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  • Live at Massey Hall 1971 Live at Massey Hall 1971 Quick View

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    Live at Massey Hall 1971

    In hindsight, Neil Young now admits that Live At Massey Hall should have come out between After the Gold Rush and Harvest. The legendary 1971 concert features a solo Young with just a guitar, a piano and a mic debuting what were mostly new songs at the time. I'm gonna sing mostly new songs tonight, Neil Young tells the rapt Massey Hall audience, I've written so many new ones that I can't think of anything else to do with them other than sing 'em. The sound quality is impeccable and the setting lends a profound intimacy to Young's voice and musicianship, making this an overall remarkable recording and a mystery that it wasn't released sooner. The acclaimed Toronto performance features brilliant takes on some of Young's most enduring classics including; Old Man, Cowgirl In The Sand, Ohio and a suite of A Man Needs A Maid and Heart Of Gold before they were recorded for Harvest. Live At Massey Hall is a newly mined rock gem here on Classic Records' stunning 180g Quiex Super Vinyl Profile!
    1. On The Way Home
    2. Tell Me Why
    3. Old Man
    4. Journey Through The Past
    5. Helpless
    6. Love In Mind
    7. A Man Needs A Maid/Heart Of Gold Suite

    8. Cowgirl In The Sand
    9. Don't Let It Bring You Down

    10. There's A World
    11. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
    12. The Needle And The Damage Done
    13. Ohio [Live At Massey Hall
    14. See The Sky About To Rain

    15. Down By The River
    16. Dance Dance Dance

    17. I Am A Child
    Neil Young
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    Crazy Horse

    'Crazy Horse' is the self-titled official 1971 debut album from the band Crazy Horse, originally released on Reprise Records. Members of the band had previously released an album in 1968 as The Rockets and had also featured twice on albums with Neil Young; 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere' and 'After The Gold Rush'. Known for famous collaborations the band also recruited Ry Cooder to play on three tracks on the album.
    1. Gone Dead Train
    2. Dance, Dance, Dance
    3. Look At All The Things
    4. Beggars Day
    5. I Don't Want To Talk About It
    6. Downtown
    7. Carolay
    8. Dirty, Dirty
    9. Nobody
    10. I'll Get By
    11. Crow Jane Lady
    Crazy Horse
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  • Neil Young Neil Young Quick View

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    Neil Young

    Whether as a singer, a songwriter or a guitarist, Neil Young has been one of the most influential and important artists of the rock era. Blending folk, country and rock, the acoustic and the electric, the melancholy and the hopeful, Young has been an icon for the uncompromising and unpredictable since the 1960s.


    His self-titled 1968 solo debut album, following his exit from Buffalo Springfield, bridged what was and what would be. Although the eponymous release was his only album not to chart, it featured the classic track The Loner and marked the launching point of an illustrious solo career. Neil Young was followed by the three acknowledged masterpieces, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush and Harvest.

    1. Emperor of Wyoming
    2. Loner

    3. If I Could Have Her Tonight

    4. I've Been Waiting for You
    5. Old Laughing Lady

    6. String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill

    7. Here We Are in the Years

    8. What Did You Do to My Life?

    9. I've Loved Her So Long

    10. Last Trip to Tulsa
    Neil Young
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  • Neil Young Neil Young Quick View

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    Neil Young

    Whether as a singer, a songwriter or a guitarist, Neil Young has been one of the most influential and important artists of the rock era. Blending folk, country and rock, the acoustic and the electric, the melancholy and the hopeful, Young has been an icon for the uncompromising and unpredictable since the 1960s.


    His self-titled 1968 solo debut album, following his exit from Buffalo Springfield, bridged what was and what would be. Although the eponymous release was his only album not to chart, it featured the classic track The Loner and marked the launching point of an illustrious solo career. Neil Young was followed by the three acknowledged masterpieces, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush and Harvest.

    1. Emperor of Wyoming
    2. Loner

    3. If I Could Have Her Tonight

    4. I've Been Waiting for You
    5. Old Laughing Lady

    6. String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill

    7. Here We Are in the Years

    8. What Did You Do to My Life?

    9. I've Loved Her So Long

    10. Last Trip to Tulsa
    Neil Young
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  • Trio II Trio II Quick View

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    Trio II

    Originally released in 1999, the Emmylou Harris-produced Trio II won a Grammy Award and peaked in the Top Five of the country album chart. It sold more than one million copies worldwide on the strength of tracks like "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?", the Carter family's "Lover's Return", and a cover of Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush."


    This is the album's first ever vinyl release, newly remastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

    1. Lover's Return
    2. High Sierra
    3. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
    4. After the Gold Rush
    5. The Blue Train
    6. I Feel the Blues Movin' In
    7. You'll Never Be The Sun
    8. He Rode All The Way To Texas
    9. Feels Like Home
    10. When We're Gone, Long Gone
    Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, & Emmylou Harris
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon Quick View

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    Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

    During spring of 2007, Devendra Banhart and his band took up residence and built a studio in a house in Topanga Canyon. Topanga is located in the Santa Monica mountains and is bound on one side by the Pacific Ocean. Neil Young once lived there while recording After the Gold Rush and the area has also been home to Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, Mick Fleetwood and members of the Doors. Those ghosts inhabit the sound and vibe of these recording sessions.


    Everyone wants to say that an artistsÆ new album is the best thing theyÆve ever done, but this is truly the case here. The whole ôfreak folkö tag is gone and in its place is a classic, gorgeous rock album. There are songs that are fragile and solipsistic, ones with a pronounced Tropicalia influence, and ones that are wildly electric and epic.


    ôAn old-fashioned psychedelic folk opusàhis strongest music since 2004Æs Ni±o Rojo, if not his best ever.ö - Rolling Stone


    ôUnflinchingly imaginative and thoroughly charming, except maybe more so. One of the few new singer-songwriters whose every work is more highly anticipated than the last.ö - Harp

    Side A:
    1. Cristobal
    2. So Long Old Bean
    3. Samba Vexillographica
    4. Seahorse
    Side B
    1. Bad Girl
    2. Seaside
    3. Shabop Shalom
    4. Tonada Yanomaminista
    Side C
    1. Rosa
    2. Saved
    3. Lover
    4. Carmencita
    Side D:
    1. The Other Woman
    2. Freely
    3. I Remember
    4. My Dearest Friend
    Devendra Banhart
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  • Live At The Cellar Door Live At The Cellar Door Quick View

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    Live At The Cellar Door


    Mastered By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering And Pressed At Pallas In Germany


    Neil Young will release Live At The Cellar Door, the latest in his Archives Performance Series, on Reprise Records. The album collects recordings made during Young's intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970, a few months after Reprise released his classic third solo album After The Gold Rush in August.


    The album, which features Young performing on acoustic guitar and piano, includes tracks that are interesting for several reasons, such as stunning live versions of songs that appeared on After The Gold Rush (Tell Me Why, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Birds, Don't Let It Bring You Down and the title track) and solo performances of the Buffalo Springfield songs Expecting To Fly (from their 1967 second album Buffalo Springfield Again), I Am A Child (from their third and final album Last Time Around and Young's 1977 Decade compilation), and Flying On The Ground Is Wrong, from their 1966 self-titled debut.


    In addition, Live At The Cellar Door features early, raw performances of songs that wouldn't appear until subsequent Young albums, including the rarity Bad Fog Of Loneliness (which appears on Live At Massey Hall '71 - released in 2007-but was previously unreleased until the studio band version was included on Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972), Old Man (released two years later on 1972's Harvest album), a rare solo performance of Cinnamon Girl on piano (the full band version appears on Young's 1969 second solo album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere), and Down By The River, also from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.


    Live At The Cellar Door was recorded by Henry Lewy and produced by Young.

    1. Tell Me Why
    2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
    3. After the Gold Rush
    4. Expecting To Fly
    5. Bad Fog of Loneliness
    6. Old Man
    7. Birds
    8. Don't Let It Bring You Down
    9. See the Sky About to Rain
    10. Cinnamon Girl
    11. I Am A Child
    12. Down By the River
    13. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
    Neil Young
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    Decade

    A fantastic 3-LP collection of Neil's best-from Buffalo Springfield through CSNY to his own enigmatic solo career-featuring Southern Man; Down by the River; Helpless; Ohio; Sugar Mountain; Like a Hurricane; Heart of Gold; After the Gold Rush , and lots more.


    One of the most influential artists of all time, Neil Young has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity. Before starting his multi-platinum solo career, he was a founding member of the folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield and worked with the groups Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The Canadian singer-songwriter was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 for his work as a solo artist and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982. Young's philanthropic work is as renowned as his musical legacy.


    His famous Bridge School Benefit Concert has become a yearly tradition since 1986 and continues to boast an incredible line-up of high-profile artists. Each year, Young donates all of the proceeds to the Bay Area's Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. He was also one of the original founders of Farm Aid in 1985, and continues to be an active member on the organization's board of directors.

    LP 1
    1. Down to the Wire - By Buffalo Springfield
    2. Burned - By Buffalo Springfield
    3. Mr. Soul - By Buffalo Springfield
    4. Broken Arrow - By Buffalo Springfield
    5. Expecting to Fly - By Buffalo Springfield
    6. Sugar Mountain
    7. I Am a Child - By Buffalo Springfield
    8. The Loner
    9. The Old Laughing Lady
    10. Cinnamon Girl - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    11. Down By the River - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse


    LP 2
    1. Cowgirl In the Sand - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    2. I Believe in You - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    3. After the Gold Rush - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    4. Southern Man - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    5. Helpless - By Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    6. Ohio - By Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    7. Soldier03 Old Man
    8. A Man Needs a Maid
    9. Harvest
    10. Heart of Gold
    11. Star of Bethlehem


    LP 3
    1. The Needle and the Damage Done
    2. Tonight's the Night, Pt. 1
    3. Tired Eyes
    4. Walk On
    5. For the Turnstiles
    6. Winterlong
    7. Deep Forbidden Lake
    8. Like a Hurricane - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    9. Love Is a Rose
    10. Cortez the Killer - By Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    11. Campaigner
    12. Long May You Run - By The Stills-Young Band

    Neil Young
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    Earth

    Neil Young will release a new album, entitled EARTH, on via Reprise Records. The album features performances of songs from a range of Young's albums,including last year's The Monsanto Years, 1990's Ragged Glory, and 1970's After the Gold Rush.


    The audio was captured during Young's 2015 tour with The Promise of the Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) - Willie Nelson's sons. The tour included Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show.


    A new take on some of Young's most beloved songs, EARTH features the live recordings, along with a dded musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows - creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere.


    Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, EARTH flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together, says Young. Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times.

    LP 1
    1. Mother Earth
    2. Seed Justice
    3. My Country Home
    4. The Monsanto Years
    5. Western Hero
    6. Vampire Blues


    LP 2
    1. Hippie Dream
    2. After the Gold Rush
    3. Human Highway
    4. Big Box
    5. People Want to Hear About Love
    6. Wolf Moon


    LP 3
    1. Love and Only Love (Part 1)
    2. Love and Only Love (Part 2)

    Neil Young + Promise Of The Real
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  • Clockwork Angels Clockwork Angels Quick View

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    Clockwork Angels

    Rush's Clockwork Angels is the renowned trio's first new collection of original material in over five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner Records.


    The recording of Clockwork Angels began in April 2010 with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz - who also collaborated with the band on their last studio album, 2007's Snakes & Arrows. Rush co-produced both records. The first two songs, "Caravan" and "BU2B," were completed during that first session at Nashville's Blackbird studios and performed nightly during the wildly successful Time Machine Tour, which ran from June 2010 to June 2011. Work on Clockwork Angels resumed in the fall of 2011 at Revolution Recording in Toronto after the tour's finale, with additional strings (arranged by David Campbell) recorded at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios in early 2012.


    Lyrically, Clockwork Angels chronicles a young man's quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The novelization of Clockwork Angels is being written by science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson in collaboration with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.


    Rush - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart - is without question one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, equally famed for both its virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting.


    Recently, a career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature praised the band for its continuing artistic vitality, noting that It's true that Rush doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more. Rush's enduring pop culture relevance is perhaps best evidenced by a pair of high profile appearances - a rare national television performance and interview on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report in 2008 (the band's first TV appearance since 1975), and a pivotal role in the storyline of the 2009 hit comedy, I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segal, where the band also made a memorable cameo in the film.


    Beginning with their self-titled debut album in 1974, their extraordinary body of work - which includes such formidable works as 1976's 2112, 1981's Moving Pictures, 1996's Test for Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails and the latest studio album Snakes & Arrows, made a triumphant debut on the Billboard 200 upon its initial release in 2007, entering the chart in the #3 spot. The album's success marked Rush's highest chart debut since 1993, as well as the group's eleventh top ten album in the U.S. Rush has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and garnered untold legions of devoted and admiring fans. According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place RUSH third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.

    1. Caravan
    2. BU2B
    3. Clockwork Angels
    4. The Anarchist
    5. Carnies
    6. Halo Effect
    7. Seven Cities of Gold
    8. The Wreckers
    9. Headlong Flight
    10. BU2B2
    11. Wish Them Well
    12. The Garden
    Rush
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Acoustic Live

    200-gram Gatefold Double Lp


    Recorded Originally At 44.1khz/16-bit


    Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Stoughton Printing Old-style Tip On Jacket


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Guitarist and singer-songwriter Nils Lofgren in 1997 released a small treasure for longtime fans. Acoustic Live captures Lofgren alone in front of an appreciative audience, knocking out such favorites as You, No Mercy and Keith Don't Go, plus six new songs. Even with the new songs, there are no real revelations, only a selection of little gems that will put a smile on your face as you listen.


    Along with his work as a solo artist, Lofgren has marked more than 25 years as a member of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band as well as a former member of Crazy Horse and Grin. Lofgren joined Neil Young's band in 1968 at age 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. Lofgren would maintain a close musical relationship with Young, appearing on his Tonight's the Night album and tour among others. He was also briefly a member of Crazy Horse, appearing on their 1971 LP and contributing songs to their catalogue. From '71 to '74 Lofgren was active in Grin, the band he founded in '69. Solo albums and tours followed every year through the 1970s as Lofgren established himself as a top guitarist and live performer earning the respect and acclaim of his peers. Bruce Springsteen made the call in 1984 and Lofgren joined the E-Street Band for the Born in the USA tour. Lofgren was an instant hit with Springsteens fans through his playing and vibrant on stage persona. Lofgren remains a stalwart of the E-Street Band to the present day.


    Acoustic Live is an interesting and charming album from Nils Lofgren in 1997 as he follow on in the Unplugged tradition that became popular in the 1990s. It was actually recorded at The Barns Of Wolftrap, Vienna in Virginia on January 18th, 1997. - bestlivealbums.com


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    1. You
    2. Sticks and Stone
    3. Some Must Dream
    4. Little On Up
    5. Keith Don't Go
    6. Wonderland
    7. Big Tears Fall
    8. Believe
    9. Black Books
    10. To Your Heart
    11. Man In The Moon
    12. I'll Arise
    13. Blue Skies
    14. Tears On Ice
    15. All Out
    16. Mud In Your Eye
    17. No Mercy
    Nils Lofgren
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  • After The Gold Rush (Out Of Stock) After The Gold Rush (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    After The Gold Rush (Out Of Stock)

    Ranked 71/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second of three consecutive masterpieces Neil Young recorded between 1969 and 1972, After the Gold Rush captures the vibes, emotions, and cautious optimism of the era better than any album of its time. Moreover, it contains a host of impeccably written and performed songs that transcend the period and stand as an inextricable part of the American conscious.


    Recorded at Youngs Topanga Canyon Ranch and featuring backing from the legendary Crazy Horse, the then-unknown prodigy Nils Lofgren, and several other friends, the 1970 album embraces many of the seemingly artistic contradictions and eccentric diversity that have made Young so peerless. The title track, a devastatingly gorgeous balladic meditation on the '60s and a warning of what may come in the 1970s, proved prophetic. Every other song is equally spectacular and significant.


    The bristling whip-crack of Southern Man furthered Youngs no-holds-barred political commentary and prompted a response song in the form of Lynyrd Skynyrds Sweet Home Alabama, an anthem that its target praised. The country heartache of Oh, Lonesome Me simultaneously plays off and into the romantic spirit of the uplifting Dont Let It Bring You Down and the exuberant romp of When You Dance You Can Really Love. In one swoop, Young and company traverse the Heartland, Southern plantations, Appalachian valleys, and Los Angeles hills.


    Having languished for decades, this masterwork (named as one of the '100 Best Albums of All-Time' by Rolling Stone) has finally received the long-overdue sonic treatment its deserved. Remastered from the original tapes by Youngs expert team and overseen by the artist himself, After the Gold Rush now sounds better than ever. Young has never sounded so immediate, detailed, rich, or present on a studio album.


    The record joins 1968's Neil Young, 1969s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, and 1972s Harvest as part of the initial batch of Young recordings pristinely mastered from the original tapes, pressed on high-quality audiophile-grade LP, and packaged in sleeves that faithfully mirror those of the originals.


    1. Tell Me Why
    2. After The Gold Rush
    3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
    4. Southern Man
    5. Till The Morning Comes
    6. Oh Lonesome Me
    7. Don't Let It Bring You Down
    8. Birds
    9. When You Dance, I Can Really Love
    10. I Believe In You
    11. Cripple Creek Ferry
    Neil Young
    $36.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Out Of Stock) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Out Of Stock)

    Ranked 208/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    A colossal effort that signifies his first collaboration with Crazy Horse, bar-none the best garage-rock support band ever assembled, Neil Youngs Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere explodes with loose electricity, country-influenced harmonies, and fervent interplay that took melodic rock music in then-unforeseen directions. Moving away from the mellow fare that distinguished his self-titled debut, the pioneering Canadian icon stretches out and showcases his penchant for unhinged guitar solos and drifting arrangements.


    Having come across the Rockets while recording his first solo outing, Young spared no time in recruiting the band for his own purposes. With the trio of Danny Whitten, drummer Ralph Molina, and bassist Billy Talbot renamed Crazy Horse, and Young ready with an energetic collection of tunes that called out for longer instrumentals and raw tones, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere was recorded in a scant two weeks time and just four months after Youngs prior effort.


    His symbiotic chemistry with fellow kindred spirit and rhythm guitarist Whitten is evident on the drawn-out Cowgirl In the Sand and murderous Down By the River, both a tangle of rolling narratives, mysterious tension, amplified feedback, and longing emotion which remain staples in Youngs live repertoire. As does Cinnamon Girl, which is distinguished by one of the most famous and magnetic riffs of all time. At this stage of his career, Young had never written such an engaging and expressive set of songs and the album remains a landmark on which every tune is a classic.


    Having languished for decades, this masterwork has finally received the long-overdue sonic treatment its needed. Remastered from the original tapes by Youngs expert team and overseen by the artist himself, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere now sounds better than ever. Young has never sounded so immediate, detailed, rich, or present on a studio album.


    The record joins 1968's Neil Young, 1970s After the Gold Rush, and 1972's Harvest as part of the initial batch of Young recordings pristinely mastered from the original tapes, pressed on high-quality audiophile-grade LP, and packaged in sleeves that faithfully mirror those of the originals.

    1. Cinnamon Girl
    2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    3. Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)
    4. Down By The River
    5. The Losing End
    6. Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets)
    7. Cowgirl In The Sand
    Neil Young
    $36.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • The Trials Of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition) (Out Of Stock) The Trials Of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    The Trials Of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition) (Out Of Stock)

    10th Anniversary Edition On 180-Gram Gold Vinyl


    Includes A B2 Pull-Out Poster, Handwritten Lyrics & Previously Unseen Photos


    Comes With A Special Bonus 7 With 2 Unreleased Songs


    Limited To Only 1000 Copies For North America


    This Autumn Midlake will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Trials of Van Occupanther with a deluxe reissue via Bella Union on 180g gold vinyl, complete with a B2 pull-out poster, handwritten lyrics and previously unseen photos. The cover artwork has been reimagined in a fittingly flushed, hallucinatory painting by neo-impressionist (and pavement-scorching skateboarder) Brian Lotti. The original album will be accompanied by a special bonus 7" featuring two previously unreleased tracks, the plaintive rolling lament of "The Fairest Way" and the revelatory psychedelic swirl of "Festival," two tracks recorded before original vocalist Tim Smith departed the band.


    In 2006, Van Occupanther was hailed as an instant classic and over the course of the next year proved to be the band's commercial breakthrough. While their debut, 2004's Bamnan and Slivercork, had drawn acclaim alongside comparisons to Grandaddy and Radiohead, Midlake looked further afield and deeper within for the follow-up. Suffused with a romantic yearning for the simpler life, this was a record pitched between 1871, 1971 and somewhere out of time: between Henry David Thoreau and Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, between 1970s Laurel Canyon thinking and a longing for something more mysterious. Rich reserves of wistful melody, dreamy horns, rolling guitars and plaintive pianos reflect its elusive, idiosyncratic narratives: a couple long to be robbed by bandits so they can start anew, an outcast scientist ponders his pariah status, a woman chases a frisky deer, a river leads who knows where yet leaves you little choice but to follow


    Famous admirers included Thom Yorke, Beck, The Flaming Lips, Paul Weller, James Dean Bradfield, St Vincent, actor/skateboarder Jason Lee and The Chemical Brothers, and the album went on to secure high placings in the end-of-year polls. Since then, their influence has perhaps been felt in the breakthrough of many a band or singer at one with the stuff of beards, bucolic yearning and blissful West Coast harmonies, from Fleet Foxes to Band of Horses, The Low Anthem, Jonathan Wilson, Matthew E White and beyond.


    Not that Midlake stood still to lap up the praise: a band acutely attuned to nature's shifts, they embraced change. In 2010 they ventured into darker psych-folk thickets for The Courage of Others and backed John Grant on his celebrated breakthrough album, Queen of Denmark. When Tim Smith subsequently departed, guitarist/singer Eric Pulido stepped up to the lead vocal role for 2013's freshly exploratory Antiphon. Since then, Pulido and various Midlake members have embarked on a new musical project with a cast of all-stars including members of Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Band of Horses and Travis, for an album due for release next year. All of this serves to remind us what fertile seeds were sown with The Trials of Van Occupanther: a modern classic, made of vintage craft and timeless magic.

    1. Roscoe
    2. Bandits
    3. Head Home
    4. Van Occupanther
    5. Young Bride
    6. Branches
    7. In This Camp
    8. We Gathered In Spring
    9. It Covers The Hillsides
    10. Chasing After Deer
    11. You Never Arrived


    Bonus 7" Single
    1. Festival
    2. The Fairest Way

    Midlake
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 Single - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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