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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Greendale (2003) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Greendale
Artist: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Album: Greendale | Style: Classic Rock | Year: 2003 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MPL 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MPL 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 2.0) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 10 | Size: ~7.68 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: © Rhino | Reprise Records | Wea, 2003 | Note: Watermarked

Prior to its release, Greendale received more attention than any Neil Young album in years, but it wasn’t positive. Young hauled out his concept album — about an extended family in a small town called Greendale, and how they’re torn apart by a murder — to unsuspecting audiences, who by and large were not happy about spending anywhere from 55 to 85 dollars to hear a dense convoluted song cycle, complete with rambling narrative from Young, for the first hour of the show and not hearing many hits in the remainder of the set. Early in the summer of 2003, there was a brief blast of stories about this quasi-scandal, setting the stage for the late-summer release of the album: it got Young some needed press, and announced that unlike his last several albums, Young was actually trying this time around. Frankly, he needed a change. Ever since 1994’s Sleeps With Angels — or, if you’re less charitable, 1990’s Ragged Glory — he had been drifting, playing with different groups, never quite mustering up enough energy to assemble a consistent set of songs whenever he headed into the studio. Here, the story and the setting give Young a hook for the record, a common theme that he can rally around, and the album benefits so much from that focus that it doesn’t really matter that the story is convoluted beyond comprehension; the plot matters so much that it winds up not mattering at all. Close attention and repeated listens offer few rewards to the careful listener, because Young doesn’t really say much of anything here, no matter how elaborately he says it. Learning more about the narrative — whether it’s through the simultaneously released DVD of the Young-directed film Greendale, hearing his rambling on-stage between-song narratives, or reading apparent transcriptions of these ramblings in the liner notes — illuminates the story slightly, even as declarations like “When I was writing this I had no idea what I was doing, so I was just as surprised as you are” emphasize the suspicion that there’s not much meaning in the whole enterprise.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps (1978) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD 5.1

Title: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock
Director: Bernard Shakey (Neil Young)
Cameraman: Daniel Pearl, Jon Else, Miro Narita, Paul Goldsmith, Richard Pearce, Robbie Greenberg
Artist: Neil Young – vocals, guitars, harmonica, percussion; Frank “Poncho” Sampedro – electric guitar, keyboards, backing vocals; Billy Talbot – bass, backing vocals; Ralph Molina – drums, backing vocals

Production/Label: Shakey Pictures/Reprise Records
Duration: 01:56:21
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 23999 kbps / 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 192 kHz / 11503 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 39.6 GB

Rust Never Sleeps, the acclaimed full-length 1979 concert film from Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s 1978 tour – featuring definitive performances of the legendary hits “Cinnamon Girl,” “Like a Hurricane,” “I Am A Child,” and the acoustic and electric versions of “Hey Hey, My My” – has been restored from the original film negative with a new accompanying 5.1 high resolution surround mix for a 2016 release on both the DVD and Blu-Ray formats.

The New York Times described Rust Never Sleeps as offering “some of [Young’s] strongest songs, both new and old, in performances as fine or finer than those on his recent, partly live record album of the same title,” adding that “the intensity of the singing and playing of Crazy Horse, Mr. Young’s longtime partners for electric-rock projects, is as moving as rock can offer.”

Rust Never Sleeps, A concert fantasy, was chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine in 1987 as one of the “Greatest Live Performances of the Last Twenty Years.”

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse ‎- Live Rust (1979) [2LP, Original US Pressing] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}


Neil Young & Crazy Horse ‎- Live Rust
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 1,58 Gb
Mastered By David Gold
Label: Reprise Records/2RX 2296 | Release: 1979 | Genre: Country-Rock

All the kudos Neil Young earned for Rust Never Sleeps he lost for Live Rust, the double-LP live album released four months later. Live Rust was the soundtrack to Young’s concert film Rust Never Sleeps (he had wanted to give it that title, but Reprise vetoed the idea, fearing confusion with the earlier album), and likewise was recorded October 22, 1978, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. But much of the Rust Never Sleeps album had been recorded on the same tour, and Live Rust repeated four songs from that disc; besides, since Young had released the career retrospective Decade in 1977, critics felt he was unfairly recycling his older material and repeating his new material. In retrospect, however, Live Rust, now a single 74-minute CD, comes off as an excellent Neil Young live album and career summary, starting with the early song “Sugar Mountain” and running through then-new songs like “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” and “Powderfinger.” Young is effective in both his acoustic folksinger and hard-rocking Crazy Horse bandleader modes. The various distractions of the concert itself and the film, such as the pretentious props and cowled roadies, are absent, and what’s left is a terrific Neil Young concert recording.

Review by William Ruhlmann, allmusic.com

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Re-ac-tor (1981/2004) [DVD Audio to FLAC 24bit/176.4kHz]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Re-ac-tor (1981/2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176.4kHz | Time – 00:39:10 minutes | 1.28 GB | Genre: Rock
Source: DVD-Audio (Watermarked!)  | Front cover | © Reprise Records
Recorded: October 9, 1980 – July 21, 1981 at Modern Recorders, Redwood City, CA

Neil Young employs Crazy Horse to help him bash out a guitar-drenched hard rock set made up of thrown-together material. The group plays fiercely, as usual, but the lyrics are sketchy, seemingly improvised (the nadir is the nine-minute “T-Bone,” which consists of the lines “Got mashed potato/Ain’t got no t-bone” repeated over and over), and frequently cranky, as in “Motor City,” which finds Young criticizing Japanese cars, and “Rapid Transit,” which takes a belated swipe at new wave music while sounding like second-rate Talking Heads. For the second album in a row, Young seems to be just fulfilling his one-album-a-year record contract. The exception is the album-closing “Shots” (written by 1978), a more substantive and threatening song given a riveting performance. Later, it would be revealed that Young was finding time for his music while giving most of his attention to caring for his disabled son. Still, he might have been better advised to have suspended record-making for a few years instead of turning out half-baked efforts like this one. –William Ruhlmann

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live Rust (1979/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live Rust (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:15:53 minutes | 2.69 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic  |  ©  Reprise Records
Recorded: 1978, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, and McNichols Arena, Denver, Colorado

All the kudos Neil Young earned for Rust Never Sleeps he lost for Live Rust, the double-LP live album released four months later. Live Rust was the soundtrack to Young’s concert film Rust Never Sleeps (he had wanted to give it that title, but Reprise vetoed the idea, fearing confusion with the earlier album), and likewise was recorded October 22, 1978, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. But much of the Rust Never Sleeps album had been recorded on the same tour, and Live Rust repeated four songs from that disc; besides, since Young had released the career retrospective Decade in 1977, critics felt he was unfairly recycling his older material and repeating his new material. In retrospect, however, Live Rust, now a single 74-minute CD, comes off as an excellent Neil Young live album and career summary, starting with the early song “Sugar Mountain” and running through then-new songs like “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” and “Powderfinger.” Young is effective in both his acoustic folksinger and hard-rocking Crazy Horse bandleader modes. The various distractions of the concert itself and the film, such as the pretentious props and cowled roadies, are absent, and what’s left is a terrific Neil Young concert recording. –William Ruhlmann

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Zuma (1975/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Zuma (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:31 minutes | 1.26 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Reprise Records / Warner Bros. Records
Recorded: June 16, 1974 – August 29, 1975 at Broken Arrow Ranch, Redwood City, CA and Pt. Dume, CA

Zuma is the seventh studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on Reprise Records in 1975. Co-credited to Crazy Horse, it includes “Cortez the Killer,” one of Young’s best-known songs. It peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified a gold record by the RIAA.

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Neil Young And Crazy Horse Americana 1080p BluRay Remux LPCM 2.0 AVC

Blu-Ray-Amaray-sized softpak.
Americana is the first album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in nearly nine years. Crazy Horse is: Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, and Neil Young. As you ll see from the track-listing,Americana is collection of classic, American folk songs. In their day, some of these may have been referred to as “protest songs,” “murder ballads,” or campfire-type songs passed down with universal, relatable tales for everyman. Some of these compositions which, like “Tom Dooley” and “Oh Susannah,” were written in the 1800s, while others, like “This Land Is Your Land” (utilizing the original, widely misinterpreted “deleted verses”) and “Get A Job,” are mid-20th-century folk classics. It s also interesting to note that “God Save The Queen,” Britain s national anthem, also became the de facto national anthem of sorts before the establishment of The Union as we know it until we came to adopt our very own “The Star Spangled Banner,” which has been recognized for use as early as 1889 and made our official national anthem in 1931. Each of these compositions is very much part of the fabric of our American heritage; the roots of what we think of as “Americana” in cultural terms, using songs as a way of passing along information and documenting our past. What ties these songs together is the fact that while they may represent an America that may no longer exist, the emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what is going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written.

Track listing:
1. Oh Susannah
2. Clementine
3. Tom Dula
4. Gallows Pole
5. Get A Job
6. Travel On
7. High Flyin’ Bird
8. Jesus’ Chariot
9. This Land Is Your Land
10. Wayfarin’ Stranger
11. God Save The Queen

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