Released in 1967, Sessions is the follow-up to Neil's classic self-titled solo album. Although the long, meandering, raga influenced songs on Sessions are a bit perplexing at first, the album's rewards increase with each subsequent listening session. Neil's vocal performances are astounding and the album as a whole is a meditative experience. An under-rated LP from one of American folk's finest voices.
Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with a tip-on jacket.
"Sessions was a peculiar record that seemed to find Neil losing his focus to some degree, even as he increased his appetite for experimentation with arrangements and songwriting. The loose, informal feel of most of the cuts suggested that the performances were rehearsals or jams, rather than finely honed finished products... Neil's vocal genius, however, remained intact, and the best two cuts were the most straight-ahead: "Felicity" is a nice oblique meditation-cum-love song, and the cover of Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Somebody to Love" is effective." - Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
Fred Neil, vocals, guitar
James E. Bond Jr., bass
Cyrus Faryar, acoustic guitar
Vruce Langhorn, acoustic guitar
Peter O. Childs, acoustic guitar
Eric Glen Hord, acoustic guitar
1. Felicity (Take 5)
2. Send Me Somebody To Love (Take 2)
3. Merry Go Round (Take 1)
4. Look Over Yonder (Take 1)
1. Fools Are A Long Time Coming (Take 1)
2. Looks Like Rain (Take 1/Take 2)
3. Roll On Rosie (Take 1)