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Listen To Neil Young's Forthcoming Hitchhiker Album Here ...

Discussion in 'music' started by jackbarron, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. jackbarron

    jackbarron Stamford Bridge KGB

    Neil Young made an acoustic album with producer David Briggs at Indigo Studios in Malibu. It happened over a couple of days in August 1976. The album is called Hitchhiker and was eventually shelved.

    The record is finally coming out later this week. It contains stripped down acoustic versions of Pocahontas, Powderfinger and Ride My Llama, which were eventually recorded with Crazy Horse for Rust Never Sleeps.

    There are also two tracks called Hawaii and Give Me Strength which haven't been released yet in any form.

    Young says he was "stony" during Hitchhiker and you can hear this in his performances, so he decided to sit on the results. They sound pretty good to me though.

    You can listen to the album on the NPR website here.

    Jack
     
  2. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Thanks !

    Will have a listen
     
  3. JD68

    JD68 Active Member

    Thanks for this. It's bloody good, better than I expected.
     
  4. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    I enjoyed it. I believe he got himself progressively more 'stony' culminating in American Stars and Bars - widely slated but I love it.
    Thanks, Jack for the link.
     
  5. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    I'm constantly amazed at the brilliant music that streamed out of Neil Young from 66-79. It's just so boggling to me just how much spine chillingly fantastic stuff he wrote and performed in this period and just how varied it was, I sometimes wonder if his epilepsy cleaved some sort of neurological fissure out of which his creativity just poured. I think he's what genius sounds like.
     
  6. Steve B

    Steve B Member

    Love it.
     
  7. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Picked this up on vinyl yesterday. It's stunning. Most essential NYA release since Massey Hall.
     
  8. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    Cool, will check it out. Very, very few people can write a 'story' of a song like Neil Young can.
     
  9. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Just got this on vinyl and post to boot the thread back up. I really like it, there is something very authentic and strong about it. I have Massy Hall and understand the attraction but I find it a bit hippy dippy-mawkish so don't play it much.
     
  10. JD68

    JD68 Active Member

    Listened to this again a few times and it is fantastic. Will definitely get the vinyl but a few places seem to have sold out at the moment.
     
  11. Farthings cat

    Farthings cat pfm Member

    It's a really strong album and a reasonable price for a Mr Young "new" release
    Gary
     
  12. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    I picked up a copy today, first play, very very good.
     
  13. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    Bought the vinyl a couple of days ago. Really good stuff from my favourite period of his music.
     
  14. carruthersesq

    carruthersesq pfm Member

    My copy arrived yesterday but I have no Cartridge at the moment so can't play it. Also ordered Massey Hall and that is also sat calling my name from the corner of the room!
     
  15. carruthersesq

    carruthersesq pfm Member

    Well the cartridge situation is resolved so sat listening to both Hitchhiker and Massey Hall, both fabulous.
     
  16. Warszawa

    Warszawa pfm Member

    Really loving this. Would've been very well received amongst his other albums of the era.
     
  17. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

  18. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    Gorgeous.
     
  19. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

  20. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    ^^^ It is, it has the realism and authenticity of my favourite by him; Tonight's the Night.
     

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