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Neil Young

Mr. Soul

  • Soul
  • Rock
  • Acoustic
  • Musical
  • Folk
  • Hard Rock
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  • 2000
  • 1977
  • 1971
  • 1972

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“Mr. Soul” is a song written by Canadian rock musician Neil Young, and first recorded by folk rock band Buffalo Springfield and released on their second album, Buffalo Springfield Again. It was originally recorded on January 9, 1967 at Atlantic Studios, New York with an additional recording on April 4, 1967. Young wrote the song after being treated for a seizure disorder. Composed on an acoustic twelve-string guitar, the dark, moody folk tune is in double-drop D tuning, which Young used in a number of other songs, such as “Ohio” and “Cinnamon Girl”. The common album version and the mono single have completely different guitar solos (the mono single mix has never been reissued). On track 3 of the album Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968, Young said, “A lot of... Read on...

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