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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 37,607
    Edved82 said:
    brianlux said:
    Edved82 said:
    brianlux said:
    Edved82 said:
    If Rubin can produce as interesting an album from Neil as Dan Lanois managed to (Le Noise) then I'm all for this.
    Right on, Edved.  Le Noise is a surprisingly under-appreciated album in Neil's catalog.  I think it's one of his best!

    I like that one a lot. The prices for vinyl copies have skyrocketed, hopefully its on Neil's re-release list!

    I really needs to be!  I passed on a copy when it came out because at the time it seemed like too much to pay for an album (I think it was $24, but then,at the time, I was not making much money).  And then a few years later, I decided I could get it but it had gone out of print fast and the prices had gone way up.  So I kept watching for an affordable copy and finally lucked out BIG TIME and found a copy on eBay a few years ago, sealed, for (I think it was) $40.  I couldn't believe my luck!  And knowing how much a lot of Neil fans would love it, I'm really hoping a reissue happens.  It just needs to!

    That's a damn good price! I saw one in a London record store when I was over there on holidays earlier in the year, and got excited until I saw it was £120 - way too much for my price range. Might luck out at a record fair or something sometime!
    For sure.  That was one LUCKY score! I hope you find one too at a reasonable price.
    goldrush said:
    brianlux said:
    goldrush said:
    brianlux said:
    Edved82 said:
    Really liking Toast on first listen. Pretty heavy lyrics, very wistful and self-reflective at times. Some lovely guitar jams in there as well. Will take a few more listens to fully absorb.

    I wrote a longer mini  review in the just-received on vinyl thread, but essentially 4 1/2 out of five for me.  Leave off "Boom", make it one LP, and I'm in Crazy Horse Heaven!
    I’m really enjoying Toast. I’m only listening on NYA at the moment because shipping to AUS takes a while. I can’t wait for the vinyl to get here.

    If you think about when it was recorded, Toast actually completes a really cool NYCH 90s/00s trilogy:

    Sleeps With Angels (94)
    Broken Arrow (96)
    Toast (01)

    I think these 3 sound pretty good together. You could include Greendale (03), but it has a different vibe to it.

    As it stands, we’re due to have 4 NYCH records in the space of just 3 years:

    Colorado (Oct 19)
    Barn (Dec 21)
    Toast (July 22)
    New record (late 22)

    Throw in Return To Greendale (Nov 20) and Way Down In The Rust Bucket (Feb 21) and it’s been a pretty great few years for The Horse!

    Great breakdown there, Goldrush!    I hadn't thought of it, but yes, Toast definitely works in tandem with Sleeps and Broken Arrow.  Are You Passionate has it moments, but when I listened to Toast today, I felt a strange sense of elation- not just because the record is great, but because it was like finding a huge piece of something missing that I didn't even know I was missing.

    I hope you vinyl copy is good.  Mine has two tiny little clicks- not distracting at all- and otherwise sounds excellent.  A few people on the Hoffman site have complained about it being "crappy vinyl".  I have to wonder if the didn't give it a good cleaning first?  I find that if I clean new vinyl, it almost always sounds great and have had very few problems. 

    As far as sound goes- "Boom Boom Boom" sounds a bit murky to me, but it's my least favorite song anyway.  "Going Home" on this vinyl edition sounds terrific- so much better than on Passionate.  Everything else sounds great too.  I couldn't be happier!

    My Toast vinyl (and CD) finally arrived today. It sounds so good!
    I agree that Goin' Home is a real standout, although I won't be able to compare it to the Are You Passionate vinyl unless someone wants to donate a copy to me!  :D
    Even if the AYP prices weren't ridiculous, I'm even less likely to buy it now because Toast is so much better.

    Great to hear!  I think "Going Home" sounds more focused and up front on Toast, but with my bad tinnitus, I may not be the best judge!  Sure sounds good to me though. 
    Yeah, for the money, AYP to me is just too inconsistent to be worth what it's going for these days.  At those prices, I probably would not replace it considering what it costs, especially, as you say, with Toast out there now.
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,331
    edited August 4
    I don't want Toast to be better than Are you Passionate. But my brother said it is.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,937
    brianlux said:
    Edved82 said:
    brianlux said:
    Edved82 said:
    brianlux said:
    Edved82 said:
    If Rubin can produce as interesting an album from Neil as Dan Lanois managed to (Le Noise) then I'm all for this.
    Right on, Edved.  Le Noise is a surprisingly under-appreciated album in Neil's catalog.  I think it's one of his best!

    I like that one a lot. The prices for vinyl copies have skyrocketed, hopefully its on Neil's re-release list!

    I really needs to be!  I passed on a copy when it came out because at the time it seemed like too much to pay for an album (I think it was $24, but then,at the time, I was not making much money).  And then a few years later, I decided I could get it but it had gone out of print fast and the prices had gone way up.  So I kept watching for an affordable copy and finally lucked out BIG TIME and found a copy on eBay a few years ago, sealed, for (I think it was) $40.  I couldn't believe my luck!  And knowing how much a lot of Neil fans would love it, I'm really hoping a reissue happens.  It just needs to!

    That's a damn good price! I saw one in a London record store when I was over there on holidays earlier in the year, and got excited until I saw it was £120 - way too much for my price range. Might luck out at a record fair or something sometime!
    For sure.  That was one LUCKY score! I hope you find one too at a reasonable price.
    goldrush said:
    brianlux said:
    goldrush said:
    brianlux said:
    Edved82 said:
    Really liking Toast on first listen. Pretty heavy lyrics, very wistful and self-reflective at times. Some lovely guitar jams in there as well. Will take a few more listens to fully absorb.

    I wrote a longer mini  review in the just-received on vinyl thread, but essentially 4 1/2 out of five for me.  Leave off "Boom", make it one LP, and I'm in Crazy Horse Heaven!
    I’m really enjoying Toast. I’m only listening on NYA at the moment because shipping to AUS takes a while. I can’t wait for the vinyl to get here.

    If you think about when it was recorded, Toast actually completes a really cool NYCH 90s/00s trilogy:

    Sleeps With Angels (94)
    Broken Arrow (96)
    Toast (01)

    I think these 3 sound pretty good together. You could include Greendale (03), but it has a different vibe to it.

    As it stands, we’re due to have 4 NYCH records in the space of just 3 years:

    Colorado (Oct 19)
    Barn (Dec 21)
    Toast (July 22)
    New record (late 22)

    Throw in Return To Greendale (Nov 20) and Way Down In The Rust Bucket (Feb 21) and it’s been a pretty great few years for The Horse!

    Great breakdown there, Goldrush!    I hadn't thought of it, but yes, Toast definitely works in tandem with Sleeps and Broken Arrow.  Are You Passionate has it moments, but when I listened to Toast today, I felt a strange sense of elation- not just because the record is great, but because it was like finding a huge piece of something missing that I didn't even know I was missing.

    I hope you vinyl copy is good.  Mine has two tiny little clicks- not distracting at all- and otherwise sounds excellent.  A few people on the Hoffman site have complained about it being "crappy vinyl".  I have to wonder if the didn't give it a good cleaning first?  I find that if I clean new vinyl, it almost always sounds great and have had very few problems. 

    As far as sound goes- "Boom Boom Boom" sounds a bit murky to me, but it's my least favorite song anyway.  "Going Home" on this vinyl edition sounds terrific- so much better than on Passionate.  Everything else sounds great too.  I couldn't be happier!

    My Toast vinyl (and CD) finally arrived today. It sounds so good!
    I agree that Goin' Home is a real standout, although I won't be able to compare it to the Are You Passionate vinyl unless someone wants to donate a copy to me!  :D
    Even if the AYP prices weren't ridiculous, I'm even less likely to buy it now because Toast is so much better.

    Great to hear!  I think "Going Home" sounds more focused and up front on Toast, but with my bad tinnitus, I may not be the best judge!  Sure sounds good to me though. 
    Yeah, for the money, AYP to me is just too inconsistent to be worth what it's going for these days.  At those prices, I probably would not replace it considering what it costs, especially, as you say, with Toast out there now.
    AYP will probably be reissued in one of the vinyl boxes eventually. I can wait until then.
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 26,331
    Didn't Bob and Neil do a song together in Dublin 2019. 

    That should have been included on Noise & Flowers
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 5,726


    Got this OG sealed from my local shop today. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 37,607
    GlowGirl said:


    Got this OG sealed from my local shop today. 

    Stellar!  Not a whole bunch of sealed copies of those out there!
    I put the hype stick from mine on the inside rear window of my van years ago.  My nephew still has that van up in Washington, so it still cruising around up there in the greater Seattle area!
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • JeBurkhardtJeBurkhardt Posts: 2,739
    GlowGirl said:


    Got this OG sealed from my local shop today. 
    Nice! Great find! 
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