New album


During the interview at the weekend, Neil mentioned a new album is in the works.  Fingers crossed for more news soon.

In the meantime, what do people hope for in terms of style and producer.  I loved the Rick rubin style albums.  Could we see another Rick and Neil collaboration?

As an alternative I think Adam Cohen did an incredible job on his Fathers last album.  Unlikely I know, but I think it could be a great match up

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  1. In the minority but I didn't like the Rubin albums as much

    I know many people thought these were great, and I’ll admit there was some great song writing on HBD, however he made Neil sound old and unable to sing any longer.  Neil’s voice is powerful and I think stripping back the music and asking him to hold back makes him sound like he’s croaking through songs.

    I thought Melody Road was more “Neil” to me, at least at this point in his career. I’d like him to stay with Don Wass and Jackknife Lee if it’s an option.  Neil has evolved and it’s not 1971 any longer I don’t think he should try to go back.  He is where he is and it’s awesome!

    That said, I’m good with anything at this point, even thought 12 and HBD were not my favorites I still listen to some selections.

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  2. Any Neil will do

    I felt there were more gems on the Rubin records but love MR as well.

    It’d be great to see a few guest artists singing with Neil again and contributing to an album. He’s got the respect of so many of his peers.

    Stevie W will do for starters though! I recall they sang Sir Duke together on a TV special as well as as Stevie contributing to Lost In Hollywood.

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  3. Rick Rubin would be great

    I loved & still listen to 12 Songs & Home Before Dark

    I liked Melody Road,but it was a much shorter album with a couple of weak songs like “Sunny Disposition” and the one about his cousin.Rubin would have probably made it much more tight with no fillers.

     

     

     

     

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  4. Agree

    Agree sky bird.

    I think Rubin pushed and challenged Neil and probably told him if it wasn’t strong enough.

    Didn’t get that feeling with MR like you say a couple of fillers for sure.

    Alone at the ball is a great tune but needed a couple more verses

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  5. I always felt that.................

     

     

    MR was full of cheesy pop songs while HBD was a very credible album and thus why it sold so well around the world at that time (2008).

    I do find it strange though that when Rubin is spoken about that Neil is never mentioned as a success story of his, rather the name Cash and Adele continually comes up as a major highlight in his producing career. Have a look at Rubin’s Wiki page entry and Neil hardly gets a mention there, especially in the opening paragraph where I felt Neil should’ve gotten a mention.

    Regardless, anything at this stage would keep the masses of Neil’s fans happy and talking about him again and that can only be a good thing I feel.

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  6. Johnny Cash

    When I think of Neil,I dont think of Rick Rubin or any of his producers.But Johnny Cash is a little different because before Rubin,Johnny’s career was in the dumps pretty much since the mid 70’s.Neil never needed that kind of saving careerwise.

     

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  7. While I would love Rick as producer again...

    There are other great producers out there.How about Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars producer Ron Aniello?

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