Sunday, March 15, 2009

Green: Big Green Country

Neil Young: Big Green Country


Let's get this week going with a little shot in the arm. Remember when Neil Young and the guys from Pearl Jam were best pals? Well, during that time they recorded Mirrorball together in only four days of studio time. Most of the songs, all except two, were actually written and recorded inside of that four day window! The songs were played live in studio for the album.

The cool thing is, live and freshly-written is exactly how the album actually sounds. Neil Young said, "Recording Mirror Ball was like audio vérité, just a snapshot of what's happening. Sometimes I didn't know who was playing. I was just conscious of this big smouldering mass of sound."

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