Fred Neil’s self-titled album is not easy to find anywhere. He was never successful as a folk artist. He spent his life trying to preserve the life of dolphins. Thank God.
His music is interesting in the first song “Dolphins”, but the lyrics and his voice does not help me like the song. It sounds too country for me. It is not the worst country music with the dying cats, but it is still pretty bad.
His most famous song was sung by Harry Nilsson for the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy. Nilsson made it a hit song. Neil never had a hit.
I had a hard time getting through this album. It was especially difficult since the last couple of albums have been interesting for me and the albums coming later are looking good too. The book 1001 Albums…. claims there are not fillers. It was all bad filler to me. 4/10.