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Neil Young – Summer Songs (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Neil Young – Summer Songs (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:28 minutes | 370 MB | Genre: Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise Records

Neil Young gave fans of his ‘Archives’ project an extra-special Christmas gift this year, dropping the eight-track ‘Summer Songs’ record that he first teased last month.

The archival album was initially recorded in 1987, tracked at the Broken Arrow Ranch in Redwood City, California. It’s unclear who Young made the album with – if anyone – but every instrument played on it was played by Young himself. The version released on Saturday (December 25) was produced by the Volume Dealers and mastered by Tim Mulligan.

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Neil Young – Landing On Water (1986/2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young – Landing On Water (1986/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:58 minutes | 1,52 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen

Landing on Water is the 15th studio album by Neil Young. The album was released on July 21, 1986, by Geffen Records. Several of the songs on the album were resurrected from Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s failed 1984 sessions – a set of sessions where, according to longtime producer David Briggs, the musicians “played like monkeys”.

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Neil Young – Colorado (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young – Colorado (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 50:28 minutes | 1,69 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise Records

Colorado is the 39th studio album by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Neil Young (and his first studio album with Crazy Horse since 2012), released on October 25, 2019, by Reprise Records. The album was preceded by the singles “Milky Way” (released on August 30, 2019) and “Rainbow of Colors” (released on September 12, 2019) and is dedicated to Elliot Roberts, Young’s manager since 1967, who died aged 76 on June 21, 2019.It was also the first album to feature Nils Lofgren as a member of Crazy Horse since 1971.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:42:52 minutes | 1,62 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise

It’s amazing how Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s collaborations can seem like a lost moment in time, captured in amber. You feel it right away on their 19th studio album with opener “Song of the Seasons”: that evocative harmonica, Nils Lofgren’s sentimental accordion, Young’s voice wavering on the last half of the line “We’re so together in the way that we feel/ That we could wind up anywhere;” it’s as easy as a worn suede glove and nostalgic for a moment you don’t even know. Then again, that moment might just be the classic Harvest Moon, on which this sweet song (all about connection, a running theme on Barn) would have been right at home. It helps that Young goes all in. He has played with two-thirds of the band since 1968, and the album was recorded in circumstances about as romantic as you can get: “under a full moon, in a restored off-grid 19th century barn high up in the Rockies,” the press release details. Goosed by ragged guitar, “Heading West” gets dreamy about childhood and how your parents’ decisions change you. “Shape of You” is an out-and-out love song (“You changed my life for the better/ Wore my love like your favorite sweater”), an inspired blues roll warmed up by Billy Talbot’s lumbering bass and Young’s right-hand piano shimmy. Ditto “Tumblin’ Thru the Years,” which sounds more like it’s about the band’s connection than any romantic love, and is just about as pretty as anything Young’s ever written. It’s not all mellow and cozy, though. “Human Race” is a spitfire stomp, complete with searing guitar solo, and you can feel the frustration of Young, who has been warning of climate change for decades: “Today no one cares/ Tomorrow no one shares/ Because they all will be gone but the children.” (A ghostly chorus drifts in to chant the line “Children of the fires and floods.”) The band adopts a blues rag to chronicle Western dependence on petroleum for “Change Ain’t Never Gonna.” As Young looks both backward and forward at the same time, he’s aware it sounds familiar—but hopeful it might finally sink in. “I been singin’ this way for so long/ Riding through this storm,” he reminds us on “Welcome Back,” later warning: “Before the world has closed us in/ We might still allow for changes to be made … Before your computer turns on you.” “Don’t Forget Love” closes the album on a note of genuine hope, Young reassuringly singing, “When you’re takin’ and you could be givin’/ When you’re dyin’ and you could be livin’/ Don’t forget love.” – Shelly Ridenour

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Neil Young – Trans (1983/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young – Trans (1983/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:40:02 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen

When it was released, Trans was Neil Young’s most baffling album. He had employed a vocoder to synthesize his voice on five of the album’s nine tracks, resulting in disembodied singing, the lyrics nearly impossible to decipher without the lyric sheet. And even when you read the words, “Computer Age,” “We R in Control,” “Transformer Man,” “Computer Cowboy,” and “Sample and Hold” seemed like a vague mishmash of high-tech jargon. Later, Young would reveal that some of the songs expressed a theme of attempted communication with his disabled son, and in that context, lines like “I stand by you” and “So many things still left to do/But we haven’t made it yet” seemed clearer. But the vocoder, which robbed Young’s voice of its dynamics and phrasing, still kept the songs from being as moving as they were intended to be. And despite the crisp dance beats and synthesizers, the music sounded less like new Kraftwerk than like old Devo. A few more conventional Young songs (left over from an earlier rejected album) seemed out of place. Trans had a few good songs, notably “Sample and Hold” (which seemed to be about a computer dating service for robots), a remake of “Mr. Soul,” and “Like an Inca” (an intended cross between “Like a Hurricane” and “Cortez the Killer”?), but on the whole it was an idea that just didn’t work. – William Ruhlmann

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Neil Young – Old Ways (1985/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young – Old Ways (1985/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:36:40 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen

In 1984, Geffen Records sued Neil Young on the grounds that he had submitted uncharacteristic, uncommercial records to the label. By the time a settlement had been reached, Young had been on the road with a country band called the International Harvesters for over a year and recorded a revamped version of Old Ways, a 1982 recording originally rejected by Geffen that was cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Young depends heavily on friends, especially for vocals — Waylon Jennings sings harmony on six out of the ten tracks, and one of the others is a duet with Willie Nelson. Though populated by cowboys and country references, Young’s take on the genre is typically idiosyncratic, including a reworked version of his autobiography in “Get Back to the Country,” a cover of the 1956 Gogi Grant hit “The Wayward Wind,” and the uncategorizable “Misfits,” which portrays astronauts watching Muhammad Ali fights on television in space. Old Ways is not a great Neil Young album and at the time of its release served to alienate him even further from his audience, but it has its moments. – William Ruhlmann

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Neil Young – Carnegie Hall 1970 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young – Carnegie Hall 1970 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:31:20 minutes | 352 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise

The show rounded off a seminal year for Young who had released the ‘After The Gold Rush’ record just 3 months earlier in September which followed on from the ‘D’ej`a Vu’ album he recorded as part of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young in March of the same year. This show is a never before heard recording with Young playing solo on vocals, acoustic guitar, piano and harmonica. Young played two solo acoustic shows at Carnegie Hall that week.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (2012) Blu-ray 1080i AVC LPCM 2.0 + BDRip 720p

Title: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Reprise
Duration: 1:25:18 + 00:37:08
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG4 AVC
Audio codec: LPCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22049 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 43.73 GB

Recorded right after Americana at Audio Casa Blanca, this Blu-ray release contains a high resolution 192kHz/24bit full fidelity version of the album Psychedelic Pill and will include videos for each of the songs.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:27:57 minutes | 1,75 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise

Psychedelic Pill is the 32nd studio album by Canadian / American musician Neil Young, released on October 30, 2012. It is the second collaboration between Young and Crazy Horse released in 2012 (the first being Americana) and their first original work together since the Greendale album and tour in 2003 and 2004. The album was streamed on Young’s website on October 24, 2012, and leaked onto the Internet the same day.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 56:49 minutes | 1,88 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reprise

Americana is the 31st studio album by Canadian / American musician Neil Young, released on June 5, 2012. The album was Young’s first collaboration with backing band Crazy Horse since their 2003 album, Greendale, and its associated tour.

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