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Fred Neil Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (January 17, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Water
  • ASIN: B000CEVUHG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Dolphins
2. I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)
3. That's The Bag I'm In
4. Badi-Da
5. Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)
6. Everybody's Talkin
7. Everything Happens
8. Sweet Cocaine
9. Green Rocky Road
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Editorial Reviews

Neil's 1966 debut contains some of his best known (and most covered) songs including Dolphins, That's The Bag I'm In, and the future theme song to the 1969 blockbuster film Midnight Cowboy (and Harry Nilsson hit) Everybody's Talkin'. Available on CD for the first time, and featuring original artwork as well as detailed liner notes.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By B. Bowman on July 31, 2006
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I'm stunned that after years of listening to Fred Neil's contemporaries (Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, Hoyt Axton, etc.) that I never once heard his name or music mentioned with the other players of the folk era of the mid sixties in Greenwich Village. I guess that stands as a testament to just how obscure Fred Neil is; the term "fringe artist" really doesn't apply. The liner notes to this remastered edition of his third album confirm that Neil made music for himself and didn't care for the business side of music. Like many others, I was introduced to the music of Fred Neil through the Sopranos show which used "Dolphins" to great effect during a scene where Christopher relapsed and used heroin. My ears perked up and I said out loud "Who IS that?" I ran straight to my Hoyt Axton discs and started fumbling around thinking it was him, but not finding the song in question. (I was later to read that Axton was largely influenced by Neil; the two certainly have similar vocal styles.) I tracked this disc down and purchased it primarily for "Dolphins", which is an incredible song. The lyrics and music combine to capture such a wistful sentiment, and it has become one of my favorite songs. I was surprised at the quality of the rest of the music on this CD. Fred Neil had such a great voice, with an obvious appreciation of the blues. I hadn't realized that he was the songwriter who wrote "Everybody's Talkin'", later a huge hit for Harry Nilsson on the "Midnight Cowboy" soundtrack. The liner notes explain that Neil refused to cut the song for the movie soundtrack, and Nilsson did instead, further proof of Neil's disregard for fame or exposure. Neil's version is plaintive and direct and I think I prefer it to the Nilsson version I've been hearing all these years.Read more ›
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BOXERSON on May 13, 2006
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THIS MAN CAN DO IT, HE CAN MAKE YOU CRY, LAUGH AND AND CRY AND LAUGH AT THE SAME TIME.. WHEN I HEARD TH DOLPHINS PLAY ON THE SOPRAN'S WHEN CHRIS WAS BACK ON DRUGS. MY GOD DID THAT SONG SO FIT.. BREAKS YOUR HEART OUT.. WATCHING HIM FLOATING IN HIS LOST SOUL AND THEN HEARING THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG PLAYING IN THE BACK GROUND.. WOW YES IT REMEMEBERED ME OF MY DAYS BUT NO SONG... 25 YEARS CLEAN THANK GOD
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It's hard for me to be objective when reviewing a recording by Fred. He was my friend. We met many more than 40 years ago in Greenwich Village. Fred was an icon during the folk music period in the 1960's, though he had done a great deal of work in country prior to his coming to New York. Almost every folk musician and many of the folk rock stars of the period played and sang with Fred. His amazing baritone voice blended with people like David Crosby, Lou Gossett, Bob Dylan (who got his first gig playing harmonica for Fred) and so many others. The songs on this album are some of his best, and, thankfully, have not been remixed, rearranged or tampered with to make them "better." Now that his (sadly few) other albums have become available The Many Sides of Fred Neil Bleecker & MacDougalthe scope of his talent and the craftsmanship and beauty of his work can be appreciated by a new generation of music lovers.
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By Robbin mason on July 5, 2014
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I still have this record from the 60's, now I can listen in my car. He will always be the best..... Brings back fond memories....
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Discovered Fred Neil on the college coffee house radio, DOLPHINS was the song and I thought, how strange of a song and then briefly dismissed it. Dolphins. Then the next day it was like, everywhere I looked I kept on seeing the dolphins. Like they were sending me the sonar signals *eek eeek eeeek* (translation: Fred Neil...self titled second album...1966)

I decided to check it out post haste and I was not dissapointed in the least. The whole album is a groovy, singer songwriter affair... folk rock style, on the strange side. Fred Neil has a unique singing style, somewhere from outer space but down to earth at the same time... and the whole album will have you in a mellow trance,,,, but not too sleepy or dull.. a bit of sadness drapes its way over the vibe...but its all in a refreshing way... you may recognize the track EVERYBODYS TALKIN AT ME, as it has been covered a few times... Freds is the original and stands out as quite good and has its own vibe that is unlike any of the more popular covers I've heard.
What I dig the most here is how addictive the sound becomes. This is an album that unfolds the more you listen, and gets better....
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