canada.gif

gb.gif

de.gif

us.gif
Neil Young's new album Peace Trail released on December 12th. Pre-order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link . Thank you!!!)
ADVERTISEMENT
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Comment of the Moment: Review: Neil Young's Dreamin' Man

The Comment of the Moment is from Review: Neil Young's Dreamin' Man by ShittyHorse:
I cant believe how great Neil sounds on this album.

Nothing beats a Solo acoustic Neil show- really. If you've never had the chance to see him this way I recommend you do next time out. I love the raw driving chaotic, melodic insanity that is Crazy Horse but the feeling you have after seeing a whole acoustic show- it's peaceful and joyous yet intense and powerful at the same time. And its solo that you really see how truly talented Neil is- with out the band and shouted lyrics, you hear the beauty in his singing and all the colorful nuances in Neil's guitar.

Dreamin Man could not have come out at a better time for me. Harvest Moon was never an album I was able to relate to well. I was too young and too busy parting and getting crazy to really appreciate what Neil was driving at. I always liked a few tunes but it was never a favorite. I was into the darkness of Tonight's the Night, on the beach, etc. I love how Neil's music truly is a soundtrack to life. It's mostly his life but we as fans can relate the songs to times and periods in our own. Neil and Dylan are both really good for that. Now my life is changing in so many ways I can relate to many things including songs and albums that I couldn't before. Harvest moon being one of them.

After some life experience- love, loss, aging, it is much easier to see the simple beauty of many things. To appreciate things for what they are and not what you want them to be. Harvest Moon (and now Dreaming man) is a tribute to life, love and persevering. Neil puts these topics down in song so beautifully, so movingly and yet still so real. Neil, on this album better than any other, captures the bitter-sweetness that is life.

These live versions just have just refreshed the beauty that Neil brought to us back in 1992.

Has it been that long?

Rock on NEIL!

Thanks SH!

More reviews of Neil Young's Dreamin' Man.


Links to this post:

Create a Link

8 Comments:

At 12/09/2009 07:41:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

Shitty, I am just SO jealous that you got "comment of the moment"!

Its been my dream to get "comment of the moment" ever since I've been comin' to the wheat.

Sadly it will never happen..there's just been too much water under the bridge with me and Thrash..although I love him dearly.
my love is not reciprocated! lol

Savour the moment Shitty..everyone deserves their "fifteen minutes of fame" hey

BTW... Great comments as always!

Jealous Doc

 
At 12/10/2009 02:32:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

On a more sensible note:

Liza, this is YOUR album, not only for Harvest Moon, but in its entirety. Treat it as Neil's Christmas present to you from Michael.Every song draws hard on your heart strings and feelings..I love each song's purity and sincerity, sung as only Neil knows how.
Liza,I know you'll savour these songs and they'll conjure in you those precious memories that you shared with Michael...Enjoy

luv doc

 
At 12/10/2009 04:54:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Doc, I just felt like you looked deep into my heart....
you are so right!
Thank you!

Love, Liza

 
At 12/10/2009 09:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening to Natural Beauty and War of Man I am struck mostly by the way that Neil is able to maintain heartfelt sensitivity while evoking majesty, his guitar and harmonica work making him appear to be 3 or 4 musicians working simultaneously. His acoustic renditions soar and you have to love his impeccable harmonics on "Harvest Moon" - such deft craftsmanship. I, like others, didn't always give this album its due. It is wonderful to revisit it in its naked form and understand its timelessness and beauty.
-jim

 
At 12/10/2009 01:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else, I thought I'd ask it here: what's up with the new name of From Hank To Hendrix? Where did the 'From' go? Maybe I'm the only one so pedantic to care, but is this the new name of the song? Considering how fastidious Neil is about every little detail, surely this can't be an oversight. Enquiring minds want to know.

Len

 
At 12/10/2009 02:08:00 PM, Blogger Jacob said...

Ya know what's the best thing about this record? The silence before and during the songs. It's just Neil and the music. Normally a song like "Harvest Moon" is drowned out by cat-calls and screaming. But not on this record; Every note comes though perfectly clear.
Thank you Neil for the perfect christmas present.

 
At 12/10/2009 03:33:00 PM, Blogger ShittyHorse said...

Awesome, thank you Thrasher for this honour.
Doc, don't worry your time will come, just keep your head up and your nose to the grindstone (uh,well...you know what I mean)

Also, I know its been said many times now but man, how awesome and impressive the scope of this archives project is! With the boxes, vol. 1 of which is just incredible, the individual discs like dreamin' man, the remastered official releases, the downloads- like Cinnamon Girl from the Filmore. It's just an avalanche of welcomed Neil material. I agree, Dreamin' is a great Christmas gift.Its a great time to be a fan!

Besides getting some well deserved rest and working on Vol.2 I wonder what Neil is up to now, what he has up his sleeve next.
Hopefully Archives Guy will give us a year-end update soon.

 
At 12/11/2009 08:40:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

I'm lovin' this album...My new fav. song has to be "You and Me".

Although on saying that I'm warming to all of them!
Jeez I'd love to be able to play guitar.. its just got such a sweet sound...especially with Neil plucking!!

Sorry about that "Cinnamon Girl", but that's life with Neil for ya!.. I just can't "live with ya" anymore!I'm movin' on! lol.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Willie for a Nobel!

Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize
for Farm Aid and his work on
alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives.


Demand justice for Aaron:
Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution


Induct Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame



Please Help Support Independent Media &
Non-Corporate Advertising
This Blog's For You!


The Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media

It's Been Called The
"Missing Link" in the Ditch Trilogy

time-fades-away-banner2a

Sign the Release "Time Fades Away" Petition
Join The 10,000+ Who Have Already Signed


broken-arrow-mag-new-logo.gif

Neil Young Appreciation Society


sugar-mtn-logo.jpg
Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
rust-radio-new
Rust Radio


bumpersticker-neil-concert.jpg


i-l-ove-neil-young-sm.jpg
Bands Covering Neil Young songs


bumper-sticker-live-music-better-sm.jpg


ny-times-logo.jpg
Official Neil Young News Site

bridgeschool_logo
The Bridge School


The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

farm-aid-logo.gif
Farm Aid

Stop factory farms
Go family farms!

linda-eastman-neil-young-sugar-mtn-sm.jpg
The Essential Neil Young

neil-young-sleeveless.jpg
Fans Favorite Neil Albums

neil-young-heart-of-gold-film-still
Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads


Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
amazon-neil-store.GIF
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - Amazon.com us.gif
Canada - Amazon.ca canada.gif
United Kingdom - Amazon.uk gb.gif
Germany - Amazon.de de.gif




Neil Young Songbook Project

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates



2015 Rebel Content Tour


Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

jttp-film-poster-sm.jpg
Neil Young Films

musicares-neil-young-2010.jpg
2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.

live-rust-promo-poster.jpg



trans-promo




Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

paul-neil-bridge2004-sat-sfc-kkomenich-sm.jpg
Paul McCartney and Neil Young

woodstock-poster.jpg


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

lennon_peace_liberty
John Lennon and Neil Young


"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
csny-1974-poster.jpg
The Supergroup of the 20th Century



Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

buffalo-springfield-poster.jpg
Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield


"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV



2014 Neil Young Year in Review:
Yes, Only Love Can Break (& Fix) Your Heart

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

europe 1987.jpg


dylan-young-crop
Bob and Neil

weld
So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?


Four Dead in Ohio
kent state
So What Really Happened at Kent State?

concert-pass-europe-2003-solo.jpg


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power

emmylou-harris-neil-young-0305-crop
Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

wilco-062305-wide-background.jpg
Wilco and Neil Young

bluenotes-pass-young88crewlam-sm.jpg

bruce-springsteen-neil-young-bridge-oct-1986.jpg
Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young

europe87concertpass


elton-john-neil-young-crop-sm.jpg
Elton John and Neil Young

ronnie-vanzant-neil.jpg
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

powderfinger
"Powderfinger"
What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment
neil-sad.jpg
Wisconsin-solidarity.jpg
I'm Proud to Be A Union Man

UNITED WE STAND/DIVIDED WE FALL


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up


Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...
peacefully

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"


"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize



John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel

willie_picnic_poster_070503



Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"


We're All On
A Journey Through the Past


Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Freedom:
freedom-video
Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

csny2k-plate.jpg
the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists


war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
#NullifyNSA
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"



Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


churchsign


Share

Words

(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul


Namaste