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Monday, October 05, 2020

Comment of the Moment: Neil Young's "Return to Greendale", NYAPS & Bootlegs

'A little love and affection
In everything you do
Will make the world a better place
With or without you'

"Falling From Above" via Neil Young Archives
"Return to Greendale" by Neil Young and Crazy Horse  

Last week, Neil Young announced details for a Limited Edition Box Set Edition of "Return to Greendale".

Reactions thus far -- not surprisingly -- are all over the map, with both superlatives and disappointments, as we shared on this blog.  

 "Return to Greendale" - Limited Edition Box Set 

by Neil Young and Crazy Horse


Also, the song "Falling From Above" from "RETURN TO GREENDALE" film -- which premiered in April 2004 -- is now streaming on Hearse Theater | Neil Young Archives.  (See TW coverage of and reaction to "Falling From Above" from "RETURN TO GREENDALE" film in April 2004) 

 "Falling From Above" - NYA

From our post Comment of the Moment: "Return to Greendale" - Limited Edition Numbered Box Set by Neil Young and Crazy Horse by Phil:

NYA is currently playing Falling From Above from the new Return To Greendale.

I'm also disappointed that most of the albums in the Performance Series are partial concerts. It's frustrating, for example, that Dreamin' Man is not complemented by other classical or rarer songs from the era.

These NYAPS are also sometimes compilations (Bluenote Café, Songs For Judy, Treasure...) and others are recordings from the same date... Difficult to find one's way but it is typically Neil Young.

That said, Return To Greendale is NYAPS n°16 and Dreamin' Man n°12. The 13, 14 and 15 are missing...

Knowing that he promises a Mirror Ball Live in 2021, there would thus remain two places available between 1993 and 2002...
- Booker And The MG's 1993 ?
- One of the concerts of 1996 with CH but there is already Year Of The Horse ?
- Horde Tour 1997 ?
- One of the concerts or a compilation of the 1999 solo tour ? There is already the Silver and Gold DVD but it is quite short...
- Europe 2001 with CH ?
- Europe 2002 with Booker T ?

Or some unique concerts like the Bridge 1994 or the warm-ups of 1997?

Everything is possible knowing that we already have a NYAPS 2.5 and that Way Down To The Rust Bucket would be 11.5 and Shakespeare 3.5...

On the other hand, the n° 6 is still missing. Odeon Budokan which is in Archives 2.0 (or it's a NYASRS since it was supposed to be an album in 1976) or the concert with the Ducks (but from 1977 so after Songs For Judy n° 7) ? And the 8: Boarding House 1978 (with the acoustic Shots)?...

Moreover, in a LTE today, Neil announces that 6 (!) bootlegs would be available in 2021 on NYA with the best possible quality... Me, I don't see the difference between NYAPS and these bootlegs anymore... Or will the bootlegs only be listenable on NYA ?

We could also make predictions for the NYASRS. We have numbers 2, 5 and 10 (Paradox). Early Daze would be number one. Would Dume des Archives 2 be #3 and Odeon Budokan #4 (if not #6 on NYAPS ?) ? And the 6, Chrome Dreams ? The 7, Ocean Side Country Side ? The 8 Island In The Sun ? Toast, the 9th ?

A lot of promises... Many questions... Many hopes... Many frustrations... But it becomes a real exciting game!

Thanks Phil for sharing! As you sum up so precisely: "A lot of promises... Many questions... Many hopes... Many frustrations... But it becomes a real exciting game!"

GREENDALE by Neil Young & Crazy Horse 

(See The Inconvenient Truths of Greendale)

Also see full concert preview review song by song.


"Some day, you'll find, what you're looking for" 
Bandit by Neil Young

You can pre-order "Return to Greendale" - Limited Edition Box Set by Neil Young and Crazy Horse " now @ Order here . Release: 6 November 2020.

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At 10/06/2020 11:11:00 AM, Blogger mshare said...

Neil also “believes” the Return to Greendale Blu-ray will be available separately from the box so I believe I will wait and see!

At 10/06/2020 10:00:00 PM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

@mshare, That's excellent news if it proves to be true! Patience may be rewarded, and where Neil's music is concerned, "I feel the patience of unconditional love".

At 10/06/2020 10:07:00 PM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

Maybe I should clarify... not that I *like* all the music equally. One always has favorites, songs that particularly resonate and those that don't (but they might later on). Love is what keeps you coming back despite all the struggles and disappointments, because you know you're getting--and giving--something that's worthwhile in the end. The big challenge is giving back in kind to someone, or something, that willingly gives that much to you.


At 10/07/2020 06:40:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ mshare - good news! From LTE's, correct.

@ The Meta Rocker - "Love is what keeps you coming back despite all the struggles and disappointments,"



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