Why only in the Pacific?
After “This note’s for you” Neil changed style again. In the autumn of 1989 his true come back album “Freedom” was released, but already in the spring of that year he released a mini-album in Japan and Australia. What kind of nonsense is that? Only in the Pacific? Eat a peach.
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Gotta keep you dancing
So, this is the first album I bought new at the release. 1988 is the year! Since then I have as a die hard fan of Neil and bought every single album he released as soon as I have been able. Unfortunately I sold off most of my vinyl records in the early nineties and only bought cds. What a bad decision! Imagine the cost nowadays to buy all those 90s and 00s albums second hand via record stores or online. Luckily Neil has his “Official Releases Series” project where he releases remastered reissues.
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In truck stops and hamburger joints
1983… Pink Floyd was not working and Roger dumped the guys, whomever were left. Rick had already left. Nick and Dave were let go. Roger picked up his other concept album idea, called in som substitute players and went to work. The result was the magnificent 1984 album “The pros and cons of hitch hiking” which turned out to be Rogers last really great work.
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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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Maybe I’m unamazed
Macca’s first solo album is a collection of leftover songs from the Beatles era and some new ones. It seems to be a collection of home demos. According to the internets the songs were recorded on a four track machine. All instruments are played by Paul, with some help from Linda on backing vocals. I really liked this album black in the eighties when I started to hang out with my friend Mr Magic who was and is a huge Beatles fan. How would it stand up the test of time and my slowly evolving musical taste?
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Sigh like Twig the Wonder Kid
I was going to listen to the album for the first time in many moons. I put it on and a few seconds into the first song “Watch that man” I got goose bumps running up my arms. I was flung back through time to my childhood’s summers out on the island Tjörn on the Swedish west coast. I was walking on the narrow sloping path through the gnarly pine trees towards the warm cliffs down at the waterline for yet another dip in the salty ocean. Sverker, Lottie, Ulrika and Marika were not far behind. It was the best of times. “Aladdin Sane” was played over and over again on the TDK AD cassette tape. On the flip side I had “Diamond Dogs” but we loved “Aladdin Sane” the most…
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