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Echoes of My Mind: The Best of 1963-1971 Import

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  • Audio CD (8 Aug 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Raven
  • ASIN: B000A2H2OU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,318 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Linin' Track
2. The Sky Is Fallin'
3. Weary Blues
4. Morning Dew
5. Wild Child In A World Of Trouble
6. Bleecker And MacDougal
7. Blues On The Ceiling
8. Little Bit Of Rain
9. Country Boy
10. Other Side Of This Life
11. Water Is Wide
12. Candy Man
13. Handful Of Gimme
14. The Dolphins
15. I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)
16. Ba-De-Da
17. Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)
18. Everybody's Talkin'
19. Everything Happens
20. Sweet Cocaine
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The late Fred Neil (1936-2001) was one of the most compelling folk-rockers to emerge from Greenwich Village in the mid '60s. A true cult figure of enormous influence, Neil inspired everyone from Bob Dylan, John Sebastian and Stephen Stills to David Crosby, Tim Buckley and Paul Kantner. That he chose to retire from the music industry in 1971, never to record again has only deepened the enigma and strengthened the extraordinary impact of his low, rich voice and intensely personal and reflective compositions. Raven has culled 25 tracks from six classic albums for this unique, multi-label, single CD career overview. Taking in two rare early tracks from his folk roots, this collection moves through his genre-defining folk-rock albums for Elektra and ends with tracks from his last album in 1971. All of his greatest songs are included. Detailed and insightful liner notes from prominent US folk-rock authority Richie Unterberger.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Kilpatrick on 21 Mar 2007
This is a fantastic compilation of music by an overlooked great. Fred Neil blended folk, rock, blues and gospel superbly to make music that was very personal and reflective but also very melodic. He had a rich baritone voice which I read somewhere referred to as "like Johnny Cash but with chops", which gave him a similar gravitas to Cash.

There's not a bad track on this album and some of the tracks are simply stunning. This is probably the best Fred Neil compilation available and anyone with an interest in good music should have it. Simply essential listening.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 20 July 2010
The first apperance in the UK by ex 50s rockabilly Fred Neil was as the writer of a Roy Orbison B side called Candy Man-a song which was covered later by Brian Poole on Orbison's recommendation.
The name turned up again on the Lovin' Spoonful's Other side of this life and Harry Nillson's Everybody's talking.
Neil's own albums were never issued in the U K and not until the awareness of Urban Folk Music in the 80s did anything change.
If Everybody's talking had been used in the original version for the Midnight Cowboy movie then no doubt he'd have become a bigger name.
As Freddie Neil he'd cut 3 singles up to 1960 for 3 different labels
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Even better than "Many sides" 15 Jan 2006
By C. Bird - Published on Amazon.com
I to say I disagree with the other reviewer. this CD is the best mix you can get without buying the three best Fred Neil albums ("Tear down the Walls", "Bleeker and Macdougal", and "Fred Neil". Yes I left off "Sessions". It had some good songs but all in all wasn't one of his best. My problem with the 2 cd set "Many Sides of Fred Neil" is that is almost ignored Bleeker and Macdougal and was repetitive with several songs. It also didn't have any from Tear Down the Walls with Vince Martin, and a few of those are wonderful. So if you aren't willing to get all the individual cds, I think this one is the best.
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A must for the Folk collector 12 Mar 2013
By Bleudenim - Published on Amazon.com
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Fred Neil had one of the best voices in folk, eclipsed only by the late Stan Rogers. This recording is the best of one of the best. A perfect addition to the collection of anyone who does not have Neil's individual recordings or wants an overview of his best material. The fidelity is good and the whole CD is a pleasant listening experience.
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Gone, but not forgotten! 16 April 2012
By TPERNI - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the true early folk/blues genuises who faded from the scene in the early 1970's but whose influence is still felt today. Just ask Dylan, or Stephen Stills, or David Crosby, or Grace Slick, or the Grateful Dead, or John Sebastian, or any number of the music world's greatest talents of the past 5o years.
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awesome and under-rated artist 20 July 2010
By Jessica Lea Towery - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fantastic collection of Fred Neil's songs. He was a tremendous talent that influenced many people from Harry Nielsen, Roy Orbison, David Crosby, and many others. I higly recommend this CD for anyone that likes good music!
Great music. 16 Nov 2014
By Joan Marie - Published on Amazon.com
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Have been looking for a Fred Neil cd for a long time. It has some old classics that I wanted for my collection. Great music.
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