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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 14,219
    Opera Star is badass
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016


    A Letter Home (2014). Neil teams up with Jack White’s old recording booth (a Voice-O-Graph) from the 40s. And he still has the nerve to attack mp3s? This choppy, noisy and badly mixed way of recording works better for the Eddie Vedder song Out of Sand, but only barely. Would have loved to have gotten these covers recorded ”properly”, in this manner it’s impossible for me to sit through the album. Best of the songs is the Bruce cover ”My hometown” - Best on the album are the emotional spoken-words tracks with Neil speaking to his dead mother. Those are truly emotional.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016


    Storytone (2014). Neil’s vision is once again splintered so here he gives us three different versions of the same album. One with an Orchestra, one without one and one version mixed. I don’t see how someone would need three different versions of this album. I have a hard time getting through one of them. Neil has always had ”easy” and direct love songs — But here he has turned it all the way to cheese. It’s boring. 
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 14,219
    I think the solo Storytone is really good, at least 3 stars... I dig A Letter Home as well, 1 star seems harsh on both

     I honestly don't think any album in Neil's catalog is 1 star... 


  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 369
    I've been to see Neil Young live 4 times and he's been amazing each time. The shows have all had a different atmosphere to them as well, based on what sort of band he's had with him etc. I don't think I've ever heard a piece of music by him and thought that it was bad, honestly now.
    Big windows to let in the sun.
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,949
    my2hands said:
    I think the solo Storytone is really good, at least 3 stars... I dig A Letter Home as well, 1 star seems harsh on both

     I honestly don't think any album in Neil's catalog is 1 star... 


    I think there are some really good songs on Storytone. I like different ones from each disc depending on my mood. And there are some pretty honest lyrics in there.

    I preordered Roxy and Paradox on vinyl today from Neil’s site. More Neil, more vinyl!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    goldrush said:
    my2hands said:
    I think the solo Storytone is really good, at least 3 stars... I dig A Letter Home as well, 1 star seems harsh on both

     I honestly don't think any album in Neil's catalog is 1 star... 


    I think there are some really good songs on Storytone. I like different ones from each disc depending on my mood. And there are some pretty honest lyrics in there.

    I preordered Roxy and Paradox on vinyl today from Neil’s site. More Neil, more vinyl!
    Is there a difference preordering from his site or buying it on RSD?
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,949
    goldrush said:
    my2hands said:
    I think the solo Storytone is really good, at least 3 stars... I dig A Letter Home as well, 1 star seems harsh on both

     I honestly don't think any album in Neil's catalog is 1 star... 


    I think there are some really good songs on Storytone. I like different ones from each disc depending on my mood. And there are some pretty honest lyrics in there.

    I preordered Roxy and Paradox on vinyl today from Neil’s site. More Neil, more vinyl!
    Is there a difference preordering from his site or buying it on RSD?
    The RSD version includes a print of the band. It's not something I need, and you get a digital download on release day when you buy it from his site (surprising for Mr Anti-MP3!)
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    But, should I buy the western-movie soundtrack OR THIS GLORIOUS SPAWN MOVIE SOUNDTRACK RELEASE?


    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    Should I pay 13-14 dollars for a copy of Freedom? I noticed I don't have that one on vinyl but found it in the city...

    Remember back when it cost like 7-8 dollars here in Sweden used... 

    Don't own landing on water either.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,949
    Should I pay 13-14 dollars for a copy of Freedom? I noticed I don't have that one on vinyl but found it in the city...

    Remember back when it cost like 7-8 dollars here in Sweden used... 

    Don't own landing on water either.
    Absolutely! Freedom is a cool record and it's nice to have it on vinyl
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,949
    Paradox trailer...



    Yep. Pretty weird...
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,563
    Neil and Darryl certain seem to have their own little thing going on, eh?
    I'm not even sure what that movie is from the trailer. Is it about music? Or an actual movie with a story line? Is Neil acting in it? Or just performing and being himself? Only time will tell, lol.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,943
    Every newly recorded NY album, Ive waited on buying and I usually get it for $10-$20. I'm gonna hold off on this one as well. 

  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,563
    Every newly recorded NY album, Ive waited on buying and I usually get it for $10-$20. I'm gonna hold off on this one as well. 

    New album? I seriously can't even keep up with all of his releases. Which album is new?
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,943
    The Promise. It was $9 a week or so ago on Amazon. Before that I got Earth for $20 and Monsanto for $12. 

    So I assume this soundtrack will be $10 by the fall.

  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    In Sweden it seems Neils albums are always expensive (on vinyl), then they disappear and suddenly costs 10 times as much used. And I'm left trying to get my brother to sell his Dreamin Man LP to me.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    goldrush said:
    Paradox trailer...



    Yep. Pretty weird...
    That looks embarrassing. 
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,949
    goldrush said:
    Paradox trailer...



    Yep. Pretty weird...
    That looks embarrassing. 
    "The Man in the Black Hat, I heard he can be kinda shakey" made me cringe a little! Saying that, I'll still watch it!

    Neil is one of only a few artists now where I make sure I buy the physical formats of their new stuff as soon as it is released. I never bother waiting for prices to drop. It's probably only Neil, PJ, Mark Lanegan, Foy Vance, and Joseph Arthur, I'm happy to wait for most others now or just buy downloads.
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 14,219
    I'm more interested in tour dates and the soundtrack
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016


    The Monsanto Years (2015). Neil brings in Willie Nelsons son’s band and it sounds Crazy Horse-esque. I dug them alot when I saw Neil in Berlin in 2016. And I thought both Seed Justice (not featured on the album) and People Want to Hear About Love were... fun. But I don’t like this album. Nowadays when Neil wants to protest he sounds mostly cranky. And a record about GMOs should have maybe been just an EP and maybe been given away for free with a ticket to Farm Aid. Promise of the Real sounds great with Neil - I doubt I will put on this album too often though...
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016


    Peace Trail. I’ve had such a problem judging this album. This is not a... good album. But the sloppiness, the demo-feel and the drums together with Neils playing makes it more enjoyable than it should be. But it is not a good album. But it’s quite... nice. 
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    edited March 15
    Going in to buy Harvest Moon for my two brothers now -- They cost 35 dollars. I bought in on RSD for 25.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 369
    You couldn't give someone a much better gift than Harvest Moon. That's one great record from front to back, inside to out. I love the whole thing.
    Big windows to let in the sun.
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 14,219
    Just know that the Harvest Moon LP is digitally sourced, which is rare for Neil, and why they released it out of order. 

    Do not over pay for it
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 369
    In this day and age I rarely buy vinyl anymore. Maybe a few times a year if I'm in really good mood to treat myself. It's just become too expensive. However, I have it on C.D and also on Apple Music. These are the things that probably would make Uncle Neil barf if he heard them.
    Big windows to let in the sun.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    They had a different price in store, it was 28 dollars. 48 dollars for ALIVE III was too much for me though.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 369
    Yeah, like I said, I'd only buy something like that when I've had some reason to celebrate or something. I was spending A LOT of money on records.
    Big windows to let in the sun.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 7,016
    The Promise. It was $9 a week or so ago on Amazon. Before that I got Earth for $20 and Monsanto for $12. 

    So I assume this soundtrack will be $10 by the fall.

    Are you talking vinyl now?
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,943
    Yep.
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