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Neil Young Delays Time Fades Away Reissue, Accompanying Box Set

Time Fades AwayNeil Young is too busy with other projects.

According to Pitchfork for this year’s Record Store Day, Neil Young had been planning to release a vinyl box set that included his long out-of-print 1973 record Time Fades Away, which will be reissued for the first time. The box, Official Release Series Discs 5-8 Vinyl Box Set, is also set to include his essential albums On the Beach, Tonight’s the Night, and Zuma.

The release date has now been pushed back from April 19 to a date in November, to be determined. According to a press release, the delay comes “due to several other projects that Young has in the works that he wishes to focus on.”

Read more at: http://pitchfork.com/news/54412-neil-young-delays-time-fades-away-reissue-accompanying-box-set/

 

40 years ago- Tonights the Night

“I have no idea where the fuck it came from..”

~Neil Young

The website “Drowned in Sound” takes a look back 40 years at the making of the infamous “Tonight’s The Night” album.

92247Andrew Wallace Chamings writes: “Forty years ago this week, Neil Young entered a makeshift studio on Santa Monica Boulevard in a state of deep depression and alcoholism and, in that single session, recorded the majority of the darkest album of his (or possibly anyone’s) career.

“Coping with the recent deaths of roadie Bruce Berry and Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten, Neil had seen heroin kill his closest friends, and he wanted to sing about it. That gloriously messy collection of songs about death would eventually be released as Tonight’s The Night two years later. Neil’s own father Scott once described the album as ‘a man on a binge at a wake,’ but that doesn’t quite do it justice.”

The album is a favorite to many die-hard Young fans who soak up the raw emotion of a man “real as the day is long.”

Chamings aptly observes: “But of course, desperation can not only be expressed through ethereal arpeggios and precisely arranged fifty-piece orchestras, it’s often released through singing what’s on your mind, in any key you want, and bending guitar strings until they break.”

Drummer Ralph Molina explained the band’s preparation; “We’d just get to a point where you get a glow, just a glow. When you do blow and drink, that’s when you get that glow. No one said ‘Let’s go play,’ we all just knew it was time. We never talked about what anyone was playing, who’s playing what part or any of that kinda shit. It was so fucking emotional.”

Read the well-thought out review and then pull out the album and take another listen, for old time’s sake.

http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4146783-%E2%80%9Ci-have-no-idea-where-the-fuck-it-came-from%E2%80%9D-neil-young%E2%80%99s-tonight%E2%80%99s-the-night-at-forty

Cameron Crowe’s 1975 Rolling Stone Interview – revisited

The Rebellious Neil Young: Cameron Crowe’s 1975 Rolling Stone Interview

‘Everybody in that group was a fucking genius at what they did. There’ll never be another Buffalo Springfield’

Nearing 30, Neil Young is the most enigmatic of all the superstars to emerge from Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. His often cryptic studies of lonely desperation and shaky-voiced antiheroics have led many to brand him a loner and a recluse. Harvest was the last time that he struck the delicate balance between critical and commercial acceptance, and his subsequent albums have grown increasingly inaccessible to a mass audience.

Young’s first comprehensive interview comes at a seeming turning point in his life and career. After an amicable breakup with actress Carrie Snodgrass, he’s moved from his Northern California ranch to the relative hustle and bustle of Malibu. In the words of a close friend, he seems “frisky…in an incredible mood.” Young has unwound to the point where he can approach a story about his career as potentially “a lot of fun.”

The interview was held while cruising down Sunset Boulevard in a rented red Mercedes and on the back porch of his Malibu beach house. Cooperative throughout, Young only made a single request: “Just keep one thing in mind,” he said as soon as the tape recorder had been turned off for the last time. “I may remember it all differently tomorrow.” This article appears in the August 14, 1975 issue of Rolling Stone.

The issue is available in the RS online archive here.

[Including the famous quote: “I’m really turned on by the new music I’m making now, back with Crazy Horse. Today, even as I’m talking, the songs are running through my head. I’m excited. I think everything I’ve done is valid or else I wouldn’t have released it, but I do realize the last three albums have been a certain way. I know I’ve gotten a lot of bad publicity for them. Somehow I feel like I’ve surfaced out of some kind of murk. And the proof will be in my next album. Tonight’s the Night, I would say, is the final chapter of a period I went through.” ]

Random Quote

Oh, absolutely. I read a review of my record and someone said, \"She sounds like Lucinda Williams fronting Crazy Horse.\" I thought, wow, I never really thought that Neil Young was a big influence, but I guess in some way he\'s a subconscious one. It\'s a huge compliment. Not only is he a great musician and artist, but I have a lot of respect for the way he leads his life and takes a stand on things that are personally important to him.
by Kathleen Edwards on comparisons of her to Neil, Calgary Herald, Aug \\\'03.

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