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Neil Young & Crazy Horse: The final clementine video

Neil-Young_Crazy-Horse_Clementine-final-version After two being seen in the last couple of days involving knives thrown at children, here is the final.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, ‘Clementine’ — Exclusive Video Premiere

For Americana, Neil Young’s first album with the band Crazy Horse in nearly nine years, the singer-songwriter revisits classic American folk songs and delivers the tunes, which encompass familiar protest songs, murder ballads and campfire songs, with electrifying ferocity. In spite of — or perhaps because of the approach, the universal appeal of the songs is neither lost nor diminished and they retain their relevance in these challenging times.

Clementine,” the oft-sung tale of a grieving miner, which has become a popular children’s song, is believed to be based on a 1863 song titled “Down by the River Liv’d a Maiden,” by H.S. Thompson. However, Neil writes in the Americana liner notes that the song is usually credited to Percy Montrose or Barker Bradford from about 1884.

“The Americana arrangement extends the folk process using many of the original words and a new melody,” explains the music icon. “The song tells the story of either a bereaved lover recalling his lost sweetheart, or a father missing his lost daughter. In both cases the daughter has drowned in an accident. The verse about Clementine’s sister has been omitted from most children’s versions. This verse has different meanings depending on whether the point of view of the singer is taken as the lover or the father.”

The video for “Clementine” — and for all of the clips produced for Americana — is authentic “found” footage, adding a unique visual element to a project steeped in our nation’s rich, lyrical history.

Americana marks the first time the complete Crazy Horse line-up of Neil, Billy Talbot, Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro and Ralph Molina have worked together since 1996’s Broken Arrow.

Americana will be released June 5.

Go here for the video:
spinner.com/2012/05/18/neil-young-and-crazy-horse-clementine-video/

“Americana” BlueRay coming

Neil writes on his neilyoung.com/news “NY Times”:

May 7, 2012
For those of you who want to hear 100 %, of the audio, the Americana Bluray is the place to get it. Even the new “mastered for I-tunes” tracks available of CrazyHorse’s Americana will have only 5% of the original audio while the CD has just 15%. The Bluray has 100%. On the Bluray you can hear all of the nuances of the CrazyHorse sound exactly as recorded by John Hanlon at Audio Casablanca Studio. If you want the best, now you have a choice. The Americana Bluray also contains 12 videos of the Americana songs, with an alternate version of “Clementine,” plus documentary footage of the Americana choir as it was being recorded at East West Studios in LA.
The only other place to get the quality audio is the vinyl Americana, which originates from the original audio masters.
video imageClick here to see the Audio Casablanca studio as it plays back “Horseback,” although you will not be hearing the audio quality on this lo res MP3 stream. ”

This is actually the 37 min version of “Horseback”, linked here recently; it has parts of Cortez et al.

O Susanna. video

Oh Crazy Horse here it is, the official video or such, the “Oh Susanna” piece, with the B-A-N-J-O on the knees…

Very Americana.

 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Oh Susanna”

from Merchants of Rock:

“It’s been nine years since the release of a proper Neil Young and Crazy Horse album, and needless to say the announcement of the new disc aptly titled Americana due out on June 5th has been met with a great deal of excitement.  That said, a recent interview with Neil divulging details about the new album consisting of “mostly grade school tunes” was a bit confusing, and honestly tempered a bit of the excitement for many of us.

Well, if you haven’t figured this out by now, Neil Young is going to do pretty much whatever he wants to do, and for the most part he is going to do it well.  I admittedly was a bit baffled as to how the “grade school” jams were going to work out, but after checking out The Horse’s take on one of the first songs I ever heard “Oh Susannah” I have to say I am quite intrigued.  When it comes to standards, it’s all about the performance and the arrangement and Neil and the Horse have done a good job with both.”

 

Outside Lands Festival with Neil and Crazy Horse

it’s a Gourmet Festival – with good wine and food from the region!

Rolling Stone writes:

Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Crazy Horse to Headline Outside Lands

Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters also on board for San Francisco’s ‘gourmet music festival’

Now in its fifth year, Outside Lands pairs music with wine and food, billing itself as “the world’s only gourmet music festival.” Essentially a wine festival inside a music festival, the event features a dedicated area called Wine Lands that makes use of the neighboring wine-producing regions of Napa and Sonoma by hosting more than 30 regional wineries. There will also be satellite operations from more than 50 of the area’s finest restaurants; food trucks will appear alongside booths from some of the region’s top chefs.

Tickets for Outside Lands go on sale on April 19th. A full lineup and additional details can be found on the festival’s official website.

Rolling Stone article.

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