Don't Be Denied: Rescued From Obscurity
From The Adios Lounge: Six Degrees: Headed For The Ditch on Don't Be Denied:
Too bad because Time Fades Away, for all its flaws, acne scars, and tuneless tumult is about as honest a recording as you'll hear. "Don't Be Denied," in particular, is both one of folk music's most searing moments and one of rock music's most honest moments. It's a no-flinching, no-bullshit account of an innocent made cynic, the dream of becoming a rock star fulfilled and discovering precisely what that means. "A millionaire through a businessman's eyes." Fucking brilliant.
pantsfucious on The Adios Lounge mentions Time Fades Away huge foldout hand written lyric sheet that came with the album. The lyrics sheet contains the fabled "Oh Canada" verse, which was not actually on the recording.
And what if one wants a copy of TFA? Here's the situation for a vinyl LP on Amazon.com: "Time Fades Away by Neil Young (LP Record) with 9 Used & new from $48.95 up to $95. For used vinyl?!
And thanks for the shoutout pantsfucious!
For those of you interested, check out Thrasher's Wheat, a Neil Young fan site that has started a petition to release Time Fades Away on CD. Interesting that the post to which I'm linking is dated April 2009. Apparently, this petition comes to us from the future, which is both creepy and comforting. They may be spying on us, but at least there is a future. Personally, I think if Neil wants to reissue this album, he should do so on 180 gram vinyl. Remaster it a little bit, include the lyric sheet, and maybe some other LP-sized goodies. This is a recording meant for analog, so if you're gonna do it, do it right.
Back to the future because you know how time fades away.