Official Neil Young Thread

Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
edited January 2014 in Other Music
With Americana coming out in a few weeks and sounding rather promising based on the first two songs we've heard, I thought it was a good time to start a Neil Young thread. I haven't seen one on here.

What's everyone's favorite stuff by Uncle Neil?
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    How about this:

    Rankthe Following 3 Songs:
    Down By the River
    Cowgirl in the Sand
    Cortez the Killer


    I'll go
    1- Down by the River
    2- Cortez
    3- Cowgirl

    It's close though. 8-)
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    I only have his greatest hits CD and one album. My dad has a couple of his albums on vinyl plus CSNY stuff.
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    Newch91 wrote:
    I only have his greatest hits CD and one album. My dad has a couple of his albums on vinyl plus CSNY stuff.

    Check out Rust Never Sleeps and take it from there. 8-)
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Newch91 wrote:
    I only have his greatest hits CD and one album. My dad has a couple of his albums on vinyl plus CSNY stuff.

    Check out Rust Never Sleeps and take it from there. 8-)
    I think we have "Everyone Knows This is Nowhere" and "After the Gold Rush".
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
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  • DavieBDavieB Posts: 217
    Neil is the man as far as I'm concerned... Don't think there are any better.

    Looking forward to Americana a lot, and hopeful that he & Crazy Horse will hit the UK/Europe on the tour that seems to be taking shape... Never seen him with CH, but I seriously, seriously need to! :D
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 23,135
    And I am looking forward to the new album but am slightly confused by the she'll be comin around the mountain
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,664
    Neil Young's Masterpieces that every rock fan must own:

    1. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    2. After The Gold Rush
    3. Harvest
    4. Time Fades Away
    5. On the Beach
    6. Tonight's the Night
    7. Zuma
    8. Comes A Time
    9. Harvest Moon
    10. Mirror Ball
    11. Le Noise
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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,261
    edited May 2012
    Hmm - I'll do a top ten album list too. In no particular order...

    1. Freedom
    2. Mirrorball
    3. On the Beach
    4. Re*Ac*Tor
    5. After the Goldrush
    6. Harvest
    7. Silver & Gold
    8. Zuma
    9. Live Rust
    10. Tonights the Night

    *Edited to add essential bootlegs to search out. Not going to get into individual shows, but for sheer quantity I'd recommend the following 2:
    1) A Perfect Echo - 10 CD boot of soundboard quality recordings. Had this set for years, and it is probably my most listened to boot. Great choice of live Neil throughout the years.
    2) Rarities - 5 CD set of unreleased/out of print studio tracks.
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    SVRDhand13 wrote:
    4. Time Fades Away

    Where do you get it? Just a torrent file?
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,261
    SVRDhand13 wrote:
    4. Time Fades Away

    Where do you get it? Just a torrent file?

    Yep - That and Journey Through The Past are (I think) the only 2 albums that were never released on CD from Neil's catalog.

    The source of the TFA CD is interesting, in that the source is a HDCD version, which means it was mastered for CD release, but Neil never chose to put it out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Fades ... es_Away_II

    I'd have to add TFA to my top ten too, although I don't want to drop anything. So I'll make it top 11.
    "You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.

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  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 5,863
    Neil headlined my first PJ show in 93(Blind Melon opened)....I bring that show up every opportunity I have :P
    Unfortunately, I thought of him as my parents music at the time....liked some of his music, but was more interested in making it to a beer store before they closed than I was in seeing his whole set :roll: (to make matters worse; we never found one in time anyway. f'n BC liquor laws!)

    But....I bought Decade around the time Mirrorball came out, and have been a fan ever since. Was disappointed by his very expensive ticket prices on his last tour....but I get to see him at Outside Lands this august, with a lot of other great bands over 3 days, for about the same price as one night with Neil on that last tour. He was the clincher in my decision to travel for that festival.....and now with rumours of a PJ show in SF around that time...I'm hopin I witness sometin special.
  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,261
    Neil headlined my first PJ show in 93(Blind Melon opened)....I bring that show up every opportunity I have :P

    When I saw Neil w/ Booker T. & the MG's, Blind Melon and STP were the openers. Blind Melon were so much better than STP.
    "You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.

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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,664
    merkinball wrote:
    Hmm - I'll do a top ten album list too. In no particular order...

    1. Freedom
    2. Mirrorball
    3. On the Beach
    4. Re*Ac*Tor
    5. After the Goldrush
    6. Harvest
    7. Silver & Gold
    8. Zuma
    9. Live Rust
    10. Tonights the Night

    *Edited to add essential bootlegs to search out. Not going to get into individual shows, but for sheer quantity I'd recommend the following 2:
    1) A Perfect Echo - 10 CD boot of soundboard quality recordings. Had this set for years, and it is probably my most listened to boot. Great choice of live Neil throughout the years.
    2) Rarities - 5 CD set of unreleased/out of print studio tracks.

    Just to clarify, I put them in release order. Definitely not in favorite order because Harvest would be much lower.
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,664
    SVRDhand13 wrote:
    4. Time Fades Away

    Where do you get it? Just a torrent file?

    Yes and its a must if you like Neil Young (and I love him 8-)).
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    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
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  • mikalinamikalina Posts: 7,206
    Love Neil Young - been listening to his music since I was about 16 yrs old... great thread. :D
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  • I'm so envious of all those who got to see him in the 90's with those crazy openers! Must have been intense

    Got to see Neil back in '09 at Hyde Park with Ben Harper, The Pretenders and Seasick Steve and a cameo from Paul McCartney during A Day in the Life - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6SSR3YY-rc which was one of the best all round days of my life, just hope i get to see him again soon!

    After the Gold Rush is probably my favourite album of all time.
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    2010 - Belfast, London, Berlin, Arras, Werchter
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    2014 - Berlin, Leeds, Milton Keynes
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    SVRDhand13 wrote:
    SVRDhand13 wrote:
    4. Time Fades Away

    Where do you get it? Just a torrent file?

    Yes and its a must if you like Neil Young (and I love him 8-)).

    Yeah, I just have to remember to DL it.
    mikalina wrote:
    Love Neil Young - been listening to his music since I was about 16 yrs old... great thread. :D

    Thanks! 8-)
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    I've seen Neil 3 times - with Crazy Horse in early 00s, which was a great show. I saw the Greendale show, and we had no idea that's what he was doing, so that wasn't really my favorite. Saw him last year at the Tower by himself and it was awesome. My uncle scored free tixx for all 3 shows. :D :lol:

    My top ten albums as of now (I still have to get Time Fades Away, as mentioned above):

    Rust Never Sleeps
    Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
    Mirror Ball
    On the Beach
    After the Gold Rush
    Zuma
    Tonight's the Night
    Le Noise
    Harvest Moon
    Freedom

    Also, Wield is awesome, but not original material so I didn't include it in my list.
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,137
    Cortez
    Cowgirl
    Down by the River

    Huge neil fan.
    I saw him in the friends and family tour, greendale tour, and le noise tour.

    I need to see him again.
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    I forgot I also have "Mirrorball".
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  • gorafttsgoraftts Posts: 38
    Time Fades Away is a must. I have it on vinyl and if I put it on, I have to listen to it straight through. It is so awesome. Don't be Denied and Last Dance are my favourites from that one.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,203
    Neil young is a master at his craft and not to mention a complete badass. So happy I discovered the greatness of his music (thanks, PJ!). Was fortunate enough to see him live last year in Baltimore and it was a pleasure to be in the audience! Hearing After the Gold Rush on the organ was stunningly beautiful- brought tears to my eyes! His music is just legendary!
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    samjam wrote:
    Neil young is a master at his craft and not to mention a complete badass. So happy I discovered the greatness of his music (thanks, PJ!). Was fortunate enough to see him live last year in Baltimore and it was a pleasure to be in the audience! Hearing After the Gold Rush on the organ was stunningly beautiful- brought tears to my eyes! His music is just legendary!

    On the pipe organ. Yeah that was incredible.

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    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    Here's my 11 favorite NY songs:

    Powderfinger / Rust Never Sleeps (Crazy Horse)
    Down by the River / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Crazy Horse)
    After the Gold Rush / After the Gold Rush
    The Needle and the Damage Done / Harvest
    Pocohantas / Rust Never Sleeps (Crazy Horse)
    Cortez the Killer / Zuma (Crazy Horse)
    Natural Beauty / Harvest Moon
    Southern Pacific / Reactor/A Treasure
    Peace and Love / Mirror Ball (Pearl Jam)
    Cowgirl in the Sand / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Crazy Horse)
    On the Beach / On the Beach
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,664
    Here's my 11 favorite NY songs:

    Powderfinger / Rust Never Sleeps (Crazy Horse)
    Down by the River / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Crazy Horse)
    After the Gold Rush / After the Gold Rush
    The Needle and the Damage Done / Harvest
    Pocohantas / Rust Never Sleeps (Crazy Horse)
    Cortez the Killer / Zuma (Crazy Horse)
    Natural Beauty / Harvest Moon
    Southern Pacific / Reactor/A Treasure
    Peace and Love / Mirror Ball (Pearl Jam)
    Cowgirl in the Sand / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Crazy Horse)
    On the Beach / On the Beach

    Wow we have very similar NY taste. I love all those songs except Natural Beauty, which I just like.
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    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
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  • guacamolejoeguacamolejoe Posts: 2,294
    Just scored tickets for the Sunday night show at Red Rocks 8-) . Should be a great weekend, I'm also going to the 1st MMJ show there Friday night too :corn:.
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,323
    SVRDhand13 wrote:
    Here's my 11 favorite NY songs:

    Powderfinger / Rust Never Sleeps (Crazy Horse)
    Down by the River / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Crazy Horse)
    After the Gold Rush / After the Gold Rush
    The Needle and the Damage Done / Harvest
    Pocohantas / Rust Never Sleeps (Crazy Horse)
    Cortez the Killer / Zuma (Crazy Horse)
    Natural Beauty / Harvest Moon
    Southern Pacific / Reactor/A Treasure
    Peace and Love / Mirror Ball (Pearl Jam)
    Cowgirl in the Sand / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Crazy Horse)
    On the Beach / On the Beach

    Wow we have very similar NY taste. I love all those songs except Natural Beauty, which I just like.

    Cool! Tough to narrow it down. I spent 6 months making a NY Top 100 songs. :lol:
    Spectrum 10/27/09; New Orleans JazzFest 5/1/10; Made in America 9/2/12;
    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

    Tres Mtns TLA 3/23/11
    EV Tower Theatre 6/25/11
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,664
    Just scored tickets for the Sunday night show at Red Rocks 8-).

    I hope they announce NY dates soon! I caught NY by himself but would love to see him with the band as well.
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    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Wait a minute. This isn't an official thread until there are *** in the title. :P
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