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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Neil Young’s Decade To Be Re-Released on Record Store Day, April 22

Neil Young Vinyl Shopping - April 16, 2011*
Plan9 Music, Richmond, Virginia
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...)

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At 3/21/2017 06:37:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Let's see...
Songs that are not otherwise represented by the ORS:

Down To The Wire
Mr. Soul
Broken Arrow
Expecting To Fly
Sugar Mountain
I Am A Child
Deep Forbidden Lake
Love Is A Rose

At 3/21/2017 06:43:00 PM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Back in the day I recall being amazed by the quality of the unreleased songs - the last four on this list stunning and comparing this with the dearth of unreleased songs from archives- just a view.

At 3/21/2017 10:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last years Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some' there is a poignant moment involving the main character and Decade.Great moment for me because that was my '70's soundscape.

At 3/21/2017 11:49:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I was 16 when I first bought Decade in the winter of 1986. My teenage years weren't all that fun, I was a lonely, awkward, frazzled teenager. After listening nonstop to Decade during that cold, New England winter.......I thought I discovered my new best friend.

That album will always hold a special place in my heart.

At 3/22/2017 03:31:00 AM, Blogger Prez said...

I'm 25.. Big Neil fan since I was a little boy (thanks dad :-) ) I saw him 3 times with Promise of the Real this summer (including the legendary Amsterdam show)

I collect most of the albums on vinyl, funny thing about Decade.. I have a vinyl copy of it, it's worn out, cover is badly damaged. But it was a gift from my mom to my dad when they just started dating...

So needles to say, I will buy the rerelease of the album that created my family ;)

At 3/22/2017 05:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


And of those songs, only 4 are not featured on the companion-piece to the ORS, Archives Vol 1 (though a couple feature different mixes).

Decade is a nice enough record of great songs, but we already have most of them in perfectly good quality. A few of the unreleased albums that fill in the gaps wouldn't go amiss; that would be something genuinely exciting.


At 3/22/2017 06:06:00 AM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Flyingscotzman agreed - it has a great cover and it's the only time Neil provided any sleeve notes of note.

At 3/22/2017 07:13:00 AM, Blogger new design said...

Always loved the way this was put together. Hits and collectorama. And what a great song the first one on the list is, Down to the Wire - "Take the time to close your eyes and look around..."

At 3/22/2017 10:10:00 AM, Blogger Acoustic FeedBack said...

What is ORS again?

At 3/22/2017 10:15:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Decade was way ahead of its time ... what an epic record ... so many incredible spins during my younger years, probably hundreds or more ... thank you Neil!

At 3/22/2017 03:39:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

A. Feedback,
ORS is the Original Release Series, rereleasing the original albums on vinyl and CD in volumes.

Yes good point. I figured I'd be in on this set for the vinyl version, to slip in with my ORS vinyl collection. I don't believe Archives was released on vinyl, but indeed the digital versions are top shelf too. AV2 should cover me for digital day maybe.
This Decade release will be a minor joy in the world of Neil, but a joy nonetheless. Of course nothing compared to the joy I would feel if they ever announced the Original Unreleased Series Vol 1-4 box set.
How long since Neil mentioned that would come out?

At 3/22/2017 04:00:00 PM, Blogger mrtew said...

Now seems like a good time to ask a question I've always had! Who is in the cover photo with the guitar?

At 3/22/2017 04:41:00 PM, Blogger TOM said...


At 3/22/2017 05:38:00 PM, Blogger Mechelle said...

I can't wait to purchase this. I wonder if Neil Young bought the Rick James LP in the picture. The Mynah Birds Rule.

At 3/22/2017 07:22:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

The hoodie Neil is wearing in that pic looks a lot like the hoodie I bought at one of his concerts with the name Neil Young across the front. I wonder if Neil is wearing the same hoodie with the words Elliot Roberts across the front?

At 3/23/2017 10:10:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

My "Decade" vinyls are in good shape although the cover is in several parts due to wear and tear and oddly 1 vinyl of the 3 has an orange Reprise sticker label.

"It won't be long, it won't be long..."

At 3/23/2017 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

April 22nd is my birthday and the big March for Science literacy, too! Thanks Neil! I hope to see you at the march! If you can't make it to DC, there's one in a city near you.

March for Science literacy!

At 3/23/2017 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

@John Tewks, a girlfriend of Tom Wilkes -- one of Neil's employees. I'm sure she has a name & a story.

At 3/23/2017 11:34:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Not sure if you already knew this, but, Tom Wilkes was well known for his album cover designs, packaging, graphics, etc.

At 3/23/2017 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

There is a website of Wilkes's stuff, including other shots, of the same girl, from different angles not used on "Decade." Thrasher has covered this in the past.

At 3/23/2017 06:13:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Regrets to be off topic but sure that most folks will love this Dylan interview:

At 3/23/2017 11:45:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Thanks Dan. Very much.

At 5/14/2017 09:53:00 AM, Blogger J Sher said...

Finally got to listen to record 3 of my RSD copy of Decade. Side 5 is actually side six. So is side six. Anybody else have the same problem or is yours correct?

At 6/16/2017 01:11:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Just wondering two things. My original vinyl copt of Decade was actually worn out. I bought the CD version a few years back and noticed two things
a. Long May You Run seems to be a different recording - was this an alternate version on the vinyl (Mine was a 70's copy)
b. The Needle and the Damage Done was oringally a live cut with a hard cut into Tonight's The Night, on the CD it is inexplicably faded, really destroying what was a kind of a dramatic moment.

Anyone know if these are fixed for the rerelease?


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