Neil Young's Greendale (and bonus DVD) comments

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  1. Richard Hardbattle

    Richard Hardbattle Stunt Coordinator

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    Just gotten hold of Neil Young's latest.

    Really nice sounding, almost mellow, album, only had one listen, so I need more time to soak up the lyrics and sounds, but even on a first listen, I think this might just be one of Neil's best.

    The extra DVD that came with the CD is called "Live At Vicar St." This seems to be a FULL concert. It's basically the whole of the new album with Neil in solo acoustic mood - the dvd goes on for over 90 minutes! Lots (and lots) of Neil chatting between songs, laying out the story that links the songs together. The arrangements are quite different to the main CD. Also - although the picture is a bit soft, it is 16x9 and enhanced for widescreen. Also a DTS option is included and sounds rather nice......[​IMG]

    All in all, a great buy. I would recommend paying the extra cash to get the extra DVD edition.

    Bring on the DVD-A - I hope it comes with the concert footage on a DVD-V side.....[​IMG]

    Rich
     
  2. Richard Hardbattle

    Richard Hardbattle Stunt Coordinator

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    After a few more listens, I can confirm this is Neil Young at the top of his game.

    Watched the whole DVD now too. Great concert.


    Recommended.


    Richard
     
  3. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    I just picked up the Second Edition of this release, which has a completely different DVD. It's kind of a strange documentary of the recording of the entire album, with all of the tracks start to finish. The audio is available in Dolby 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 and full-bitrate DTS!

    Excellent release, but I can't help but wish both DVDs were included. I'd love to see that live show.
     
  4. dmt

    dmt Auditioning

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    the film just came out in theaters, and here in L.A. Neil young was there to speak last night, opening night at the Nuart in Santa Monica.

    The following screenings generally run one week starting on the dates below:
    Feb 20 Vancouver, BC 5th Avenue Cinema
    Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA Nuart
    Feb 27 Irvine, CA UTC Irvine
    Feb 27 Austin, TX Dobie
    Mar 5 St. Louis, MO Tivoli
    Mar 5 Denver, CO Madstone Tamarac
    Mar 5 Albuquerque, NM Madstone
    Mar 12 Chicago, IL Century
    Mar 12 San Francisco, CA Lumiere
    Mar 12 Berkeley, CA Shattuck
    Mar 12 Milwaukee, WI AMC Mayfair
    Mar 12 Madison, WI Orpheum
    Mar 12 Sacramento, CA Tower
    Mar 12-15 Ann Arbor, MI Michgan Theater
    Mar 19 Washington, DC E St. Cinema
    Mar 19 Baltimore, MD Charles
    Mar 19 New York, NY Sunshine
    Mar 19 Pleasantville, NY Burns Film Center
    Mar 19 Manhasset, NY Manhasset Cinemas
    Mar 19 Montclair, NJ Claridge
    Mar 19 Atlanta, GA Midtown Art
    Mar 19 Cleveland, OH Cedar Lee
    Mar 19 Hartford, CT Reel Artways
    Mar 26 Boston, MA Kendall
    Mar 26 Amherst, MA Academy of Music
    Apr 2 Portland, OR Cinema 21
    Apr 2 Providence, RI Avon
    Apr 2 Great Barrington, MA Triplex
    Apr 2 Gainesville, FL Regal Gainesville 14
    Apr 2 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Film Group
    Apr 9 Dallas, TX Angelika
    Apr 16 Chapel Hill, NC Varsity
    Apr 16 Houston, TX Angelika
    Apr 16 Eugene, OR Bijou Cinema
    Apr 23 Nashville, TN Regal Green Hills 16
    Apr 23 Rhinebeck, NY Upstate Films
    Apr 23 Waterville, ME Railroad Square
    Apr 30 Corvallis, OR Avalon
    May 15 Rochester, NY Eastman House

    neilyoung dot com should have more info about the film. check it out. i wonder if that second editionof the film you were speaking about was the above mentioned movie? Hmmm oh well i'm buyin it.
     
  5. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    No, it's not the movie. Basically it's the album, but with footage of the recording sessions. The studio, which is in a barn at Neil Young's ranch, has a few green rectangles hung on the walls to allow odd footage to be superimposed in the background.
     

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