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5 Essential Neil Young records. Your picks are?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Geoff738, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    1. None
    2. None
    3. None
    4. None
    5. None

    *puts on flameproof suit and runs away*

  2. studebaker hawk

    studebaker hawk Tele-Holic

    Jan 30, 2006
    Tonights the Night
    On the Beach
    Time Fades Away
    Everybody knows this is Nowhere
    Re ac tor

  3. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    In no particular order....just depends on my mood :lol:

    Comes A Time
    Everybody knows
    Harvest Moon

  4. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Rust Never Sleeps
    Prairie Wind
    Live At The Cellar Door

  5. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2007
    1. After the Gold Rush
    2. Tonight's the Night
    3. Zuma
    4. Weld/Arc
    5. Ragged Glory

    Honorable mention to Decade, one of the best compilation albums ever

    What's the point?

  6. MDMachiavelli

    MDMachiavelli Tele-Afflicted

    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    After The Gold Rush
    Live Rust

  7. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 21, 2015
    There aren't really five essential Neil Young RECORDS, but there are five essential Neil Young SONGS:

    1. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)

    2. Rockin’ In The Free World

    3. Southern Man

    4. Cortez The Killer

    5. Let's Impeach The President

  8. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    Really just two albums, but I love 'em to death:

    • Harvest
    • Harvest Moon ("Natural Beauty" is such an underrated/overlooked gem!)

    And even then, I dislike some of the songs on 'em ("Are You Ready for the Country," "There's a World," "War of Man," "Old King"). It's the albums' absolute gems that make them overall great albums.

    I like a few on Comes a Time ("Goin' Back," "Comes a Time," and "Four Strong Winds"). I like "Helpless," "Long May You Run," and "Sugar Mountain," too.

    I admire Neil's explorations, but there's a narrow band of The Real Neil for me. The wistful, praire-wind kind of stuff. And some of his Les Paul cello-sounds live.

    It's kinda like how I feel about Tom Waits. What's Tom, to me, is magic. Mule Variations is his overall best, with a lot of great songs here and there along the way. But what's Tom Experimenting, is...Where's Tom?

  9. Fatschlamp

    Fatschlamp Tele-Meister

    Apr 26, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Live at Fillmore East
    After the Gold Rush
    Rust Never Sleeps
    On the Beach

  10. bricksnbeatles

    bricksnbeatles Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Deja vu
    Rust never sleeps
    After the gold rush
    Buffalo Springfield again

  11. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    Ragged Glory takes up the first five spots for me.

  12. TelePhartz

    TelePhartz Friend of Leo's

    Jan 11, 2014
    a mile high in AZ
    All this Neil Young talk so I pulled out the Rust Never Sleeps DVD and gave it a run. Great show. Say what you will but Crazy Horse is one bad-ass, powerful, little rock band.

    1. Rust Never Sleeps DVD
    2. Neil Young "The Loner Album"
    3. After the Gold Rush
    4. Harvest
    5. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    (that's no particular order)

    Take a look at this post. Then, if you're able to grasp the concept, substitute the name "Neil Young" for the word "guns". Whadaya think?

  13. El Chivo

    El Chivo Tele-Meister

    Mar 27, 2015
    Los Angeles-ish
    1. Weld
    2. Arc
    3. Sleeps with Angels
    4. Le Noise
    5. Rust Never Sleeps

  14. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2012
    Bristol UK
    Freedom would have been my top choice to be honest.
    Then, Harvest, Everybody knows this is nowhere, After the goldrush, Harvest moon.

  15. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire

    I didn't see "Needle and the Damage Done". Does that have a different title, or am I the only person that thinks that's one of his essentials?

    I thought Neil Young was great before I finally caught him in concert last summer. Now he's beyond great, for me, and I'm hearing many of his albums either for the first time, or with a new ear, or sometimes both.

  16. Bird Dog

    Bird Dog TDPRI Member

    Feb 8, 2012
    Jefferson City, Mo
    Don't know all the albums listed, but there is a Youtube of Warren Haynes doing a cover of Cortez the Killer (off Yuma I beleive) with the Dave Matthews band that is just simply amazing.

  17. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    Deja Vu
    4 Way Street
    Harvest Moon
    Tonights the Night

    Neil Young rules!

  18. TelePhartz

    TelePhartz Friend of Leo's

    Jan 11, 2014
    a mile high in AZ
    Not sure I'm answering what you're asking but "Needle and the Damage Done" was originally on the "Harvest" album and then appeared on various live things and compilations and stuff. Definitely a NY essential.

  19. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara


  20. kinkstah

    kinkstah Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2007
    Everybody Know this is Nowhere
    After The Goldrush
    Tonight's The Night
    On The Beach

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