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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,278
    Chris1401 said:
    Just saw Neil's Facebook page update. The previously unreleased 1976 album Hitchhiker is now available for pre order. 
    Nice! Pre-order here: http://www.neilyoung.com/hitchhiker/
    Release date is 9/8 :smiley:
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,803
    20 bucks sounds cheap for a new Neil Young album. 

    In Sweden his albums are crazy expansive. 
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,728
    Ordered
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,606
    Looks like Neil is opening up the Archives for streaming...

    http://www.neilyoungarchives.com/




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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,728
    He said he was doing this... I think this is one of the reasons he has taken off a year
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,943
    I generally am not a fan of pre-ordering Hitchhiker was just too tempting.  I hope it's good!
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,728
    70's era solo acoustic Neil album? No brainer!!! Even having already heard versions of most of the album im looking forward to this
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,803
    25 dollars in Sweden. Easy preorder.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,943
    As much as I'm not a fan of pre-ordering, by the time it shows up I will have forgotten I ordered it and it will be a great surprise.  Failing memory in old age does have it's good points at times! :glasses:
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,803
    Why are people sleeping on Broken Arrow? It's easy the second best album of NYs ninetees.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,943
    Why are people sleeping on Broken Arrow? It's easy the second best album of NYs ninetees.
    Agreed!  Despite a few cuts I often pass on, Broken Arrow is amazing- one of my favorite Neil Young & Crazy Horse albums. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,943
    "Loose Change".  The long mantra-like hammering on basically just  the one chord starting at  5:48 is pure meditation for me.  I get lost in this song every time.  One of my very favorites. Play it on a good stereo, crank it up, close your eyes.  Sweet dreams!





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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,803
    brianlux said:
    Why are people sleeping on Broken Arrow? It's easy the second best album of NYs ninetees.
    Agreed!  Despite a few cuts I often pass on, Broken Arrow is amazing- one of my favorite Neil Young & Crazy Horse albums. 
    I love the production of it. It's soaked in mood. Reminds me a bit of Riot Act. Love it. 

    great-great-great album.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,606
    edited September 6
    I love Broken Arrow. In fact, it's playing right now :) It has 2 of my favourite 90's Neil songs (Music Arcade and interstate)

    I've been listening to 90's Neil a lot recently. Ragged Glory / Harvest Moon / Unplugged / Sleeps With Angels / Mirror Ball / Dead Man / Broken Arrow is such a fantastic run of records, and that's without including Weld or Freedom (late 89)

    Music Arcade: 



    Interstate (LP bonus track)




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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,148
    jjflash said:
    Awesome, thanks!
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • YefaYefa Posts: 934
    Why are people sleeping on Broken Arrow? It's easy the second best album of NYs ninetees.
    I like it but I would put it behind these 3 at least:

    Ragged Glory
    Sleeps With Angels
    Mirror Ball
    You see me empty, Sir, do not pause and inquire, simply assume and refill.
    - Al Swearengen

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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 5,925
    jjflash said:

    This is as good as I thought it would be.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,148
    lolobugg said:
    jjflash said:

    This is as good as I thought it would be.
    Yes, it's really good!! I'll probably buy this one.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,606
    lolobugg said:
    jjflash said:

    This is as good as I thought it would be.
    Yep, it really is everything I hoped it would be. Even though most of the songs made it onto other records, hearing them together like this fantastic
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,606
    In case anybody missed it, Neil was live on Facebook earlier telling a story of how Hitchhiker was recorded:

    https://www.facebook.com/NeilYoung/videos/10159212915430317/
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,943
    goldrush said:
    In case anybody missed it, Neil was live on Facebook earlier telling a story of how Hitchhiker was recorded:

    https://www.facebook.com/NeilYoung/videos/10159212915430317/
    "...followed by 'Hitchhiker'.  You may be able to hear the drugs kicking in here."
    :lol:
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,943
    Hitchhiker arrived today. 

    Yyyyyyyyyyyyyes!!
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  • Saw that Hitchiker is up on Spotify. Listening now. 
    Picking up the vinyl later in the week!
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,606
    If Hitchhiker is Special Release Series #5, does that mean 1-4 are the Homegrown, Chrome Dreams, Oceanside/Countryside, and Odeon-Budokan albums that were teased in 2010? Not sure if that fits chronologically, or are if there other pre-Hitchhiker albums that we don't know about yet...

    Odeon-Budokan would probably be a Performace Series disc as it's live, so maybe the Briggs edition of Tonight's The Night will finally get a release. 

    Speculating about Neil's archives is so much fun! :)
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,606
    Another interesting thought about Hitchhiker... If it had been released in 1976, how would the other records that also feature these songs have looked, specifically Rust Never Sleeps? You could say that removing one song from Comes a Time or American Stars n Bars wouldn't make much difference, but there are 3 RNS songs on Hitchhiker. I imagine there'd be a good chance that RNS wouldn't have been released at all, and the songs split across other records, which would have deprived us of one of Neil's greatest records (and possibly Live Rust as well, depending on where the songs ended up)
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Was this a limited run vinyl pressing?  I was behind the news on this one, and it seems to already be sold out everywhere I'm checking.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,148
    edited September 11
    Was this a limited run vinyl pressing?  I was behind the news on this one, and it seems to already be sold out everywhere I'm checking.
    Nope. And it's available on amazon.ca :) : https://www.amazon.ca/Hitchhiker-Vinyl-Neil-Young/dp/B072JHK8J9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505155553&sr=8-1&keywords=neil+young+hitchhiker+vinyl

    Amazon.com is only temporarily sold out - they'll have more soon enough. And if you wait a couple months these will likely be $10 cheaper.

    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,077
    Received my Hitchhiker vinyl but haven't gotten to spin it yet though, looking forward to that. I saw a few reports that people were getting warped vinyl. I did throw mine on and spin quickly and it has a little "wave" on one side when spinning but I wouldn't call it warped by any stretch. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,148
    edited September 11
    pjpitt89 said:
    Received my Hitchhiker vinyl but haven't gotten to spin it yet though, looking forward to that. I saw a few reports that people were getting warped vinyl. I did throw mine on and spin quickly and it has a little "wave" on one side when spinning but I wouldn't call it warped by any stretch. 
    I figure it's not truly warped until it affects play, but some people do get bent out of shape if their record is even slightly also bent out of shape, haha. They don't like to see that cartridge bob during play I guess. I've found that a "warp" that doesn't affect play will flatten out just by putting something heavy on it for a couple days and then storing it tightly between your other albums on the shelf.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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