Saturday, January 28, 2006

Home, Home on the Range

This is not technically a Neil Young album. However, the original pieces included are Neil's, and I don't have much time today.

WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM (1980) is a movie about the life of Hunter S. Thompson, with Bill Murray in the lead role. The movie has its problems, to be sure. I'm not going to lay much of the blame on Bill Murray. I'll just leave it at that.

As far as the soundtrack goes, it's a decent collection of late '60s tunes by some major artists, some movie dialogue, Bill Murray shrieking through a version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", and Neil's originals.

Neil's compositions are actually all arrangements of "Home on the Range", all but one are instrumentals, many with orchestra accompaniment. Here's the line-up:

Side 1:
Buffalo Stomp - Neil Young with the Wild Bill Band of Strings
Ode to Wild Bill #1 - Neil Young
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Bill Murray
Ode to Wild Bill #2 - Neil Young
Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations
Home, Home on the Range - Neil Young
Side 2:
Straight Answers (Dialogue) - Bill Murray
Highway 61 - Bob Dylan
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - Four Tops
Ode to Wild Bill #3 - Neil Young
Keep on Chooglin' - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Ode to Wild Bill #4 - Neil Young
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Buffalo Stomp Refrain - Neil Young with the Wild Bill Band of Strings

Before you kill yourselves trying to find it, I'll let you know that all of Neil's contributions only total to approximately 10 minutes.

Bottom line: I'm totally glad I have this (It was a GREAT gift from a close friend). And, if you ever get the chance to hear Neil's "Home, Home on the Range" you defintely should. That said, I'd make sure you get some of his more essential releases first.


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