Americana is the first album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in nearly nine years. Crazy Horse is: Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, and Neil Young. As you’ll see from the track-listing, Americana is collection of classic, American folk songs. In their day, some of these may have been referred to as “protest songs,” “murder ballads,” or campfire-type songs passed down with universal, relatable tales for everyman. Some of these compositions which, like “Tom Dooley” and “Oh Susannah,” were written in the 1800s, while others, like “This Land Is Your Land” (utilizing the original, widely misinterpreted “deleted verses”) and “Get A Job,” are mid-20th-century folk classics. It’s also interesting to note that “God Save The Queen,” Britain’s national anthem, also became the de facto national anthem of sorts before the establishment of The Union as we know it until we came to adopt our very own “The Star Spangled Banner,” which has been recognized for use as early as 1889 and made our official national anthem in 1931. Each of these compositions is very much part of the fabric of our American heritage; the roots of what we think of as “Americana” in cultural terms, using songs as a way of passing along information and documenting our past. What ties these songs together is the fact that while they may represent an America that may no longer exist, the emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what’s going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written.
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This is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young himself. This series is the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of work. Volume I covers the period from his earliest recordings with the Squires in Winnipeg, 1963, through to his classic 1972 album, Harvest and beyond, including studio and live tracks with the legendary Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse.
Disc 01 EARLY YEARS (1966-1968)
Disc 02 TOPANGA 1 (1968-1969)
Disc 03 LIVE AT THE RIVERBOAT (TORONTO 1969)
Disc 04 TOPANGA 2 (1969-1970)
Disc 05 NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE–LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST (NEW YORK 1970)
Disc 06 TOPANGA 3 (1970)
Disc 07 LIVE AT MASSEY HALL (TORONTO 1971)
Disc 08 NORTH COUNTRY (1971-1972)
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Recorded Live at University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA – September 25, 1984.
01. Are You Ready for the Country
02. Hawks and Doves
03. Comes a Time
04. Bound For Glory
05. Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
06. Are There Any More Real Cowboys
07. Heart of Gold
08. Amber Jean
10. Roll Another Number for the Road
11. Southern Pacific
12. Needle and the Damage Done
03. Soul of a Woman
04. Field of Opportunity
05. Old Man
07. Get Back to the Country
08. Down By the River
Here is the 2007 American Tour Compilation (edited and compiled by Rustbucket). It fits on 4 CDs (2 from the acoustic sets and 2 from the electric sets) and includes the best available version of every song played on this leg of the tour (October to December 2007). This is a great alternative to getting many different shows from different dates on the tour, as this contains the best-sounding recordings from all the shows. According to the compiler’s notes “Most of the acoustic songs I’ve selected are from Boston Dec 3 and Upper Darby Dec 9. I’ve included both the piano and synth versions of A Man Needs A Maid. Also included are two versions of Mellow My Mind, including the first night from Boise with the mouth harp intro. I’ve put all the piano songs together onto Disc 2, so I’ve subtitled Disc 2 ‘Piano Songs’, albeit a rather short disc so I’ve also included from the BSB October 28th ‘The Way’ and though not a piano song, the acoustic band version of ‘No Hidden Path’. Most of the electric songs are from Upper Darby Dec 10. To my ears this show was the most clear and dynamic for the loud electric songs. The only fades here are the long loud audience applause at the end of each track. I’ve then used WavTrim to get songs on each set to play at the same volumes. Then Goldwave to cross-fade the end of one track into the start of the next for each disc.
mp3 320 kbps | 484 MB | FSo1 | FSo2 | FSo3 | FSo4 | FSo5
The 12-track live album, A Treasure includes songs – 5 of which are previously unreleased – recorded during Young’s 1984 and 1985 U.S. tours without the support of an album, or Young’s then record label due to unique and unusual circumstances. Among those, “Grey Riders” will be the first track serviced to radio. A Treasure features Young’s onstage work with some of the greatest artists in the history of Country music, including the late, great Ben Keith on steel and slide guitar and Rufus Thibodeaux on fiddle, along with living legends Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins on piano, Tim Drummond and Joe Allen on bass, Anthony Crawford on mandolin & guitars and Karl Himmel on drums, among many others.
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The 12-track live album, A Treasure includes songs – 5 of which are previously unreleased – recorded during Young’s 1984 and 1985 U.S. tours without the support of an album, or Young’s then record label due to unique and unusual circumstances. Among those, “Grey Riders” will be the first track serviced to radio. A Treasure features Young’s onstage work with some of the greatest artists in the history of Country music, including the late, great Ben Keith on steel and slide guitar and Rufus Thibodeaux on fiddle, along with living legends Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins on piano, Tim Drummond and Joe Allen on bass, Anthony Crawford on mandolin & guitars and Karl Himmel on drums, among many others. A Treasure is Young’s first release since last year’s Grammy and Juno Award-winning album, Le Noise.
mp3 VBR~232 kbps | 93 MB |WU | FSo