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Neil Young – Sample And Hold (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 15th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“Sample And Hold” is a single by Canadian musician and singer-songwriter Neil Young, released in 1982 from the album Trans on Geffen Records. The release was a departure for Neil Young who was best known for recording Folk/Rock. “Sample And Hold” is a new wave/space rock track complete with a vocoder distorting Young’s vocals. Young’s direction was influenced by the electronic experiments of the German band Kraftwerk, but more importantly he felt that distorting his voice reflected his attempts to communicate with his young son Ben who was born with cerebral palsy. While the album Trans was a top twenty hit in the US “Sample And Hold” failed to chart.

SIDE A:
Sample And Hold (Dance Remix) 6:46

SIDE B:
Mr. Soul (Dance Remix) 5:50
Sample And Hold (Single Version) 3:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– 0-20105
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Space Rock

CREDITS:
Edited By – John Ingham, Phil Brown, Steve Sukman
Producer – David Briggs, Neil Young, Tim Mulligan
Remix – David Briggs, Richard Kaplan

NOTES:
Original versions available on the Geffen album “TRANS”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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23 Responses to “Neil Young – Sample And Hold (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Once again Paul, you give me chills of ecstasy with your selections. I always wanted to hear this song as I remembered when the album came out, it was REALLY DIFFERENT for Neil Young. So many of my friends hated electronic music and were all into, what I like to call “Fossil Rock” and not that there was anything wrong with the classic rock genre, but I was becoming into my own tastes with all the experimental electronic dance music that was coming from Europe and other countries. I am pleased as punch to have this from you. I love how you just surprise us with the song choices. You expand our horizons, our tastes and our musical boundaries. Your rips are like these thrill rides for mind, body and soul. Man, I’m so looking forward to this track. I love dance versions by rock artists. They’re edgy and, sometimes, delightfully weird. I’m grateful to have my ears in your hands, so to speak. You make me quiver Paul.

    In Bliss,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    i think you will really enjoy this 12″ Jeff it is a super good record. I mean who would have thought a Kraftwerk like record by Neil Young. Enjoy!

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  2. David Says:

    I’ve always been a fan of the Trans LP, the strangest album of Neil’s very strange Geffen period. I look forward to hearing this 12″ again. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have fun and enjoy David 🙂

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  3. micmij Says:

    Can’t wait to hear this, Paul. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome micmij 🙂

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  4. George Price Says:

    Haven’t heard this song in years! And,you think people bitching about Trump is bad,that pales in comparison!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy George 🙂

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    George Price Reply:

    I have been! Great Dance mix,too.

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  5. Morts Says:

    Although I consider myself a Neil Young fan I can admit that his track record isn’t exactly perfect. Trans-era Young, however, was not the failure it potentially could have been – I’ve always really enjoyed the album. Thanks for this post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Morts 🙂

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  6. Manu Says:

    Thank you Paul for these ones. Two Dance mixes from Trans. I’ve always loved this album, specially “Computer Age” full of vocoder. By the way, the CD version of Trans includes an alternative version of “Sample And Hold” clocking at 8’03” instead of the 5’09” album version.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have never listened to the album so I bought a copy last night 🙂

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  7. Davos Via 45 Says:

    I was completely unaware of this Neil Young album and not in a million years I would have guessed that this too dance remixes are Neil Young songs LOL

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you enjoy it Davos Via 45 🙂

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  8. Joey Says:

    Nice one Paul. I would not have guessed Neil young would be into electronic music, until I saw a documentary where he was talking about how innovative Human League were as well as showing him jam with Devo… interesting stuff. Nice when artists are willing to take risks and follow their inspiration.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Joey. I will have to look for that documentary. I love it too when artists follow their art and think outside the box.

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  9. DJRokyManson Says:

    DJPaulT,

    When I saw on FB that you were taking blog post-suggestions in exchange for FB Hillary-support posts, I did my best to challenge you.

    Boy howdy, did you deliver!

    Thank you so very kindly!!!

    Roky

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Roky. I was so happy to see that picture you posted 🙂

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  10. CL Says:

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    🙂

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  11. Grant Says:

    Sooooo glad you posted this – thank you DJPaulT!

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  12. Locutus Says:

    Thanks for posting this!
    It’s one of my all time faves & I do love the album as well. Neil was really ahead of his time with some of Trans’ ideas. We R In Control & Computer Cowboy are also good examples.

    For years this one was a tough find on vinyl since it’s sales were quite poor, but copies are easier to find in the last few years. I’ve never seen a U.S. stock copy with the correct tracklist on the back cover. However, I did find a copy some years back from Columbia House that is correct. A little FYI for those who may be inspired to track this down.

    Also note that the CD version is similiar to this as prev. stated, but the original vinyl version is very different from this.

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