Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by jlf, Sep 2, 2022.
Sounds like a title to one of the tracks!
Yeah. I hope one of the singles will be released soon so I can get an idea. Because those messages don't give me good hope. Not waiting for a ECO CH version of Living With War anno 2022. Gonna listen to it a good couple of times on NYA before actually buying.
I think the reason for this has been that Neil has used them sparingly in the past.
The problem I had with 'Barn' is that it was soon dramatically upstaged by 'Toast', which reminded us what NY&CH sounded like 20 years prior! Neil's output is so prolific, I think I'm going to have to implement a 'Tidal first, vinyl second' approach to his stuff, before my collection becomes 75% Neil Young.
This is the first time Neil has worked with a major big name producer since Briggs, right?
daniel lanois and niko bolas would like to have a word
Oh, right-right. Le noise is one of my favourite releases post 2000, oopsie.)) With that said - Rick Rubin is definitely more high profile than Lanois and Bolas combined. Other than Freedom and some more stuff, Bolas produced one of Zevon's best albums and one Steve Perry record. Lanois worked with U2, Gabriel, Eno, Dylan, Hassell. Rubin's list however is astronomical.
Is Rubin really more high profile than Lanois? Perhaps. But I might get a little defensive here...
They're not prolific n the same level. Most everything Lanois has done has been acclaimed on some level, but he doesn't take on new projects that often. Rubin is a huge name with major success, but he works a lot and has a lot of fairly recent flops under his belt.
it's probably more $ucc$e$$ful
Even if you cross out ALL of his work post 2000, he still has a ton of successful releases remaining, spanning multiple genres. Genres might not be your cup of tea, but I don't know a producer who would work within hip hop and rock as equally successfully as he managed to.
If this record gets released soon - it will be the third consecutive Crazy Horse album. That has never happened before in Neil’s career.
Two major Lanois transformations:
Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball
Willie Nelson Teatro.
Two records that transformed the artists and turned around their style. Wonderful albums.
And the Nevilles' Yellow Moon around the same time.
I'm a little worried this is going to be a Living With War-type treatise on the environment. Although I did like that one at the time.
And hopefully some more .
Could it also be due to the fact that he has less choice? It is a sad observation but apart from CH, POTR and some others like Chad Cromwell, a lot of the 'usual suspects' that he liked to surround himself with have sadly passed away...
Rubin is arguably the highest profile record producer alive, just maybe not in circles that know the name of a second record producer. Dude is basically a household name even if people don’t really know what he does or couldn’t name a record he worked on.
that's a bit much. i don't think rubin is a household name.
Also one of the very rare times he's made three electric albums in a row, assuming this even is one.
In a reply to a letter on NYA today, Neil uses the purple lettering on "record" and "world" so looks like that title might be real...
Only as a Sandwhich.
For better or worse, Rick Rubin's the closest thing to a household name music producer at present; he and his horrid barefoot aesthetic are likely known by people who haven't a clue what he does. Those same people wouldn't know Daniel Lanois if they ran over him.
Sleeps With Angels is my second favorite Neil Young album behind On The Beach. I would love it this new one were in the same vein.
Daniel Lanois has a sonic signature. Rubin is more conceptual. Just different approaches. When it works either way is cool. When it doesn’t. Daniel can drag a little and Rick can be gimmicky. Both are fun to have in the mix.
I think Quincy Jones is the most name recognizable producer. I don’t know. How about Phil Spector maybe? George Martin?
I'm one of those fans of Barn. And I also love most of Colorado!
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