Decade Best of
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|5. Expecting To Fly|
|6. Sugar Mountain|
|7. I Am A Child|
|8. The Loner|
|9. The Old Laughing Lady|
|10. Cinnamon Girl|
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|3. Old Man|
|4. A Man Needs A Maid|
|6. Heart Of Gold|
|7. Star Of Bethlehem|
|8. The Needle And The Damage Done|
|9. Tonight's The Night|
|10. Tired Eyes|
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A fantastic 2-CD collection of Neil's best-from Buffalo Springfield through CSNY to his own enigmatic solo career-featuring Southern Man; Down by the River; Helpless; Ohio; Sugar Mountain; Like a Hurricane; Heart of Gold; After the Gold Rush , and lots more.
The first stop for anybody new to Neil Young's music, this 34-song set (originally released in 1977) traces his growth from Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to Crazy Horse to his Harvest band, the Stray Gators. The album defined Young to rock radio the way Hot Rocks determined which Rolling Stones songs would become classics, but this is more than a quickie greatest-hits collection. Rarities and hits--Springfield's "Mr. Soul", CSNY's "Ohio", and Young's "Cinnamon Girl", "Heart of Gold", and the closing "Long May You Run"--develop in thematic and chronological patterns. --Steve Knopper
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1.Ohio: One of the best socially conscious protest songs that came out of the disaster that occurred back in the late 60's at Ohio State University. This song shed a light on the way the protest at OSU was handled by authorities. Neil helped shed light on that through his music & his level of consciousness as a proponent of maintaining peaceful solutions to unrest. These were some of the most critical years in American history in the fight against wars, racism, inequality, women's rights, ageism, sexism and the desire for more freedom overall. I feel honoured to have grown up in this time & recognize now how much my generation had to fight to better the world even here in Canada but not to the degree that the U.S. had to in some area's. However, those that fought this fight made us all better human beings in the end. Thank's to Neil for shedding a light on this important event in history.
2.Soldier: I think one of the best vocal performances Neil has ever given. His voice is hauntingly beautiful and the piano work fits so well with the lyrical content of this song. Another song reminiscent of that time in history when everyone was fighting for peace during the Vietnam War. Sometimes the simplest of songs can have a major impact on our psyche's to propel us for change.
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Six of the first seven tracks are from his days in Buffalo Springfield, including songs like "Down to the Wire" also with Dr. John, a live version in the studio of "Mr. Soul", and "Broken Arrow". The other track is "Sugar Mountain" a live track from a solo performance in Ann Arbor days before he released his first solo album. It also includes "The Loner" and "The Old Laughing Lady" from that album. It then moves into my personal favorite period, which is his first album with Crazy Horse and his second solo album "After the Gold Rush". This includes wonderful tracks such as "Cinnamon Girl", "Down by the River", "Cowgirl in the Sand", "I Believe in You", "After the Gold Rush", and "Southern Man", and the first CD closes with the first of two tracks from the "Déjà" Vu album from Crosby Stills, Nash & Young, "Helpless".
The second CD picks up where the first CD leaves off (and where the 4th side of the three album set began) with "Ohio" from Crosby Stills, Nash & Young's "Déjà Vu" album.Read more ›
I found the entire two CD set to be a most worthy collection of Neil's work. Quite a few classics from "Ohio" to "Sugar Mountain," "The Loner," "Heart of Gold," "Southern Man," "Mr Soul," and "Long May You Run."
This set also contains one of the best songs I believe Neil ever did, that simple but hearfelt classic, "The Needle and the Damage Done" and a couple I haven't heard before such as the mellow "Deep Forbidden Lake" and "Winterlong," both of which are pure Neil Young.
Listening to this set had me take a journey back in time as volitile and passionate as it was when I thought I would be heading out for Vietnam (missed being deployed there by two weeks). I can only hope that whatever music you listen to does for you what this set does for me. Neil Young's "Decade" is a valuable addition for those who lived that time and those who want to know what that time was.
the originality of all his songwriting. Sorry, no "in-depth" review here. Suffice it to say that there are certain moments in life when you hear something of the divine in your head and Neil Young has always done that for me. A writer of astonishing ability, Neil brought forth some of the most unforgettable music of the last 25 years. "Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning" or "There you were on the edge of a feather, expecting to fly..." or "I was thinking 'bout you and me. True love conquers all" or "Can we get it together, can we still stand side by side?" or "The women all were beautiful and the men stood proud and tall." If you know these songs, you know what I'm talking about. The lyrics and the music just go on and on. The guy is just pure genius and the deep spirit of his music will continue to inspire for many generations to come. Start with this collection, but realize there is still so much more. Alot more.
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I would not hesitate to order another product from this seller again......fast dependable service. And my husband will be thrilled to listen to his favourite singing artist while... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Martha Laxdal
Without Neil rock and folk and the combination thereof would be a different thing, if you're a fan of either, you need at least this album.Published on July 10 2014 by Neuro
Back in 1980, i borrowed Decade (3LP) collection from my buddy. Recorded on to cassettes.
Over the course of time, lost the cassettes. Read more
If you're actually wondering whether or not to buy this album, give your head a shake. It's an absolute must-have, timeless classic! Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2007 by Janice Maling
If you are unfamiliar with Neil, this is the album to get. It is mostly earlier works, but it is the Neil 101 album. He is terrific, but you need to ease into him. Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Carol Engan Borrelli
Decade was originally a 3 LP retrospective album, compiled by Neil Young himself. It covers his first 10 recording years, offering tracks from 1966 Buffalo Springfield till... Read morePublished on May 7 2004 by Morten Vindberg
Anyone who respects and loves music should have Decade. Neil Young is one of the best song writers and musicians to ever exist. His voice and sound is unique. Read morePublished on April 20 2004
This highlights the classic years of Neil Young. Has some Buffalo Springfield and csn and Y as well. The one thing about Neil is his great stuff is great. Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by bigchet
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