Prairie Wind blowin' through my head...


(Posted by Jason)

Just got it today :) Anyone else? And, more specifically, thoughts?


Personally, I think it's great. Neil obviously has a lot on his mind that he wants to express, and he does it with the same kind of grace and style as with the Harvests and Comes a Time. There's some more upbeat funky tunes like "Far From Home", "Prairie Wind" and "He Was the King," but they help round out the album, and give it a more positive spin than the 'wistful old geezer' theme that many of the other songs have. Some really profound lyrics drive home how great this album is. One of my favs is an early one: "I have my friends eternally, we left our tracks in the sound."

Not to mention there's a couple songs that really fit the bill for "it's all one song!"

Yeah, hero worship, I know, but that's just my opinion.


Haven't checked it out yet. Howard had some opinions after hearing some on Neil's website....i need to give it a listen before I spend. He still has a lot to make up for with me...Greendale was not great, IMHO.

The fisrt time I listened to this CD I thought it was alright, but the more and more I listen to it, the more I love it. The songs sound like classic Neil music - some songs more than others. His lyrics have so much emotion and his voice possesses such vulnerability, he really puts himself out there in this album. I would reccomend picking it up if you like his accoustic work in Harvest and Harvest Moon. Also, I'm not sure if anyone heard this but Jonathan Demme (director of Silence of the Lambs) is directing a movie "Prarie Wind" that Neil agreed to do with him. Not sure what it will be like, but it should be interesting.

I just bought it from iTunes. it comes with 2 videos and the digital liner notes, so it's a new album-buying experience for me ("Looks like I'm gonna have to buy the white album again!")

Haven't given it enough of a listen but so far I like it. Just why does he have to write Harvest Moon again? Same riff, same everything...almost.

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