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Monday, August 26, 2019

One Word for Neil Young & Crazy Horse Telluride Sessions: “Oxygen” Says Nils Lofgren

Billy, Neil, Nils, & Ralph - April 2019

via Neil Young Archives | Times Contrarian
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An in depth look at the upcoming Neil Young album with Crazy Horse titled COLORADO on "Neil Young and Crazy Horse spent 11 magical days in Telluride — and the album they made there is coming out soon" | Colorado Sun by Carol McKinley.

From article, discussing challenges of recording in Telluride, Colorado, one word for sessions: “Oxygen,” says Nils Lofgren.

Nils Lofgren, who, at 68, returned to recording with Young nearly 50 years after he began. Lofgren had one word to describe what it was like to play at high-altitude.

“Oxygen,” he tells The Colorado Sun. “It was rough and exciting.” Lofgren says he and his wife, Amy, took a 10-hour road trip from Scottsdale on the way up to 8,750 feet above sea level.

“Neil wanted us there a few days early to acclimate,” Lofgren says. When they got to Telluride, the Crazy Horse crew knew Young wasn’t fooling around when they saw their welcoming gift waiting in their hotel rooms: tanks of oxygen.

“I used oxygen every day,” says Lofgren, a former gymnast known for his whirling, athletic moves onstage. “When you’re playing and singing like that, if you’re not used to oxygen deprivation, focusing for 10 hours at a clip, it keeps you from getting spacey in that altitude.”
Full article at Neil Young and Crazy Horse spent 11 magical days in Telluride — and the album they made there is coming out soon | Colorado Sun by Carol McKinley.

Also, see A MESSAGE FROM NEIL YOUNG - COLORADO: "new album.. new movie.. new video..:" | NYA .

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At 8/28/2019 12:48:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Milky Way audio streaming now on NYA (to be followed by the making-of video in the morning).

At 8/28/2019 07:56:00 AM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

Nils new album streams after Milky Way

At 8/28/2019 12:01:00 PM, Blogger romat73 said...

Preview track "Milky Way" is sounding pretty good so far. The band sounds good... I need to get used to the phrasing on a couple of lyrics I think.

Neil suddenly re-scheduled the Making-Of video... so that won't be streaming today at least.

At 8/29/2019 11:39:00 AM, Blogger windsaloft said...

yeah, "milky way" has the spook, as it were. i'm still getting used to the full band arrangement after witnessing a jaw-droppingly great solo version in Spokane a few months ago.

At 8/29/2019 12:01:00 PM, Blogger DREman said...

It is growing on me. I really dig the instrumental sounds. This song has a Sleeps with Angels era feel to it. That album took a while to grow on me, and now it is among my faves. I think my high hopes might be realized on this album.

At 8/29/2019 02:30:00 PM, Blogger RedSun Dunn said...

I am surprised nobody has said the song is a slowed down Cowgirl jam. Because that lick is almost identical. I like it though.

At 8/29/2019 03:14:00 PM, Blogger Phil said...

For me, Milky Way is sometimes close to a slow Dangerbird meeting tunes from AYP, SWA or maybe On The Beach. His voice is unfortunately often too high. Anyway, it's it's exciting.


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