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 Post subject: Neil young
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What is the best introduction albums for a new young fan?


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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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I'd say Sleeps With Angels, because it has a little bit of everything that's good about Neil. Many strong songs in different moods, quiet and loud, good guitar workouts - and with all the variety still a cohesive album.

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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after the gold rush is his greatest work IMO and harvest

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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Decade is as good a place to start as any... but assuming you're already a fan, chances are you might have it already.

As far as studio albums go, Harvest or Gold Rush are both very high quality and highly accessible. On the Beach is my personal favorite, if you're up for something a bit darker.

The live album "Weld" with Crazy Horse is one of my favorite live albums -- captures him in his early 90s "granddad of grunge" glory.

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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I don't know many NY records, but my entry was After the Gold Rush, uncle Frankie recommended through an interview. Can't go wrong with that one...

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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Hi,

Neil Young is one of those people that you can pick u p any album and you will always find something great in it, something good, and also something ... that doesn't turn me on! He is all over the place, but if there is one thing that is nice about him ... he may be old, but he is out there and he can make many of those guitar thrashers sound like little kiddies masturbating their strings!

All in all, if there is one thing in his music that comes out very well, is that he is very honest, direct and that's it ... there is no "fame" or this or that to distract him, and what you see is what you get ... end of story!

In the end, I think that he will be far more remembered and appreciated than the folks that he was around when he started ... in the end, he's not even just playing the old hits ... he is creating new things, and there are not too many of us that can say taht about many of the folks we liked 40 years ago! Maybe one or two only?


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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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I agree with all the recommendations but I'd also add 'Silver And Gold' as a good acoustic album. Decade was the first album I bought of his.

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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Also much of his work with the Byrds is very good.

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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There are very few you can go wrong with. My favorites are Hawks And Doves and Ragged Glory.


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Wait, what's the one with Opera Star? That's not great.


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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Also much of his work with the Byrds is very good.

I think you mean Buffalo Springfield, Bravo. One of Neil's early bands was the Minah Byrds with Rick James but I don't think he was ever in "The" Byrds.


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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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Yea I was thinking crosby for some reason, well crosby was good with the byrds.., for me young is the best with crazy horse.................,.maybe I shouldn't drink and post.............................

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Yea I was thinking crosby for some reason, well crosby was good with the byrds.., for me young is the best with crazy horse.................,.maybe I shouldn't drink and post.............................

No, no...quite alright. I understand, believe me. I like Neil's raunchy rock stuff the best too.


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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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Anything electric, especially live electric. Anyone see his performance of Rocking in the Free World on SNL? This guy totally understands what rock is about.

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Anything electric, especially live electric. Anyone see his performance of Rocking in the Free World on SNL? This guy totally understands what rock is about.

Yes. That was a great performance!


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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Anything electric, especially live electric. Anyone see his performance of Rocking in the Free World on SNL? This guy totally understands what rock is about.

Yeah, there has been alot of good things said about the studio albums, so lets look at the live ones.
Imo, this one is the Classic Neil Young Live album
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This is my personal favorite live NY album. Sedan Delivery is unstoppable and the dvd is good too. I saw it in the theater when it came out.
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And this one is my personal favorite Neil Young album of all. I love the concept of taking the show-ending feedback from a whole tour and editing it together. Its like trance music for rock fans. Unfortunately, I've never met anyone else who even likes it, much less loves it as much as I do.
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The rest of these are all great listens. There might be more that I forgot.

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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I like ARC, Arkay. Plus the new old live cd's, particularly the fillmore east 3-7-70 show w Crazy Horse. short and sweet.
Still waiting though on the great lost '70's live record, Time Fades Away. Neil will get it right.
Funny how for so long so many people would not listen to Neil. Treated him like a traitor for leaving CSN. Remember that? Silly.

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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actually arkay, i love year of the horse. i dont even know of another person who owns it. until now! the barstool blues is epic!


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I like ARC, Arkay. Plus the new old live cd's, particularly the fillmore east 3-7-70 show w Crazy Horse. short and sweet.
Still waiting though on the great lost '70's live record, Time Fades Away. Neil will get it right.
Funny how for so long so many people would not listen to Neil. Treated him like a traitor for leaving CSN. Remember that? Silly.

Glad to know there are people who even listen to it! I'll give any NY live show a chance, rarely do I hear one that doesn't satifsfy. I don't remember the traitor stuff, but I believe it. People are so weird. :)
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actually arkay, i love year of the horse. i dont even know of another person who owns it. until now! the barstool blues is epic!

Yeah, Year of the Horse is really underrated imo. More people should check this one out!

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 Post subject: Re: Neil young
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You guys are overwhelming the new 'B', keep it simple Harvest.


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