Neil Young – Prairie Wind (2005/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 52:05 minutes | 1,78 GB | Genre: Rock
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Prairie Wind is the 26th studio album by Canadian / American musician Neil Young, released on September 27, 2005. After dalliances with 1960s soul music (Are You Passionate?) and rock opera (Greendale, which spawned a Young-directed film of the same name), Prairie Wind featured an acoustic-based sound reminiscent of his earlier commercially successful albums Harvest and Harvest Moon. The album was in part inspired by the illness and recent death of his father, Canadian sportswriter and novelist Scott Young, and the album is dedicated in part to the elder Young.
Young recorded the album in Nashville before undergoing minimally invasive surgery for an aneurysm in the spring of 2005, and some of the songs on the album appear to be informed by Young confronting his own mortality.
A premiere live performance of Prairie Wind was held in 18–19 August 2005 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Here, Young held a two-night concert where songs from the album were performed. These concerts became the subject of a film directed by Jonathan Demme entitled Heart of Gold.
Young debuted the album’s closing track, “When God Made Me”, at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
1. Neil Young – The Painter
2. Neil Young – No Wonder
3. Neil Young – Falling off of the Face of the Earth
4. Neil Young – Far from Home
5. Neil Young – It’s a Dream
6. Neil Young – Prairie Wind
7. Neil Young – Here for You
8. Neil Young – This Old Guitar
9. Neil Young – He Was the King
10. Neil Young – When God Made Me