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Friday, September 27, 2019

PREVIEW: ‘Mountaintop Sessions’ by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

‘Mountaintop Sessions’ - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
via Neil Young Archives

A 2 minute preview trailer of ‘Mountaintop Sessions’, a documentary film about the making of COLORADO, by Neil Young & Crazy Horse is now streaming on Neil Young Archives.

As noted earlier, ‘Mountaintop Sessions’ will be released in over 100 theaters world-wide the week the album COLORADO debuts, in October. Along with the preview trailer, is an essay by Bill Bentley on the Neil Young & Crazy Horse studio recording process which is a must read for both content and style.

Bentley writes that: "Neil Young is a born filmmaker. The same sounds he hears in his head he sees with his eyes. He wants to share with those who want to join his journey." Bentley continues to capture the essence of Neil & The Horse: "It's like a 360-degree exposure to what Young's music really is: a life force that sustains not only him but also his audience."

More on Neil Young & Crazy Horse recording the album COLORADO.

Billy, Neil, Nils, & Ralph - April 2019

via Neil Young Archives | Times Contrarian
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At 9/27/2019 09:55:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

I hope Mountain Top Sessions will be available beyond the theatrical release.
I pray it doesn't disappear like Trunk Show.

At 9/27/2019 10:42:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

via email

Dear Thrasher,

Hello again. I just wanted to say that NYA membership is pretty much the best $20 I ever spent!

Daily Hearse Theater videos and live shows! England tonight was amazing! I saw it once before. Very well played and sung!

Yes, I still want my Blu Ray Archives 2 & 3... & 4! But to see Neil play solo in England up close and personal. Well, it reminds me of the 6 Old Princeton Landing shows I was able to enjoy in person. A stage 6” high, Neil not more than 8’ away! I was behind one person. My definitions of heaven on Earth. I enjoy new vids daily and listen to classic albums. The new Tuscaloosa ‘73 is very good! I have not yet bought the CD. Will do. Thanks Neil!

But NYA membership, along with ticket presage access, is a great deal! I get to listen to POTR’s and Nils Lofgren’s new albums too. High resolution! And Great Neil Young access, my hero for 30 years.

Alan in Seattle

Sent from my iPhone

At 9/27/2019 11:43:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

do you need Trunk Show?

At 9/27/2019 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Grey Rider said...

The love letter video posted on NYA from Mr and Mrs Young is beautiful.

At 9/27/2019 02:27:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

@Jonathan: He's said in NYA letters that there will be a Colorado/Mountaintop CD/DVD release in late November, following the original album-only release on Oct. 25.

At 9/27/2019 02:37:00 PM, Blogger rolandthompsongunner said...

Seeing Billy flapping his arms while laying down harmony vocals was all I needed to see to make my heart feel full for the weekend.

The Crazy Horse harmonies might be the most underrated part of the group when everything gels.

At 9/27/2019 04:55:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

@ wsanjose01.... I’ve never had a chance to even see Trunk Show!!! Need it??? YES.

Loved Inside Greendale, and I wish Neil would officially release all these beautiful films.

I have a old VHS tape of the Complex Sessions I recorded off TV and eventually was able to transfer it to DVD, but after I watched Change Your Mind yesterday on Hearse Theatre I realize just how bad the picture was on the VHS. That whole thing deserves an official Blu Ray release with HD audio to go with the amazing picture. I was dumbstruck by the picture, unfortunately I only got to watch it on my phone so the sound was not great.

I’ll pay Neil any amount for Blu Ray’s of the London show, Complex Sessions, Trunk Show, and everything else he’s been holding on to. To be able to experience this stuff on a large screen and Atmos sound would be such a beautiful thing. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way.

I’ve preordered Colorado on vinyl but holding off on the CD until November to get Mountaintop.

@Alan in Seattle: I’m with you. Best $20’s I’ve ever spent!!!


At 9/27/2019 08:26:00 PM, Blogger NY 1970 said...

Archives is brilliant value but £45 for Colorado on vinyl in UK is way over the top. Most doubles are £25 and that's still a rip off. It's too rich for me but I know I will end up getting it. Despite this gripe I still feel it's such a privilege to think Neil still has the passion after all this time. Live he is always amazing. UK tour please.

At 9/28/2019 03:31:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

it was Cowboy Neal @ the Wheel! Weir says he could see around corners in da City. Well never know but thay say he was good. I can copy Trunk Show and send. its only like 14. cents

At 9/28/2019 03:40:00 AM, Blogger ivaxavi said...

Jo sols demane vore i escoltar al Tio Neil, en acústic, SOLO. Però no ho ha fet mai prop de casa. I he recorregut 1000 km per vore'l. Dos vegades: La Coruña i Jerez.

At 9/29/2019 11:21:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Today on Hearse Theatre: Keep on Rocking in the Free World, from Saturday Night Live. Not only the most epic performance of the series but in my opinion, the best live version of the song. I get goosebumps every time I see it. Just amazing.


P.S. wsanjose01... I couldn’t send you a Email at that address, but would love a copy of Trunk Show.

At 9/29/2019 11:40:00 AM, Blogger Shakey said...

So true

At 9/29/2019 06:10:00 PM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

It's an incredible performance, thanks for the heads up about the stream Dan. The 1988-1991 period of Neil's work remains my favourite, Neil rising to the occasion big time, and this performance is right up there near the top. 'No More' from the same night is equally powerful in it's own way.

I know this band didn't spend much time in the studio, but it would certainly be fascinating to hear whatever they did manage to record.


At 9/30/2019 01:37:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

From "Shakey": The band managed to record a couple of tracks, most notably a powerhouse version of a new song entitled “Fuckin’ Up.” But the chemistry wasn’t there. “Everybody had a fuckin’ weird attitude, and we were lucky to get what we got,” said a glum (Niko) Bolas. “It just wasn’t supposed to happen, I guess. It was too good for Neil. Too correct.”

At 9/30/2019 04:08:00 AM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

I think an Archives release covering 1989 (including Eldorado, the Freedom outtakes, studio and live recordings with the SNL band and live recordings from the acoustic tour) would be one of the most exciting of the series.


At 9/30/2019 02:12:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

@ Babbo B : I remember reading that, and the “too good for Neil, too correct” kind of sums it up. That said, those SNL performances were extremely powerful on every level.

@ Scotsman : Those should all definitely be part of the Archive. Everything you listed as well as anything we don’t know about that may be hidden in the vault.

This particular period in Neil’s career was a intense creative era. Explosive even.



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