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Titel The Dolphins
Komposition Fred Neil, 1966
Originalinterpret Fred Neil
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Info The leadoff track from Fred Neil's Capitol debut album was, for a lot of listeners, their introduction to this great artist. And what an introduction it was. "Dolphins" combines a lot of Neil's influences and distills them into a single song. Led by a lazy, almost country rhythm chord progression, the melody has just a suggestion of jazz as well as a vague Broadway-inspired sparkle. Despite all of these elements, it burns with a low-key sensuality. Lyrically, Neil uses the freedom of the dolphins' lives to mirror his own search for peace (and peace of mind) in the modern-day world. Also, Fred Neil has been a life-long activist for the prevention of cruelty to dolphins, and has donated his writers royalties to this cause. Covered very nicely by number-one Neil fan, the late Tim Buckley, who was also at Neil's recording session in late 1966.
(by Matthew Greenwald, allmusic.com)

Gefundene Versionen
Interpret Titel Label/Jahr Platz
Fred Neil "Fred Neil" Capitol, 1966
Dion "Dion" Laurie, 1968
Gale Garnett & The Gentle Reign "An Audience with the King of Wands" Columbia, 1969
Fred Neil "The Other Side Of This Love" Capitol, 1969
Al Wilson "Searching for the Dolphins" Soul City, 1969
Linda Ronstadt "Hand Sown ... Home Grown" Capitol, 1969
It's A Beautiful Day "Marrying Maiden" Columbia, 1970
The Youngbloods "Ride The Wind" Warner, 1971
Tim Buckley "Sefronia" Discreet, 1973
David Graney & The White Buffaloes "My Life On The Plains" Fire, 1989
Tim Buckley "Blue Obsession" Living Legend, 1990
Tim Buckley "Dream Letter - Live In London 1968" Demon, 1990
Billy Bragg "Don't Try This At Home" Chrysalis/Go! Discs, 1991
Eddi Reader With The Patron Saints Of Imperfection "Mirmama" RCA, 1992
Tim Buckley "Morning Glory" Band Of Joy, 1994
Tim Buckley "Honeyman" Manifesto, 1995
The Sheiling "Shape I'm In" Umbrella Head, 2001
Tim Buckley "Live at the Folklore Center, NYC - March 6, 1967" Tompkins Square, 2009
Tim Buckley "Newport '68" FM Concert Broadcasts, 2015
The Third Mind "The Third Mind" Yep Roc, 2020

Sometimes I think about
Saturday's child
And all about the times
when we were running wild
I've been out searching for the dolphins in the sea
Ah, but sometimes I wonder,
do you ever think of me

This old world will never change
the way it's been
And all the ways of war
won't change it back again
I've been out searchin' for the dolphin in the sea
Ah, but sometimes I wonder,
do you ever think of me

Lord, I'm not the one to tell
this old world how to get along
I only know that peace will come
after all the hate is gone
I've been out searchin' for the dolphin in the sea
Ah, but sometimes I wonder,
do you ever think of me