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Monday, June 13, 2011

Neil Young Discusses The International Harvesters and "A Treasure" Release



Neil Young discusses the International Harvesters band and his new archives release, A Treasure.

The video is rather intimate look at the different musicians and Neil's memories of their time together. Neil discusses the late, great Ben Keith on steel and slide guitar and Rufus Thibodeaux on fiddle, along with living legends Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins on piano, Tim Drummond and Joe Allen on bass, Karl Himmel on drums, Anthony Crawford on guitar, banjo and mandolin among many others. Many of them were already paragons within the country music world and their notoriety has only grown in the years since. “I just love to hear those guys,” Young says. “They’re all country music legends.”

More background on A Treasure, Release Details on A Treasure and Tech Notes Preview Video.

Also, see Meta Review: A Treasure - Neil Young & The International Harvesters.


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9 Comments:

At 6/13/2011 07:46:00 PM, Blogger Surfer Joe said...

This record is really cool. Love Southern Pacific, Grey Riders especially!

 
At 6/13/2011 10:18:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

"One of these days, I'm gonna sit down and write a long letter..."

Mission Accomplished! Again.

That video is a treasure too. What a great testament to the life and times with his friends.

A country gentlemen he is.

 
At 6/14/2011 07:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this!

 
At 6/14/2011 10:35:00 AM, Blogger tuned4life said...

I got to see Neil and The International Harvesters in Rochester N.Y. 1985. I am looking forward to the release of their 20 minute version of "Down By The River". Trunks of Memories still to come! Doug S. Western N.Y.

 
At 6/14/2011 01:18:00 PM, Blogger MARIAN M. said...

Does anyone have any information on where and when Neil's sharing took place?

Marian M.

 
At 6/15/2011 09:18:00 AM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

Ann Nathan Gallery
Chicago, IL
May 2011

 
At 6/16/2011 07:05:00 AM, Blogger MARIAN M. said...

Thanks, Archives Guy!

Marian M.

 
At 6/16/2011 10:46:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Does anyone know what version of "Down By The River" Neil may be referring to? I heard a version from the International Harvesters on RustRadio that had to be about 20 minutes and it was one of the greatest things I've ever heard in music. Mind-blowing is an understatement!

If you have any ideas...I would love to hear! THANKS! :)

-Jim

 
At 6/28/2011 03:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched neil at the cne in toronto with the harvesters. His performance of down by the river is still stuck in my mind.26 years later. He broke nearly every string by the end. I gotta see it one more time.

 

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