Neil Young – After The Gold Rush

Oups, for the first time I missed an album on the release date, which deserves to be on the list. After the Gold Rush is the third solo studio album by , and it had it’s 50 years release day yesterday, 19 September 1970. Sorry about the delay…

It was recorded at three different studios, Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Sound City in Los Angeles and Redwood Studios in Topanga. Starting December 1969 and finished in June 1970. It’s recorded in the same period as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recorded the album Déjà Vu, which joined this celebration list earlier this year, in March.

It’s not my favorite album with Young, for me it’s too slow and too country inspired. But I find it a  relaxing listening experience. I would say suitable for background music, for dining or relaxing with a book. Absolutely well played and organized, just not my favorite mix of genres. Surprisingly, for me, the album actually hits the top score of ratings on Rateyourmusic for Neil Young albums, so a lot of people probably disagree with me. That said, Don’t Let It Bring You Down is one of his best songs and might be the reason for the high score. I find it better in later versions though….

Neil Young will be back February 2022 with one of his mist iconic albums, Harvest…

Neil Young – guitar, piano, harmonica, vibes, lead vocals
Danny Whitten – guitar, vocals
Nils Lofgren – guitar, piano, vocals
Jack Nitzsche – piano
Billy Talbot – bass
Greg Reeves – bass
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals
Stephen Stills – vocals
Bill Peterson – flugelhorn

Tracklist

Side one:

Tell Me Why 2:54
After the Gold Rush 3:45
Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3:05
Southern Man 5:41
Till the Morning Comes 1:17

Side two:

Oh, Lonesome Me 3:47
Don’t Let It Bring You Down 2:56
Birds 2:34
When You Dance I Can Really Love 3:44
I Believe in You 2:24
Cripple Creek Ferry 1:34

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