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Official Neil Young Thread

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,934
    Saw the Return to Greendale vinyl for 25 dollars here in Sweden... Looks cheap for two discs... 

    ... hmm... but how often will I... return to... it and spin it...
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,928
    I'm waiting for it to be $15 from Amazon. 

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 32,336
    As many of you know by now, I'm a HUGE Neil Young fan.  That said, today I was kind of bummed about a very highly regarded NY album: Live at Massey Hall.  I know, you're thinking, WTF, Lux? 

    Let me explain.  I had sample this record on line and felt very iffy about it.

    WTF???, you say again.

    OK, hold on, I'm getting there. 

    I was immediately wary  from the little I sampled because of all the polite audience clapping and Neil's chatter.  So for the last however long it's been, I've kept waffling about getting this one.  Well, today I ran across a CD of it in a thrift store and I thought, "OK, hey!  Now I can check it out!".  I got it home and gave it a play. 

    Two thing bothered me right off.  One, the plastic shrink was open but still on the CD and on that shrink was a sticker that mentioned Starbucks.  Ah oh.  Really? Commercialism popped into my head.

    And then problem #2:  the CD will not navigate in my Marantz CD player with the remote.  No other CD that I own have this problem.  Hmmm, that sucks.

    Problem #3 and #4 (and this is the deal breaker for me):  Again, I am put off by all of the polite clapping that spoils the opening of each of the marvelously performed songs and it sounds hokey to me at the end of each one.  And then there's Neil's chatter.  Neil has such a great voice- it's not that.  It's just that it interrupts the flow of the songs.  If I could hear this record without the clapping and the chatter, I'm guessing it would rank as one of my favorite NY albums.  As it is, I will have to settle for the studio versions of these songs that I love so much leave it at that.   Sad, but true.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,934
    I like his chatter on it.

    I DO NOT LIKE THAT I NEVER BOUGHT THE VINYL.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,129
    The first unreleased song from Archives II is streaming on NYA now.
    'Come Along And Say You Will', a cool tune with the Stray Gators
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,129
    brianlux said:
    As many of you know by now, I'm a HUGE Neil Young fan.  That said, today I was kind of bummed about a very highly regarded NY album: Live at Massey Hall.  I know, you're thinking, WTF, Lux? 

    Let me explain.  I had sample this record on line and felt very iffy about it.

    WTF???, you say again.

    OK, hold on, I'm getting there. 

    I was immediately wary  from the little I sampled because of all the polite audience clapping and Neil's chatter.  So for the last however long it's been, I've kept waffling about getting this one.  Well, today I ran across a CD of it in a thrift store and I thought, "OK, hey!  Now I can check it out!".  I got it home and gave it a play. 

    Two thing bothered me right off.  One, the plastic shrink was open but still on the CD and on that shrink was a sticker that mentioned Starbucks.  Ah oh.  Really? Commercialism popped into my head.

    And then problem #2:  the CD will not navigate in my Marantz CD player with the remote.  No other CD that I own have this problem.  Hmmm, that sucks.

    Problem #3 and #4 (and this is the deal breaker for me):  Again, I am put off by all of the polite clapping that spoils the opening of each of the marvelously performed songs and it sounds hokey to me at the end of each one.  And then there's Neil's chatter.  Neil has such a great voice- it's not that.  It's just that it interrupts the flow of the songs.  If I could hear this record without the clapping and the chatter, I'm guessing it would rank as one of my favorite NY albums.  As it is, I will have to settle for the studio versions of these songs that I love so much leave it at that.   Sad, but true.
    I like his chatter on it.

    I DO NOT LIKE THAT I NEVER BOUGHT THE VINYL.
    I have to say I agree with S_C here. I enjoy the chatter, the guitar tuning, the laughing etc. It makes for a more complete and intimate experience. I like hearing the 'young' Neil finding his way in front of an audience.
    I never really thought about the clapping though, to be honest. It doesn't sound that out of place to me.

    If the clapping and talking had been removed, it would probably make Massey Hall one of the all time greatest acoustic records!
    “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: 32,336
    goldrush said:
    brianlux said:
    As many of you know by now, I'm a HUGE Neil Young fan.  That said, today I was kind of bummed about a very highly regarded NY album: Live at Massey Hall.  I know, you're thinking, WTF, Lux? 

    Let me explain.  I had sample this record on line and felt very iffy about it.

    WTF???, you say again.

    OK, hold on, I'm getting there. 

    I was immediately wary  from the little I sampled because of all the polite audience clapping and Neil's chatter.  So for the last however long it's been, I've kept waffling about getting this one.  Well, today I ran across a CD of it in a thrift store and I thought, "OK, hey!  Now I can check it out!".  I got it home and gave it a play. 

    Two thing bothered me right off.  One, the plastic shrink was open but still on the CD and on that shrink was a sticker that mentioned Starbucks.  Ah oh.  Really? Commercialism popped into my head.

    And then problem #2:  the CD will not navigate in my Marantz CD player with the remote.  No other CD that I own have this problem.  Hmmm, that sucks.

    Problem #3 and #4 (and this is the deal breaker for me):  Again, I am put off by all of the polite clapping that spoils the opening of each of the marvelously performed songs and it sounds hokey to me at the end of each one.  And then there's Neil's chatter.  Neil has such a great voice- it's not that.  It's just that it interrupts the flow of the songs.  If I could hear this record without the clapping and the chatter, I'm guessing it would rank as one of my favorite NY albums.  As it is, I will have to settle for the studio versions of these songs that I love so much leave it at that.   Sad, but true.
    I like his chatter on it.

    I DO NOT LIKE THAT I NEVER BOUGHT THE VINYL.
    I have to say I agree with S_C here. I enjoy the chatter, the guitar tuning, the laughing etc. It makes for a more complete and intimate experience. I like hearing the 'young' Neil finding his way in front of an audience.
    I never really thought about the clapping though, to be honest. It doesn't sound that out of place to me.

    If the clapping and talking had been removed, it would probably make Massey Hall one of the all time greatest acoustic records!

    The performances certainly are great.  As much as I'm a vinyl fan, I'll probably stick with the CD and save my record shopping money for other releases.  Who knows what will show up out of the vault.  Maybe a re-issue of Weld on vinyl!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,129
    I just ordered the Archives II box set  =)
    It’s $250 for 10 discs, but I kept hold of the 15% discount code I received when I signed up for NYA 2 years ago so it came to $228.47 (including shipping to AUS)




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

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Red LukinRed Lukin CanadaPosts: 2,851
    Damn I thought about buying it but $340 CND. Basically $34 per CD.  Ouch

    Enjoy goldrush. Looks like a great set!
  • pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,429
    Went to a new local shop yesterday and they had “Imports” of Le Noise and Mirrorball, $39 each I think. These are bootlegs I take it? I think one of them had Germany in the fine print. 
    9/1/00, 4/28/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/12/03, 10/1/04, 9/28/05, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 6/1/06, 6/27/08, 6/30/08, 8/7/08 (EV), 6/12/09 (EV), 10/27/09, 10/28/09,10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/21/10, 6/15/11 (EV), 9/2/12, 7/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/27/13, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/7/16, 11/4/16 (TOTD), 8/18/18, 8/20/18
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,934
    Maybe it's like the numbered marble Pearl Jam VS release my friend found in a store yesterday
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,129
    pjpitt89 said:
    Went to a new local shop yesterday and they had “Imports” of Le Noise and Mirrorball, $39 each I think. These are bootlegs I take it? I think one of them had Germany in the fine print. 
    Yeah they must be bootlegs. Le Noise and Mirrorball are so hard to find these days, and never at $39!!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,129
    Red Lukin said:
    Damn I thought about buying it but $340 CND. Basically $34 per CD.  Ouch

    Enjoy goldrush. Looks like a great set!
    Thanks!
    It looks like there will be a second edition of Archives II fairly soon, and they are also working on Volume III


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

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,129
    NYA Concert Performance Timeline coming soon


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

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,928
    How aspects of that weren't a full launch feature, I'll never understand. Seemed kinda obvious and simple. But glad they are adding it. 


  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot! (Chris Jericho)Posts: 23,047
    edited October 27
    can someone just tag me when anything to do with Mirrorball is announced/released?
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,934
    edited October 28
    His site is sluggish and boring. 

    I need to get of my subscription. But didn't solve how last time I was on it. And haven't been back for like half a year. 

    THAT IS HOW THEY GET YOU.

    EDIT: cancelled
    Post edited by Spiritual_Chaos on
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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