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Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Playlist of the Moment: Neil Young Archives Volume II (1972 - 1976) Boxset

Neil Young Archives Volume II (1972 - 1976) Boxset

The Playlist of the Moment is from Thought of the Moment: Neil Young Archives Volume II (1972 - 1976) Boxset  by Aer:  

I had to make me a couple CDs for the car.... nerdy CDs likely to annoy (almost) anyone riding with me..... to study the brand new songs that even a trader from the seventies had never heard, and other more recent songs that came out of the unreleased category. 

Many like me had heard some/many before on the obsessive live show recordings, but there were still those special surprises that makes one wonder how Neil could keep them in the can all these years! One CD is an unreleased/original version collection, and one was a comparison CD that ended only because I ran out of room. 

Yes.... I still like to burn CDs and play them in my 2004 H2OFACE 4runner with 200K miles and a CD player and cassette deck in it. (I need an 8 track!)

Disc 1
1 Letter From Nam 11 15 72 (hello future Long Walk Home) Everybody's Alone
2 Come Along & Say You Will 12 15 72 (hello Lonely Weekend boot) Everybody's Alone
3 Goodbye Christians On The Shore 12 15 72 (just wow) Everybody's Alone
4 Sweet Joni 3 11 73 (ah... a quality version) Everybody's Alone
5 Human Highway 6 29 73 (hello original CSN harmonies and picking) Everybody's Alone
6 Raised on Robbery 8 26 73 (rumor fulfilled) Tonight's the Night NYAII
7 Traces 12 5 73 acoustic solo Walk On (first heard on TTN alt version boot)
8 Love Art Blues 6 15 74 solo acoustic The Old Homestead
9 Homefires 6 16 74 acoustic The Old Homestead
10 Hawaiian Sunrise 6 16 74 acoustic The Old Homestead
11 LA Girls and Ocean Boys 6 16 74 solo piano - what a day (never heard before)
12 Vacancy 11 4 74 acoustic solo The Old Homestead
13 One More Sign 11 4 74 solo piano The Old Homestead first performed live 2018 in Chicago
14 Frozen Man 11 4 74 (wow) acoustic solo The Old Homestead
15 Daughters 12 11 74 (wow and wow, these two...) acoustic solo The Old Homestead
16 Separate Ways 12 11 74 acoustic Homegrown
17 Try 12 11 74 acoustic Homegrown Emmylou/LevonBen/Tim
18 Mexico 1 21 75 solo piano Homegrown
19 Kansas 1 21 75 solo acoustic Homegrown
20 We Don't Smoke It No More 12 31 74 Homegrown
21 Born To Run 6 3 75 CH Dume
22 Hawaii 6 18 75 CH Dume
23 Mediterranean 4 1 76 solo w ODs Look Out For My Love
24 Greensleeves 5 8 74 solo acoustic Walk On

Disc 2 - Comparisons
1 Human Highway 6 29 73 Everybody's Alone married
2 Human Highway 4 15 76 Look Out For My Love married
3 Human Highway 1978 Comes A Time went lookin for
4 Love Art Blues 6 15 74 The Old Homestead
5 Love Art Blues 12 10 74 The Old Homestead
6 Love Art Blues 12 31 74 - Neil Williams - The Old Homestead
7 Vacancy 11 4 74 acoustic solo The Old Homestead
8 Vacancy 1 4 75 electric Homegrown
9 Separate Ways 12 11 74 acoustic Homegrown
10 Separate Ways 2 3 76 electric Stills/Young Look Out for My Love
11 Traces 12 5 73 acoustic solo Walk On
12 Traces 2 8 76 electric Stills/Young Look Out for My Love
13 Too Far Gone 9 5 75 acoustic w/Poncho mando Dume drove in my favorite car
14 Too Far Gone 3 31 76 live acoustic solo Odeon Budokan drove in my favorite car
15 Too Far Gone 3 19 89 band Freedom took a ride in my old car
16 Kansas 1 21 75 acoustic Homegrown
17 Kansas 6 12 75 electric Dume
18 Through My Sails 6 15 74 acoustic solo The Old Homestead wind blowin waves of showin
19 Through My Sails 6 17 74 CSNY Zuma know me know me show me show me
20 Pardon My Heart 6 16 74 acoustic alt mix The Old Homestead
21 Pardon My Heart 6 16 74 - 8 29 75 ODs acoustic Dume
22 Ride My Llama 5 22 75 electric CH Dume
23 Ride My Llama Rust 5 25 78 lice acoustic solo Rust Never Sleeps

....and out of room before even Powderfinger!

This is addictive!

Thanks Aer. Fun exercise and addicting.  Interesting on Disc 2 Comparisons.  Really would like to hear others comments on the exercise here, especially "Love Art Blue" which shows up multiple times in various configurations. 

More on Aer & Neil and that time that Waterface Met Neil's Bus



Old Princeton Landing, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Half Moon Bay, California - July 2019
photo by Aer "H2OFace"

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At 12/09/2020 07:35:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

I’ll bite...

For me, I skip including the live albums. I like ‘em, but I guess I like to stick to the canonical albums.

If it’s from one of the 4 albums from this period, it’s on the list.

But Time Fades Away has a track from two years earlier and we know what the original order for Tonight’s the Night was, so I take a few liberties.


Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown
Love In Mind
Goodbye Christians on the Shore
Come Along and Say You Will
Lookout Joe
Sweet Joni

** Time Fades Away **
Time Fades Away
Journey Through The Past
Yonder Stands The Sinner
L.A. (Story)
L.A. (Electric)
Don't Be Denied
The Bridge
Last Dance

Everybody's Alone
Raised on Robbery

** Tonight’s The Night**
Tonight's the Night
Mellow My Mind
World on a String
Speakin' Out
New Mama
Roll Another Number (For the Road)
Tired Eyes
Tonight's the Night - Pt. II

Borrowed Tune
Traces (12/5/73)
Bad Fog of Loneliness

** On The Beach**
Walk On
See The Sky About To Rain
Revolution Blues
For the Turnstiles
Vampire Blues
On the Beach
Motion Pictures (For Carrie)
Ambulance Blues

Hawaiian Sunrise
L.A. Girls and Ocean Boys
One More Sign
Frozen Man
Give Me Strength
Bad News Comes to Town
Changing Highways
The Old Homestead
Deep Forbidden Lake
Love/Art Blues (12/31/74)

** Homegrown **
Separate Ways
Love Is A Rose
Kansas (6/12/75)
We Don't Smoke It No More
White Line
Little Wing
Star of Bethlehem

At 12/09/2020 08:18:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

i should buy the thing as except for the Judy Garland which I burn from the library I dont have them already. The last one I bought was Are You Passionat or Chrome Dreams 2, great. What ever came last. Just enjoyed the Cellar Door Flying on the Ground. YT thanks. and the 5 min Vincent Price intro lol. thats funny. then right after all the dread this light and hopeful melody. go figure

At 12/10/2020 10:06:00 AM, Blogger NYBD11-12 said...

What did Neil say when he saw the lisence plate? Have you had any other NY plates? Like

I could spend all day doing this! Not sure if we have personalized LPs in DC, but my spouse is a danger bird, so I couldn't do it regardless.

At 12/11/2020 07:25:00 PM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

Great ideas for plates! No, I have never had any other NY plates, but now H2OFACE lives on the classic black and yellow in California, too. I have a pretty long story to tell about the life of the plate, though, and I gifted one to Neil. I have some pictures of the progression, and can't post the pictures in this comment. And a 50 minute or so feature with Paul Perrone, the software guru of the LincVolt with super interesting details about the moment in time in the development around 2009. Perhaps Tharsher could let me know how to tell the story.... maybe an email to you, with the extended story and pictures and links? Let me know.

I find the progression of Love Art Blues particularly fascinating. By the third version, with the yodeling and all, it sounds like a Hank Williams tune!

At 12/12/2020 12:29:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Joe - thanks for biting! great playlist.

did you build that on NYA?

@ wsanjose01 - the 5 min Vincent Price intro kind of almost worth the price of admission. which back in the day was like $5. if

@ NYBD11-12 - very creative license plates ideas.

not sure about personalized LPs in DC? Except
"Taxation w/o Representation"

@ Aer - yes, pls share tales of LV.

yeah, LAB progression is fascinating. Yodeling neil?!

At 12/12/2020 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

@ NYBD11-12
California plates are 2-7 (and some of them 2-6) characters. This includes spaces.
Virginia had 8 to fill, with characters or a space, or 6 if you picked one that had a symbol of some kind included. So ideas have to conform to spatial limits. I was very please no one had H2OFACE when I moved to California, and I could still wear it.


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