Friday, December 7, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows this is Nowhere

This is Neil Young and Cray Horse's album called Everybody Knows this is Nowhere.  This was supposed to be a Guest Post by a good pal of mine who is a huge Neil Young fan - but he just can't seem to get around to writing the post - so I've asked Mr. Wiki to write it:  Recorded at Wally Heider's Studios in San Francisco, this is his "second studio album, released on Reprise Records.  And his first with backing band Crazy Horse, it peaked at number 34 on the US Billboard 200 and has been certified a platinum album by the RIAA.  The album contains three songs that became standards in his performance repertoire: "Cinnamon Girl", "Down by the River", and "Cowgirl in the Sand."  In 2003, the album was ranked number 208 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.  An interesting production note: Young's final lead vocal track (on the original album) was actually a temporary scratch vocal he sang through the low quality talk-back microphone on the mixing board, with no effects such as reverb.  He liked the stark contrast to the rest of the recording and used the track, becoming one of his many innovations. EKTIN was remastered and released on HDCD-encoded compact disc and digital download on July 14, 2009 as part of the Neil Young Archives Original Release Series.  It was released on audiophile vinyl in December 2009, both individually and as part of a box-set of Neil's first 4 LPs available via his official website (this box set was limited to 1000 copies - a CD version of 3000 copies exists, too).  A high resolution digital Blu-ray disc is planned, although there has been no release date set.

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