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Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Greendale  Music

Posted by NeilYoung at Sept. 16, 2008
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Greendale

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Greendale [2003]
Rock | 78’24 | EAC/FLAC+CUE+LOG | Front JPG | ~517 Mb

Neil Young has long been one of rock’s great romantics, mourning the utopian ideals of the “hippie” ‘60s and his vision of what America was…or at least should have been. In some ways, Greendale–which could be described as a “rock novel”–adds a mourning for humanity itself to the mix, as Young presents his vision of America 2003 via the story of a fictional family in a small California town. There’s drama galore–a cop is killed by a drug dealer; Grandpa has a fatal heart attack while pointing a gun at a TV reporter–but most of these songs also work individually as terrific rock tunes. It’s a more subdued Crazy Horse this time out, with only Neil on lead guitar and little of the distorted rage found on albums like Ragged Glory. But “Grandpa’s Interview” has a gorgeous riff that recalls Zuma’s “Don’t Cry No Tears”; “Be the Rain” is a genuine Neil Young anthem about love, peace, saving the planet, and doing the right thing. A few pieces sound a tad meandering at first, which could lead one to conclude that Greendale is only a good Neil Young album. Repeated listening, however, should confirm that Greendale is a great Neil Young album.
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Neil Hawker - South by East (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 9, 2017
Neil Hawker - South by East (2017)

Neil Hawker - South by East (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 327.71 Mb | 45:20 | Cover
Blues, Modern Electric | Country: Melbourne, Australia | Label: Independens

Neil Hawker has played guitar on countless blues, funk, r&b, country, jazz, and rock gigs for over 15 years, including national and international tours, and is now on a mission to bring his own r&b-based blues to the world. As a vocalist/guitarist/bandleader, Hawker's influences include Robben Ford, Keb' Mo', BB King, Little Feat, Freddie King, Larry Carlton, Ray Charles, Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo, Ray Beadle and great singer-songwriters of the 70s. His debut album, "South By East", features some of Melbourne's most seasoned and soulful musicians, and is produced by Mitch Cairns (Russell Morris amongst others). The resulting blues is brassy, classy and gutsy. And thoroughly enjoyable.
Neil Diamond - A Cherry Cherry Christmas (2009/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Neil Diamond - A Cherry Cherry Christmas (2009/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:13 minutes | 1,81 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Neil Diamond's first two holiday albums were plainly titled The Christmas Album and The Christmas Album, Vol. 2, which gave a pretty good indication of the by-the-book music they contained, just like how the very name of 2009's A Cherry Cherry Christmas is a tip-off that this collection is a decidedly less serious affair, even if it recycles a good chunk of the same recordings that comprised those earlier albums. A Cherry Cherry Christmas keeps a barbershop quartet arrangement of "Deck the Halls," a doo wop "White Christmas," and a swinging "Jingle Bell Rock," but what's notable are the additions: a ridiculous, self-celebrating "Cherry Cherry Christmas" that's trumped only by a goofy cover of Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song." These two new cuts make Diamond seem like the garrulous uncle at your family's holiday party, the one who is eager to prove how cool he is, which only makes him seem all the more out of touch.

Neil Diamond - Dreams (2010/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 8, 2017
Neil Diamond - Dreams (2010/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Neil Diamond - Dreams (2010/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 55:05 minutes | 2,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

After two excellent collaborations with Rick Rubin, Neil Diamond can't resist taking the production reins himself for this collection of (mostly) covers. His liner notes claim these songs as some of his favorites from the "rock era" implying it's over. While this set is more intimate than most of his overblown production of the last 30 years, it is a step away from the simplicity of his work with Rubin, featuring full strings, chamber reeds, winds, and brass on various cuts. As a vocalist, Diamond's dramatic rather than involved authority is his trademark; he imposes it on almost every track.
Neil Diamond - The Best Years of Our Lives (1988/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Neil Diamond - The Best Years of Our Lives (1988/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:16 minutes | 1,95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This album came when Neil Diamond was firmly entrenched in his adult contemporary niche. A/C can be so pandering it's insulting sometimes, but when it's done with heart and smarts it can be sublime. Diamond apparently gets that and for the most part makes adult contemporary that is actually for adults. It takes a master to croon "Cause I do believe in forever/it's a place that lovers find" without making the sentiment cringe-inducing. And Diamond pulls it off. Despite that, even he can't keep from sounding creepy when he sings, "Ooh, babe, you're a hot little number" on "Everything's Gonna be Fine."
Neil Diamond - Headed For The Future (1986/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Neil Diamond - Headed For The Future (1986/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:53 minutes | 1,73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Having stumbled with Primitive, Diamond attempted, with Headed for the Future, to re-establish himself as a contemporary artist, co-writing with Stevie Wonder, recording songs by Bryan Adams and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, and employing nine producers and nine recording studios. The result was a slight upturn in sales and Diamond's last singles-chart entry with the title track. But the album was also overblown and unfocused, record-making by committee, and Neil Diamond as an individual artist was getting lost in the process.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Re-ac-tor (1981/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Re·ac·tor (1981/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:10 minutes | 879 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Re·ac·tor is the eleventh studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, and his fourth with Crazy Horse, released in 1981. The album combined the electric guitar-focused approach that Young took in his late 1970s records with Crazy Horse sound with early 1980s new wave rhythms. It was unavailable on compact disc until it was released as a HDCD-encoded remastered version in 2003 as part of the Neil Young Archives Digital Masterpiece Series.

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - The Visitor (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 1, 2017
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - The Visitor (2017)

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - The Visitor (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, artwork | 51:10 min | 339 MB
Label: Reprise Records ‎– 9362-49088-6 | Tracks: 10
Folk Rock, Blues Rock

When Neil Young entered Shangri La Studio with the band Promise Of The Real a few months ago, there were a lot of images and feelings careening around his soul. The country was heading in a direction Young had never seen, even though up until then he thought he'd seen it all. But something different was happening, and it had gotten inside his music. "I'm a Canadian by the way and I love the USA," he sings on the first song "Already Great."

Neil Carswell - Good Man's Journey (2006) **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 1, 2017
Neil Carswell - Good Man's Journey (2006) **[RE-UP]**

Neil Carswell - Good Man's Journey (2006)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 103 mb
Genre: Southern rock, Americana

Former Copperhead member Neil Carswell is a man who lives by his word, and his word is his music, and his music is his life. He lives life as if it was soil, and soil is the sound that nurtures his body, soul, and heart, as well as family. He is the south's most hidden secret, now it can be revealed. Oh yes, the name of this CD is Good Man's Journey, released by East Winds Records.
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - The Visitor (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real - The Visitor (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:14 minutes | 1,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Neil Young's first two collaborations with Promise of the Real, the band led by Willie Nelson's son Lukas Nelson, sounded sorta like tethered Crazy Horse albums. But without the free-fall unpredictability of Young's most reliable backing group of the past five decades, 2015's The Monsanto Years and the following year's embellished live record, Earth, came off like more structured attempts to capture Young at his most unhinged and plugged in. Their third record, The Visitor, is more of the same, and like The Monsanto Years and last year's Peace Trail, it's a political one, charged through a filter of recent news.