A TIMELESS FOLK ROCK MASTERPIECE FROM A PIONEER OF THE GENRE
• CUT BY KEVIN GRAY, AND PRESSED ON CLEAR VINYL AT RTI!
• PACKAGED WITH AN EYE CATCHING OBI STRIP!
• FEATURES THE CINEMATIC SMASH "EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'"!
A moody NYC masterpiece from The Village circa '66! New York folk artist Fred Neil’s eponymous second album may not have been a sales smash, but it inspired countless contemporaries, from Jefferson Airplane to Crosby, Stills and Nash, to Harry Nilsson. It was the latter’s cover of “Everybody’s Talkin’,” featured in the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack, that garnered Neil his greatest notoriety, but the album is full of shimmering, surreal gems, like “The Dolphins” and the stunning “Faretheewell.” Neil disappeared into reclusiveness not long after, but his legacy as a thoughtful, complex songwriter lives on. Pressed on clear vinyl at RTI!
With a deeply resonant voice that exudes a hundred different things at once – pain, joy , weariness, and decades of experience – Fred Neil created an influential body of work that far outweighs its modest size. Few artists from the vibrant early ‘60s Greenwich Village folk scene had more staying power than this legendary recluse, a figure who inspired the likes of Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, and countless others.
The Dolphins • I’ve Got A Secret (Didn’t We Shake Sugaree) • That’s The Bag I’m In • Badi-da • Faretheewell (Fred’s Tune) • Everybody’s Talkin’ • Everything Happens • Sweet Cocaine • Green Rocky Road • Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga