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Neil Young – Perfect Echo (Complete – Volumes I – VI)

Neil Young – Perfect Echo
Complete – Volumes I – VI
Best of the Live Performances 1967 – 2006

An amazing five-volume treasure trove of great Neil live music including much of his wonderful output over a staggering period of almost 40 years – from all the way back in 1967 until 2006!
These are high quality soundboard recordings and a must have for music fans – let alone Neil fans!

More classics here than you can shake a rattler at!

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Perfect Echo Vol.I (1967-76)

CD1

1. Mr. Soul
2. Birds
3. I’ve Loved Her So Long
4. Sea Of Madness
5. Helpless
6. Country Girl
7. Broken Arrow
8. Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown
9. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
10. Winterlong
11. Cinnamon Girl
12. Cowgirl In The Sand
13. On The Way Home
14. Tell Me Why
15. Out On The Weekend
16. Journey Through The Past
17. Love In Mind

CD2

1. Walk On
2. Ambulance Blues
3. Lookin’ For A Love
4. No One Seems To Know
5. Human Highway
6. Cortez The Killer
7. White Line
8. Don’t Cry No Tears
9. Peace Of Mind
10. A Man Needs A Maid
11. Give Me Strength
12. Lotta Love
13. Like A Hurricane
14. Harvest
15. Campaigner
16. Here We Are In The Years
17. The Losing End

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Perfect Echo Vol.II (1978-89)

CD1

1. Thrasher
2. Little Thing Called Love
3. Old Man
4. Transformer Man
5. Sample And Hold
6. Don’t Be Denied
7. Barstool Blues
8. Touch The Night
9. Tonight’s The Night
10. Comes A Time
11. Southern Pacific
12. Down By The River

CD2

1. Heart Of Gold
2. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
3. Road Of Plenty
4. Hippie Dream
5. Prisoners Of Rock ‘n’ Roll
6. When You Dance I Can Really Love
7. See The Sky About To Rain
8. Mideast Vacation
9. Southern Man
10. For The Turnstiles
11. Sugar Mountain
12. Four Strong Winds
13. Cocaine Eyes
14. Like A Hurricane
15. Rockin’ In The Free World

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Perfect Echo Vol.III (1989-93)

CD1

1. Rockin’ In The Free World
2. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
3. After The Goldrush
4. Ohio
5. Too Far Gone
6. Crime In The City
7. Eldorado
8. Hangin’ On A Limb
9. Someday
10. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
11. The Old Laughing Lady
12. The Needle And The Damage Done
13. No More
14. Days That Used To Be
15. Mansion On The Hill

CD2

1. Love And Only Love
2. Forever Young
3. Harvest Moon
4. Unknown Legend
5. Dreamin’ Man
6. You And Me
7. Natural Beauty
8. From Hank To Hendrix
9. Separate Ways
10. Love To Burn
11. Live To Ride
12. All Along The Watchtower

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Perfect Echo Vol.IV (1993-2000)

CD1

1. The Loner
2. Country Home
3. Prime of Life
4. Driveby
5. Train of Love
6. Change Your Mind
7. Big Time
8. Hey Hey My My
9. Music Arcade
10. Pocahontas
11. Throw Your Hatred Down

CD2

1. Red Sun
2. Distant Camera
3. Philadelphia
4. Buffalo Springfield Again
5. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
6. Looking Forward
7. Out of Control
8. Slowpoke
9. Southern Man
10. Ohio
11. Long May You Run
12. Winterlong
13. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
14. Words
15. World On A String
16. Powderfinger

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Perfect Echo Vol.V (1970-2003)

CD1

1. Wonderin’
2. Cinnamon Girl
3. Down By The River
4. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
5. Dance, Dance, Dance
6. New Mama
7. Nothing Is Perfect
8. Drive Back
9. Inca Queen
10. American Dream
11. Ordinary People
12. Sixty To Zero
13. I Am A Child

CD2

1. You’re My Girl
2. Differently
3. Are You Passionate?
4. Goin’ Home
5. Sleeps With Angels
6. Quit (Don’t Say You Love Me)
7. She’s A Healer
8. Bandit
9. Sedan Delivery
10. Be The Rain
11. Roll Another Number

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Perfect Echo Vol.VI (1971-2006)

CD1

1. There’s A World
2. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
3. See The Sky About To Rain
4. Traces
5. Star Of Bethlehem
6. Love Art Blues
7. Don’t Be Denied
8. Pushed It Over The End
9. I Got A Problem
10. Violent Side
11. Amber Jean
12. Wrecking Ball
13. Boxcar
14. F***in Up
15. Slip Away
16. Cortez The Killer

CD2

1. Pocahontas
2. Journey Through The Past
3. On The Way Home (piano version)
4. Cowgirl In The Sand
5. Birds
6. Walking To New Orleans
7. Southern Man
8. This Old Guitar
9. One Of These Days
10. The Painter
11. No Wonder
12. When God Made Me
13. It’s A Dream
14. After The Garden
15. Human Highway

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August 14, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Neil Young on Bob Dylan

The great Neil Young speaks for his admiration of Bob on the Charlie Rose TV Show.

From: chinocash

August 13, 2008 Posted by | Neil Young, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Neil Young performs the Beatles classic "A day in The Life" Live 2008

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Neil Young – “A day in The Life”
Live in Madrid, June 27, 2008

MP3 @ 256kbs / 12.8mb


I read the news today oh, boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn’t notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They’d seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords

I saw a film today oh, boy
The English army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I love to turn you on.

Woke up, got out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream
Ah

I read the news today oh, boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I’d love to turn you on



Neil Young has been giving magnificent blistering performances of the Beatles classic “A day in the life” from their seminal Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, during his recent European Tour.

Check out here for a piece on this great song; beatles-day-in-life

When Neil Young performed at the Rock in Rio Madrid on June 27, 2008, for his encore he again sang A Day In The Life. The concert was broadcast on TVE2 and, thanks to kigonjiro, the show was taped and shared on the Dime site.

Here is the track, A Day In The Life, extracted from the show and shared as as high quality 256kbs MP3.

DAY IN THE LIFE.mp3

Here’s another great performance below on video from the Bospop 2008 festival in Holland!

Amazing stuff! Now you know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall!

Neil really tries to smash his guitar into smithereens at the end! And then just calmly walks off the stage! Class!

Neil has always had that great punk ethic! Who the fuck needs Nirvana!

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July 24, 2008 Posted by | Music_Pop, Neil Young, The Beatles, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Neil Young’s anti-war documentary and prototype car design!

from http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/


Neil Young’s anti-war documentary
The singer has fire in his belly — with a film about his antiwar tour — but his passion is a hybrid car he thinks will save the planet
June 29, 2008

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The scruffy-looking fellow hunched over a table in a roadside restaurant deep among the redwood forests south of San Francisco does not look like a rock superstar. He has a craggy face, like a weather-beaten farmer, unkempt hair swept back behind his ears, and grey mutton chops; he is wearing combat trousers, trainers and a baggy T-shirt over a modest paunch. Only the big wraparound shades and the legend on his T-shirt — a US patent-office application for the Gibson Flying V guitar — hint that this is one of the most influential musicians of the past 40 years, a figure with a body of work matched only by Bob Dylan.

Neil Young has never much cared for appearances; never needed to, and definitely doesn’t now, at the age of 62. He probably looked a lot like this when he met his second wife, Pegi, here, in this same restaurant, more than 30 years ago. She was a waitress, he was a rock star, but she might be forgiven if she had taken him for a passing lumberjack. When he pulls on a huge plaid work shirt at the end of the interview, he looks as if he is about to go and fell some of the giant sequoias outside. Instead, he drives the short distance home in a cream-coloured vintage Mercedes running on biodiesel.

If Young had his way, we would all be driving on green fuel; indeed, he is developing a revolutionary motor vehicle that he hopes, one day soon, will “eliminate roadside refuelling”. First, though, he must talk about another project. CSNY: Déjà Vu is the latest film from the director Bernard Shakey. Not to be confused with any of Young’s other aliases: Joe Yankee, Joe Canuck, Phil Perspective, Clyde Coil, Dirigible Dan, Dr Shakes, Shakey Deal or plain old Shakey.

The film is a documentary about Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Freedom of Speech tour, staged during the US midterm elections in 2006. But it is a far cry from Michael Moore-style agitprop. Young/Shakey has gone out of his way to present an impeccably balanced picture of America’s reaction to a tour whose repertoire consisted entirely of antiwar songs, from Buffalo Springfield oldies such as For What It’s Worth and CSNY’s era-defining Ohio to selections from Young’s 2006 album, Living with War. To this effect, their trip is narrated by an award-winning television journalist, Mike Cerre, who has covered both Vietnam and Iraq, where he was an “embedded” reporter.

The film begins with President Bush solemnly intoning “This country is at war”, followed by a right-wing radio presenter reading out the news that a “major terrorist plot” to blow up planes between Britain and America has been uncovered on the day that CSNY come to town to perform. . . “but Neil Young says it’s no big deal”. At other points, voiceovers of enthusiastic reviews of the shows are counterbalanced with scornful appraisals of the “ageing hippies’ ” attempts to rouse America into antiwar protest.

In the most memorable scene, hundreds of audience members walk out of a show in Atlanta in protest at the quartet encouraging them to sing along to Young’s song Let’s Impeach the President. It is compelling footage: as the lyrics are displayed on a giant screen, a chorus of boos swells, competing with the more fervent fans’ mass sing-along, and angry punters start to leave. Seemingly oblivious to the almost comical irony of leaving a Freedom of Speech concert in protest at the singers expressing their own freedom to speak out, they air their fury on camera as they leave. “Neil Young can stick it up his ass,” fumes a female fan; “Sonofabitch — I’d like to knock his teeth out,” a red-faced man declares. Young seems unconcerned. “Well, they were speakin’ out too,” he chuckles behind his shades. “They were just saying ‘F*** you, I don’t wanna have anything to do with this guy crossing my line.’ ”

For Young, who was one of the first musicians to respond to 9/11, with his 2001single Let’s Roll (titled after the supposed words of the passengers aboard flight United 93 as they attempted to overpower the hijackers), it was crucial that his film presented both sides of the story, rather than merely trying to preach to the converted. “It’s important to have the other side,” he says. “Plus, those people were part of the story, so why leave them out? We decided to have an embedded correspondent documenting the tour like he was documenting a war.”

Young insists he had no intention of trying to convert his audience to his views, which have turned almost full circle over the course of his career: following his initial anti-Nixon stance in the 1960s and 1970s, he expressed (qualified) support for Reagan during the 1980s, then became an outspoken opponent of Bush. Nevertheless, the timing of its release is no accident. “We thought the prime time to put this movie out would be before the general election,” he admits.

The film will be given worldwide cinema release, but Young has no illusions about its box-office appeal. “I don’t expect it to last long,” he admits. “I mean, let’s be realistic: it’s a film about war and a bunch of old hippies, so that’s the way the public will view it. We spent a lot of time on it, and it means a lot to us, but in the overall scope of things . . . it has a moment, and this moment is coming up, and after that it’ll be a DVD, then it’ll be gone. It’ll be a piece of history.”

The “moment” he is talking about is the American presidential election in November. Young may claim that he is not using the film to campaign, but he planned the Freedom of Speech tour to take place during the midterms and is deliberately releasing the resulting film as the campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain gets under way. Not that he has a vote: despite living in America for 40 years, he remains a Canadian citizen. “I’m Canadians for Obama,” he declares with a chuckle. “There’s nothing I can do to change being Canadian. I could get a piece of paper saying I’m American, and get a vote, but it wouldn’t change who I am. As far as voting goes, I think I’m voting with my mouth and with my art and with what I’m doing.”

He admits there have been times when he has considered leaving America, but insists he will stay — his Broken Arrow ranch has been home for the past four decades. “I have an American family,” he says. “My family loves it here. I love it too; it’s a great place. Just because things are happening that are not right, it’s not a reason to leave. I’d rather try to do everything I can to make it right.” He continues, with a certain degree of deadpan irony: “I came down here because this is the land of opportunity and I feel good. When they elect a president here, they call him the leader of the free world. So what the hell? Canada is one of the freest countries in the world, so I feel great — I got a leader down here, too.”

Does he really think America is a land of freedom in the post 9/11 landscape? “No, it hasn’t been free. Under Bush, it definitely took a huge dump, this recent seven years, but hopefully we’ll get the civil rights back.” He believes today’s generation of young Americans does not have the same spirit of rebellion that he witnessed in the 1960s because, unlike their parents, they are not threatened with military conscription.

“I think that if there was a draft, they would.” He worries that if John McCain becomes president, it might happen: “I don’t think he’d say he’d do that, but I think once he got in, he would. And then we’d see something big happening.”

Since being admitted to hospital in 2005, with a brain aneurism, Young has entered one of the most prolific phases of an already workaholic career. As well as touring, he has made three albums, finished one film, begun another, and completed his (very) long-awaited audiovisual career retrospective, Archives. (Two vintage live albums are already out.) The first big instalment of material, on Blu-ray discs, plus a hefty book, is finally due for release this autumn. Then there is his charity work for the Bridge School and Farm Aid.

“I feel like I have a lot to do,” he declares. “I really would like to work on the energy problem, on solutions to the oil need. I’d like to eliminate roadside refuelling.” To this world-changing end, he has been developing a prototype called the Linc Volt: a gas-guzzling 1959 Lincoln Continental (“2½ tons, 19½ feet long”) converted into an electrically powered, multifuel hybrid with its own generators.

It is a typical contradiction from a contrary character, who also drives a gigantic Hummer converted to biofuel, and is financing his project by selling off his huge collection of vintage cars. “My mission now, what I’m really focused on, is to work out a way to eliminate roadside refuelling and come up with a way to build a car that creates its own fuel and powers the owner’s house. The idea of the technology is a distributed power source. It’s a rolling generator with battery back-up: you plug it in and it puts power out.” I’m lost, but www. lincvolt.com explains the technology, he says.

Inevitably, Young — or, rather, Bernard Shakey — is making a documentary about it, and will be driving the vehicle all over America “to prove that a huge car can go anywhere on electric power without a problem”. Asked if he would consider this as much of a legacy as his music, Young immediately responds: “More than my music.”

Meanwhile, he says that he will steer clear of political statements during his European festival dates this summer. “I don’t wanna be like CNN, just playing the same thing over and over. I firmly believe in everything I said, but don’t know that I always wanna be harping on about the same thing. Otherwise, I might become redundant. I don’t want that.”

CSNY: Déjà Vu goes on general release on July 18; Neil Young plays Hop Farm, Kent, on July 6

July 4, 2008 Posted by | Neil Young, OTHER_ARTICLE, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Billboard Q&A: Neil Young

A very interesting interview with the great man from Billboard.




A dreamer of pictures
I run in the night
You see us together,
chasing the moonlight,
My cinnamon girl.

//www.billboard.com/billboard/photos/art/y/young_neil_02l.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.In the spring of 2006, Neil Young was just a year removed from a near-fatal aneurysm when he became so enraged with the war in Iraq that he quickly wrote, recorded and released the protest album “Living With War.” Not two months after its release, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young launched their Freedom of Speech tour, during which unwitting fans expecting the band’s sweeter side were greeted instead with its serrated edge.

During a three-hour-plus concert, the band played nearly all of “Living With War” and many of the political anthems on which its legend was built, like “Ohio,” “Military Madness” and “Find the Cost of Freedom.” Despite CSN&Y’s anti-establishment roots, the move angered some fans, while inspiring others.

The forthcoming documentary “CSNY: Deja Vu” charts that friction, portraying fans who saluted the group’s efforts and those who felt betrayed by them, while also introducing viewers to Iraqi War vets who are now protesting the war as musicians, politicians and social workers. Directed by longtime film buff Young (who uses the alias/nickname Bernard Shakey) and due in theaters July 25, the doc blends concert and behind-the-scenes footage with short news features created by ABC correspondent Mike Cerre.

Billboard caught up with the 62-year-old Young recently at a small, rustic restaurant south of San Francisco, in an area surrounded by redwood trees. Just a few minute’s drive from the ranch he’s lived on for more than 30 years, the restaurant would be familiar to hardcore fans, as it was featured in the “Unknown Legend” video and on the “Greendale” DVD.

With his alternative-fuel equipped 1982 Mercedes parked in front, on this day Young was particularly excited, as Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced impeachment articles seeking the removal of President George Bush. Young spoke from behind a pair of dark sunglasses, the conversation often drifting toward his passion for finding alternatives to fossil fuels for automobiles, which, he notes, “is bigger than a song.”

It’s pretty shocking midway through the movie when an irate Atlanta fan tells you to stick it up your ass, and another remarks that he wants to “knock your teeth out” for singing anti-war, anti-Bush songs. How did you react the first time you saw this footage?

Well, we knew that it was happening. That wasn’t the first time it happened. Before we even got to Atlanta, we’d experienced that. There were other places. The bull-ometer was pretty high in a couple of places, and I think Orange County was pretty good, Irvine. It was pretty strong there. We had some fights; everything was crazy there. They just went nuts. But they weren’t real close to us. We could see them, and they were just going berserk. But Atlanta was very forceful. I mean, they are so passionate about what they felt, and how they feel about, you know, how we crossed over the line and intruded on something that they believed in so strongly. So you gotta respect people, even if they’re losing their minds at that very moment, and not talking really eloquently. They have their deep beliefs. So we had to use it, because we’re telling the story, and we’re trying to tell the whole story. There was a journalistic responsibility involved.

It definitely adds weight to the film.

It does.

Were there times while you were editing the film when you were worried that you weren’t portraying things in a balanced fashion? Did you second-guess yourself at times?

You know, I don’t even know if it balanced. I just tried to use everything I could that showed both sides. And we gathered everything we had, and we used more negative stuff in comparison to positive stuff, in relation to the total amount of negative stuff and the total amount of positive stuff that we had. Like, in our articles [Young strings pieces of positive and negative reviews of the concerts throughout the film], the pros and cons of the press, the pros outweighed the cons by like two-and-a-half to one. But in the movie, it’s pretty even. We tried to keep it even. I assume that’s the right way to do it. But tilting the film toward the bleeding-heart liberal is the content of the songs, and that aspect, I can’t help that — that’s me. That’s how I feel. So I couldn’t change that. That was the catalyst, the trigger for the reactions. So the reactions were fairly even, but the source of the trigger is a little bit slanted.

When you watch this film and when you think back on the negative reactions in the audience, is there a face or a middle finger that vividly sticks out to you?

I remember some faces. There’s one guy I remember for sure, and he’s not in the movie. But there are things that I remember from all tours. [This tour] was a harrowing experience at times, and it’s not an experience that I would like to repeat. I think it was a one-off.

Why’s that?

I think if I did this kind of thing for the rest of my life, I’d become like CNN and I don’t really respect that very much. It’s like the same thing on a loop. I don’t see the need for that. I like to be a full-length program, not a repeating segment.

Were there times on tour where you would confide in your wife, and say, “I can’t believe what happened tonight?”

There was never any sense of giving up or anything. We went from July 4th to September 10th in the tour, and I kind of remember feeling that I was really glad that we weren’t playing on September 11th. I do remember that. I said, “Let’s not do that.” There were moments throughout it where you just shook your head and said, “God, what are we doing?” But the songs were there, the feeling was there, the audience was there, and we were doing it. We planned it. We executed it. I mean, we planned it — the whole thing aimed at one thing. It was all focused on war and politics and that type of thing.

Speaking of 9/11, you’ve said that Bush mishandled the empathy that many countries felt for America after the terrorist attacks. In your mind, how could have Bush capitalized on that empathy? What could he have done that would have taken things in a much more positive direction?

Well, I think misleading the country into a war with Iraq by misrepresenting the facts, as the Senate committee has verified that he did, that was the wrong way to go about it. I think that he took a tremendous amount of good faith and good will from around the world and used it very poorly. It’s not, “What could he have done,” so much as it is, “Why did he do what he did?” I mean, it’s just unfortunate that his feelings and convictions took him there, and we’re the ones who suffer for it — to a lesser degree us, and to a greater degree the Iraqis. And we’re all suffering for it. And it’s just very unfortunate. I just feel badly about it because [pauses] it’s not because I hate Bush. I just think he’s a strong leader that was going in the wrong direction. It’s a bad combination.

A liberal friend of mine in New York saw the Twin Towers fall while stuck in traffic on the Verrazano Bridge. She was so shook up, and remained so scared that in 2004 she voted for Bush, simply out of fright.

Well, he used that. He played on people’s fear, instead of people’s faith and their real faith, real belief, their real human feelings. They used fear to get where they wanted to go, which is too bad. It’s just unfortunate. You know, I empathize with her for voting for Bush and being so terrified that she had to do that. I feel sorry for her. But I think a lot of people probably did that, and it’s too bad.

And he needs to be impeached for what he did. I mean, the Senate has verified it. It needs to happen for history. It’s like a dirty business. It needs to be taken care of. Nobody wants to be bothered, but it should happen, because do we want to let this go down in history? It’s a cancer. It’s a blight. It has to be eradicated. You have to look at this and go, “The president mislead the people into going to war, lost 5,000 troops, there’s hundreds of thousands of people killed in Iraq, billions and billions of dollars were taken out of the economy for the war, and now we’ve discovered for sure — the Senate committee has said, ‘Yeah, he did. He lied.'” So what do you have to do to get impeached? What do you need to do? And who are we if we don’t do it … if we don’t actually say, “Hey — the law! You can’t do that!”

We place our trust in this guy, and this is what happens. I don’t see how it plays out. We’ve been vindicated by the Senate, who spent a long time investigating it. Yet it’s on the second page of the paper. Brian Williams talks about it and goes right on to the next story, and it’s like it’s 25 seconds. Give me a break! Why fall asleep? America’s fallen asleep. America’s sleeping through a moment in history that’s going to affect us forever. It’s gonna be, we’re the country who had our Senate investigate and found out we went to war under false pretenses and we didn’t do anything. We said, “That’s okay. We’ll just let that go because we’re distracted by oil prices and a new presidential election.” So we don’t have time to take care of our dirty business. But, man, you got to take care of your house. You can’t let that go. What if we have another guy like that, who turns out to be an idiot in 15 years, and he goes, “Well, George Bush did it.” What’s the precedent?

Dennis Kucinich introduced impeachment articles today, and people think, “Ah, he’s a kook,” you know. It’s like, when are people going to wake up? We shouldn’t have big vehicles that use so much gas, but we keep making ’em. It’s not, “Big is bad,” it’s “Gas is bad.” Why don’t we change that? There are a lot of things to do that we’re not doing that kind of bothers me.

I totally have no other talent and I would be totally out of work if I did anything else.

– Neil Young

There’s a scene in the movie where Graham Nash talks about going to hear “Living With War” for the first time and deciding whether he wanted to suit up for this tour. I wonder if there were times when you felt like you were bringing David, Stephen and Graham into something that was ultimately harmful to their bottom line as Crosby, Stills and Nash? Obviously, you play to two different audiences, and touring with them is a lot less of a preaching-to-the-choir scenario.

I guess so, ’cause they’ve been pretty mellow for a long time, and they haven’t done anything. But if you look at the roots, if you look at the original music — “For What It’s Worth,” “Ohio,” “Military Madness,” “Long Time Gone,” “Deja Vu” and all these songs that were written back then — “Immigration Man,” “Teach Your Children” — all that stuff is all rooted in the same message. This is just a different time. So they had a history of doing that, and I thought that was a good thing, because it reached way back for the roots.

Of course, between then and now, they’ve been singing about things they’ve believed in, and also just singing a lot of love songs, and a lot of songs that people enjoy, so it could become kind of like date night going to see them. But I put out my record, I was in the band, my last record was called “Living With War,” [and] it had “Let’s Impeach the President” [on it]. It was on all the networks. [The audience members] had to know something about it. We called the tour the Freedom of Speech Tour. And we went out and did these songs. They had to know something was happening. But there was still an element of surprise, and you saw that in Atlanta, but a lot of people knew what was going on, too. You could see it — they’re talking about it before the show [in the movie]. It was just very complex.

But those guys were into it 100 percent. I mean, Stephen does not like people to not like him, and I respect him for that. And he’s a very sensitive guy, so I could understand that, but even with that he wanted to do it. He said, “Yeah, I’ll do it,” and he sang “For What It’s Worth” every day and every night. He played his heart out. But he kept saying, “Well, it’s like a political cartoon, you have to see it as that,” and he was always trying to soften the blow a little, and that’s the way he is, and that’s cool. But I think he was with us, and he believed in what we were doing, or he wouldn’t have been there. And Crosby and Nash were right there from the beginning, because they don’t care so much how the reaction’s gonna be. They’re not as concerned with that as they are just with singing about stuff that matters to them. And they agreed with the songs, and they wanted to sing ’em.

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen a kindler, gentler Neil Young emerge. At Farm Aid a couple years ago, I was struck by how often you sincerely thanked the crowd, and, obviously, you look happier than ever onstage with your wife, Peggi. It just seems like you’ve lowered a wall of defense.

Well, there’s no pretense. I am who I am. They know who I am. I think the older you get, there is some mellowing that happens. But at Farm Aid, I feel like thanking people for being there and for giving their money for the cause.

Seeing you performing with Peggi, it just seems like you’re genuinely happier onstage than you’ve ever been.

Well, we were having fun. We had a good time. We had a great Farm Aid in Chicago a couple years ago. It was unbelievable. It was just after I shot “Prairie Wind.” It was in September of the year Katrina hit, and we played Farm Aid, and I had the choir with me from the “Heart of Gold” movie, and Wayne Jackson and the Memphis Horns. That was a great Farm Aid. Anyway, I digress.

There’s a moment in the film where Stephen tumbles over a light onstage. It was surely hugely embarrassing for him. Did you hesitate to include the footage?

Well, I showed it to him. I wondered, “What’s he going to do. Is he gonna like it or is he not going to like it?” But we were all who we were, and it’s a movie. The more uncool we are, the more real it is. These things happen. We certainly didn’t plan on that happening [laughs].


In terms of planning out the film, did you sit down and draw out an outline? Did you say, “I want to get X, Y and Z in this film, I want these people in the film?”

No. I met Mike Cerre, who was a correspondent who had been to Iraq and Afghanistan five times. I said, “Embed in this tour and do what you do — travel in one of the buses, come with us everywhere, and do whatever you want to do, and cut together 10 episodes, like you were cutting together episodes for CNN or MSNBC, and give ’em to me, and that’s it. I’m gonna do whatever I want with them. They’re mine from that point on. You do what you do, give ’em to me, and I’ll do what I do.” And that was my direction. I just went for the people, the humanity of the people.

Your publicist told me that you called the film’s soundtrack the greatest CSNY record ever yet.

It is.

Why?

Because it’s CSNY. Because it really is CSNY. It’s not overdubbed. There’s no fixes. It’s straight from the board. Every once in a while, we make something a little louder, maybe a little bit of bass here and there. But the basic mixes are the mixes that people heard when we were playing it. So it’s got rough spots all the way through it, which I think it refreshing, especially considering the subject matter. Why should we polish? Why polish this? Who gives a shit whether it’s polished or not? It is what it is, and that’s the message of the music. It’s what we’re doing. If you don’t like, you don’t like it. If you like it, you like it. But it is what it is. Chroming it is not going to help it.

The more raw, the better, the more exciting.

I think so, and nobody’s heard that from CSN.

As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn’t see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.

– Neil Young

In the late 1990s, you began singing the song “Buffalo Springfield Again,” which seemed like an open letter to your former bandmates in the Springfield. When it was released on then “Silver and Gold” album, it seemed like something of a message to those guys that you were interested in reforming. But, instead, CSNY reformed, and has been an on-again, off-again entity for nearly a decade? Will we ever see a Buffalo Springfield reunion?

I just wrote the song one afternoon sitting in the garden, I guess, somewhere up by my house. No, I don’t know, I don’t think there ever will be a Buffalo Springfield reunion. There may be for us, but I don’t think there will be for anybody else. But, you know, never is a huge word.

You’re nearing the long-anticipated release of the first volume in your “Archives” project. What took so long? Has it just been exhausting finishing this first edition?

It has taken a long time. But we had to build a platform for it, because it’s a new way of listening and looking at things. We had to build the whole program that it sits on, and that took a long time. We conceived that in the ’90s, and we worked on it right until the technology was available to do it. And we couldn’t have done it without Blu-ray. I’ve already started work on the second volume.

Do you have any sense of when that second volume will be released?

No, but it won’t take nearly as long, because we have the platform, so now we just tag things and drop them in and they show up in the right place, and the whole thing’s organized. We had to build this thing. It took a long time to build it.

In the liner notes to “Living With War,” you thank Bob Dylan for inspiration. Did you give him the album? Has he heard it?

I don’t think so. I know I didn’t give it to him. I imagine he may have heard part of it. He may have heard all of it. I really don’t know. I talked to him a couple years ago, maybe a year-and-a-half ago. He really liked a performance that I did of “Walking to New Orleans” on TV. He saw it and he called me to tell me that he liked it. I call him to tell him when he’s great, when I see him being great. I like to call him and tell him: “You’re fuckin’ great. You’re still rockin’. You fuckin’ really got it.” Ya know, somebody’s got to tell him. And he is great. You may think that everybody is telling him all the time how great he is, but I don’t know about that. Coming from me, I just wanted him to know how I felt, because I love the guy. I think he’s a great artist. So I want to be supportive, whenever I see him really step up. So he returned a favor to me. We have a friendship.

I still listen to the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary tribute live record, on which you appear. It’s one of my favorite discs.

Is “Tom Thumb’s Blues” on that one?

Yeah, and your version of “All Along the Watchtower” as well.

I’m doing those two songs on this tour in Europe. I’m opening with “Watchtower” and I’m doing “Tom Thumb” in there somewhere.

So many musicians say that what they are doing now is a reaction to their previous project. Obviously, you released “Chrome Dreams II” since the Freedom of Speech tour, and you’ve been working on “Archives.” I’m guessing you want to leave politics alone right now.

Well, I’m not really focused on the music right now, as far as new music. I have a couple songs in the back of my head, and if they come to the front of my head, I’ll write ’em. When they arrive, I’ll deal with them and drop everything else. But I’m not focused on [it]. I’m not looking for anything. I’m just kind of here, musically speaking. But as far as my life goes, I’m totally focused on my car, building a car that … Our goal is to eliminate roadside refueling, with a big car, not some little rinky-dinky thing. Something that a big guy like you could get and drive a couple hundred miles. An American car that doesn’t need oil, that doesn’t need gasoline. Doesn’t pollute, doesn’t need gas stations. That’s what I would like to make.

Is this something you will patent yourself?

There’s a Web site called linkvolt.com and it tells the story of the car and what the mission is, what we’re trying to do. There’s a lot of interesting scientific stuff in there about ways to do things that are unconventional power sources. We’re really into onboard fuel creation — you make fuel as you go. And we’re into the people’s fuel, something everybody can get that we can use as fuel. So that eliminates a lot of things, but that does leave air and water, so those are big, good things. I figure using dead stuff is not working anymore. We’re paying the price for using dead stuff and we can’t use any more dead stuff. It pollutes, it’s ruining our environment and we’re fighting over it now. It’s killing everything. So we have to get by it.

My focus is eliminating roadside refueling. That’s the goal of the project. Will I ever get there? I don’t know. But I’m aiming at it and that’s what we’re shooting for, that’s our goal. The closer we get to it, the happier we are. If we actually get there, we’ll go down in history, but if we don’t get there we’ll go down trying.

Somebody’s got to do it. We’ve gotta get by this. We can’t do this anymore. I mean, we have wars being fought all the time. It’s an endless damn war over energy. You take away oil, and what do you have to fight about? People are so addicted and reliant on it. We think we have to have it to maintain our lifestyle. Are we that stupid? I mean, it’s the 21st century. What happened to ingenuity? What happened to the first ideas? What we were doing before gasoline came along? We used electricity. We used that, and it was working great. We were using ethanol and electricity. We were growing the fuel and we were using science, and physics, physicists, scientists and farmers, and it was working, and we weren’t polluting.

So, you know, we’re a lot smarter now. We have computers, we can track people around the world, we can track environmental things, and we can track science projects, physics projects around the world. There are French people doing experiments and putting them on YouTube. There are so many things like that out there by guys working in the garages and physicists working in labs at night, and making their own things on their own dime. We don’t have to listen to Ford and GM and Mercedes and go, “Well, these engineers that work for them, that’s not the Holy Grail.”

So what is the Holy Grail? I mean, there must be a Holy Grail. We’ve got to have somewhere to go. We’ve got to have a way out of this. Having a way out of this is not fighting. It’s not trying to work out the politics of who’s right or wrong, red or blue. That’s all bullshit. That’s all a waste of time. It’s like chemotherapy. You’re not focused on the problem. The problem is, where the hell is the cancer coming from, and how do you stop it before it starts? What can you do? What can we replace whatever it is that’s causing it? What is it?

So this is the problem with oil. How do we deal with it, how do we get rid of it? How do we eliminate the tentacles of power that come in and touch us at every gas station, where we make our contact with our biggest enemy? Not that they are our enemy on that, on one level, but on another level, they’re the biggest threat to our existence. We’re feeding it. We go up and down the road, we go from here and there, we stop off, we pay ’em some money, get more of the stuff, and get another jolt, and away we go. It’s terrible. We can eliminate roadside refueling and we can change the world. That’s bigger than a song. That’s what the deal is.

I’m 62 years old, and I’ve got nothing else to do but something like that. That catches my fascination. And there’s so many smart people around, and so many intelligent people in the country. There’s laws being ready to be broken everywhere in physics, science, everything — or bent, maybe not broken, but bent, or reinterpreted, re-understood. There’s always something new being found that people thought wasn’t there. That’s where things come from. So that’s my request.

There’s a lot going on. I can smell it. It’s close. We’re close to having a solution, or getting close to a solution. We’re moving in the right direction. This is the age of innovation. There’s no way that we’re not going to figure out a much better way of doing it.

Wow. That should have been on CNN, unedited. But it would have been chopped up into four different segments.

Yeah [laughs], and they would play it over and over again. And somebody would come on and say, “What bullshit! That’s ridiculous. You can’t tell me we don’t need oil. That’s just not realistic.” No, you need oil, I don’t need it. That’s why you feel that way [laughs].

What are you hoping to gain from the release of the film, and the DVD that will follow it?

Discussion. Debate. Open forums. And it does do that to people. You’ll see what happens when this film comes out on the Internet. You’ll see people talking. It’ll be interesting. It’ll open up a thing, and that’s what it does. That’s what the music did. That’s what happens. It happens in the audiences. I saw families fighting within the families, the kids wanting to stay and the parents going, “No, we’ve got to get out of here. This is no good.” The parents dragging the kid out, and the kid looking back. And we’re not talking a 10-year-old, here. We’re talking college kids being driven out by just straight-laced fathers, the classic father image of strength. Not much compassion, but a lot of strength.

Is there a certain amount of disappointment you have in your own generation? Was that one of the reasons for doing the Freedom of Speech tour?

Actually, I’m encouraged by my own generation, because they still remember enough. They’re the ones that are trying to move forward. The youngsters today, the ones in school, the college kids, they’re not threatened like my generation was when they were in college. They’re not threatened with going to war, the imminent draft, that they’re going, that they’re going to be in the lottery, that they’re gonna go, and maybe die. Kids today are thinking, “Will I work for Google? Am I going to be lucky enough to work for Google? Or whom I’m going to be working for? Am I gonna get a dotcom job? Maybe I’ll be working in an environmental company. Maybe I’ll get some cool job. Maybe I want to be a designer, maybe fashion. What am I gonna be doing with my life?”

They’re not going, “I don’t want to go to Vietnam. I don’t want to go to Afghanistan. I don’t want to go Pakistan.” There’s no threat so there’s protest. So our generation, my generation, still remembers what we went through, and they still have the fire. They’re making a lot of noise about Bush. When I see them out in the crowd, I’m not disappointed. I’m proud of them, because they’re still there. Because they remember what it’s like.

The only difference is that this president and this vice president were smart enough to realize that Nixon’s fuck up was the draft. What undid that whole thing was the draft. So they didn’t have a draft, and they disguised it as a lean and mean army, and they reinforced it with mercenaries and Blackwater, but they didn’t talk about that. So they kept 100,000 guys going back and forth, some five and six times, ruining their lives. Many of them are never going to live a good life again because of this, if they live. And their families are broken. Everything’s broken. But they let that happen, so that they would not lose their jobs, and their influence, and their power. That’s the difference. That’s why this generation is not challenging this administration, because this administration has not challenged this generation, like in the old days, like they did. They didn’t tell this generation it had to go to war. They told this generation to go to college, go to school and do whatever you want to do. Only 140,000 people that we enlisted at shopping centers are gonna go.

In the movie, you talk about not singing the song “Ohio” for years, because you didn’t want to capitalize…

I thought that right at the beginning. That’s what bothered me about the song in the first place, and that’s why I rarely sang it. But in this tour, it took on a context of being part of history, so we played it again. But I did many tours with CSNY where I would hardly ever do that song. If you saw us do it, you saw us on a rare occasion. Crosby loves to do the song. He just wants to do it every night. And I just can’t do it. It’s too personal, it’s too real. It’s about people who actually died that we feel were our audience. They could have been in the first row at our shows. These were students. That’s who we played for. That’s why I didn’t want the cameras at Woodstock, because they were in between us and our crowd. This is the way it started. It started with a total connection. There was no facade, there was no style, there was no posing. It was a real deal happening. And it had so much energy that people are still living off of it today. They’re still building off of it.

A family member sent me an email recently entitled “How Long Does the American Empire Have?,” which noted that each of the world’s great dynasties have crumbled eventually. Are we nearing an end to the American dynasty?

No, I don’t think so. I think potentially we’re going to lead the world through innovation. We’re going to solve the problem of consumption that we created. That’s what the whole thing is about. That’s the goal. Not everybody knows it. But that’s what’s happening, in the back rooms, in the labs and the garages, in the physics clubs, and the science labs around the country and around the world. That’s the real thing. That’s what’s really happening. All this other shit is just window dressing.

June 26, 2008 Posted by | Neil Young, OTHER_ARTICLE, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan – My Back Pages (two great versions!)

Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.

A sublime classic from his Bobness.

Two fine versions here;

  • Bob performs the classic live in Toronto in 1998.
  • “My Back Pages” Live in 1992 at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert where a true “All-Star” line-up of performers (including Neil Young,Tom Petty,George Harrison,Eric Clapton,Roger McGuinn) knock out this Dylan classic.

Big thanks to juanchysGD and hue37!

Crimson flames tied through my ears

Rollin’ high and mighty traps

Pounced with fire on flaming roads

Using ideas as my maps

“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I

Proud ‘neath heated brow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth

“Rip down all hate,” I screamed

Lies that life is black and white

Spoke from my skull. I dreamed

Romantic facts of musketeers

Foundationed deep, somehow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

Girls’ faces formed the forward path

From phony jealousy

To memorizing politics

Of ancient history

Flung down by corpse evangelists

Unthought of, though, somehow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

A self-ordained professor’s tongue

Too serious to fool

Spouted out that liberty

Is just equality in school

“Equality,” I spoke the word

As if a wedding vow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand

At the mongrel dogs who teach

Fearing not that I’d become my enemy

In the instant that I preach

My pathway led by confusion boats

Mutiny from stern to bow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats

Too noble to neglect

Deceived me into thinking

I had something to protect

Good and bad, I define these terms

Quite clear, no doubt, somehow.

Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.

“My Back Pages” Live in Toronto in 1998;




“My Back Pages” Live at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert;

This clip comes from the Fall of 1992.

his is an “All-Star” line-up of performers (including Neil Young,Tom Petty,George Harrison,Eric Clapton,Roger McGuinn) knock out the Dylan classic “My Back Pages”.

June 25, 2008 Posted by | Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Neil Young – The Needle and the Damage Done

I caught you knockin’
at my cellar door
I love you, baby,
can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

I hit the city and
I lost my band
I watched the needle
take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song
because I love the man
I know that some
of you don’t understand
Milk-blood
to keep from running out.

I’ve seen the needle
and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie’s
like a settin’ sun.

The Needle And The Damage Done
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June 25, 2008 Posted by | Neil Young, Roykeanz, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY | Leave a comment

V.A. – The Bridge: A Tribute To Neil Young (1989)

V.A. – The Bridge: A Tribute To Neil Young (1989)
Mp3 @ 320kbps

Let’s start with a slight segue and a rhetorical question! How do we know Sonic Youth are the greatest band out there. Well, we start by checking out their sublime covers on tributes like this, where their “Computer Age” is just fucking sublime! Check out too the I’m Not There OST, where their cover of the title track is perfect. I mean they even made the fucking Carpenters sound good with their version of “Superstar” years back!

THE BRIDGE, featuring a wide palette of alternative-identified artists covering Neil Young songs, wasn’t the first tribute album ever made, but it was the first one anyone really noticed, and it may well have been the best.

Its success, which had something to do with the fact that the artists were all rabid Young fans with palpable ideas about what to do with his songs, led to an outpouring of other tribute albums, most of which have been far less successful. Often they included – or, in one case, feted – the artists here, who became instant superstars on the tribute circuit. But the superstar on THE BRIDGE remained Neil Young, whose songs withstand both the weirdest and most loving of interpretations.

Among the former are Dinosaur Jr.’s very fast, very bratty punk take on the folky standby “Lotta Love” (aided by a guest singer who sounds mysteriously like Daniel Johnston) and Bongwater’s tape-loop-aided version of “Mr. Soul” (a song Young himself has done many times and many ways).

Others play it straight. The Pixies’ “Winterlong,” featuring one of the few recorded duets between Black Francis and Kim Deal, is a nearly perfect pop song; Soul Asylum’s “Barstool Blues” sounds like a lost classic of flannel-shirted rock; and guitarist Henry Kaiser (performing with singers David and Rosanne Lindley) squeezes every bit of junkie juice out of his downer medley of “The Needle And The Damage Done” (on piano) and “Tonight’s The Night” (with full band).

Wonderful songs and a wonderful tribute to a wonderful artist.

I seem to be using the word wonderful rather a lot today. Well, I guess that’s just wonderful !


Old man lying
by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking
from the weight of the load
And the building scrape the sky,
Cold wind ripping
down the alley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying
by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.

Don’t let it bring you down
It’s only castles burning,
Find someone who’s turning
And you will come around.

Blind man running
through the light
of the night
With an answer in his hand,
Come on down
to the river of sight
And you can really understand,
Red lights flashing
through the window
in the rain,
Can you hear the sirens moan?
White cane lying
in a gutter in the lane,
If you’re walking home alone.

Don’t let it bring you down
It’s only castles burning,
Just find someone who’s turning
And you will come around.

Don’t let it bring you down
It’s only castles burning,
Just find someone who’s turning
And you will come around.


Tracklisting

1. “Barstool Blues” – Soul Asylum – 2:51
2. “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” – Victoria Williams – 2:53
3. “After the Gold Rush” – The Flaming Lips – 4:14
4. “Captain Kennedy” – Nikki Sudden – 4:01
5. “Cinnamon Girl” – Loop – 2:50
6. “Helpless” – Nick Cave – 4:32
7. “Mr. Soul” – Bongwater – 3:30
8. “Winterlong” – Pixies – 3:11
9. “Computer Age” – Sonic Youth – 5:13
10. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” – Psychic TV – 6:08
11. “Lotta Love” – Dinosaur Jr. – 2:41
12. “The Needle and the Damage Done”/”Tonight’s The Night” – Henry Kaiser – 5:54
13. “Out of the Blue” by B.A.L.L. – 2:16
14. “Words” by Henry Kaiser – 6:19

Here she be:

DL both parts …

The_Bridge_-_A_Tribute_To_Neil_Young.part1.rar

Big thanks to the original poster

June 25, 2008 Posted by | Dinosaur Jr, Music_Alternative, Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Various_Artists, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan and Neil Young do each other!

From; http://blog.guterman.com/

Neil Young’s version of “All Along the Watchtower,” backed by the then-current version of Booker T. and the MGs, was widely hailed as the highlight of the Bob Dylan “birthday” concert in 1993.

Less heralded, but also tremendous, is his “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”: funny, loose-limbed, you can feel Young pull the band deeper into the song during his guitar breaks.

Indeed, you can hear Neil and the MG’s coalesce as a band as this song progresses: he went on to tour and record with them.

If you must see Neil Young sing “All Along the Watchtower,” why not with the E Street Band?

And, for balance, here’s a clip of Bob Dylan singing Neil Young’s “Old Man”:

June 24, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Neil Young & The Mynah Birds (Jan/Feb ’66)

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Neil Young & The Mynah Birds
Recorded circa Jan/Feb ’66
Mp3 @ 320 / 51 MB
The legendary unissued Motown single cut in 1966 by the Mynah Birds – the Canadian-American garage band featuring future superfreak Rick James on vocals and, on their way to Buffalo Springfield, bassist Bruce Palmer and guitarist Neil Young – has finally been released.

The catch: It’s on the five-CD set The Complete Motown Singles: Vol. 6, 1966 (Motown/Hip-O Select), which costs $99.98. The A side, “It’s My Time,” should have been a Nuggets shoo-in – a ragged-Beatles stomp with James sounding uncannily like Arthur Lee and Young playing the twelve-string leads – while the flip, “Go On and Cry,” is a fine downer ballad with a folk-rock-Impressions flair. As to the price, you’d have paid a lot more for a test pressing; this way, you also get another 123 great sides from one of Motown’s golden years.

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The Mynah Birds

The Mynah Birds were a R&B band based in Toronto, Ontario in the 1960s. Although the band never released an album, it is famous as one of the earliest efforts of a number of musicians who went on to be hugely successful.

The Mynah Birds grew out of a 1964 group called the Sailorboys, fronted by Jimmy Livingstone and also including guitarist Ian Goble, drummer Rick Cameron, organist John Goadsby and bass player Nick St. Nicholas, soon joined by Rick James.

Over its short lifespan, the group featured a surprisingly large number of artists in its many different configurations. Its most memorable lineup included future funk star Rick James, Rickman Mason, John Taylor and future folk-rock music stars Neil Young and Bruce Palmer, both of whom went on to form Buffalo Springfield.

Earlier members included Goldie McJohn, who like Nick St Nicholas, was later in rock band Steppenwolf. As well, a late-running 1967 version of The Mynah Birds featured noted folk-rocker Bruce Cockburn.

https://i2.wp.com/www.earcandymag.com/mynah-3.jpgAn early line-up comprising James, St Nicholas, Cameron and guitarist Frank Arnel recorded “The Mynah Birds Song” for Columbia Records in late 1964 as a prospective single. However, the track was not deemed strong enough and a new track, “The Mynah Birds Hop”, was recorded to grace the A-side. The second track saw James, St Nicholas and Arnel joined by second singer, Jimmy “Liver” Livingstone (born February 28, 1938 in Nova Scotia; died June 1, 2002), keyboard player John Goadsby aka Goldie McJohn (born May 2, 1945) and drummer Richie Grand (born June 11, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario). The single was released in Canada in early 1965, but flopped.

Shortly thereafter, Bruce Palmer joined the band in an unusual bass-player swap: Jack London & The Sparrows gave up Palmer to get Mynah Birds bassist St. Nicholas.

James and new bass player Bruce Palmer (born September 9, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario; died October 1, 2004) then put together a new version of The Mynah Birds, featuring drummer Rickman Mason (born December 2, 1945 in Brantford, Ontario) and guitarists Tom Morgan (born Tom Catherwood, July 4, 1944 in Brantford, Ontario) and John Taylor (born John Yachemac, June 12, 1946 in Welland, Ontario; died September 27, 2002) and John Klassen (born April 17, 1945 in Brantford, Ontario).

After leaving The Mynah Birds in April 1965, Jimmy Livingstone joined The Muddy Yorks and then The Just Us, which evolved into Livingstone’s Journey through The Tripp.

Morgan was replaced by Neil Young in January 1966.

Signing to Motown Records

The Mynah Birds signed a seven-year deal with Motown Records in 1966. They recorded a number of tracks, and their first album was in the works when James was arrested, having deserted the United States Navy prior to forming the Sailorboys. Motown subsequently shelved their recordings.

https://i1.wp.com/www.earcandymag.com/mynah-1.jpgA planned single, “It’s My Time” b/w “Go Ahead And Cry”, was withdrawn just prior to its scheduled release by Motown. Both sides of this single were included in the 2006 box set “The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1966”, released in a limited edition of 6000 by Universal vanity label Hip-O-Select, marking the first time any of the 1966 Motown recordings by the Mynah Birds had seen the light of day.

Young and Palmer left the band after James’ arrest. Several of the remaining members continued to perform as the Mynah Birds throughout 1966, but did not make any recordings.

James put together a new short-lived line up of the band in the summer of 1967 with bass player Neil Lillie aka Neil Merryweather (born December 27, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba). In some legal trouble again, James then left the group once more within a matter of months; however, the Mynah Birds (which now featured no original members) still had contractual commitments to play various live shows. Around this time, Bruce Cockburn joined the band for a period. By late 1967, the group had gone through more personnel changes and were known as The Flying Circus. The band finally broke up for good soon afterwards.

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Neil Young and Rick James

from http://www.thrasherswheat.org/friends/rick-james.htm

Funk legend Rick James, the flashy Motown Records artist best known for his 1981 hit ‘Super Freak,’ died on August 7, 2004 at age 56.

While much is known about James’ “Super Freak” period, relatively little is known about the period during the 1960’s when he formed a band known as the Mynah Birds with Neil Young, Goldie McJohn (later of Steppenwolf) and Bruce Palmer (later of Buffalo Springfield). The name of the band Mynah Birds was apparently a takeoff of the well known folk-rock band The Byrds.

In an interview with Neil Young in MOJO Magazine in 1995, Neil was asked about a 1965 Mynah Birds album being recorded which never was released.

    YOUNG: “Yeah, there are tapes of me and The Mynah Birds also. After I arrived in Toronto I tried to keep my band going and then tried to work with several others. But it just never worked out for me there. I could never get anything going in Toronto, never even got one gig with a band. I just couldn’t break into that scene. So I moved instead towards acoustic music and immediately became very introspective and musically-inward. That’s the beginning of that whole side of my music.”

The origin of the band name is somewhat disputed. Some have claimed that it was a takeoff of on The Byrds. Another story goes that Rick James partnered with a Yorkville (Toronto Canada area) pet store which sold Mynah birds. As a promotion, the Mynah Birds dressed in yellow boots, black leather jackets and yellow turtlenecks as an advertisment for the pet shop. (See Toronto Star.)

In Jimmy McDonough’s definitive Neil Young biography “Shakey”, “James, fancied himself the next Mick Jagger, a claim particularly ironic since he was black, although as Bruce Palmer told Scott Young, “as far as we knew he was white then.”

    “The Mynah Birds — in black leather jackets, yellow turtlenecks and boots — had quite a surreal scene going. The band was financed by John Craig Eaton of the Eaton’s department-store dynasty. Legend has it he poured money into the band, establishing a bottomless account for the band’s equipment needs.

    Those lucky enough to see any of the band’s few gigs say they were electrifying. ‘Neil would stop playing lead, do a harp solo, throw the harmonica way up in the air and Ricky would catch it and continue the solo.’

    Unfortunately, everything screeched to a halt when James was busted in the studio for being AWOL from the navy. “We thought he was Canadian,” said Palmer. “Even though there are no Negroes in Canada.” A single, “It’s My Time,” was allegedly pulled the day of release, and the album recordings were shelved and remain unreleased to this day.”

When author McDonough asked Neil Young what it was like to work with Rick James, Young replied:

    YOUNG: “Intense. Ricky was great. He was a little bit touchy, dominating — but a good guy. Had a lot of talent. Really wanted to make it bad. Runnin’ from the draft. I wasn’t a driving force behind the Mynah Birds – I was the lead guitar player, Ricky was the front man. He’s out there doin’ all that shit and I was back there playin’ a little rhythm, a little lead, groovin’along with my bro Bruce. We were havin’a good time.

    Rick James was really into the Stones. “Get Off My Cloud,” “Satisfaction,” “Can I Get a Witness” – all these songs we used to do. We got more and more into how cool the Stones were. How simple they were and how cool it was.

    We were the only white band at Motown.”

From Ear Candy Magazine’s Mynah Birds Part II- Rock ‘N Roll Case Study:

    “[The Mynah Birds] rescue came in the form of an unlikely figure – struggling folkie, Neil Young. As Bruce Palmer remembers the fortuitous meeting, he was walking down Yorkville Avenue when he ran into Young, carrying his acoustic guitar and balancing an amp on his head, coming in the opposite direction. After exchanging pleasantries, Palmer invited Young to join the band. It seemed a ridiculous decision introducing an acoustic player into a rhythm and blues outfit. But by combining Young’s folk inflected guitar and Matthews’ R&B vocals, the Mynah Birds, as noted rock historian John Einarson aptly put it, successfully bridged the two Toronto styles – Yorkville Village’s folk and Yonge Street’s R&B. Mason, who says he never got along with the band’s new guitarist, remembers Young’s first job with the band – the Inferno, a club on Toronto’s east side. ‘They put rubber gym mats out for us to play on! The first song we go to do, Neil goes up to do his lead and unplugs his guitar. He plays the whole lead without his guitar plugged in. Didn’t even know what he was doing.'”

The brief period of the Mynah Birds is recalled in the song “Big Time” on the album Broken Arrow. From an analysis of the lyrics of Neil Young’s ‘Big Time’ from The I Magazine:

    “Autobiographical, “Big Time” calls upon the spirit of the past and twists it to now. In the first verse Young simply unwinds his own beginnings. ‘Gonna leave the pain behind, Gonna leave the fools in line, Gonna take the magic potion. Gettin’ in an old black car, Gonna take a ride so far, To the land of suntan lotion. Gonna take it state by state, Until I hit the golden gate, Get my feet wet in the ocean.’

    The devout will recognise the setting and the story, but for those who don’t … In 1965, Young recorded an acoustic demo for Elektra Records featuring early versions of Sugar Mountain and Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing but wasn’t offered a contract by the label. Returning to Toronto, Young played the same Yorkville district coffeehouse circuit as fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell before he joined The Mynah Birds, a Toronto-based band led by singer Ricky James Matthews (later to be known as Rick James who would go on to have several smash dance hits, in particular Super Freak, a song which would later heavily influence Prince).

    The Mynah Birds recorded several songs for Motown Records (the first white band to ever be signed by the label)in Detroit that were never released. During one of these recording sessions, James was arrested and charged with deserting the U.S. Navy. The Mynah Birds flew apart when James was forced to complete his tour of duty. Only one song ever saw the light of day: Mynah Bird Hop on Columbia Canada.”

The Mynah Birds recorded 16 songs and signed a seven-year contract with Motwon Records. From a book by John Einarson titled Neil Young`s Canadian Years there is a mention of the legendary Mynah Birds sessions: “A listen to the tapes years later reveals no trace of Neil’s characteristic guitar or vocals.”

Tracklisting

1. It’s My Time, Mix 1 3:17
2. I’ll Wait Forever, Mix 1 2:50
3. Masquerade, Take 1, Mix 1:14
4. Masquerade, Take 2 1:30
5. Fantasy, Mix 1 2:20
6. I’ve Got You In My Soul 2:42
7. Go On and Cry 3:28

PLUS:
8. “It’s My Time”
9. “Go On and Cry”

Probable line-up;

Neil Young: Guitar, (backing vocals on Go On and Cry?)
Ricky “I’m Rick James, Bitch” Matthews: Vocals
Bruce Palmer: Bass
Rickman Mason: Drums
John Taylor?: Rhythm Guitar
keyboards? (probably not Goldie McJohn, possibly in-house Motown musicians?)

Here be the Birds;

http://www.mediafire.com/?133areg0jct

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June 23, 2008 Posted by | Buffalo Springfield, Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, Rick James, The Mynah Birds, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Neil Young – Complete Body of Work (and I fkng Mean it!)

I totally have no other talent and I would be totally out of work if I did anything else.

– Neil Young

Up there in the canon of great modern music, along with Dylan, Cohen, Van da Man, Tom Waits, Beatles et al, sits the great Canuck Neil Young.

If you don;t know enough about Young, then tut tut fkng tut! You can read all about the great man here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young

With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn’t relate to the next verse. I don’t think that one day really relates to the next day in life.

– Neil Young

Some other great links here;

As I get older, I get smaller. I see other parts of the world I didn’t see before. Other points of view. I see outside myself more.

– Neil Young

Our pal fratan1234 has gone and done it again! This man is unstoppable! Thanks mate for the great work!

Yes …. here’s the COMPLETE body of work from the great Neil Young!!

As well as Neil’s wonderful solo work – including some marvellous Soundtracks (Dead Man etc.) we also have the complete Buffalo Springfield albums and the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Albums!

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A dreamer of pictures
I run in the night
You see us together,
chasing the moonlight,
My cinnamon girl.

Neil Young – Solo/Crazy Horse Career:

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)

1. Cinnamon Girl
2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
3. Round And Round
4. Down By The River
5. Losing End (When You’re On)
6. Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets)
7. Cowgirl In The Sand

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..9Knows.rar

Neil Young (1969)

1. Emperor Of Wyoming
2. Loner
3. If I Could Have Her Tonight
4. I’ve Been Waiting For You
5. Old Laughing Lady
6. String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill
7. Here We Are In The Years
8. What Did You Do To My Life
9. I’ve Loved Her So Long
10. Last Trip To Tulsa

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123152648/1969NY.rar

After the Gold Rush (1970)

1. Tell Me Why
2. After The Goldrush
3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
4. Southern Man
5. Till The Morning Comes
6. Oh Lonesome Me
7. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
8. Birds
9. When You Dance I Can Really Love
10. I Believe In You
11. Cripple Creek Ferry

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123157692/1970Rush.rar

Harvest (1972)

1. Out On The Weekend
2. Harvest
3. Man Needs A Maid
4. Heart Of Gold
5. Are You Ready For The Country
6. Old Man
7. There’s A World
8. Alabama
9. Needle And The Damage Done
10. Words (Between The Lines Of Age)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123152829/1972Harv.rar

Time Fades Away (1973)

1. Time Fades Away
2. LA
3. Journey Through The Past
4. Bridge
5. Love In Mind
6. Don’t Be Denied
7. Last Dance
8. Yonder Stands The Sinner

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..meAway.rar

On the Beach (1974)

1. Walk On
2. See The Sky About To Rain
3. Revolution Blues
4. For The Turnstiles
5. Vampire Blues
6. On The Beach
7. Motion Pictures
8. Ambulance Blues

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..4Beach.rar

Tonight’s the Night (1975)

1. Tonight’s The Night
2. Speakin’ Out
3. World On A String
4. Borrowed Tune
5. Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown
6. Mellow My Mind
7. Roll Another Number (For The Road)
8. Albuquerque
9. New Mama
10. Look Out Joe
11. Tired Eyes
12. Tonight’s The Night Pt2

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..5Night.rar

Zuma (1975)

1. Don’t Cry No Tears
2. Danger Bird
3. Pardon My Heart
4. Looking For A Love
5. Barstool Blues
6. Stupid Girl
7. Drive Back
8. Cortez The Killer
9. Through My Sails

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123155749/1975Zum.rar

American Stars ‘N Bars (1977)

1. Old Country Waltz
2. Saddle Up the Palomino
3. Hey Babe
4. Hold Back the Tears
5. Bite the Bullet
6. Star of Bethlehem
7. Will to Love
8. Like a Hurricane
9. Homegrown

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Stars.rar.

Comes a Time (1978)

1. Goin’ Back
2. Comes A Time
3. Look Out For My Love
4. Peace Of Mind
5. Lotta Love
6. Human Highway
7. Already One
8. Field Of Opportunity
9. Motor Cycle Mama
10. Four Strong Winds

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..meTime.rar

Hawks & Doves (1980)

1. Little Wing
2. The Old Homestead
3. Lost in Space
4. Captain Kennedy
5. Stayin’ Power
6. Coastline
7. Union Man
8. Comin’ Apart at Every Nail
9. Hawks & Doves

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..0Hawks.rar

Re-ac-tor (1981)

1. Opera Star
2. Surfer Joe and Moe the Sleaze
3. T-Bone
4. Get Back on it
5. Southern Pacific
6. Motor City
7. Rapid Transit
8. Shots

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123156295/1981Reac.rar

Trans (1983)
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1. Little Thing Called Love
2. Computer Age
3. We R In Control
4. Transformer Man
5. Computer Cowboy (AKA Syscrusher)
6. Hold On To Your Love
7. Sample And Hold
8. Mr. Soul
9. Like An Inca

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123156498/1982Tran.rar

Everybody’s Rockin'(1983)

1. Betty Lou’s Got A New Pair Of Shoes
2. Rainin’ In My Heart
3. Payola Blues
4. Wonderin’
5. Kinda Fonda Wanda
6. Jellyroll Man
7. Bright Lights, Big City
8. Cry, Cry, Cry
9. Mystery Train
10. Everybody’s Rockin’

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..ybodys.rar

Old Ways (1985)

1. The Wayward Wind
2. Get Back To The Country
3. Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
4. Once An Angel
5. Misfits
6. California Sunset
7. Old Ways
8. My Boy
9. Bound For Glory
10. Where Is The Highway Tonight?

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..OldWys.rar

Landing on Water (1986)

1. Weight Of The World
2. Violent Side
3. Hippie Dream
4. Bad News Beat
5. Touch The Night
6. People On The Street
7. Hard Luck Stories
8. I Got A Problem
9. Pressure
10. Drifter

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..anding.rar

Life (1987)

1. Mideast Vacation
2. Long Walk Home
3. Around The World
4. Inca Queen
5. Too Lonely
6. Prisoners Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
7. Cryin’ Eyes
8. When Your Lonely Heart Breaks
9. We Never Danced

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123156939/1987Life.rar

This Note’s for You (1988)

1. Ten Men Workin’
2. This Note’s For You
3. Coupe De Ville
4. Life In The City
5. Twilight
6. Married Man
7. Sunny Inside
8. Can’t Believe Your Lyin’
9. Hey Hey (Baby)
10. One Thing

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..hisYou.rar

Eldorado [Ep] (1989)

1. Cocaine Eyes
2. Don’t Cry
3. Heavy Love
4. On Broadway
5. Eldorado

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..dorado.rar

Freedom (1989)

1. Rockin’ In The Free World
2. Crime In The City
3. Don’t Cry
4. Hangin’ On A Limb
5. Eldorado
6. Ways Of Love
7. Someday
8. On Broadway
9. Wrecking Ball
10. No More
11. Too Far Gone

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..9Freed.rar

Ragged Glory (1990)

1. Country Home
2. White Line
3. Fuckin’ Up
4. Over And Over
5. Love To Burn
6. Farmer John
7. Mansion On The Hill
8. Days That Used To Be
9. Love And Only Love
10. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Ragged.rar

Harvest Moon (1992)

1. Unknown Legend
2. From Hank To Hendrix
3. You And Me
4. Harvest Moon
5. War Of Man
6. One Of These Days
7. Such A Woman
8. Old King
9. Dreamin’ Man
10. Natural Beauty

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..rvstMn.rar

Sleeps with Angels (1994)

1. My Heart
2. Prime Of Life
3. Drive By
4. Sleeps With Angels
5. Western Hero
6. Change Your Mind
7. Blue Eden
8. Safeway Cart
9. Train Of Love
10. Trans Am
11. Piece Of Crap
12. Dream That Can Last

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..epsAng.rar

Mirror Ball (1995)

1. Song X
2. Act Of Love
3. I’m The Ocean
4. Big Green Country
5. Truth Be Known
6. Downtown
7. What Happened Yesterday
8. Peace And Love
9. Throw Your Hatred Down
10. Scenery
11. Fallen Angel

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Mirror.rar

Broken Arrow (1996)

1. Big Time
2. Music Arcade
3. This Town
4. Baby What You Want Me To Do
5. Loose Change
6. Slip Away
7. Changing Highways
8. Scattered (Let’s Think About Livin’)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..kenArr.rar

Silver & Gold (2000)

1. Good To See You
2. Silver And Gold
3. Daddy Went Walkin’
4. Buffalo Springfield Again
5. The Great divide
6. Horseshoe Man
7. Red Sun
8. Distant Camera
9. Razor Love
10. Without Rings

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..lvrGld.rar

Are You Passionate? (2002)

1. You’re My Girl
2. Mr Disappointment
3. Differently
4. Quit (Don’t Say You Love Me)
5. Let’s Roll
6. Are You Passionate
7. Goin’ Home
8. When I Hold You In My Arms
9. Be With You
10. Two Old Friends
11. She’s A Healer

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..eUPass.rar

Greendale (2003)

1. Falling From Above
2. Double E
3. Devils Sidewalk
4. Leaving The Drive
5. Carmichael
6. Bandit
7. Grandpa’s Interview
8. Bringin’ Down Dinner
9. Sun Green
10. Be The Rain

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Greend.rar

Prairie Wind (2005)

1. Painter
2. No Wonder
3. Falling Off the Face of the Earth
4. Far from Home
5. It’s a Dream
6. Prairie Wind
7. Here for You
8. This Old Guitar
9. He Was the King
10. When God Made Me

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..irieWd.rar

Living with War (2006)

1. After The Garden
2. Living With War
3. Restless Consumer
4. Shock And Awe
5. Families
6. Flags Of Freedom
7. Let’s Impeach The President
8. Lookin’ For A Leader
9. Roger And Out
10. America The Beautiful

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..ingWar.rar

Living with War: In the Beginning (2006)

1. After The Garden
2. Living With War
3. Restless Consumer
4. Shock And Awe
5. Families
6. Flags Of Freedom
7. Let’s Impeach The President
8. Lookin’ For A Leader
9. Roger And Out
10. America The Beautiful

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..WarBeg.rar

Chrome Dreams II (2007)

1. Beautiful Bluebird
2. Boxcar
3. Ordinary People
4. Shining Light
5. The Believer
6. Spirit Road
7. Dirty Old Man
8. Even After
9. No Hidden Path

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part2.rar

Compilations:

Decade (1977)

Disc: 1
1. Down to the Wire
2. Burned
3. Mr. Soul
4. Broken Arrow
5. Expecting to Fly
6. Sugar Mountain
7. I Am a Child
8. Loner
9. Old Laughing Lady
10. Cinnamon Girl
11. Down by the River
12. Cowgirl in the Sand
13. I Believe in You
14. After the Gold Rush
15. Southern Man
16. Helpless

Disc: 2
1. Ohio
2. Soldier
3. Old Man
4. Man Needs a Maid
5. Harvest
6. Heart of Gold
7. Star of Bethlehem
8. Needle and the Damage Done
9. Tonight’s the Night, Pt. 1
10. Tired Eyes
11. Walk On
12. For the Turnstiles
13. Winterlong
14. Deep Forbidden Lake
15. Like a Hurricane
16. Love Is a Rose
17. Cortez the Killer
18. Campaigner
19. Long May You Run

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part2.rar

Lucky Thirteen: Excursions Into Alien Territory (1993)

1. Sample And Hold
2. Transformer Man
3. Depression Blues
4. Get Gone
5. Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me
6. Once An Angel
7. Where Is The Highway Tonight
8. Hippie Dream
9. Pressure
10. Around The World
11. Mid East Vacation
12. Ain’t It The Truth
13. This Note’s For You

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123167749/1993L13.rar

Greatest Hits:

1. Down By The River
2. Cowgirl In The Sand
3. Cinnamon Girl
4. Helpless
5. After The Gold Rush
6. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
7. Southern Man
8. Ohio
9. The Needle and The Damage Done
10. Old Man
11. Heart Of Gold
12. Like A Hurricane
13. Comes A Time
14. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
15. Rockin’ In The Free World
16. Harvest Moon

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Greats.rar

Neil Young – Soundtracks

Journey Through the Past (1972)

1. For What It’s Worth
2. Mr Soul
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman
4. Find The Cost Of Freedom
5. Ohio
6. Southern Man
7. Alabama
8. Are You Ready For The Country
9. Words
10. Soldier

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..ourney.rar

Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

1. Buffalo Stomp – performed by Neil Young with the Wild Bill Band of Strings
2. Ode to Wild Bill #1 – written and performed by Neil Young
3. All Along the Watchtower – written by Bob Dylan; performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; performed by Bill Murray
5. Ode to Wild Bill #2 – written and performed by Neil Young
6. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone – written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong; performed by The Temptations
7. Home, Home on the Range – written by Brewster Higley and Daniel Kelley; performed by Neil Young
8. Straight Answers (dialogue) – performed by Bill Murray
9. Highway 61 Revisited – written and performed by Bob Dylan
10. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – written by Holland-Dozier-Holland; performed by the Four Tops
11. Ode to Wild Bill #3 (plus dialogue) – written and performed by Neil Young
12. Keep on Chooglin’ – written by John Fogerty; performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. Ode to Wild Bill #4 – written and performed by Neil Young
14. Purple Haze – written by Jimi Hendrix; performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
15. Buffalo Stomp Refrain – performed by Neil Young with the Wild Bill Band of Strings[9]

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..uffalo.rar

Philadelphia (1994)

Philadelphia – Neil Young

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..4-Phil.rar

Dead Man (1996)

1. Guitar Solo, No. 1
2. The Round Stones Beneath the Earth…
3. Guitar Solo, No. 2
4. Why Does Thou Hide Thyself, Clouds…
5. Organ Solo
6. Do You Know How to Use This Weapon?
7. Guitar Solo, No. 3
8. Nobody’s Story
9. Guitar Solo, No. 4
10. Stupid White Men…
11. Guitar Solo, No. 5
12. Time for You to Leave, William Blake…
13. Guitar Solo, No. 6

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..6DeadM.rar

Live Albums:
Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

1. My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
2. Thrasher
3. Ride My Llama
4. Pocohontas
5. Sail Away
6. Powderfinger
7. Welfare Mothers
8. Sedan Delivery
9. Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..stSlee.rar

Live Rust (1979)

1. Sugar Mountain
2. I Am A Child
3. Comes A Time
4. After The Goldrush
5. My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
6. When You Dance I Can Really Love
7. Loner
8. Needle And The Damage Done
9. Lotta Love
10. Sedan Delivery
11. Powderfinger
12. Cortez The Killer
13. Cinnamon Girl
14. Like A Hurricane
15. Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
16. Tonight’s The Night

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..LveRst.rar

Weld (1991)

Disc: 1

1. Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
2. Crime In The City
3. Blowin’ In The Wind
4. Welfare Mothers
5. Love To Burn
6. Cinnamon Girl
7. Mansion On The Hill
8. Fuckin’ Up

Disc: 2

1. Cortez The Killer
2. Powderfinger
3. Love And Only Love
4. Rockin’ In The Free World
5. Like A Hurricane
6. Farmer John
7. Tonight’s The Night
8. Roll Another Number

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part2.rar

Unplugged (1993)

1. Old Laughing Lady
2. Mr Soul
3. World On A String
4. Pocahontas
5. Stringman
6. Like A Hurricane
7. Needle And The Damage Done
8. Helpless
9. Harvest Moon
10. Transformer Man
11. Unknown Legend
12. Look Out For My Love
13. Long May You Run
14. From Hank To Hendrix

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123175228/1993Unpl.rar

Arc (1991)

1. Arc

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123172834/1991AR.rar

Year of the Horse (1997)

Disc: 1

1. When You Dance
2. Barstool Blues
3. When Your Lonely Heart Breaks
4. Mr Soul
5. Big Time
6. Pocahontas
7. Human Highway

Disc: 2

1. Slip Away
2. Scattered
3. Danger Bird
4. Prisoners
5. Sedan Delivery

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..7Horse.rar

Road Rock, Vol. 1: Friends & Relatives (2000)

1. Cowgirl In The Sand
2. Walk On
3. Fool For Your Love
4. Peace Of Mind
5. Words
6. Motorcycle Mama
7. Tonight’s The Night
8. All Along The Watchtower

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..RckVl1.rar

Live at the Fillmore East (2006)

1. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
2. Winterlong
3. Down By The River
4. Wonderin’
5. Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown
6. Cowgirl In The Sand

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..st1970.rar

Live at Massey Hall 1971 (2007)

1. On The Way Home
2. Tell Me Why
3. Old Man
4. Journey Through The Past
5. Helpless
6. Love In Mind
7. A Man Needs A Maid/Heart of God Suite
8. Cowgirl In the Sand
9. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
10. There’s A World
11. Bad Fog of Loneliness
12. The Needle and the Damage Done
13. Ohio
14. See The Sky About to Rain
15. Down By The River
16. Dance Dance Dance
17. I Am A Child

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Hl1971.rar



Neil Young & The Mynah Birds


Neil Young & The Mynah Birds
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Posted separately: http://stupidd.blogspot.com/neil-young-mynah-birds

Buffalo Springfield:

Buffalo Springfield (1966)

1. For what it’s worth
2. Go and say goodbye
3. Sit down I think I love you
4. Nowadays Clancy can’t even sing
5. Hot dusty roads
6. Everybody’s wrong
7. Flying on the ground is wrong
8. Burned
9. Do I have to come right out and say it
10. Leave
11. Out of my mind
12. Pay the price

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Spring.rar

Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)

1. Mr Soul
2. Child’s Claim To Fame
3. Everydays
4. Expecting To Fly
5. Bluebird
6. Hung Upside Down
7. Sad Memory
8. Good Time Boy
9. Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman
10. Broken Arrow

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..BEgain.rar

Last Time Around (1968)

1. On The Way Home
2. It’s So Hard To Wait
3. Pretty Girl Why
4. Four Days Gone
5. Carefree Country Day
6. Special Care
7. Hour Of Not Quite Rain
8. Questions
9. I Am A Child
10. Merry Go Round
11. Uno Mundo
12. Kind Woman

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..stTiAr.rar

The Best of … Retrospective (1968)

1. For What It’s Worth
2. Mr Soul
3. Sit Down I Think I Love You
4. Kind Woman
5. Bluebird
6. On The Way Home
7. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
8. Broken Arrow
9. Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman
10. I Am A Child
11. Go And Say Goodbye
12. Expecting To Fly

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..ERetro.rar

Buffalo Springfield [Box Set] (2001)

Disc: 1

1. There Goes My Baby
2. Come On
3. Hello I’ve Returned
4. Out Of My Mind
5. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
6. I’m Your Kind Of Guy
7. Baby Don’t Scold Me
8. Neighbour Don’t You Worry
9. We’ll See
10. Sad Memory
11. Can’t Keep Me Down
12. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
13. Go And Say Goodbye
14. Sit Down I Think I Love You
15. Leave
16. Hot Dusty Roads
17. Everybody’s Wrong
18. Burned
19. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It
20. Out Of My Mind
21. Pay The Price
22. Down Down Down
23. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
24. Neighbour Don’t You Worry

Disc: 2

1. Down Down Down
2. Kahuna Sunset
3. Buffalo Stomp
4. Baby Don’t Scold Me
5. For What It’s Worth
6. Mr Soul
7. We’ll See
8. My Kind Of Love
9. Pretty Girl Why
10. Words I Must Say
11. Nobody’s Fool
12. So You’ve Got A Lover
13. My Angel
14. No Sun Today
15. Everydays
16. Down To The Wire
17. Bluebird
18. Expecting To Fly
19. Hung Upside Down
20. Child’s Claim To Fame
21. Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman

Disc: 3

1. Hung Upside Down
2. Good Time Boy
3. One More Sign
4. Rent Is Always Due
5. Round And Round And Round
6. Old Laughing Lady
7. Broken Arrow
8. Sad Memory
9. On The Way Home
10. Whatever Happened To Saturday Night
11. Special Care
12. Falcon Lake (Ash On The Floor)
13. What A Day
14. I Am A Child
15. Questions
16. Merry Go Round
17. Uno Mundo
18. Kind Woman
19. It’s So Hard To Wait
20. Four Days Gone

Disc: 4

1. For What It’s Worth
2. Go And Say Goodbye
3. Sit Down I Think I Love You
4. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
5. Hot Dusty Roads
6. Everybody’s Wrong
7. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
8. Burned
9. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It
10. Leave
11. Out Of My Mind
12. Pay The Price
13. Baby Don’t Scold Me
14. Mr Soul
15. Child’s Claim To Fame
16. Everydays
17. Expecting To Fly
18. Bluebird
19. Hung Upside Down
20. Sad Memory
21. Good Time Boy
22. Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman
23. Broken Arrow

Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part4.rar

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:

Déjà Vu (1969)

1. Carry On
2. Teach Your Children
3. Almost Cut My Hair
4. Helpless
5. Woodstock
6. Déjà Vu
7. Our House
8. 4 + 20
9. Country Girl: Whiskey Boot Hill/Down, Down, Down/Country Girl
10. Everybody I Love You

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..NYDeja.rar

Four Way Street (1971)

1. On The Way Home
2. Cowgirl In The Sand
3. Southern Man
4. Teach Your Children
5. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
6. Ohio
7. Triad
8. 49 Bye Byes
9. Carry On
10. Lee Shore
11. Love The One You’re With
12. Find The Cost Of Freedom
13. Chicago
14. Pre Road Downs
15. Right Between The Eyes
16. Long Time Gone
17. Suite/Judy Blue Eyes
18. King Midas In Reverse
19. Black Queen
20. Loner/Cinnamon Girl/Down By The River

Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part2.rar

So Far [Compilation] (1974)

1. Déjà Vu
2. Helplessly Hoping
3. Wooden Ships
4. Teach Your Children
5. Ohio
6. Find the Cost of Freedom
7. Woodstock
8. Our House
9. Helpless
10. Guinnevere
11. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..g-SFar.rar

American Dream (1988)

1. American Dream
2. Got It Made
3. Name Of Love
4. Don’t Say Goodbye
5. This Ole House
6. Nighttime For The Generals
7. Shadowland
8. Drivin’ Thunder
9. Clear Blue Skies
10. That Girl
11. Compass
12. Soldiers Of Peace
13. Feel Your Love
14. Night Song

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..Adream.rar

Looking Forward (1999)

1. Faith In Me
2. Looking Forward
3. Stand And Be Counted
4. Heartland
5. Seen Enough
6. Slowpoke
7. Dreams For Him
8. No Tears Left
9. Out Of Control
10. Someday Soon
11. Queen Of Them All
12. Sanibel

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/12……part2.rar

The Stills-Young Band:
Long May You Run (1976)

1. Long May You Run
2. Make Love To You
3. Midnight On The Bay
4. Black Coral
5. Ocean Girl
6. Let It Shine
7. 12/8 Blues
8. Fontaine Bleau
9. Guardian Angel

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..ongRun.rar

Enjoy!

Huge thanks to Fratan!

June 23, 2008 Posted by | Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Music_ClassicRock, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, Neil Young, _MUSIC | 3 Comments

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live Rust (Flac )

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Live Rust

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live Rust
Label: Reprise | 1979 | Rock | Flac Level 8 | 526 MB

In the fall of 1978, Neil Young and Crazy Horse undertook a tour that mixed in songs off of what became RUST NEVER SLEEPS with a variety of older material.

The stage set included oversize amps and a road crew cloaked not unlike Star Wars’ Jawas, making this tour’s distinctions as visual as they were aural.

The film and recording of this tour were released as LIVE RUST. The show starts out with Neil Young solo, using acoustic guitar, harmonica and piano to perform the country-folk “Sugar Mountain,” “I Am A Child,” “After The Gold Rush” and “Comes A Time,” the title track of the record released shortly before the tour started.

Unlike his peers, Young embraced the punk scene by writing “My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue),” his tribute to Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten, which wrapped up the acoustic section of the show.

Other new material debuted on this tour included “Sedan Delivery,” “Powderfinger” and “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black).” These tunes benefited from the might of Crazy Horse, whose punch provided particularly potent on “Cinnamon Girl,” “Like A Hurricane” and the sobering “Tonight’s The Night.”

Reviews:

Q (8/93, p.107)
– 5 Stars – Indispensable – “…LIVE RUST really captures the essence of Neil Young, from aching fragility to the overwhelming power he can release in love or rage…”

Mojo (Publisher)
(11/01, p.151)
– “…Essential….equal parts noise and poignancy…”

Amazon.com

Mere months passed between the release of Neil Young’s mid-career milestone Rust Never Sleeps and this 1979 tour recording, which documents a late-’78 San Francisco performance. Indeed, Live Rust boasts four songs from the album that gave it its name. It’s also sequenced in the same spirit as its studio sibling.

As with Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust opens with steady-flowing acoustic numbers before swirling into an electric vortex. What was side 4 off the original two-record version–“Like a Hurricane,” “Hey, Hey, My, My,” and “Tonight’s the Night”–is arguably Young and Crazy Horse at their peak as a live unit, with all due respect to 1991’s estimable Weld and 1997’s desultory Year of the Horse. Few rock bands rank with Young and his stalwart electric trio, and Live Rust presents them in all their raging glory.

Steven Stolder

Tracklist:

01 – Sugar Mountain
02 – I Am a Child
03 – Comes a Time
04 – After the Gold Rush
05 – My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
06 – When You Dance I Can Really Love
07 – The Loner
08 – The Needle and the Damage Done
09 – Lotta Love
10 – Sedan Delivery
11 – Powderfinger
12 – Cortez the Killer
13 – Cinnamon Girl
14 – Like a Hurricane
15 – Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
16 – Tonight’s the Night

Playing Time: 01:13:39

Notes & Personnel Info

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Frank Sampedro (guitar, keyboards); Billy Talbot (bass); Ralph Molina (drums).

Producers: David Briggs, Tim Mulligan, Bernard Shakey.

Here be Neil

May 11, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Neil Young – Greatest Hits [Remastered]

Neil Young - Greatest Hits

Neil Young – Greatest Hits [Remastered]
Label: Reprise | 2004 | Rock | MP3, VBR avg 196 kbps & Flac | 122 MB & 541 MB

Released: November 16, 2004
Recorded: 1969 – 1991
Genre: Rock, Country rock, Folk-rock
Label: Reprise
Producer: David Briggs, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Kendall Pacios, Elliot Mazer, Henry Lewy, Tim Mulligan, Ben Keith, Niko Bolas
Format: MP3 & FLAC
MP3 Bitrate: VBR, avg 196 kbps
Length: 01:16:22

Here’s a slew of classic Neil songs painfully remastered using the best available technology! Nice!

A dreamer of pictures

I run in the night

You see us together,

chasing the moonlight,

My cinnamon girl.

Ten silver saxes,

a bass with a bow

The drummer relaxes

and waits between shows

For his cinnamon girl.

Greatest Hits was Neil Young’s third compilation album after Decade and Lucky Thirteen. Eleven of the first twelve tracks here also appeared on Decade. This disc spans his solo career from 1969 through 1992.


All tracks on this album were remastered using the HDCD process, which Young has been utilizing for his studio work since 1995.

The album was also released as a high-resolution DVD Audio disc, and in a two-disc format including the audio album plus a bonus DVD with videos for “Rockin’ in the Free World” and the “Harvest Moon”.

Extensive notes on the remastering process can be found on Young’s website.

On the press release, Young said:

“One of the most important jobs of any musician is to provide quality sound to the people. Quality has taken a hit in recent years, but it’s starting to come back thanks to DVD-stereo.

There is just no comparison between DVD-stereo and a regular compact disc or even 5.1 sound. It’s the difference between a true reflection of the music and a mere replica.

I’ve always been a strong believer in analogue and this is about as close to the rewarding listening experience of vinyl as the real thing.”


Tracklisting

1. “Down by the River” – 9:16 (17 January 1969) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
2. “Cowgirl in the Sand” – 10:05 (18 January 1969) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
3. “Cinnamon Girl” – 2:59 (20 March 1969) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
4. “Helpless” – 3:37 (7 November 1969) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
5. “After the Gold Rush” – 3:46 (12 March 1970) Neil Young
6. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” – 3:08 (15 March 1970) Neil Young
7. “Southern Man” – 5:31 (19 March 1970) Neil Young
8. “Ohio” – 2:59 (21 May 1970) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
9. “The Needle and the Damage Done” – 2:10 (30 January 1971) Neil Young
10. “Old Man” – 3:22 (6 February 1971) Neil Young & The Stray Gators
11. “Heart of Gold” – 3:07 (8 February 1971) Neil Young & The Stray Gators
12. “Like a Hurricane” – 8:20 (29 November 1975) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
13. “Comes a Time” – 3:04 (2 November 1977) Neil Young
14. “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” – 4:59 (22 October 1978) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. “Rockin’ in the Free World” – 4:41 (10 March 1989) Neil Young
16. “Harvest Moon” – 5:03 (22 September 1991) Neil Young

All songs written by Neil Young


Download:

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April 1, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Neil Young – Greatest Hits [Remastered]

Neil Young - Greatest Hits

Neil Young – Greatest Hits [Remastered]
Label: Reprise | 2004 | Rock | MP3, VBR avg 196 kbps & Flac | 122 MB & 541 MB

Released: November 16, 2004
Recorded: 1969 – 1991
Genre: Rock, Country rock, Folk-rock
Label: Reprise
Producer: David Briggs, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Kendall Pacios, Elliot Mazer, Henry Lewy, Tim Mulligan, Ben Keith, Niko Bolas
Format: MP3 & FLAC
MP3 Bitrate: VBR, avg 196 kbps
Length: 01:16:22

Here’s a slew of classic Neil songs painfully remastered using the best available technology! Nice!

A dreamer of pictures

I run in the night

You see us together,

chasing the moonlight,

My cinnamon girl.

Ten silver saxes,

a bass with a bow

The drummer relaxes

and waits between shows

For his cinnamon girl.

Greatest Hits was Neil Young’s third compilation album after Decade and Lucky Thirteen. Eleven of the first twelve tracks here also appeared on Decade. This disc spans his solo career from 1969 through 1992.


All tracks on this album were remastered using the HDCD process, which Young has been utilizing for his studio work since 1995.

The album was also released as a high-resolution DVD Audio disc, and in a two-disc format including the audio album plus a bonus DVD with videos for “Rockin’ in the Free World” and the “Harvest Moon”.

Extensive notes on the remastering process can be found on Young’s website.

On the press release, Young said:

“One of the most important jobs of any musician is to provide quality sound to the people. Quality has taken a hit in recent years, but it’s starting to come back thanks to DVD-stereo.

There is just no comparison between DVD-stereo and a regular compact disc or even 5.1 sound. It’s the difference between a true reflection of the music and a mere replica.

I’ve always been a strong believer in analogue and this is about as close to the rewarding listening experience of vinyl as the real thing.”


Tracklisting

1. “Down by the River” – 9:16 (17 January 1969) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
2. “Cowgirl in the Sand” – 10:05 (18 January 1969) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
3. “Cinnamon Girl” – 2:59 (20 March 1969) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
4. “Helpless” – 3:37 (7 November 1969) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
5. “After the Gold Rush” – 3:46 (12 March 1970) Neil Young
6. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” – 3:08 (15 March 1970) Neil Young
7. “Southern Man” – 5:31 (19 March 1970) Neil Young
8. “Ohio” – 2:59 (21 May 1970) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
9. “The Needle and the Damage Done” – 2:10 (30 January 1971) Neil Young
10. “Old Man” – 3:22 (6 February 1971) Neil Young & The Stray Gators
11. “Heart of Gold” – 3:07 (8 February 1971) Neil Young & The Stray Gators
12. “Like a Hurricane” – 8:20 (29 November 1975) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
13. “Comes a Time” – 3:04 (2 November 1977) Neil Young
14. “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” – 4:59 (22 October 1978) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. “Rockin’ in the Free World” – 4:41 (10 March 1989) Neil Young
16. “Harvest Moon” – 5:03 (22 September 1991) Neil Young

All songs written by Neil Young


Download:

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April 1, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan And Neil Young 1975 S.N.A.C.K. Benefit, San Francisco @ 320

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Bob Dylan And Neil Young 1975

S.N.A.C.K. Benefit, San Francisco @ 320

With Levon Helm and Rick Danko.

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01 – Intro
02 – Are you ready for the country
03 – Ain’t that a lot of love
04 – Looking for a love
05 – Loving you is sweeter than ever
06 – I want you
07 – The weight
08 – Helpless + Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
09 – Will the circle be unbroken

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Here she be dylanite dogs: Bob and Neil



January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan And Neil Young 1975 S.N.A.C.K. Benefit, San Francisco @ 320

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Bob Dylan And Neil Young 1975

S.N.A.C.K. Benefit, San Francisco @ 320

With Levon Helm and Rick Danko.

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01 – Intro
02 – Are you ready for the country
03 – Ain’t that a lot of love
04 – Looking for a love
05 – Loving you is sweeter than ever
06 – I want you
07 – The weight
08 – Helpless + Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
09 – Will the circle be unbroken

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Here she be dylanite dogs: Bob and Neil



January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bob Dylan And Neil Young 1975 S.N.A.C.K. Benefit, San Francisco @ 320

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Bob Dylan And Neil Young 1975

S.N.A.C.K. Benefit, San Francisco @ 320

With Levon Helm and Rick Danko.

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01 – Intro
02 – Are you ready for the country
03 – Ain’t that a lot of love
04 – Looking for a love
05 – Loving you is sweeter than ever
06 – I want you
07 – The weight
08 – Helpless + Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
09 – Will the circle be unbroken

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Here she be dylanite dogs: Bob and Neil



January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music_Bootleg, Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night (Japan pressing 2005)


Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Tonight’s The Night
Original LP release: 1975
This CD released: 2005
Label: Warner/Reprise
Catalog #: WPCR-75091

All credit to Mickel for this fine piece.

It’s this item: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-75091

Mickel has very kindly uploaded this both as MP3 and FLAC. The Flac is uploaded to his own serverspace (great work!) and the Mp3 to RS.

Occassionally the speed when downloading from the serverspace is somewhat crappy. If you can’t get the file fast enough pls use FlashGet or some other download manager/accelerator.

Lineage:

EAC Secure Rip (test & copy) > FLAC

Mp3’s are encoded using All2Lame @ preset V0 VBR

From cduniverse:

Let’s get a popular misconception out of the way. The rap about this being one of Young’s darkest, most harrowing albums is utter nonsense, perpetuated by critics who spend more time reading each other than listening to the music. TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT is dedicated to Young’s guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry, who died shortly before this recording was made, and the title cut details that very subject, but the darker moments here are leavened by a generous share of self-parodic humor and general Neil Young loopiness.

Sad, tender ballads like “Borrowed Tune,” (itself not without humor) rub shoulders with hearty rockers like “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown.” Several tunes find Young and Crazy Horse exploring hard-edged country-rock with their collective tongue stuck firmly in the cheek, as on “Roll Another Number.”

Young’s voice reels sadistically and purposefully out of tune, cutting through the arrangements like strategically placed barbed-wire (and providing a template for the work of Will Oldham/Palace two decades later). Sardonic, taunting, mercilessly self-deprecating, often downright funny, TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT is no gloomfest, but a multi-faceted, full-bodied classic.


AMG review by William Ruhlmann:

Written and recorded in 1973 shortly after the death of roadie Bruce Berry, Neil Young’s second close associate to die of a heroin overdose in six months (the first was Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten), Tonight’s the Night was Young’s musical expression of grief, combined with his rejection of the stardom he had achieved in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

The title track, performed twice, was a direct narrative about Berry: “Bruce Berry was a working man/He used to load that Econoline van.” Whitten was heard singing “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown,” a live track recorded years earlier.

Elsewhere, Young frequently referred to drug use and used phrases that might have described his friends, such as the chorus of “Tired Eyes,” “He tried to do his best, but he could not.” Performing with the remains of Crazy Horse, bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina, along with Nils Lofgren (guitar and piano) and Ben Keith (steel guitar), Young performed in the ragged manner familiar from Time Fades Away — his voice was often hoarse and he strained to reach high notes, while the playing was loose, with mistakes and shifting tempos.

But the style worked perfectly for the material, emphasizing the emotional tone of Young’s mourning and contrasting with the polished sound of CSNY and Harvest that Young also disparaged. He remained unimpressed with his commercial success, noting in “World on a String,” “The world on a string/Doesn’t mean anything.”

In “Roll Another Number,” he said he was “a million miles away/From that helicopter day” when he and CSN had played Woodstock. And in “Albuquerque,” he said he had been “starvin’ to be alone/Independent from the scene that I’ve known” and spoke of his desire to “find somewhere where they don’t care who I am.”

Songs like “Speakin’ Out” and “New Mama” seemed to find some hope in family life, but Tonight’s the Night did not offer solutions to the personal and professional problems it posed. It was the work of a man trying to turn his torment into art and doing so unflinchingly.

Depending on which story you believe, Reprise Records rejected it or Young withdrew it from its scheduled release at the start of 1974 after touring with the material in the U.S. and Europe. In 1975, after a massive CSNY tour, Young at the last minute dumped a newly recorded album and finally put Tonight’s the Night out instead.

Though it did not become one of his bigger commercial successes, the album immediately was recognized as a unique masterpiece by critics, and it has continued to be ranked as one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever made.

Tracklisting

01. Tonight’s The Night [4:42]
02. Speakin’ Out [4:57]
03. World On A String [2:25]
04. Borrowed Tune [3:26]
05. Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown [3:35]
06. Mellow My Mind [3:11]
07. Roll Another Number (For The Road) [3:04]
08. Albuquerque [4:01]
09. New Mama [2:13]
10. Lookout Joe [3:54]
11. Tired Eyes [4:33]
12. Tonight’s the Night – Part II [4:53]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, vibraphone); Danny Whitten (vocals, guitar) track 5; Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Billy Talbot (bass).

Additional personnel: Nils Lofgren (vocals, guitar, piano); Ben Keith (vocals, pedal steel guitar, slide guitar); Jack Nitzsche (piano); Tim Drummond (bass); Kenny Buttrey (drums).

Producers: Neil Young, David Briggs, Tim Mulligan, Eliot Mazer.

Here she be:

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FLAC (278MB)

thenight.rar

Mp3 (79MB)

rs_tonight.rar

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January 7, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night (Japan pressing 2005)


Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Tonight’s The Night
Original LP release: 1975
This CD released: 2005
Label: Warner/Reprise
Catalog #: WPCR-75091

All credit to Mickel for this fine piece.

It’s this item: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-75091

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From cduniverse:

Let’s get a popular misconception out of the way. The rap about this being one of Young’s darkest, most harrowing albums is utter nonsense, perpetuated by critics who spend more time reading each other than listening to the music. TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT is dedicated to Young’s guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry, who died shortly before this recording was made, and the title cut details that very subject, but the darker moments here are leavened by a generous share of self-parodic humor and general Neil Young loopiness.

Sad, tender ballads like “Borrowed Tune,” (itself not without humor) rub shoulders with hearty rockers like “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown.” Several tunes find Young and Crazy Horse exploring hard-edged country-rock with their collective tongue stuck firmly in the cheek, as on “Roll Another Number.”

Young’s voice reels sadistically and purposefully out of tune, cutting through the arrangements like strategically placed barbed-wire (and providing a template for the work of Will Oldham/Palace two decades later). Sardonic, taunting, mercilessly self-deprecating, often downright funny, TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT is no gloomfest, but a multi-faceted, full-bodied classic.


AMG review by William Ruhlmann:

Written and recorded in 1973 shortly after the death of roadie Bruce Berry, Neil Young’s second close associate to die of a heroin overdose in six months (the first was Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten), Tonight’s the Night was Young’s musical expression of grief, combined with his rejection of the stardom he had achieved in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

The title track, performed twice, was a direct narrative about Berry: “Bruce Berry was a working man/He used to load that Econoline van.” Whitten was heard singing “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown,” a live track recorded years earlier.

Elsewhere, Young frequently referred to drug use and used phrases that might have described his friends, such as the chorus of “Tired Eyes,” “He tried to do his best, but he could not.” Performing with the remains of Crazy Horse, bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina, along with Nils Lofgren (guitar and piano) and Ben Keith (steel guitar), Young performed in the ragged manner familiar from Time Fades Away — his voice was often hoarse and he strained to reach high notes, while the playing was loose, with mistakes and shifting tempos.

But the style worked perfectly for the material, emphasizing the emotional tone of Young’s mourning and contrasting with the polished sound of CSNY and Harvest that Young also disparaged. He remained unimpressed with his commercial success, noting in “World on a String,” “The world on a string/Doesn’t mean anything.”

In “Roll Another Number,” he said he was “a million miles away/From that helicopter day” when he and CSN had played Woodstock. And in “Albuquerque,” he said he had been “starvin’ to be alone/Independent from the scene that I’ve known” and spoke of his desire to “find somewhere where they don’t care who I am.”

Songs like “Speakin’ Out” and “New Mama” seemed to find some hope in family life, but Tonight’s the Night did not offer solutions to the personal and professional problems it posed. It was the work of a man trying to turn his torment into art and doing so unflinchingly.

Depending on which story you believe, Reprise Records rejected it or Young withdrew it from its scheduled release at the start of 1974 after touring with the material in the U.S. and Europe. In 1975, after a massive CSNY tour, Young at the last minute dumped a newly recorded album and finally put Tonight’s the Night out instead.

Though it did not become one of his bigger commercial successes, the album immediately was recognized as a unique masterpiece by critics, and it has continued to be ranked as one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever made.

Tracklisting

01. Tonight’s The Night [4:42]
02. Speakin’ Out [4:57]
03. World On A String [2:25]
04. Borrowed Tune [3:26]
05. Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown [3:35]
06. Mellow My Mind [3:11]
07. Roll Another Number (For The Road) [3:04]
08. Albuquerque [4:01]
09. New Mama [2:13]
10. Lookout Joe [3:54]
11. Tired Eyes [4:33]
12. Tonight’s the Night – Part II [4:53]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, vibraphone); Danny Whitten (vocals, guitar) track 5; Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Billy Talbot (bass).

Additional personnel: Nils Lofgren (vocals, guitar, piano); Ben Keith (vocals, pedal steel guitar, slide guitar); Jack Nitzsche (piano); Tim Drummond (bass); Kenny Buttrey (drums).

Producers: Neil Young, David Briggs, Tim Mulligan, Eliot Mazer.

Here she be:

all thanks to Mickel!

FLAC (278MB)

thenight.rar

Mp3 (79MB)

rs_tonight.rar

pass = mickel

January 7, 2008 Posted by | Music_ClassicRock, Neil Young, _MUSIC | Leave a comment