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Thousands of Neil Young albums sell after duet with Fallon

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-5864" src="http://www singulair allergy.bad-news-beat.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Jimmy-Fallon-Neil.jpg” alt=”The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – Season 2″ width=”650″ height=”430″ srcset=”http://www.bad-news-beat.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Jimmy-Fallon-Neil.jpg 650w, http://www.bad-news-beat.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Jimmy-Fallon-Neil-300×198.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 650px) 100vw, 650px” />People are coughing up the bucks  for Neil Young’s album. No, not the latest “Storytone,” but instead his “Greatest Hits.”

Neil Young’s Jimmy Fallon appearance last week has driven sales of his ‘Greatest Hits’ by 4000 units and moved the album up to the no 84 spot on the Billboard chart, according to Billboard.

Neil Young performed his classic ‘Old Man’ with Jimmy Fallon impersonating Neil Young on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on February 4.

According to Billboard the Neil Young compilation, featuring ‘Old Man’, scored its highest chart ranking since 2005 and best one week sales since 2010.

Downloads for the single track of ‘Old Man’ also topped 9000 sales last week, giving the track its highest sales for a single week ever.

http://www.billboard.com/articles

 

An ‘Old Man” mini-essay

Nice, relaxed read at  “Something Else Reviews”  about Neil Young conversations, getting old and the song “Old Man.”

“Old Man”  peaked at No. 31 in June of 1972

harvest_reprise_recordsWriter JC Mosquito opines about coming across someone who will  “shoot the shit” about Neil. All fans know how great it is to unexpectedly meet someone else who will discuss Neil as a common interest.

He writes: “Of course, sometimes you get seated next to someone who shares no common interests with you whatsoever, which is a whole different problem. But odds are that even this albatross of a human being seated beside yourself probably knows something about Neil Young. And if you can turn the conversation in that direction, odds are that their knowledge is probably centered on the “classic” version of Neil Young as a king of folk-rock Trinitarian god composed of the performer (Neil); his offspring, the #1 album (Harvest); and the intangible yet all pervasive holy spirit of the airwaves, the #1 single (Heart of Gold).

Was Neil always an old man?

Read more at: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/07/23/almost-hits-neil-young-old-man-1972/

“Old Man” not to be performed again with a band, says Country Neil

Neil Young On playing with country music legends
June 16, 2011 | By Patrick Doyle, Matthew Murphy

from Rolling Stone

“As a group of musicians, they were absolutely the peak,” Neil Young says of the International Harvesters, the band of country music veterans he played with on his new live album A Treasure , which was recorded on tour in 1984 and 1985.

The band toured without an album, or support from Geffen, Young’s record label, which sued the singer in 1984 for exploring a country sound deemed “artistically uncharacteristic.” Young had already explored electronic music (1982’s Trans ) and rockabilly (1983’s Everybody’s Rockin ) since signing to the label. “I just went wherever I felt like I was going at that time,” Young says in our interview, adding, “I created some friction doing that. But in the end, I created a body of work that I’m very proud of – and this is the absolute cornerstone.”

He couldn’t have picked a better team to explore a traditional country sound: the band included pedal steel and slide player Ben Keith, fiddle player Rufus Thibodeaux, pianist Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins, bassists Tim Drummond and Joe Allen, guitarist Anthony Crawford and drummer Karl Himmel. Thibodeaux played with George Jones and Lefty Frizzell; Robbins has backed Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn and Allen has worked with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.

In this interview shot at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Monday, Young tells Rolling Stone ‘s Patrick Doyle why he went country, why he considers this band his peak and why he’ll never sing “Old Man” with a band again now that Ben Keith has passed away.

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“Old Man” rap cover

By RedLight King: ” Musically, Something For The Pain blends these pensive musings with a decidedly rock sound punched with rhythmic undertones. “Old Man”, the first single from the upcoming CD is not a cover but rather was written as an ode to his own father while paying homage to musical icon Neil Young’s song of the same name and, for the first time ever, contains an approved sample of Young’s original song. Done with great respect, the song carries a deeply personal message with a thoroughly modern and original twist.”

From Yahoo-new-music:

Music icon Neil Young is notorious for resisting the use of his work by others. He has steadfastly–and somewhat refreshingly–avoided any commercial use or sampling of his vast catalog. He even wrote a song about his views called “This One’s For You.”

So it comes as a surprise that Young has given the go-ahead to Redlight King, a little-known rock group whose song “Old Man” heavily references Neil’s original from 1972.

In a brilliant story of perseverance, the band managed to get the track to the source of the matter after all other options were exhausted. His managers, lawyers, and everyone in-between had initially denied the request. Yet after the song was passed to Neil himself, usage was approved for what became the ultimate personal stamp of approval.

Random Quote

I come down from the misty mountain I got lost on the human highway.
by -- Neil Young

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