First of all I must say I adore the old style rustic porch of Daryl’s ranch in Colordao. The latest “Fireside sessions” take us to that very porch.
Daryl behind the camera, fiddling with the settings, Neil playing his heart out. This session focus on the ongoing unrest of the nation, people on the streets bleeding.
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Plant that bell and let it ring
It is very entertaining to be a Neil Young fan. He change his mind as often as he makes plans. It’s a roller-coaster with a lot of waiting for albums that may or may not come out on time. It will be released in July is always the answer.
Recorded finished albums gets shelved and new stuff is done in days and released in a rush. He has an archive of unreleased stuff, both highly sought after studio material as well as a mother load of live stuff. One of the most famous unreleased albums is “Homegrown” from 1975. It was finished and almost out the door… The story is that when he was to play the record for the Band, he instead played songs from another album, “Tonight’s the night” that was recorded in 1973. So instead of releasing “Homegrown” in 1975 “Tonight’s the night” was let loose on the world. Neil said in an interview that he felt the “Homegrown” album was to personal…
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The things I love the most with NYA? I love the “Hearse Theater” with all the films of unreleased and released live concerts. I love the “Letters to the Editor” where the man himself answers letters from the fans. And I love these “Fireside Sessions” that keeps popping up as welcoming surprises. And remember, Neil has made the whole site free during the pandemic.
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For Big Bear and Buddy
The fourth Fireside Session, shown at NYA, was recorded on May 7th, the birthday of my late father. The first song as usual performed by the outdoor fireplace. Early evening in the Coloradian mountains. The sky is big and yellow, not yet red. We get a nice rendition of “One of these days” from “Harvest moon”. Then, again, Neil fixes his harmonica holder on the old horse shoe. It needs maintenance!
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Helpless, helpless, helpless
In celebration of Neil Young’s fantastic web site Neil Young Archives, NYA, I’m looking at the Fireside Sessions he has put up there. Wife Daryl shoots these hyper intimate films of Neil playing, singing and dancing in front of fireplaces.
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The second Fireside Session was recorded a mere week after the first one and now the snow was deep in the Mountains of Colorado. Neil plays “Four strong winds” in a profusely snowfall. But it is still, no strong wind in sight. Daryl makes snow angels. A strange situation we all are in now. How beautiful life is but it is not nice with a pandemic.
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A gift was given
Celebrating Neil Youngs fantastic website Neil Young Archives, NYA, I am going to write about the “in the moment”-home videos Neil has released recently.
Neil and wife and camera person Daryl Hannah have recorded short films with Neil playing songs in the home or around his ranch up in the mountains of Colorado. They are called “Fireside Sessions” as he is sitting at fireplaces outdoor or in the living room. This first one was recorded in March, when it was snow in the air.
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He gazed a gazeless stare
Parlophone has released a limited edition of 6000 copies of a vinyl EP called “Is it any wonder?”. Well I am not surprised. They are milking the cow. Hopefully they would answer the question of the title with a roaring YES, but I don’t know, did they? Did they?
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The relics in the playground of yesterday
Let’s check out the newly released super deluxe box set of Marillion’s “Script for a jester’s tear”. This is the classic 1983 debut album from Marillion. It might be the best debut album of all kinds in the history of man. The original album review as well as the review of the deluxe vinyl box set including the new live concert will come at a later date. This review will focus on the unique stuff for this box which is the Blu Ray-disc.
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