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(Archive 44: 12/5/00 - 1/23/01)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 08:03:10 EST
From: Neilyd@aol.com
Subject: Neil on Rockline

I heard last night on local radio station in Boston (WZLX) that Neil is the scheduled guest for Rockline this week. The show will be on here in Boston on Wednesday night at 11:30pm EST. I'm not sure if the same holds true for the rest of the country.

The show is a repeat of his 1991 appearance on the show.

Neil Deininger

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:47:48 -0600
From: Kauss Randall <FRK014@motorola.com>
Subject: Getting up to Neil

During the Saturday (Jan 13) game between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks on regional NBC television, they showed the state-of-the-art DVD systems that the Mavericks owner has added to each player's locker. Commentator, and NBA hall of famer Bill Walton remarked "that's the way to get up for a game, by listening to some Jerry Garcia or some Neil Young..."

The Dangerbird

Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 16:55:01 -0800
From: MrSoul5678@aol.com
Subject: Neil sets the mood again

Jane Pauley was interviewing Michael Douglas on NBC's Dateline show. Michael started talking about his father Kirk, and then a picture of them came up. The music playing in the background was none other than Old Man, by Neil.

a river on your skin

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 14:41:44 -0800
Subject: Controlling the Internet

Neil gave an interview in Buenos Aires that was included at the bottom of an article in Thursday's La Nacion newspaper. Within it Neil talks about how the Internet affects what he plays in concert. I personally feel that he's being over-paranoid about the scale of the effect of this, but hey, that's Neil...

The article below was translated from Spanish using the Babelfish translater, which I've tried to clean up. Hopefully I didn't make any gross errors in editing this...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Q: Are there new songs with Crazy Horse?

Yes, we are working in the studio, but we haven't played them live, so that they do not appear immediately on the Internet, before they're ready. I like to record a disc and have people listen to all the songs together, the versions that we want them to listen to. With the Internet there is no more privacy, nor the possibility of playing in front of the public, in a live concert to develop the songs. Because they are put immediately in circulation. It is the Internet that spreads the music so fast. How to get it to be profitable is not my problem. Mine it is to make music, but I do not want my songs to be listened to if I do not decide it. To control the Internet is better than to be controlled by it.

Q: You continue working on the project of the anthology of your work?

I almost finished it, but now, thank God, it will not be released on CD [first?] but on Audio DVD -- that has much better quality. It is better than the audio on a video DVD because all the digital information is dedicated to the sound. It does not have any comparison with the CD -- that seem like a toy sound. So the Anthology project is going to be released on DVD soon, probably this year. It took enough time to do this and I do not want it to go outt sounding less than what can be. There is no hardship, time is on my side.

Q: How was it recording with Pearl Jam?

It was nice, we had fun. But it passed quickly.

Q: It seems that everything passes quickly in your life

Yes [he says laughing], that's true in general. But also there are times of change of speed when the inspiration arrives. For weeks or months nothing appears, and suddenly, everything begins again. Then I have to suspend all the other activities and allow that to happen. That's when the songs appear.

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 10:54:54 -0800
From: John Blakeney <PBlak99@aol.com>
Subject: Broken Arrow Auction

RARE Memorabilia

The Neil Young Appreciation Society
Broken Arrow Magazine
Issue # 1, August 1981

For auction to the highest bidder, with all the money raised to go to The Bridge School, Neil and Pegi's School for kids with Cerebral Palsy,

There is 1 chance in 100,000 that your child could contract this impediment. Neil has two sons with CP -- Ben & Zeke. Every year a Bridge School Benefit concert is staged by Pegi and Neil, over a two day weekend at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Now WE can do our little bit to help.

Only 500 copies of Broken Arrow were rolled "off the presses" in the first month of the Neil Young Appreciation Society, started by Paul Makus and his Wife Ann. This is an excellent black & white magazine, on 16 pages of A4 paper with a laminated front cover. It is full of NYAS history, gossip, pictures, letters and comment.

This copy is in excellent condition, and has been verified by Alan Jenkins, who has managed the NYAS for close to 20 years. Please do not contact Alan directly though, if you have any questions then please contact me by email.


Send your bid to ME at by email.
Place the word BID in the subject heading
All bids please, in US Dollars ($).
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The winner's details will be published.
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This Auction is also being run in conjunction with Broken Arrow issue 81.
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Think Not what Neil has done for You,
but what You can do for the Bridge School
John Blakeney

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 22:36:38 +0100
From: Peter van der Heide <p.v.d.heide@hccnet.nl>
Subject: Volume 2?

On the official Neil-site, the album Road Rock has finally been added. Notice that there's a reference to "Volume 2" there. Says it's "coming soon".

Peter van der Heide

HyperRust Editor's note: Yeah, but check out the last comment in the excerpts from the Reprise Records press release. Could be a smokescreen...

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 05:36:45 -0800
From: Marc.Verbruggen@alcatel.be
Subject: Neil touches Riguelle

Patrick Riguelle is a good Belgian musician. He explains in Humo magazine: "If Neil Young plays a guitar solo of twenty minutes, I never feel bored. He only touches two strings and hardly succeeds in playing five subsequent notes correctly. But the false note in between -- that's the one that touches me every time..."

Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 07:03:41 -0800
Subject: S&G in Q Top 50

According to Q Magazine, Neil's Silver & Gold made it into their top 50 albums of 2000. Here's what they say:

As Neil Young approached 55, it was time to weigh up the important things in life. And the most important thing to him? Love, and only love. As he sings here on Horseshoe Man, "Love is the answer/Love is the question". Though most closely related to Harvest and Harvest Moon (and maybe On The Beach), this is infinitely more down-home and intimate. Silver & Gold is a deeply personal -- even for Young -- portfolio of recollections, apologies and declarations of, well, love that can make you squirm as only an unwitting eavesdropper does.

Best bit: 0.32 into Red Sun, Emmylou Harris weaves unworldly harmonies with Young's equally fragile vocals.

There's also a link to their full review of the album from there.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 15:16:52 -0300
From: Joao Francalacci <neil_fan1_br@usa.net>
Subject: Already some Neil at Rock in Rio

Though Neil doesn't play until Saturday, this past Sunday at Rock In Rio Hey Hey My My was performed -- by Oasis. Noel introduced the song by mentioning it was Neilīs song. I thought they played the song nicely.

Joao Francalacci

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 11:05:16 -0800
From: Sean Palmerston <promo@sonicunyon.com>
Subject: Catholic Horse?

Frank Black is about to release a new album, Dog In The Sand, which is his best album in years. The following is an excerpt of an interview he did with View magazine in Hamilton, Ontario, in advance of his show there. Here he mentions how, by recording their records completely live, he and his band The Catholics hope to sound like Neil and the Horse:

"I would hope to achieve some sort of Crazy Horse kind of glory," says Black, who has long revered Neil Young's emotive guitar work. "Not the size of their audience, but in terms of the rockin' vibe. We like to be able to rock out that hard, so I allow that influence to come through my filter strong."
Canuck Sean

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 09:39:02 -0800
Subject: S&G is #3 in TIME

Jonathan Gregg of Time Magazine compiled his best 10 of 2000, and Neil comes in at #3 (behind Aimee Mann and Shelby Lynne):

3. Neil Young, "Silver and Gold".
More of the same from the acoustic half of old Neil's brain, which is to say some ineffably sad and beautiful ruminations on aging and the meaning of life — which, the Canadian curmudgeon tells us, is love. If I were you, I'd believe him. Anyone looking for an arresting profile of a guy with a history of significant adversity and zero tolerance for b.s. would be well advised to check out the hourlong documentary on Young that was aired this year. In an era when "keeping it real" is the mantra for every studio-created pretender, it's worth being reminded what "real" really is.
The rest of his top 10: Pat Metheny Trio, Ryan Adams, Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, Steely Dan, XTC, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, and Eminem.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 05:50:22 -0800
From: SteveDittman@hotmail.com
Subject: Win some Neil

I realize that passing this on decreases my own chances of winning, but what the hey!

On CollegeMusic.com there's a contest where you can win some Neil related merchandise. The blurb on the site reads as follows:

Enter Now To Win A DVD Prize Package which includes:
A Cowgirl In The Sand Video DVD
A Neil Young Road Rock Vol 1 CD
posters, laminates and more!
A CITS DVD?!? It appears to be a DVD single. I've never heard of this concept before. You can also view the video on-line there.

A Man from Mars

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 07:00:49 -0800
From: Charles Zepp <cwzepp@jonesday.com>
Subject: Major Neil article in Sound + Vision

In Feb/March 2001 issue of Sound + Vision magazine (which used to be Stereo Review) there's a five page article that includes an exclusive interview with Neil, wherein he "sings the praises of DVD-Audio." Within it he slams CDs, and praises DVD-Audio (and analog, of course). He also discusses HDCD. There are some pretty cool pix.

The article starts by stating that it takes place at Toast Studios, where Neil and Crazy Horse are recording overdubs for a new album that "as Young wrily says, is tentatively called Toast."

Some other points of interest:

  • Harvest reissue:
    Young is preparing a 30th anniversary reissue of Harvest on DVD-Audio. Will be in 192/24 stereo, and include interviews from the period, two performances from the barn where Harvest was recorded, show the London Symphony Orchestra, and will include some tracks with an additional 5.1 mix. Two orchestral tracks will be 5.1.

  • Missing 6:
    "I've given the record company the best I could give them, as far as sound quality goes, for certain reisssues that they just couldn't live without. But all of the others are more for my hard-core following. I've held those up. Some of them are just starting to come out now... Though really, there's no need for them to come out now. They've already been eclipsed in sound quality." ... "At the same time [as the archives release] all the albums that I released during that period will come out on DVD-Audio. That's how I want to do it -- so it's chronological and it just keeps going."

  • Archives:
    DVD-Audios of box set will come out first. CDs will also come out. Simultaneous or "DVDs will be first by a couple of weeks" according to Neil. "Here's what I want to do with the first Archives box, which will cover everything I did from 1963 to 1971. It's an eight disc set. It has highlights from the albums I put out plus a lot of unreleased material and some other interesting things. That'll all be on DVD-audio." He says that a lot of the art is finished but he is starting remastering over for DVD-Audio.

    It's a very interesting article and I would recommend picking up the magazine for the full story. There's also lots of great info about DVD-Audio in general.


    Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 18:24:42 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Neil and DVD-Audio

    Here's more from that Reprise press release. The "Lydecker" quoted here is Warner Music's "director of technology"...

    One of the first artists to get involved in DVD audio was Neil Young, even though he may have had some reservations about it in the beginning. "Neil's concern at the outset was that DVD audio was just going to be a very short extension of DVD video," says Lydecker. "That would have meant audio that was highly compressed in a five-channel mix, not allowing for any flexibility in the audio presentation." Working with McPherson, however - who repeatedly tested and demonstrated the medium on prototype players to give the look and feel of DVD - Neil was quickly converted. Now, says Lydecker, "He almost deserves as much credit for making the standard as Al does."

    Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 12:23:12 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Neil quotes on Road Rock

    Excerpts from a new Road Rock press release from Reprise Records...


    Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 05:40:44 -0800
    From: Heath Keane <neilpyoung@hotmail.com>
    Subject: S&G in Canadian Top 10

    In Canada's #1 weekly magazine, Maclean's, their Top 10 for last year was:

    1. Radiohead -- Kid A
    2. Sarah Harmer -- You Were Here
    3. Shelby Lynne -- I am Shelby Lynne
    4. Paul Simon -- You're The One
    5. The Tragically Hip -- My Music @ Work
    6. Neil Young -- Silver and Gold
    7. Steve Earle -- Transcendental Blues
    8. Blue Rodeo -- The Days in Between
    9. Femi Kuti -- Shoki Shoki
    10. Barenaked Ladies -- Maroon
    Floppin on the summer sand!

    Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 07:29:26 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Bruce at Bridge on DVD

    On the Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-2000 set (a 2 DVD set), included will be Bruce's performance of Fire at Bridge Benefit I in 1986. The DVD set is out on the 16th.
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 22:47:57 -0800
    From: Parker-Bevins@paradise.net.nz
    Subject: Neil Punctured

    I picked up the fall 2000 edition of Puncture magazine -- the one that has Sleater-Kinney on the cover. It has a small editorial piece on Neil, written by Jay Ruttenberg. It praises (I think) him, but goes on to suggest that his cyclic predictability (Crazy Horse/loud -- acoustic/country/soft) makes him "as predictable as an episode of Scooby Doo" rather than the "stylistically capricious eccentric" he is often held up as. An old arguement perhaps but an interesting read.

    They also feel that Neil was truely daring during the 80s with Trans and Landing On Water, and also suggest that Silver & Gold would have been better off had he stuck to the original concept of "acoustica". Ruttenberg's final word: Time for Neil to put down the guitar, dust off the vocoder and record a sequel to Trans! Food for thought.

    Tony Parker

    Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 10:29:45 -0800
    From: obiwanskurdahl@yahoo.com
    Subject: Jayhawks still doin' some Neil

    The Jayhawks covered Sedan Delivery at First Avenue in Minneapolis on 12/29. They did Winterlong on 12/30. Then they played both of those back-to-back, at the House of Blues in Chicago on 1/1. Great versions -- a treat for this Rustie and Jayhawks fan.

    Kraig Johnson sang lead vocals on both. Previously the Jayhawks have covered Expecting To Fly and Revolution Blues in concert. Gary, Kraig and Marc also performed Revolution Blues at First Ave last month on 12/20, as members of Golden Smog.

    Ben Jammin'

    Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 21:48:55 -0800
    From: swatt@fuse.net
    Subject: More S&G kudos

    At the end of each year, the best radio station in the world, 89.7 WNKU in Highland Heights, Kentucky, has a listener chosen top 89 new albums for the year. Silver and Gold placed 4th, just behind Emmylou, Steve Earle and David Gray. Cincinnati's own Ass Ponys placed 12th, just ahead of John Hiatt and Steely Dan. To view the whole list, and to check out some other neat stuff (they have a good new release page) visit them on the web


    Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 12:39:37 -0800
    From: Lannamep@aol.com
    Subject: Grammies?

    Well, they just announced the Grammy nominations. Neil isn't up for any of them.

    Actually that's a good thing, IMO.


    Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 10:34:23 -0600
    From: Kauss Randall <FRK014@motorola.com>
    Subject: Camryn & Neil

    In the 12/31/2000 issue of the Parade Sunday newspaper insert, there's an interview with Camryn Manheim from the Emmy-winning TV show The Practice. She says:

    "...I went to high school in Long Beach and graduated from the University of Santa Cruz with a BFA. Actually, I learned to play every Neil Young record ever done."
    RK - the dangerbird

    Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 12:36:20 -0800
    From: Randy Oleson <role@swbell.net>
    Subject: More on Direct TV broadcast

    From the Direct TV News email I just recieved:

    Rock out as Neil Young cranks up his music to new heights in a thrilling performance with family and friends taped live from the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Enjoy a special New Year's Day premiere on Monday, Jan. 1. Then tune in throughout the month to experience the passion and amazing guitar work that have made Neil a legend.
    Details here.


    Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 12:36:07 -0800
    From: Mindless Paul <1paul@mindless.com>
    Subject: Dutch Top 2000

    Dutch Radio station Radio 2 is playing their "Top 2000" now, and will be untill December 31 at midnight. Neil is represented at the following positions:

    #98 - Like A Hurricane
    #155 - Heart Of Gold
    #426 - Old Man
    #1027 - Helpless
    #1201 - Alabama

    Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 08:28:31 -0800
    From: JMarr43106@aol.com
    Subject: S&G in another Top 10

    Neil Young's Silver & Gold was picked as #8 in the "Best Pop/Rock Albums of 2000", in the year-end picks in yesterday's USA Today.

    Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 08:06:39 -0800
    From: Clydemerit99@cs.com
    Subject: Pay Per View Rock In Rio?

    I heard a rumor that the Rock In Rio concert will be carried as a Pay Per View broadcast. So Neil's performance may be on it. If so, it may be on cable TV or satellite (maybe Direct TV). If anyone sees ads or fliers from your local cable advertising coming attractions, look for the Rock In Rio concerts.

    For our luck, they'll show everyone BUT Neil. Or the Mir space station will hit their satellite just as Neil hits the stage...

    clyde merit

    Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 18:19:18 -0800
    From: Aubriton Meek <ameek@shreve.net>
    Subject: Neil on Direct TV

    I just saw on the "preview channel" that lists upcoming events on Direct TV that they have Neil in concert, for free, showing through the month of January. It featured some film of Neil with the Friends & Relatives band playing Unknown Legend. I don't know if it was the same as the Red Rocks Live video or not.


    Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 13:42:18 -0800
    From: joseph wild <joewild@hotmail.com>
    Subject: CSNY in Jeopardy

    Today on the Jeopardy game show, they had a whole category called "Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young". These were the answers that were shown:

    The guy that ended up winning the game got all of those right except for what the tour was called. Nobody got that one.


    Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 07:02:35 -0800
    From: Lannamep@aol.com
    Subject: Road Rock on the charts

    On its 1st week of release, Road Rock was at position 169 on the Billboard chart. It did not return for a 2nd week. This might be Neil's lowest charting album in a while, maybe ever?

    However, thank God the Beatles are kicking some Backstreet ass.

    Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 11:19:45 +0100
    From: norbert.ritz@vdr.de
    Subject: Neil's #1 in 2000

    In the German Rolling Stone magazine, issue 01/2001, they present the results of their reader-poll for the year 2000:

    The magazine's music critics also picked Neil's Silver and Gold as the number 6 album of the year.

    I hope that Neil gets this information and decides to come to Europe for some gigs. A lot of fans are waiting to see him again.


    Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:27:53 -0800
    From: Laurie Hoffman <thedjsdaughter@socal.rr.com>
    Subject: Neil mention on ABC

    I was watchin one of my fav. tv shows tonight, Dharma and Greg, and they mentioned Neil...

    Dharma's dad Larry works as a security guard for his daughter's inlaw's big business firm. Some of the office guys were giving Larry stuff as bribes, so that he'd "put in a good word" around the big boss.

    One guy says, "Larry I know how much you like Neil Young, so I got you two tickets to next week's show." Larry seemed genuinely pleased.

    Pretty cool, huh?
    The DJ's Daughter

    Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 09:35:58 -0800
    From: rick shearer <tiorick@hotmail.com>
    Subject: Mad Neil

    Howdy Rusties, the new Mad Magazine (issue #401), has a parody called Bad Ideas. One of the bad ideas is a take-off on Michaelangelo's Sistene Chapel painting. It shows Crosby in the sky handing a milky white colored test tube to Melissa Etheridge and her partner. He's reaching out, she's reaching out, they're almost touching. In the clouds with Crosby are the three angels Steve, Graham and Neil.

    It's pretty funny. If you have to collect everything Neil, you can't miss this.

    Rick 'proto-rustie'

    Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 07:16:51 -0800
    From: Tom Hanna <tom@qx.net>
    Subject: Neil mention on CBS

    On the CBS Sunday Morning show, Charles Osgood narrated a short segment on Lionel trains. Neil was briefly mentioned as being a fan of the trains, and as part owner of the company. They showed a color still photo of Neil with Ben. The segment was about five minutes long.

    Transformer Man

    Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 08:52:47 -0800
    From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
    Subject: Berlin again

    The Image Entertainment web site says...

    Neil Young: In Berlin
    ID: RHI976617DVD - $19.95 - Not Rated
    UPC: 603497661725 - 60 min. - 1982
    Preorder: 2/27/01 - Rhino
    Street: 3/27/01 - Music
    Full Frame - Color - English

    Neil Young performs live on the Trans tour. Songs: Cinnamon Girl, Computer Age, Little Thing Called Love, Old Man, The Needle and the Damage Done, After the Gold Rush, Transformer Man, Sample and Hold, Like a Hurricane, Hey Hey My My, Berlin.

    "Moe the Sleaze"
    a.k.a. Chuck King

    Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 03:42:15 -0800
    From: Jeff Rogers <jrcranial@earthlink.net>
    Subject: Rockin' In The Free World

    This morning on my way to work I was listening to Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now... After Amy Goodman's reading of the morning headlines, with emphasis on the "non-partisan" (toungue firmly planted in cheek) Supreme Court ruling on the recount in Florida, there was a pause for station ID. Afterward, the next segment opened up with Neil's acoustic version of Rockin' In The Free World. It was just the first verse and chorus but the context was almost chilling. Really pointed up the power of that song, especially in light of the seeming erosion of freedom going on around us all the time these past fifty or so years.

    Jeff...in Tucson

    ...sooner or later it all gets real...

    Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 02:36:06 -0800
    From: JGi5999858@aol.com
    Subject: Road Rock at #1...

    Went out today to get the Red Rocks Live video at Twist and Shout, a local independent record store. In the store was their list of top selling CDs for the week of Dec. 10. The #1 seller on the list was Road Rock.

    The high standing could be the result of that three-night stand that Neil did here back in September, or maybe those of us in the Mile High City have more class than elsewhere. : ) Jim

    Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 16:04:59 -0800
    From: Mike Raney <mrantex@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Crazy Horse album rumor

    I spoke with a friend today about the Crazy Horse rumors, and he confirmed (and he would know) that Neil is definitely recording a new record with Crazy Horse.


    Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 09:24:32 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Road Rock audio DVD delay

    As of a couple of days ago, at least one on-line store was saying that the Road Rock audio DVD was released Tuesday. But the fact is that it has been slipped to January 16. Pre-orders are still available...
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 12:52:11 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Frequently Asked Questions

    I'm already getting a LOT of questions rising from the confusion around the Road Rock album and the Red Rocks Live video and the various formats they're being released in, and what's on them. I've decided to set up a simple plain-text FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") file to hopefully alleviate some confusion.

    Take a look.

    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 05:07:30 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Red Rocks Live to UK

    I've gotten some info the United Kingdom release of the Red Rocks Live video (DVD and VHS) is apparently set for January 22.
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 12:17:49 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Reprise's Neil site update

    Reprise Records has replaced their Silver & Gold Neil pages with a set of Road Rock pages. They can be directly accessed at www.NeilYoungMusic.com.

    An interesting thing about the pages is the "video" link at the bottom, which takes you to info about the Red Rocks Live video. Not much there, except that it's the first picture of the cover of the video that I've seen. What's interesting about that cover is that it looks almost identical to the Road Rock album Road Rock album -- only the "Road Rock" is changed to "Red Rocks" and a little "Live" is inserted under it. Otherwise it's the same cover (except a little taller, of course).

    There are a lot of confusion factors around Road Rock and Red Rocks Live, and now they're supplemented by having even the album and video COVERS (which are NOT for the same music!) almost identical. I wonder why this confusion is being promulgated? I'll bet it will actually result in LOST SALES, as people think "oh, I already have that video, I don't need the album..."
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 10:45:27 -0800
    From: J.A.Gray@bham.ac.uk
    Subject: Another end of year nod to S&G

    Q magazine lists Silver & Gold as one of the best albums of 2000. It describes it as a love album, related to "Harvest and Harvest Moon (and maybe On The Beach)" but "infinitely more downhome and intimate", as "deeply personal", and as a "portfolio of recollections, apologies and declarations of, well, love that can make you squirm as only an unwitting eavesdropper does" (?!?!).

    The article goes on to say that the best moment on the album is when Emmylou joins in on Red Sun and "weaves unworldly harmonies with Young's equally fragile vocals". (Sorry, Linda, none of the kudos going YOUR way, then...)

    Jules Upon the Sea

    Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 06:50:31 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Heart Of Gold on the cover

    The Los Angeles area Neil tribute band Heart of Gold is on the cover of the LA local weekly mag Entertainment Today. There is also a feature story about them.

    The website will change the story on Friday. Afterward it will be available on the band's website.
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 05:24:40 -0800
    From: RE*AC*TOR
    Subject: Red Rocks Live NOT slipped

    An online DVD store just offered and allowed Red Rocks Live to be ordered TODAY, claiming that it had 30 copies in stock and would ship immediately. I guess that refutes the assertion in the Reprise Records store that the release isn't until next week.

    The Road Rock album is also released today.

    I also note that the audio DVD version of the Road Rock album is also listed as on-sale today in at least one DVD store, so any confusion over that version's release date is also resolved.

    Happy shopping...
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

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