorado, I think a bit more work on the/some songs wouldn't have hurt.

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: November 5, 2019 18:18

Its his blessing and his curse. At this point I've just accepted it because he already has such an amazing catalogue that there's nothing he could do now that'll change that, and there's still enough he puts out that I enjoy. But yeah, much of it could be changed. I'd rather too much than too little though, especially when some of it is still pretty good.

Re: OT: the new Neil Young album
Posted by: Maindefender ()
Date: November 8, 2019 05:11

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I still love Psychedelic Pill, and find Colorado a cut below. Not sure how much not having Frank Sampedro on board plus the loss of Young's longtime manager had an effect. That being said need to give more listens, it will not collect dust like A Bigger Bang for example.

Agree with all of this.

The first two minutes of Psychedelic Pill's 27+ minute of Driftin' Back - when it transforms from acoustic to full blown electric - is enough to make that entire album a classic imo.
And no, the new Neil will never collect dust the same way A Bigger Bang does, but will it hold up as much as Crosseyed Heart did? Depends on who you ask I guess.
Like Crosseyed Heart, there's bound to be a division amongst fans - those who love it and always have, and those who don't and never will.

I have to hold them up differently artistically.Need to listen to Colorado more
Colorado vs. Crosseyed Heart:
I like Neil's vocals over Keith's

Yeah, completely different for a variety of reasons, was just using it as an example of staying power.
BUT...having only had the new Neil for two days, and probably listened a half dozen times so far start to finish, I can say undoubtedly it is a keeper.
The same way Crosseyed Heart represents late summer of 2015 in my mind, this new Neil will represent the early Fall of '19 - there's some catchy stuff w/echoes of prime Neil/Crazy Horse sprinkled throughout.
One noticeable misfire is the length of She Showed Me Love at 13+minutes. Killer song musically (the lyrics maybe not so much), but after the half way point it sort of meanders aimlessly with no real goal,
then sort of just fizzles out. Keep expecting/waiting/hoping for a payoff with band kicking it back up a notch, and it tries to at the last minute, but overall it sort of dissolves.
The other lowpoint, though I'm starting to like it a bit more within the context of the album, is Rainbow of Colors.
Love the opening track Think of Me with it's harmonica and country vibe - "I'm gonna live long and I'm happy to report it back to you...".
Starting to love Olden Days - "Where did all the people go...why did they fade away from me?" Love the heavy duty Help Me Lose My Mind (even Neils shouting/singing) as well as Shut it Down (more shouting) and Milky Way,
I like the mellow Eternity alot, while the even mellower Green is Blue is probably my favorite at the moment. Last song I Do is a bit too mellow - almost like a whispering lullaby, but I suppose it's a nice way to end the album.
Overall damn happy to have some new Neil, and before we know it he'll release another one! Now looking forward to the new Who which will undoubtedly represent the late fall/early winter of 2019. thumbs up

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From the perspective of Nils Lofgrin which adds an extra layer of meaning to the new album:

Nils Lofgren Says ’Colorado’ Was Therapeutic for Neil Young

Neil+CrazyHorse=Colorado

Crazy Horse guitarist Nils Lofgren said the making of Colorado, their new album with Neil Young, was a therapeutic experience for the band leader.

It was recorded after a period in which Young lost his home to a forest fire, his ex-wife Pegi died and he’d dealt with some health issues.

“I love Pegi, I love Neil, I have such a long history with them,” Lofgren told Uncut in a recent interview. “Just such a heartbreaking thing. And all the stuff he’s gone through with his own health, that I just felt that he wanted to play it all – he kept going out and singing and letting the music, which I believe is the planet’s sacred weapon, work through him and help him and his family.”

He added the experience was also good for himself and his bandmates, noting, “We get older, we all got stuff going on. It was very therapeutic and healing – the ragged inspiration of it, playing with old friends and creating something new. It won’t bring anyone back, but it reminds you their spirits are with you and they want you to carry on.”

Lofgren said he wasn't aware of speculation that Colorado started out as a Young solo album, though he recalled playing some of the songs on tour last year. “I remember how ‘Green Is Blue’ deeply affected me,” he recalled. “I didn’t realize I’d be recording it with Crazy Horse months later!”

When the band completed the sessions, which are detailed in the new documentary movie Mountaintop, there were plans for further recordings, but, Lofgren said, "when we left, we all felt really good about it. Neil was off to Europe to play festival shows with Promise of the Real. He thought maybe we’d get back together in August and do some more recording. Then, as the weeks went by, he did some serious listening and figured he had a record he felt great about already. We didn’t need to keep going at it.”

Okay a week later my appreciation for this album has grown. What I love is Neil still has hippy dreams, plus there are some beautiful ballads.(Green is Blue, Eternity and I Do). Pretty mellow vibes. Shut it Down would fit nicely on a Pixies album. A keeper...>grinning smiley<

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Date: November 12, 2019 16:03

Happy Birthday Mr Young


LONG MAY YOU RUN

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: December 2, 2019 20:18

Neil Young Asks Fans to Select His Next Archival Release

He’s outlined 29 separate projects that are “in the can,” including several unreleased studio LPs and live albums.

NEIL

Neil Young has an ambitious plan to flood his Neil Young Archives website with unreleased albums and concert recordings in 2020 — and he’s asking his fans to help him sort through his vast archive to figure out which projects to prioritize. In a post on the website, Young outlines 29 possible releases.

“We have these projects in the can right now,” he writes. “We will be asking subscribers only to vote for their top three choices from this list…Watch for the official NYA announcement and your personal link to vote for what you think we should work on next for the fastest release of your favorite projects.”

Here is a breakdown of every project Young lists on his site.

Stratford Shakespeare Theater Solo Performance, 1971
A concert shot at the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut, on January 22nd, 1971.

Greendale Live With Crazy Horse, 2003
A film shot on Young’s 2003 tour with Crazy Horse where they performed the rock opera Greendale in its entirety.

Greendale Live at Vicar Street Solo, 2003
A solo acoustic performance of Greendale taped at a Dublin, Ireland, show in May 2003.

Toast, Unreleased Crazy Horse LP, 2001
An unreleased album that Young recorded with Crazy Horse in 2001.

Mountaintop, 2019
A film chronicling the creation of his newest album, Colorado.

Catalyst, 1990
A rehearsal gig for Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s 1991 Ragged Glory tour at a Santa Cruz, California, club on November 13th, 1990.

Alchemy, 2012/2013
A film documenting Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Alchemy world tour of 2012/2013.

Early Daze, 1960s
Various songs that Neil Young recorded with Crazy Horse shortly after the group first came together.

Harvest Time With Stray Gators, 1971
Footage shot with the Stray Gators during the creation of Harvest.

Mirror Ball, Dublin 1995
A show that Young played with Pearl Jam at Dublin’s RDS Simmonscourt on August 26th, 1995.

Desert Trip, 2016
Footage shot at Desert Trip with Promise of the Real in October 2016.

Monsanto Years, 2014.
A behind-the-scenes look at Young’s Monsanto Years, which was recorded with Promise of the Real at Teatro in Oxnard, California.

Trunk Show, 2009
A Jonathan Demme-directed concert film taped at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, in December 2019.

Lincvolt Chronicles 1-5
An in-depth look at Young’s attempt to turn his 1959 Lincoln Continental into a hybrid electric vehicle.

Tower Theater Philadelphia Solo, 2018
A solo acoustic concert taped at the Tower Theater in the fall of 2018 featuring numerous rarely performed songs.

Polar Vortex, 2019
A series of acoustic concerts Young played in Wisconsin and Minnesota while a polar vortex froze that region of the country in January 2019.

Homegrown, 1975
A finished LP that Young shelved in 1975 in favor of releasing Tonight’s the Night.

Chrome Dreams, 1977
Another album that Young recorded in the Seventies and ultimately abandoned.

Berlin Trans Band, 1982
A concert film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in October 1982 on the Trans tour.

Oceanside Countryside, 1976-1977
Yet another unreleased album from the Seventies featuring many songs that wound up on later albums, including “Comes a Time” and “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue).”

Boarding House Solo, 1978
A series of low-key acoustic gigs that Young played at the tiny Boarding House club in May 1978 where he debuted many songs that later appeared on Rust Never Sleeps.

Island In The Sun, 1982
An album that Young recorded shortly before Trans featuring songs that would trickle out over the years, like “Soul of a Woman “and “Like an Inca.”

Trans, 2020
For the past few years, Micah Nelson has been creating an animated movie inspired by Trans.

Bottom Live Solo, 1974
A legendary bootleg recorded during Young’s surprise appearance at New York’s Bottom Line on May 16th, 1974.

Over The Rainbow Live: Tonight’s The Night, 1973
A Tonight’s the Night-era concert recording from London’s Rainbow Theater on November 5th, 1973.

Odeon Budokan, 1976
Concert footage shot during Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Zuma tour in London and Japan.

Ducks Live in Santa Cruz, 1977
A live album from Young’s unannounced 1977 club tour with the Ducks.

Homefires, 1974
Not much known is about these recordings from 1974, but it’s named after a song he’s played live many times since 1974 but has yet to release.

CSNY at Fillmore East, 1970
A Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young concert taped at New York’s Fillmore East during the height of their success in 1970.

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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: December 3, 2019 00:04

"Toast, Unreleased Crazy Horse LP, 2001
An unreleased album that Young recorded with Crazy Horse in 2001". thumbs up

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: Boognish ()
Date: December 3, 2019 19:03

Berlin Trans Band, 1982
A concert film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in October 1982 on the Trans tour.

That was officially released on DVD years ago.

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: Woz ()
Date: December 3, 2019 19:23

Looking forward to more live shows in 2020

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: December 3, 2019 19:35

Stratford Shakespeare Theater Solo Performance, 1971
A concert shot at the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut, on January 22nd, 1971.

Mirror Ball, Dublin 1995
A show that Young played with Pearl Jam at Dublin’s RDS Simmonscourt on August 26th, 1995.

Trunk Show, 2009
A Jonathan Demme-directed concert film taped at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, in December 2019.

Tower Theater Philadelphia Solo, 2018
A solo acoustic concert taped at the Tower Theater in the fall of 2018 featuring numerous rarely performed songs.

Polar Vortex, 2019
A series of acoustic concerts Young played in Wisconsin and Minnesota while a polar vortex froze that region of the country in January 2019.

Bottom Live Solo, 1974
A legendary bootleg recorded during Young’s surprise appearance at New York’s Bottom Line on May 16th, 1974.

CSNY at Fillmore East, 1970
A Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young concert taped at New York’s Fillmore East during the height of their success in 1970.

I'd probably want one of those, but there's a million great options.

Re: OT: Neil Young / Promise of the Real
Date: December 3, 2019 20:44

Where are you NEIL!!!!!!!


We need some shows!

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