Fred Neil (album)

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Fred Neil
Fred Neil.jpg
Studio album by Fred Neil
Released December 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre Folk rock
Length 39:09
Label Capitol
Producer Nick Venet
Fred Neil chronology
Bleecker & MacDougal
Fred Neil
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Fred Neil is the 1966 second album from Fred Neil, a pioneer folk rock musician. The album has a more laid-back sound than his debut, and contains his best-known songs "Everybody's Talkin' " and "The Dolphins". It was re-released in 1969 under the title Everybody's Talkin' in response to the international success of the soundtrack of the movie Midnight Cowboy, which made a hit of the new title track for Harry Nilsson.[2] Music journalist Richie Unterberger characterizes the album as Neil's "best",[3] and it was listed in the first (2005) edition of the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, edited by Robert Dimery.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Fred Neil, except where noted

  1. "The Dolphins" – 4:06
  2. "I've Got a Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)" – 4:40 (Elizabeth Cotten)
  3. "That's the Bag I'm In" – 3:37
  4. "Badi-Da" – 3:39
  5. "Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)" – 4:03
  6. "Everybody's Talkin' " – 2:45
  7. "Everything Happens" – 2:20
  8. "Sweet Cocaine" – 2:03
  9. "Green Rocky Road" – 3:40
  10. "Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga" – 8:16


  • Fred Neil – acoustic guitar, electric, vocals, finger snapping
  • Pete Childs – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • John T. Forsha – acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar
  • Cyrus Faryar – acoustic guitar, bouzouki
  • Rusty Faryar – finger cymbals
  • Jimmy Bond – bass
  • Billy Mundi – drums, cymbals, tambourine
  • Alan Wilson – harmonica
  • Nick Venet – sound effects


  • Producer: Nick Venet
  • Production Coordination: Norma Sharp
  • Recording Engineer: Peter Abbott, John Kraus
  • Art Direction: Nick Venet
  • Photography: Jim Marshall, Edward Simpson
  • Liner Notes: Jerry Hopkins, Bob Mehr, Fred Neil


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