Neil Young’s Decade To Be Re-Released on Record Store Day, April 22
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Photo by Emaleigh Franzak
As you may recall, Neil Young showed his support of Vinyl & Independent Record Stores back in 2011, on International Record Day.
Now comes word that Neil Young’s Decade album -- long out of print -- will be re-released on Record Store Day, April 22. This will be a 3-LP, Black Vinyl Set and limited to 5,000 copies. The remastered release will also contain two Henry Diltz photo reproductions.
So just how important is Neil Young’s 1977 Decade album? From "How Neil Young’s Decade Changed My Life" | Harp Magazine by Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon:
"I can't remember the first Neil Young song I ever heard, but I remember the first album I owned: Decade. I had that, and then Live Rust. My earliest memories of these albums are of sleepy days inside, getting high, sitting in my room next to the turntable. I'd stare transfixed into the blurry, psychedelic photos of Live Rust, and look for deeper meaning in the handwritten notes of Decade's foldout. I loved music--Yes, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd--but Neil Young was closer down to earth. I'd lose myself in these albums--in the 'burned out basement' of "After the Gold Rush," in the sentimental themes of "I Am a Child" and "Sugar Mountain." The guitar solos from "Cortez the Killer" and "Down by the River" were drawn out and hypnotic and seeped into my pores like a narcotic that has never left my system."
More on Neil Young's influences on other artists.
Also, see REVIEW: Decade - Neil Young Albums In Order.
(*NOTE, check the album in the front bin. Cosmic coincidence? Or simply synchronicity...)