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Code Purple

by Andrew Neil

This Album is as naked, stripped down, brutally honest and as authentic as it gets.....all songs were written and recorded at Western State Hospital during his three year hospitalization.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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2. Rocken
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5. Lonely Road
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6. Rain Song
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7. I Don't Want to Play
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Album Notes
“This is not easy music. Tough topics, ugly situations, told with an almost child-like wonder at times. This album (“Code Purple”) is just the beginning for Andrew Neil. And unlike most of the songs by bi-polar musicians, or depressed songwriters, which lean towards being almost morose, Andrew gives us a glimmer of hope and light. Much of his success in "escaping" the confines of the mental hospital can be credited to his amazingly upbeat acceptance of both his condition and the fact that he has options, one of which has been to make the conscious decision to help others, to help them to see their own glory, and to understand that to be mentally ill is not the scarlet letter that it once was. Most importantly, he knows that there need not be any stigma attached to having a so-called "mental illness". (Jim Abbott, Author of Jackson C. Frank, The Clear Hard Light of Genius)

“The sound of the record is crisp and immediate as if Andrew is in the same room with you, guitar in hand, eyes closed as he enters the deep well from which these songs came forth. "Code Purple" captures the fleeting moments when Andrew Neil stands still enough in his creative trajectory to document these songs, images and feelings. A highly prolific artist, Andrew lives in the moment of creation with performance being an extension of the creative process. This makes his music an actual living, breathing thing, something that can't be honed by sequencers and click tracks. To have such a sharp, organic and real recording, it takes you as close to Andrew as possible, his creations are in your hand. But they don’t stay there. They are moving, not just emotionally but also physically. His music conjures up movement, never staying still in one place” Steve Peck, Former Publisher of a Heavy Metal/Punk Music Zine




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CAM

Authentic
This is beautiful work. So authentic. It is as if the artist is singing to you in the same room. The mood is the music is very sad, but I understand why. I am looking forward to your next release Mr. Neil.
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Michael Clem

Andrew Neil's "Code Purple"
So reminiscent of a similar artist, Nick Drake, and his classic "Pink Moon".... similar in its simplicity, starkness & raw beauty. To know Andrew's backstory really enhances the appreciation of this remarkable debut outing. Like Drake, a person also steeped in emotional troubles, he comes forth with unfiltered honesty and very little inhibition. Here's hoping that Andrew continues to rise from the ashes and develop his gifts that show so much promise in first album. As Bruce Cockburn sings, may he "kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight." There's something wonderful already shining from Andrew Neil's corner of the world.
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