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kkkkatie
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 17:49
 

{#Cry}
Spiderwoman
(Heart of the Channeled Scablands)
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 17:45
 

Comes A Time album. I was kid-dancing to this once upon a time.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 11:44
 

 TerryS wrote:

Agreed.

Neil's version is pretty much note for note, but still doesn't approach the original.

Quote:

This folk classic has been recorded by many artists including Neil YoungSarah McLachlanHank SnowThe SeekersJudy Collinsthe Chad Mitchell TrioBob DylanMarianne FaithfullThe SearchersJohn DenverThe Brothers FourThe Kingston TrioTrini LopezWaylon JenningsChad and JeremyThe Wolfe TonesThe Tragically HipJoan BaezVanity FareGlenn Yarborough,Tony RiceJohnny CashThe Carter Family, and Schooner Fare. It was a hit by Bobby Bare in 1964. It was also a big hit in Norway in 1966 in a Norwegian version: "Mot ukjent sted" by The Vanguards and a big hit in Sweden in 1967 in a Swedish version: "Mot okänt land" recorded by The Hep Stars.

 

Wish I had never given the first edition away.



 
lovely song
Thanks for this TerryS!!!
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 13:08
 

9

I would give 10 to the Ian & Sylvia original. 
Chrisjea
(Gethsemane)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 14:15
 

 turtle49 wrote:
Who is the female vocalist on this one?

 
And you got Nicollete Larson singing back-up...
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 4:30
 

I keep hearing Ringo's "Photograph" in that guitar ...
turtle49
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 4:29
 

Who is the female vocalist on this one?
casey1024
(Then, Now & Beyond)
Posted: Mar 18, 2016 6:56
 

I love Neil Young.
Andybob
Posted: Feb 15, 2016 14:10
 

This song, especially Ian & Sylvia's original version, evokes Canada better than any other. A true, timeless classic beautifully covered by an expat.
markthecarp
(Ventura, CA)
Posted: Dec 14, 2015 16:32
 

Nice lullaby.
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Sep 11, 2015 17:17
 

Automatically give Neil a 8, no matter. This is a good s{#Cheesygrin}ong from a very fine album. Again unpegged. Welcome back!
pankman
(Old Europe)
Posted: Apr 07, 2015 7:41
 

Neil, I like your music, really … but this one … omg, this is soooo cheesy!
idiot_wind
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 14:53
 

One of his best albums, but it never got the recognition.

And you got Nicollete Larson singing back-up...like Linda R did on a previous album (After Gold Rush, or Harvest?). 

 
haresfur
(The Golden Triangle Australia)
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 14:53
 

Better than the other versions —> 4
cosmiclint
(church in Bethany)
Posted: Nov 01, 2014 10:00
 

I've always loved this song, but his performance of it with his wife singing Nicolette Larson's part at the Toronto SARS concert a few years ago will always be what I think of when I hear it. It was touching to see them perform together as a team like that. Sad that they are divorcing but I guess that's life.
AndyJ
(Oregon)
Posted: Jul 30, 2014 16:06
 

 

Ian and Sylvia-?  Gordon Lightfoot-?

Oh well...


moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Apr 27, 2014 16:51
 

beautiful song from a very good album that I'm happy to say I still have. I miss Nicolette Larson.
kphilliben
Posted: Feb 23, 2014 10:39
 

Haven't heard this in ages! So nice. Also, very interesting discussions.
 
drivingunit103
(around the 4 western provinces)
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 14:34
 

... I've no crystal ball but I don't think Neil will be around Alberta for a while. Concert was sold out and he was given very little press coverage. That all aside - terrific to hear him do his thing. Sing it Neil.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Dec 21, 2013 20:30
 

Agreed.

Neil's version is pretty much note for note, but still doesn't approach the original.

Quote:

This folk classic has been recorded by many artists including Neil YoungSarah McLachlanHank SnowThe SeekersJudy Collinsthe Chad Mitchell TrioBob DylanMarianne FaithfullThe SearchersJohn DenverThe Brothers FourThe Kingston TrioTrini LopezWaylon JenningsChad and JeremyThe Wolfe TonesThe Tragically HipJoan BaezVanity FareGlenn Yarborough,Tony RiceJohnny CashThe Carter Family, and Schooner Fare. It was a hit by Bobby Bare in 1964. It was also a big hit in Norway in 1966 in a Norwegian version: "Mot ukjent sted" by The Vanguards and a big hit in Sweden in 1967 in a Swedish version: "Mot okänt land" recorded by The Hep Stars.

 

Wish I had never given the first edition away.


westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: Dec 21, 2013 19:59
 

This is nice.  The original is better.
gigikent
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 5:04
 

Hail to the PSD button!
KevinM
(Long Beach, Ca)
Posted: Oct 19, 2013 18:30
 

This does not suck as bad as other Neil Young stuff, maybe because he did not write it. I'll give it a 4
FlatCat
(Chicago)
Posted: Sep 18, 2013 9:08
 

I wish Bill would play the Ian and Sylvia original.  Much more beautiful.
jbunniii
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Jul 17, 2013 15:12
 

This one's a beauty. The live version from the Heart of Gold movie is even better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP9UjLeLN5A
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Feb 09, 2013 21:41
 

 laozilover wrote:
God I love this song!  So plangent!  8-> 9 {#Sorry}
 
Good morning class, today's word is "plangent":

plangent |ˈplanjənt|
adjective, chiefly poetic/literary
(of a sound) loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.

Thanks laozilover, I'm gonna use that one!  ; )
mread
(Sun Diego)
Posted: Feb 01, 2013 15:15
 

 Stingray wrote:
Another comment from the little high horse of Nottingham.

"A singer of limited range" ? Sorry...? Since when "the range" of a rock-singer is even a category?

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Quote "L.R. Freddy"  "Liking Neil Young is not a litmus test of music appreciation, no more than liking Mozart or Beethoven or Bob Dylan (insert classic of choice)."

Question:Is there not the little word "is" missing, at the end of this sentence?  I mean - not that I'm British - just asking...

 
Geez...

Firstly:  No, "is" is not missing from fredriley's sentence.  Consider the sentence "You like RP less than I."  You could add "do" at the end, or omit it — either is grammatically correct. Also, further up, your own "is" should be moved from before "even a category" to after "Since when."  (But assuming English is not your first language, or you went to public schools, you are forgiven.)

Secondly, and far more importantly: fredriley's original comment was very typical for him — a mix of subjective and objective stuff, but the difference easily discerned.  A singer's "range" usually refers to the difference between their lowest (pitch) and highest notes.  Roy Orbison, for example, had a large range.  Or maybe fredriley was referring to the "dramatic range" of singing style.  Robert Plant comes to mind as not limited in style.  Pretty sure that one of those is what fredriley meant by "range."  What did you think he meant?  Anyway, as a long-time Neil Young fan, I may not agree with fredriley about the cheese-wire thing, but I concede that he is right about the range thing.  It's an observation of something technical, probably measurable.  Fredriley was not on his high horse so much as showing a little erudition.  You were showing a lot of something else.  Have a little respect, dude.

I ignore 99% of your comments, but I couldn't let this one go.  I'm a 1%-er!


Stingray
Posted: Nov 07, 2012 19:47
 

 fredriley wrote:

No, Neil Young is a singer of limited range and songwriter of massive ability and deserved fame. There are no gods (and if there are, they're highly capricious and evil and destructive). Liking Neil Young is not a litmus test of music appreciation, no more than liking Mozart or Beethoven or Bob Dylan (insert classic of choice). Keep your hair on and quit judging folk based on your subjective musical tastes.

Personally, I have a lot of respect for yer man's songwriting and love covers of his work, but his voice goes through my brain like cheesewire and is an auto-mute.

 

Another comment from the little high horse of Nottingham.

"A singer of limited range" ? Sorry...? Since when "the range" of a rock-singer is even a category?

Reminds me of the rebel-yell of "rocking" tenors - with an unlimited range.

Guess that's the music for Paps "limited range" Freddy! 

 

========================================================================

Quote "L.R. Freddy"  

"Liking Neil Young is not a litmus test of music appreciation, no more than liking Mozart or Beethoven or Bob Dylan (insert classic of choice)."


Question:

Is there not the little word "is" missing, at the end of this sentence?  I mean - not that I'm British - just asking...


Stingray
Posted: Nov 07, 2012 19:31
 

4 strong winds - aha!

How many members in Crazy Horse...?


calypsus_1
(East of Eden)
Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:04
 



Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana (2012)

Personnel:
Neil Young – vocals, guitar
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro – guitar, vocals

Additional personnel:
Dan Greco – orchestral cymbals, tambourine
Americana Choir - vocals
Pegi Young – vocals on "This Land is Your Land"
Stephen Stills – vocals on "This Land is Your Land"





Johnny-smooth
(On my bicycle)
Posted: Aug 05, 2012 9:35
 

Takes me back to some old times that were both joyful and sad in parting.
laozilover
(Left of Chicago and up)
Posted: Aug 05, 2012 9:32
 

God I love this song!  So plangent!  8-> 9 {#Sorry}
coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Aug 05, 2012 9:31
 

Oh, my!  I was just JUST sitting down to start the Neil-fest that will culminate at the show at Red Rocks this fine and august day, and — well, The Universe is even more in synch than synching would imply...
Superb, and the groove is building mightily already...Thanks, RP! 
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Dec 27, 2011 13:30
 

Sorry Fred.   I lost my hair after reading a lot of hateful posts with vomitory emoticons.
Always love how you turn a phrase and appreciate your sensibility.
 
fredriley wrote:

No, Neil Young is a singer of limited range and songwriter of massive ability and deserved fame. There are no gods (and if there are, they're highly capricious and evil and destructive). Liking Neil Young is not a litmus test of music appreciation, no more than liking Mozart or Beethoven or Bob Dylan (insert classic of choice). Keep your hair on and quit judging folk based on your subjective musical tastes.

Personally, I have a lot of respect for yer man's songwriting and love covers of his work, but his voice goes through my brain like cheesewire and is an auto-mute.

 


NeilBlanchard
(Greater Boston area, Massachusetts Eaarth)
Posted: Sep 23, 2011 12:59
 

Does anyone have the original version of this song by Ian & Sylvia (Tyson) they can upload?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_%26_Sylvia

Neil
arserocket
(S.O.B in an S.U.V)
Posted: Sep 23, 2011 12:58
 

What a wonderful voice, never grated on my ears
MiracleDrug
(Earth)
Posted: Sep 23, 2011 12:57
 

 fredriley wrote:

No, Neil Young is a singer of limited range and songwriter of massive ability and deserved fame. There are no gods (and if there are, they're highly capricious and evil and destructive). Liking Neil Young is not a litmus test of music appreciation, no more than liking Mozart or Beethoven or Bob Dylan (insert classic of choice). Keep your hair on and quit judging folk based on your subjective musical tastes.

Personally, I have a lot of respect for yer man's songwriting and love covers of his work, but his voice goes through my brain like cheesewire and is an auto-mute.

 

DING!

CORRECT!!!
calypsus_1
Posted: Sep 18, 2011 19:59
 


Neil Young - Four Strong Winds, Live-acoustic

Neil Young and his wife Pegi Young in concert 2005 Canada.

Notable Instruments, during the career of N. Young:

1953
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop. Nicknamed "Old Black",
Martin D-45. His primary steel-string acoustic guitar,
Martin D-28. Nicknamed "Hank" after its previous owner,
Hank Williams. Hank Williams, Jr.,
Vintage Martin D-18,
Languedoc G2,
Vagabond Travel Guitar, used for "Let's Impeach the President" on
The Colbert Report,
Taylor 855 12-string, used in the first half of Rust Never Sleeps,
1927
Gibson Mastertone, a six-string banjo tuned like a guitar, used on many recordings and played by James Taylor on "Old Man.",
Gretsch 6120 (Chet Atkins model),
Gretsch White Falcon,This particular White Falcon is the stereo 6137, in which the signal from the three bass strings is separated from the signal from the three treble strings,The separation of the signals is most prominently heard on the Harvest song "Words.",
Gibson Flying V,
Fender Broadcaster, on the Tonight's the Night album and tour.




casey1024
(Here and Now)
Posted: May 20, 2011 13:50
 

Love this song.  So sweet and sad.  The list of performers on this album listed below is a virtual Who's Who of music.
boober
(KC,Mo)
Posted: May 20, 2011 12:15
 

 calypsus_1 wrote:

"Four Strong Winds" is a song written by Ian Tyson in the early 1960s. It was first recorded by The Brothers Four in a version that "Bubbled Under" the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1963. Subsequently, it was recorded by Ian and Sylvia on an album of the same name released in April, 1964, reflecting the Canadian chart success of the song in 1963.

The song is a melancholy reflection on a failing romantic relationship. The singer expresses a desire for a possible reunion in the future ("You could meet me if I sent you down the fare") but acknowledges the likelihood that the relationship is over ("But our good times are all gone/And I'm bound for moving on...").

This folk classic has been recorded by many artists including Neil Young on his 1978 album Comes a Time (Young also performed the song with The Band at the famous The Last Waltz concert.   wikipedia

Personnel in studio-album:

  • Neil Young - guitar, harmonica, vocals, production
  • Frank Sampedro - guitar, vocals
  • Billy Talbot - bass, vocals
  • Ralph Molina - drums, vocals
  • Tim Mulligan - saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson - harmony vocals
  • Ben Keith - steel guitar
  • Karl Himmel - drums
  • Tim Drummond - bass
  • Spooner Oldham - piano
  • Rufus Thibodeaux - fiddle
  • Joe Osborn - bass
  • Larrie Londin - drums
  • J. J. Cale - electric guitar
  • Farrel Morris - percussion
  • Rita Fey - autoharp
  • Grant Boatwright, John Christopher, Jerry Shook, Vic Jordan, Steve Gibson, Dale Sellers, Ray Edenton - acoustic guitars
  • Shelly Kurland, Stephanie Woolf, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Gary Vanosdale, Carl Goroditzby, George Binkley, Steve Smith, Larry Harvin, Larry Lasson, Carol Walker, Rebecca Lynch, Virginia Ghristensen, Maryanna Harvin, George Kosmola, Martha Mccrory, Chuck Cochran - strings
  • Ben Keith - production (except on tracks 3, 4 and 8)
  • Tim Mulligan - production (except on track 7)
  • David Briggs - production (on tracks 3 and 4)
  • Tim Mulligan, Michael Laskow, David McKinley, Danny Hilly, Mike Porter, Denny Purcell, Rich "Hoss" Adler, Ernie Winfrey, Gabby Garcia, Paul Kaminsky - engineering
  • Elliot Roberts - direction
  • Tom Wilkes - art direction
  • Coley Coleman - photography


  No wonder my music doesn't sound as good.....not enough people working on the album.


crispynz1
Posted: May 20, 2011 12:14
 

Excellent tune! {#Cool}
Dave_Mack
(Kicking out the jams)
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 11:11
 

Some very Harrisonic 12-string guitar in there.

Mellowman
(London UK)
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 11:11
 

I am afraid I must join the band of people who cannot stand his voice.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Feb 15, 2011 2:34
 

 lemmoth wrote:
To all the haters out their - Neil is a god, and most people who know music know it, so enjoy your limited appreciation of music.
 
No, Neil Young is a singer of limited range and songwriter of massive ability and deserved fame. There are no gods (and if there are, they're highly capricious and evil and destructive). Liking Neil Young is not a litmus test of music appreciation, no more than liking Mozart or Beethoven or Bob Dylan (insert classic of choice). Keep your hair on and quit judging folk based on your subjective musical tastes.

Personally, I have a lot of respect for yer man's songwriting and love covers of his work, but his voice goes through my brain like cheesewire and is an auto-mute.

helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Feb 15, 2011 2:32
 

Love it!
calypsus_1
Posted: Feb 03, 2011 14:11
 

"Four Strong Winds" is a song written by Ian Tyson in the early 1960s. It was first recorded by The Brothers Four in a version that "Bubbled Under" the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1963. Subsequently, it was recorded by Ian and Sylvia on an album of the same name released in April, 1964, reflecting the Canadian chart success of the song in 1963.

The song is a melancholy reflection on a failing romantic relationship. The singer expresses a desire for a possible reunion in the future ("You could meet me if I sent you down the fare") but acknowledges the likelihood that the relationship is over ("But our good times are all gone/And I'm bound for moving on...").

This folk classic has been recorded by many artists including Neil Young on his 1978 album Comes a Time (Young also performed the song with The Band at the famous The Last Waltz concert.   wikipedia

Personnel in studio-album:

  • Neil Young - guitar, harmonica, vocals, production
  • Frank Sampedro - guitar, vocals
  • Billy Talbot - bass, vocals
  • Ralph Molina - drums, vocals
  • Tim Mulligan - saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson - harmony vocals
  • Ben Keith - steel guitar
  • Karl Himmel - drums
  • Tim Drummond - bass
  • Spooner Oldham - piano
  • Rufus Thibodeaux - fiddle
  • Joe Osborn - bass
  • Larrie Londin - drums
  • J. J. Cale - electric guitar
  • Farrel Morris - percussion
  • Rita Fey - autoharp
  • Grant Boatwright, John Christopher, Jerry Shook, Vic Jordan, Steve Gibson, Dale Sellers, Ray Edenton - acoustic guitars
  • Shelly Kurland, Stephanie Woolf, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Gary Vanosdale, Carl Goroditzby, George Binkley, Steve Smith, Larry Harvin, Larry Lasson, Carol Walker, Rebecca Lynch, Virginia Ghristensen, Maryanna Harvin, George Kosmola, Martha Mccrory, Chuck Cochran - strings
  • Ben Keith - production (except on tracks 3, 4 and 8)
  • Tim Mulligan - production (except on track 7)
  • David Briggs - production (on tracks 3 and 4)
  • Tim Mulligan, Michael Laskow, David McKinley, Danny Hilly, Mike Porter, Denny Purcell, Rich "Hoss" Adler, Ernie Winfrey, Gabby Garcia, Paul Kaminsky - engineering
  • Elliot Roberts - direction
  • Tom Wilkes - art direction
  • Coley Coleman - photography




Rooney
(Near Paradise)
Posted: Jan 14, 2011 21:40
 

It doesn't matter who does this song, I'll always love it.  Ian and Sylvia wrote it, Neil sings it.  It sounds better when a Canadian sings it, and....when I hear Neil sing it, I want to go live in Canada.  Thanks RP for keeping this gem alive. A 10 all the way to Alberta....
macbags
(atlanta)
Posted: Jan 14, 2011 20:17
 

ENOUGH NEIL ALREADY.    WHAT HAPPENED TO PARADISE


On_The_Beach
(Vancouver BC, Bud)
Posted: Jan 14, 2011 20:14
 

 lemmoth wrote:
To all the haters out their - Neil is a god, and most people who know music know it, so enjoy your limited appreciation of music.
 
lemmoth, you the man.   ; )

calypsus_1
Posted: Jan 08, 2011 23:52
 


carlos in good company by eastlostangeles
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17358489@N00/

(L-R) Rockers Carlos Santana, Neil Young, Keith Richards, John Fogerty & Jimmy Page performing in Hendrix tribute at seventh annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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