Our mystery man's music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While he has experimented with differing music styles throughout a varied career, including swing and electronic music, most of his best known work is either acoustic folk-rock and country rock or electric, amplified hard rock.
He has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). Our man is an environmentalist and outspoken advocate for the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. Today's mystery artist has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy (note rarely a genetic disease, ususally an environmental cause), and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young, has epilepsy. He lives on his ranch in La Honda, California.
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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.
Today's mystery album are defacto two separate albums released sept 70 and Valentine's day 72, both albums became Platinum sellers.
First up the third studio album by today's Canadian mystery musician .The album peaked at number eight on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; the two singles taken from the album, "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and "When You Dance I Can Really Love", made it to number 33 and number 93 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Critics were not initially impressed with the album. Songs on the album were inspired by the Dean Stockwell-Herb Berman screenplay for the unmade film. Today's mystery artist had read the screenplay and asked Stockwell if he could produce the soundtrack. Tracks being written specifically for the film are "After the Gold Rush" and "Cripple Creek Ferry."The script has since been lost, though has been described as "sort of an end-of-the-world movie." Stockwell said of it, "I was gonna write a movie that was personal, a Jungian self-discovery of the gnosis... it involved the Kabala (sic), it involved a lot of arcane stuff." In 2003, Rolling Stone named the album the 71st greatest album of all time, his highest ranking on this list.
The fourth album by the Canadian mystery musician , released on February 14, 1972 on Reprise Records, it featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and vocals by the noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and spawned two hit singles, "Old Man", which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Heart of Gold", which reached #1. It was the best-selling album of 1972 in the United States. Like the previous album reviews were not overwhelmingly favorable at the time.More recent evaluations of the album have been far more positive. Rolling Stone named it the 78th greatest album of all time. In 2007, today's second mystery album was named the #1 Canadian Album of All Time by Bob Mersereau in his book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.
Both mystery albums were remastered and released on HDCD-encoded CD and digital download on July 14, 2009 as part of the mystery artist's Archives Original Release Series. Here for you to...N'Joy
Goldy Rhox 197 (flac 388mb)
Goldy Rhox 197 (ogg 169mb)
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