Editors’ Notes Fred Neil's most famous songs are best known in versions by other artists: Harry Nilsson singing "Everybody's Talkin'," Tim Buckley taking flight with "The Dolphins." This collection features the music Neil made between 1967 and 1971 for Capitol Records. (That would be three albums—Fred Neil, Sessions, Other Side of This Life—a single from 1963, and six previously unreleased cuts.) While Neil's 1965 solo debut, Bleecker & MacDougal, captured his folk and blues repertoire, The Many Sides is as breathtaking as the works of Buckley, Van Morrison, Terry Reid, and other singer/songwriters with roots in the exploratory world of '60s folk. Neil's voice, as deep and resonant as John Lee Hooker's, turns from the blues to a personal vision that's haunted at every turn. His 1963 single, "Long Black Veil," recorded with The Nashville Street Singers, indicates the dark side of his vision, yet the recording is far more upbeat than those of his later, mature work, which includes the weightless "Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)" and the heartmelting, previously unreleased "December's Dream." Canned Heat's Al Wilson joins for "Ba-De-Da," another unique Neil masterwork.

SONG
The Dolphins
1
4:05
 
I've Got a Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)
2
4:38
 
That's the Bag I'm In
3
3:35
 
Ba-De-Da
4
3:38
 
Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)
5
4:01
 
Everybody's Talkin'
6
2:44
 
Everything Happens
7
2:19
 
Sweet Cocaine
8
2:03
 
Green Rocky Road
9
3:40
 
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10
8:12
 
Felicity
11
1:37
 
Please Send Me Someone to Love
12
3:36
 
Merry Go Round
13
5:51
 
Look Over Yonder
14
8:31
 
Fools Are a Long Time Coming
15
5:19
 
Looks Like Rain
16
7:16
 
Roll On Rosie
17
8:25
 
The Other Side of This Life (Live)
1
3:07
 
Roll On Rosie (Live)
2
3:45
 
The Dolphins (Live)
3
4:35
 
That's the Bag I'm In (Live)
4
3:20
 
Sweet Cocaine (Live)
5
2:54
 
Everybody's Talkin' (Live)
6
3:20
 
Come Back Baby
7
2:36
 
Ba-De-Da (Duet)
8
2:51
 
Prettiest Train
9
4:14
 
Ya Don't Miss Your Water
10
2:36
 
Felicity
11
1:37
 
Long Black Veil
12
2:30
 
Bottom of the Glass
13
2:49
 
Sweet Mama
14
5:17
 
Trouble In Mind
15
5:02
 
December's Dream
16
3:39
 
Ride Stormy Water
17
5:26
 
Medley: How Long Blues / Drown In Tears
18
9:46
 
The Other Side of This Life
19
4:43