MP3 Release of Fillmore "Cinnamon Girl"
A little bit of controversy over Neil Young's latest release news. One might think after having only 17* releases thus far in 2009, that critics might cut Neil some slack.
But, of course not.
So almost 40 years after it's performance at the Fillmore
When the Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live At The Fillmore East, March 7, 1970 was released in 2006, many were puzzled by some of the track lists omissions.
Yet -- eventually -- the track was ultimately made available as a free NYA BD Live download. And now the song can be downloaded as a MP3 for those without BluRay.
So end of story right? Oh, no.
It seems that some folks over at Glorious Noise can't resist an opportunity to get a good dig in. Here's GloNo's Jake Brown:
Glad it's out there and available, but it's a bit of a bummer that those of us who opted to purchase the CD or DVD version of the Archives will only get to hear this song in lo-fi, compressed MP3 or AAC format. I know, I know, we got what we bought, caveat emptor, but stuff like this just makes Neil look like a greedhead."
Normally, we wouldn't bother to dignify the comment. But this seems to be a recurring theme of late. Like this ranting comment about Neil having wronged a "fan".
It seems that every release and tour has been questioned based on Neil Young's financial motives. So we ask Mr. Brown & Mr. Anonymous, would you prefer that Neil not make releases of his music and stop touring? And if so, what on earth Jake will you review and be able to criticize? The dearth of Neil Young music probably.
There's a bailout coming Jake, and it's not for you.
And for those of you who this might be for, here you go, stick it in your 'pod and crank it.