The band said the streaming service should be supported if it encourages people to like their music and go to their shows
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Friday 15 October 2010
Sunday 26 September 2010
Daniel Lanois is a producer who makes every record he works on sound like a Daniel Lanois album.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
When Neil Young came to Nashville to tape an appearance for The Johnny Cash Show on ABC television in February 1971, he had dinner with Elliot Mazer, the record producer who had left New York for the capital of country music and designed and built Quadrafonic Sound Studios in a two-storey house there. The singer-songwriter expressed a desire to use this facility and said all he needed was a rhythm section and a pedal steel guitarist. Mazer suggested Area Code 615 drummer Kenny Buttrey and then bassist Tim Drummond, who in turn mentioned local musician Ben Keith, one of Nashville's "A Team" of session players, best known at that point for playing the beautiful harmony part on Patsy Cline's signature song "I Fall to Pieces" in 1961. "I'd heard of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, of course," Keith later recalled. "But I had no idea that Neil recorded solo. I arrived for the session after he'd already started playing, so I set up real quietly, and I could tell this was not just another session, that this guy had some real magic happening. We cut half the album before he stopped to introduce himself! After that it got pretty exciting."
Sunday 06 June 2010
Laura Burhenn says she wants her album to be “like Neil Young doing Motown”.
Sunday 23 May 2010
If ever an album begged not to be judged by its opening track, this is it.
Friday 21 May 2010
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Released last summer on Blu-ray, DVD and CD, Neil Young's mammoth 10-disc retrospective, Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972), drew rave reviews and went on to win a Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, the right accolade for what is undoubtedly "the most ambitious artist collection ever released" as Reprise Records claimed.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Although Bobby Charles could neither read nor write music, nor play an instrument, he was a fine songwriter, writing the hit songs "See You Later, Alligator" (Bill Haley), "Walking to New Orleans" (Fats Domino) and "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" (Clarence "Frogman" Henry). Keen to live in seclusion around the Louisiana swamps, he never promoted his own career, but a highly regarded album, Bobby Charles, with Dr. John and members of the Band, was released in 1972. His attitude to songwriting was simple: "When they come, they come."
Sunday 13 December 2009
The Harvest Moon album done solo and acoustically (guitar and piano) in front of an attentively reverent audience.
Friday 04 December 2009
"It's just the feeling behind this song," murmurs Neil Young, introducing "Dreamin' Man", "there's nothing literal in here".
Friday 27 November 2009
Sunday 15 November 2009
Recognise the name? He’s Gillian Welch’s other half, the idiosyncratic picker/producer who harmonises.
Tuesday 10 November 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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