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Path: uuwest!spies!spies!sgiblab!spool.mu.edu!olivea!uunet!mcsun!sun4nl!dutrun!dutrun2!recmusic From: sdhouse@eos.ncsu.edu (STEPHEN DAVID HOUSE) Newsgroups: rec.music.info,rec.music.misc,alt.rock-n-roll Subject: DISCOGRAPHY: Neil Young Keywords: discography neil young Message-ID: <1992Sep23.080309.21831@dutrun2.tudelft.nl> Date: 23 Sep 92 08:03:09 GMT Sender: news@dutrun2.tudelft.nl (UseNet News System) Reply-To: sdhouse@eos.ncsu.edu (STEPHEN DAVID HOUSE) Followup-To: rec.music.misc Organization: North Carolina State University, Project Eos Lines: 1356 Approved: rec-music-info@ph.tn.tudelft.nl Originator: recmusic@galaxy Nntp-Posting-Host: ph.tn.tudelft.nl ============================================================================== THE NEIL YOUNG ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY by Kimmo Saaskilahti (trkisa@uta.fi) Stephen House (sdhouse@eos.ncsu.edu) Last update September 14th, 1992 Send all additions, corrections, suggestions, questions or whatever to one of the addresses above. Copyright Information: Copyright 1992 by Kimmo Saaskilahti and Stephen House All Rights Reserved Permission to use, copy, and distribute this text for non-commercial purposes and without fee is hereby granted, provided that this notice appears in all copies. The authors disclaim all warranties with regard to text including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the authors be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of this text. ------------------------------------------------------- Can you imagine anyone liking everything you've ever done? "No", he replies without hesitation. And yet there are people who do. Fanzine editors and so on. "Well, they must be fuckin' completely crazy," he giggles. >From the Neil Young interview in Select magazine Feb 1990 ------------------------------------------------------- Buffalo Springfield (2/1967, ?? ??) The Buffalo Springfield Produced by ?? Musicians: ?? Notes: ----- Buffalo Springfield Again (12/1967, Atlantic SD 33-226) The Buffalo Springfield Mr. Soul* A Child's Claim to Fame Everydays Expecting to Fly* Bluebird Hung Upside Down Sad Memory Good Time Boy Rock & Roll Woman Broken Arrow* Produced by Steven Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Ahmet Ertegun, Dewey Martin, Jack Nitzsche, Charlie Chin, and Brian Musicians: Neil Young: Vocals, Guitar Steven Stills: Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Electric Piano Richie Furay: Vocals, Guitar Dewey Martin: Vocals, Drums Bruce Palmer: Bass James Burton: Dobro Jim Fielder: Bass Jack Nitzsche: Electric Piano Don Randi: Grand Piano Bobby West: Bass Charlie Chin: Banjo Notes: (*) written by Neil Young As the name implies this was Buffalo Springfield's 2nd album. Neil, Steven, Richie, Dewey, and Bruce more or less comprised The Buffalo Springfield. Noteable musicians include Jack Nitzsche and Steven Stills. Jack plays on several other Neil Young albums and also produces a few. Steven Stills is the same Stills in Crosby, Stills, and Nash (and sometimes Young). ----- Last Time Around (1968, Atlantic SD 33-256) The Buffalo Springfield On the Way Home* It's So Hard To Wait** Pretty Girl Why Four Days Gone Carefree Country Day Special Care The Hour of Not Quite Rain Questions I Am a Child* Merry-Go-Round Uno Mundo Kind Woman Produced by Jim Messina Musicians: Richie Furay Steven Stills Neil Young Jim Messina Micki Callen Notes: (*) by Neil Young (**) by Neil Young and Richie Furay This was The Buffalo Springfield's last released album. Another album was worked on (Stampede), but was never released. Jim Messina is the same Messina in the early-70s group "Loggins and Messina". They had a few hits like "Crying Eyes" and the song that goes something like "You're mama don't dance and your daddy don't rock and roll". The Loggins in "Loggins and Messina" is Kenny Loggins of Footloose fame. ----- Retrospective - The Best of Buffalo Springfield (??, ??) Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth Mr. Soul Sit Down, I Think I Love You Kind Woman Bluebird On The Way Home Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing Broken Arrow Rock And Roll Woman I Am A Child Go And Say Goodbye Expecting To Fly Producers and musicians: see above ----- Neil Young (1969, Reprise 6317) Neil Young The Emperor Of Wyoming The Loner If I Could Have Her Tonight I've Been Waiting For You The Old Laughing Lady* String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill+ Here We Are In The Years What Did You Do To My Life? I've Loved Her So Long* The Last Trip To Tulsa Produced by: Dave Briggs and Neil Young, except (+)&(*) produced and arranged by Jack Nitzsche, Ryland Cooder and Neil Young Musicians: ? Vocal Background on (*): Patrice Holloway Brenda Holloway Merry Clayton Sherlie Matthews Gloria Richetta Jones Gracia Nitzsche Notes: "String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill" is a Jack Nitzsche composition. Ryland Cooder the same person as Ry Cooder, who played guitar in Captain Beefheart's band. He also did some solo work. ----- Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969, Reprise 2282) Neil Young and Crazy Horse Cinnamon Girl Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)* Down By The River The Losing End (When You're On) Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets)** Cowgirl In The Sand Produced by David Briggs and Neil Young Musicians: Crazy Horse (#1): Neil Young: Guitar Danny Whitten: Guitar Billy Talbot: Bass Ralph Molina: Drums Robin Lane: vocals on (*) Bobby Notkoff: violin on (**) Notes: While recording his first album, Neil Young met a band called The Rockets (Whitten, Talbot, Molina), recruited them as his band and renamed them as Crazy Horse. This album was recorded in just two weeks. ----- Woodstock (1970, Cotillion SD 3-500) Various Artists ... Suite: Judy Blue Eyes** Sea Of Madness* Wooden Ships ... Produced by Eric Blackstead Musicians: David Crosby: Vocals, Guitar Stephen Stills: Vocals, Guitar Graham Nash: Vocals, Guitar Neil Young: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards Notes: (*) by Neil Young (**) Neil did not play on this song This album is a 3-record soundtrack to the Woodstock documentary. One of the acts at Woodstock was CSN/Y. The songs listed above are the CSN/Y songs that appear on the album. There is also a Woodstock 2 album that has other music from Woodstock, including some more Crosby, Stills, Nash, and maybe Young songs. ----- Deja Vu (1970, Atlantic SD 7200) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Carry On Teach Your Children Almost Cut My Hair Helpless* Woodstock Deja vu Our House 4+20 Country Girl* a Whiskey Boot Hill b Down, Down, Down c "Country Girl" (I Think You're Pretty) Everybody I Love You** Produced by CSNY Musicians: David Crosby: Vocals, Guitar Stephen Stills: Vocals, Guitar Graham Nash: Vocals, Guitar Neil Young: Vocals, Guitar Dallas Taylor: Drums Gregory Reeves: Bass Jerry Garcia: Steel Guitar John Sebastian: Mouth Harp Notes: (*) by Neil Young (**) by Stephen Stills & Neil Young Jerry Garcia is one of the band members of The Grateful Dead, and John Sebastian is formerly of The Lovin' Spoonful. This album is one of the few albums in history that has acheived a legendary status. Many of these songs are used in various audio and video productions to represent the late 60s era. ----- After The Gold Rush (July 1970, Reprise 2283) Neil Young Tell Me Why After The Goldrush Only Love Can Break Your Heart Southern Man Till The Morning Comes Oh, Lonesome Me Don't Let It Bring You Down Birds When You Dance I Can Really Love I Believe In You Cripple Creek Ferry Produced by Neil Young & David Briggs with Kendall Pacios Musicians: Bass: Billy Talbot, Greg Reeves Piano: Neil Young, Jack Nitzsche, Nils Lofgren Drums: Ralph Molina Guitars: Neil Young, Danny Whitten Vocals: Neil Young, Danny Whitten, Nils Lofgren, Steven Stills, Ralph Molina Harmonica: Neil Young Vibes: Neil Young Notes: Most of these songs were inspired by a screenplay for the movie "After The Goldrush", which was never actually filmed. The screenplay was co-written by Dean Stockwell, who designed the cover for _American_Stars_&_Bars_, and stars in the American TV show "Quantum Leap." The group Lynyrd Skynyrd did not take kindly to Neil's song, "Southern Man", which depicts The South (in the USA) as a racist land. In fact, they wrote the song "Sweet Home, Alabama" in reply to Neil and actually mention his name! Neil counter-replied with "Alabama" (on _Harvest_). Despite all this, Neil probably did not intend to start a music feud. He actually wrote a few songs for Lynyrd Skynyrd probably as an act of diplomacy, but they would not take them (see notes for _Rust_Never_Sleeps_). "Oh, Lonesome Me" is a Don Gibson cover. ----- 4 Way Street (1971, Atlantic SD 2-902) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Suite: Judy Blue Eyes On The Way Home* Teach Your Children Triad The Lee Shore Chicago Right Between The Eyes Cowgirl In The Sand* Don't Let It Bring You Down* 49 Bye Byes / America's Children Love The One You're With Pre-Road Downs Long Time Gone Southern Man* Ohio* Carry On Find The Cost of Freedom Produced by CSNY Musicians: David Crosby: Vocals, Guitar Stephen Stills: Vocals, Guitar Graham Nash: Vocals, Guitar Neil Young: Vocals, Guitar Johnny Barbata: Drums Calvin Samuels: Bass Notes: (*) by Neil Young. This is a CSNY Live Album recorded at the Fillmore East, New York, June 2-7, 1970; Chicago Auditorium, Chicago Ill., July 5, 1970; and The Forum, LA, June 26-28, 1970. Parts of it suck really bad. In fact, it is so bad, C, S, and Y did not want this album released on CD, but, alas, it was finally released in the Summer of 1992. The CD has 4 bonus tracks that are not listed here. A few of the songs are performed sololy by their writers, and are fairly good. If you find this album in a cheap used bin, I would at least buy it for Neil's acoustic version of "Cowgirl In The Sand" and "Don't Let It Bring You Down", and also to hear his between-song comments. ----- If I Could Only Remember My Name.... (1971, Atlantic SD-7203) David Crosby Music Is Love* Cowboy Movie Tamalpais High (At About 3) Laughing What Are Their Names* Traction In The Rain Song With No Words Orleans I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here Produced by David Crosby Have Something to do with Album: David Crosby Graham Nash Neil Young Jerry Garcia Joni Mitchell David Geffen Grace Slick David Frieberg Ethan Crosby (Looks like David, might be his brother) Mickey Hart Henry Diltz Laura Allen Phil Lesh Paul Kantner Bill Kreutzmann Michael Shrieve Jack Casady Jorma Kaukonen Gary Burden Ronald Stone Stephen Barncard Elliot Roberts Gregg Rolie Robert Hammer Notes: (*) Neil helped write these songs This is a David Crosby solo album. ----- Harvest (February 1972, Reprise 2277) Neil Young & The Stray Gators Out On The Weekend Harvest A Man Needs A Maid* Heart Of Gold Are You Ready For The Country? Old Man There's A World* Alabama The Needle And The Damage Done+ Words (Between The Lines Of Age) Produced by Elliot Mazer & Neil Young, except (*) by Jack Nitzsche and (+) by Henry Lewy & Neil Young Musicians: Stray Gators: Ben Keith: Steel Guitar Kenny Buttrey: Drums Tim Drummond: Bass Jack Nitzsche: Piano & Slide Guitar John Harris: Piano on "Harvest" London Symphony Orchestra on (*) Linda Ronstadt: vocals on "Heart Of Gold" and "Old Man" James Taylor: vocals on "Heart Of Gold", vocals and Banjo on "Old Man" David Crosby: vocals on "Are You Ready For The Country" and "Alabama" Steven Stills: vocals on "Alabama" and "Words" Graham Nash: vocals on "Are You Ready For The Country" and "Words" Notes: This was one of Neil's most popular albums. This is also Ben Keith's first appearance. Ben has played on several Neil Young albums; he even plays Alto Sax as a member of The Blue Notes. ----- Journey Through The Past (1972, Warner Bros. 2XS 6480) Neil Young For What It's Worth** / Mr. Soul* Rock & Roll Woman** Find The Cost of Freedom** Ohio* Southern Man* Are You Ready For The Country* Let Me Call You Sweetheart Alabama* Words* Relativity Invitation Handel's Messiah King of Kings Soldier* Let's Go Away For Awhile*** Produced by Neil Young & L. A. Johnson, except (***) by Brian Wilson Notes: (*) by Neil Young (**) by Stephen Stills (***) by The Beach Boys (from _Pet Sounds_) This is the soundtrack to Neil Young's movie of the same name. Both "Alabama" and "Words" are extended versions. They include studio conversations made during the recording of these songs. "Find The Cost of Freedom" and "Ohio" were recorded during a CSNY concert. There is a rumor (straight from Neil Young himself) that this movie, as well as Neil's other movies, will be released sometime this year. However, this movie has not been seen in any stores in the USA yet (9/13/92). ----- Time Fades Away (1973, Reprise 2151) Neil Young Time Fades Away Journey Through The Past Yonder Stands The Sinner LA Love In Mind Don't Be Denied The Bridge Last Dance Produced by Elliot Mazer & Neil Young Musicians: Neil Young Tim Drummond Johnny Barbata Jack Nitzsche Ben Keith (instruments not specified on the album sleeve) Guest appearances by David Crosby & Graham Nash Notes: All the tracks were recorded live on different occasions. "Love In Mind" comes from the same concert as "The Needle And The Damage Done" on Harvest. This album marks the beginning of Neil's Dark Period. The period continues through to _Zuma_ with a few other songs of this period appearing on _American_Stars_&_Bars_. ----- On The Beach (1974, Reprise 2180) Neil Young Walk On* See The Sky About To Rain+ Revolution Blues+ For The Turnstiles* Vampire Blues+ On The Beach** Motion Pictures (For Carrie)** Ambulance Blues** Produced by Neil Young and David Briggs (*) Neil Young and Mark Harman (+) Neil Young and Al Schmitt (**) Musicians: Neil Young: vocals, guitars, piano, banjo, harmonica Ben Keith: vocals, guitars, dobro, piano, organ, percussion, bass Billy Talbot: bass on "Walk On" Ralph Molina: drums, vocals Tim Drummond: bass, percussion Levon Helm: drums on "See The Sky About To Rain" and "Revolution Blues" Joe Yankee: harp, electric tambourine David Crosby: rhythm guitar on "Revolution Blues" Rick Danko: bass on "Revolution Blues" George Whitsell: guitar on "Vampire Blues" Graham Nash: Wurlitzer piano on "On The Beach" Rusty Kershaw: slide guitar on "Motion Pictures", fiddle on "Ambulance Blues" and incredible liner notes! Notes: Carrie (see "Motion Pictures") is most likely Carrie Snodgrass, an actress and Neil's 1st wife. Something wicked happened between her and Jack Nitzsche. ----- Tonight's The Night (June 1975, Reprise 2221) Neil Young Tonight's The Night Speakin' Out World On A String Borrowed Tune Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown Mellow My Mind Roll Another Number (For The Road) Albuquerque New Mama Lookout Joe Tired Eyes Tonight's The Night - Part II Produced by David Briggs & Neil Young with Tim Mulligan except "Lookout Joe" by Elliot Mazer Musicians: Neil Young: vocals, piano, guitar, harp, vibes Nils Lofgren: guitar, piano, vocals Ben Keith: guitars, vocals Billy Talbot: bass Ralph Molina: drums, vocals Stray Gators play on "Lookout Joe" Danny Whitten: vocals and guitar on "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown" Jack Nitzsche: piano on "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown" George Whitsell: vocals on "New Mama" Notes: The songs on this album were recorded already in 1973. "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown" was recorded live at Fillmore East in 1971 and it is a Danny Whitten/Neil Young composition. "Tonight's The Night" is about Danny Whitten and Bruce Berry (Crazy Horse roadie), who died of a drug overdose. ----- Zuma (1975, Reprise 2242) Neil Young & Crazy Horse Don't Cry No Tears Dangerbird Pardon My Heart* Lookin' For A Love* Barstool Blues Stupid Girl Drive Back Cortez The Killer Through My Sails* Produced by Neil Young & David Briggs except (*) by Neil Young & Tim Mulligan Musicians: Crazy Horse (#2): Neil Young: vocals, guitar Frank Sampedro: guitar Billy Talbot: bass, vocals Ralph Molina: drums, vocals except on "Pardon My Heart": Tim Drummond: bass Ralph Molina & Billy Talbot: vocals Neil Young: everything else on "Through The Sails": Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: vocals Steve Stills: bass Neil Young: guitar Russ Kunkel: congas Notes: "Cortez The Killer" was banned in Spain, where Cortez is a national hero. ----- Long May You Run (1976, Reprise 2253) The Stills-Young Band Long May You Run* Make Love To You Midnight On The Bay* Black Coral Ocean Girl* Let It Shine* 12/8 Blues (All The Same) Fontainebleau* Guardian Angel Produced by Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Don Gehman Musicians: Neil Young: guitars, piano, harmonica, string synthesizer, vocals Stephen Stills: guitars, pianos, vocals Joe Lala: percussion, background vocals Jerry Aiello: organ, piano George "Chocolate" Perry: bass, background vocals Joe Vitale: drums, flute, background vocals Notes: Tracks with (*) are written and sung by Neil Young, the rest by Stills - there isn't a co-written track on the album. ----- Decade (1976, Reprise Records 3RS 2257) Neil Young Down to the Wire * Burned * Mr. Soul Broken Arrow Expecting To Fly Sugar Mountain * I Am a Child The Loner The Old Laughing Lady Cinnanmon Girl Down by the River Cowgirl in the Sand I Believe In You After the Gold Rush Southern Man Helpless Ohio Soldier Old Man A Man Needs a Maid Harvest Heart of Gold Star of Bethlehem * The Needle and the Damage Done Tonight's the Night [Part 1] Tired Eyes Walk On For the Turnstiles Winterlong Deep Forbidden Lake * Like A Hurricane Love is a Rose Cortez the Killer Campaigner * Long May You Run Compiled by Neil Young, Tim Milligan, and David Briggs Musicians: (Too many to list here) Notes: (*) previously unreleased tracks This is an incredible collection of Neil Young's work. It includes several songs that were previously unreleased. "Down to the Wire" and "Burned" are on the unreleased Buffalo Springfield album _Stampede_. Dr. John (Mac Rebenak) plays on "Down to the Wire". This is a must-have for any Neil Young fan, not only for the song selection, but also for Neil's hand-written notes. ----- American Stars'n'Bars (1977 , Reprise 2261) Neil Young The Old Country Waltz* Saddle Up The Palomino* Hey Babe* Hold Back The Tears* Bite the Bullet* Star Of Bethlehem** Will To Love+ Like A Hurricane++ Homegrown++ Produced by Neil Young & David Briggs with Tim Mulligan except ** by Elliot Mazer Musicians: (*) Crazy Horse (#2) with Linda Ronstadt: vocals Nicolette Larson: vocals Carole Mayedo: violin Ben Keith: steel guitar (**) Neil Young: acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocal Emmylou Harris: vocal Ben Keith: dobro, vocal Tim Drummond: bass Karl T. Himmel: drums (+) Neil Young: all the instruments and vocals (++) Crazy Horse (#2) Notes: (*) were recorded April 1977, (**) November 1974, (+) May 1976 and (++) November 1975 This album is like a patchwork quilt. A few of these songs were on Neil's unreleased _Homegrown_ Album. "Like A Hurricane" was written on the tour bus. Other songs came from various other places. ----- Comes A Time (1978, Reprise 2266) Neil Young Goin' Back Comes A Time Look Out For My Love* Peace Of Mind Lotta Love* Human Highway Already One** Field Of Opportunity*** Motorcycle Mama Four Strong Winds Produced by Neil Young, Ben Keith and Tim Mulligan except (*) by Neil Young, David Briggs and Tim Mulligan (**) by Neil Young and Ben Keith (***) by Neil Young and Tim Mulligan Musicians: Crazy Horse (#2) appear on (*) with Tim Mulligan on saxophone Nicolette Larson: harmony vocals Ben Keith: steel guitar Carl Himmel: drums Tim Drummond: bass Spooner Oldham: piano Rufus Thibodeaux: fiddle Joe Osborne: bass Larrie Londin: drums J. J. Cale: electric guitar Farrel Morris: percussion Rita Fey: autoharp 8 acoustic guitar players 16 people on strings (check the sleeve for names) Notes: "Four Strong Winds" is a Ian Tyson cover. This album represents Neil's return to folk music and is considered a comeback album. The album was originally going to be called "Ode To The Wind", some copies were pressed with this name and are very valuable nowadays. ----- Rust Never Sleeps (June 1979, Reprise 2295) Neil Young & Crazy Horse My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) Thrasher Ride My Llama Pocahontas Sail Away Powderfinger* Welfare Mothers* Sedan Delivery* Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)* Produced by Neil Young, David Briggs and Tim Mulligan Musicians: Crazy Horse (#2) on (*) Neil Young, Nicolette Larson, Joe Osborne, Carl Himmel on others (instruments not specified) Notes: All the tracks were recorded live in concert, but the audience track was later removed. Neil Young wrote "Sedan Delivery" and "Powderfinger" originally for Lynyrd Skynyrd! "My My, Hey Hey" was co-written by Jeff Blackburn. ----- Live Rust (1979, Reprise 2296) Neil Young & Crazy Horse Sugar Mountain I Am A Child Comes A Time After The Goldrush My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) When You Dance I Can Really Love The Loner The Needle And The Damage Done Lotta Love Sedan Delivery Powderfinger Cortez The Killer Cinnamon Girl Like A Hurricane Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) Tonight's The Night Produced by David Briggs, Tim Mulligan & Bernard Skakey Musicians: Crazy Horse Notes: The tracks on this album were recorded on the same tour as those on "Rust Never Sleeps". There is also a movie about the tour directed by Neil Young. The same stage setup for this tour was used again for the Ragged Glory Tour in 1991. (Talk about recycling!) ---- Hawks And Doves (1980, Reprise HS 2297) Neil Young Little Wing* The Old Homestead* Lost In Space* Captain Kennedy* Stayin' Power** Coastline** Union Man** Comin' Apart At Every Nail** Hawks & Doves** Produced by David Briggs, Tim Mulligan and Neil Young Musicians: (*) Neil Young: vocals, guitars, harmonica Levon Helm: drums Tim Drummond: bass Tom Seribner: saw (**) Neil Young: vocals, guitar, piano Greg Thomas: drums Dennis Belfield: bass Ben Keith: steel guitar, dobro, harmony vocals Rufus Thibodeaux: fiddle Ann Hillary O'Brien: harmony vocals Notes: "Little Wing" is not the same as Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing." Nikki Sudden & The French Revolution did an incredible cover of "Captain Kennedy" on the album _The_Bridge_, which is a Neil Young tribute album. ----- Reactor (1981, Reprise 2304) Neil Young Opera Star Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze T-Bone Get Back On It Southern Pacific Motor City Rapid Transit Shots Produced by David Briggs, Tim Mulligan & Neil Young with Jerry Napier Musicians: Crazy Horse ----- Trans (1982, Geffen 25019) Neil Young Little Thing Called Love Computer Age We R In Control Transformer Man Computer Cowboy (aka Syscrusher) Hold On To Your Love Sample And Hold Mr. Soul Like An Inca Produced by Neil Young, David Briggs and Tim Mulligan Musicians: Nils Lofgren, Ben Keith, Bruce Palmer, Ralph Molina, Joe Lala, Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot (no instruments specified) Notes: Contrary to most people's opinion, Neil Young thinks that this is the other of his best two albums. Every song on this album, except "Like An Inca" and "Little Thing Called Love", has Neil & Nils singing through a Vocoder, which makes the voice sound like a "computer voice." Nils Lofgren is the guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band. Sonic Youth did a great cover of "Computer Age" on the album _The_Bridge_. ----- Everybody's Rockin' (1983, Geffen 25590 (GHS 4013)) Neil Young & The Shocking Pinks Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes Rainin' In My Heart Payola Blues* Wonderin'* Kinda Fonda Wanda* Jellyroll Man* Bright Lights, Big City Cry, Cry, Cry* Mystery Train Everybody's Rockin'* Produced by Elliot Mazer & Neil Young Musicians: Neil Young: vocals, piano, guitar, harmonica Ben "King" Keith: alto sax, lead guitar Tim Drummond: upright bass Karl Himmel: snare Larry Byrom: piano, backing vocals Anthony Crawford: backing vocals Rick Palombi: backing vocals Notes: Only (*) are written or co-written by Young - others are covers of rhythm'n'blues classics or semi-classics. The story is that Neil's record company accused him of deliberatly making a non-commercial album (_Trans_) and forced him to make another one quickly (this one). However, this story has not been confirmed. The song "Wonderin'" was actually written in the late 60s, and has a neat video for it. This is the other of Young's best albums according to him... ----- Old Ways (1985, Geffen GHS 24068) Neil Young The Wayward Wind Get Back To The Country Are There Any More Real Cowboys?* Once An Angel Misfits California Sunset* Old Ways My Boy** Bound For Glory Where Is The Highway Tonight? Produced by Neil Young, Ben Keith, and David Briggs except (*) by Neil Young, Elliot Mazer, David Briggs, and Ben Keith and (**) by Neil Young, Elliot Mazer, and David Briggs Musicians: Neil Young: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo Waylon Jennings: Electric Guitar, Vocals Willie Nelson: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Rufus Thibodeaux: Fiddle Ben Keith: Dobro, Steel Tim Drummond: Bass Karl Himmel: Drums Joe Allen: Bass (Electric & Upright) Ralph Mooney: Steel Hargus "Pig" Robbins: Piano Gordon Terry: Fiddle Joe Osborne: Bass Anthony Crawford: Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals Terry McMillan: Harmonica, Jew's Harp Bela Fleck: Banjo Bobby Thompson: Banjo David Kirby: Acoustic Guitar Grant Boatwright: Acoustic Guitar Johnny Christopher: Acoustic Guitar Ray Edenton: Acoustic Guitar Gove Scrivenor: Auto Harp Farrell Morris: Percussion Marty Stuart: Mandolin Carl Gorodetzky: Violin Spooner Oldham: Piano Larry Byrom: Background Vocals Rick Palombi: Background Vocals Doana Cooper: Background Vocals Denise Draper: Vocals Notes: This was Neil Young's country album. Some of his other stuff could be call near-country, but this is pure country. In fact Neil Young performed on the "Austin City Limits" TV show in support of this album, which was one of his few TV appearances. There are several familiar names in the musician's list: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Bela Fleck, Ben Keith, and Tim Drummond. The first three are known country / bluegrass musicians, and the last two appear on several other Neil Young albums. ----- Landing On Water (1986, Geffen GHS 24109) Neil Young Weight Of The World Violent Side Hippie Dream Bad News Beat Touch The Night People On The Street Hard Luck Stories I Got A Problem Pressure Drifter Produced by Neil Young and Danny Kortchmar Musicians: Neil Young: vocals, lead guitar, synthesizer Steve Jordan: drums, synthesizer, vocals Danny Kortchmar: guitar, synthesizer, vocals San Francisco Boys Choir on "Violent Side" and "Touch The Night" Notes: There is a neat video for "Touch The Night" where Neil plays the part of a TV news reporter. Neil's father was a successful TV news anchorman (connection?) ----- Life (1987, Geffen 24154) Neil Young and Crazy Horse Mideast Vacation Long Walk Home Around The World Inca Queen Too Lonely Prisoners Of Rock'n'Roll Cryin' Eyes When Your Lonely Heart Breaks We Never Danced Produced by David Briggs and Neil Young, except "We Never Danced" by Jack Nitzsche and Neil Young. Musicians: Neil Young: Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards Frank Sampedro: Guitar, Keyboards Ralph Molina: Drums Billy Talbot: Bass ----- American Dream (1988, Atlantic 81888-1) Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young American Dream* Got It Made** Name Of Love* Don't Say Good-bye This Old House*** Nighttime For Generals Shadowland Drivin' Thunder** Clear Blue Skies That Girl Compass Soldiers of Peace Feel Your Love* Night Song** Produced by Niko Bolas, and CSNY Assisted by Tim Milligan Musicians: David Crosby: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar Stephen Stills: Keyboards, Vocal, Electric Guitar, Bass Synth, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Synths, Hand-claps, Bass Graham Nash: Vocal, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards Neil Young: Vocal, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar Joe Vitale: Drums, Synth, Vocals, Keyboards, Vibes Bob Glaub: Bass Joe Lala: Percussion Mike Finnigan: B.3. Organ, Keyboards, Vocals Chad Cromwell: Drums The Bluenotes: Horns Larry Cragg Steve Lawrence Tommy Bray Claude Cailliet John Fumo Niko Bolas: Hand-claps Tim Mulligan: Hand-claps Tim Foster: Hand-claps Brently Walton: Hand-claps Notes: (*) by Neil Young (**) by Stephen Stills & Neil Young (***) by Neil Young, in fact the entire track was played by Neil Young This is CSNY's 4th album. It is nowhere as good as Deja vu, but does have a few good songs on it. Neil Young's song are pretty good, especially "American Dream", which talks about a TV news anchorman caught in a sex scandal. (see Notes: for _Landing_On_Water_) ----- This Note's For You (1988, Reprise 25719-1) Neil Young & The Bluenotes Ten Men Workin' This Note's For You Coupe de Ville Life In The City Twilight Married Man Sunny Inside Can't Believe Your Lyin' Hey Hey One Thing Produced by "The Volume Dealers" (Neil Young & Niko Bolas) Musicians: Neil Young: Guitar & Vocals Chad Cromwell: Drums Rick (The Bass Player) Rosas: Bass Frank (Pancho) Sampedro: Keyboards Steve Lawrence: Lead Tenor Sax Ben Keith: Alto Sax Larry Cragg: Baritone Sax Claude Cailliet: Trombone John Fumo: Trumpet Tom Bray: Trumpet Notes: This is Neil's Blues album, and he did a great job with it. There is a rumour that some other Bluenotes' songs will be released on Neil's upcoming compilation album. ----- Eldorado (1989, Reprise 20P2-2651 (CD)) Neil Young & The Restless Cocaine Eyes Don't Cry Heavy Love On Broadway Eldorado Produced by "The Volume Dealers" (Neil Young & Niko Bolas) Musicians: Neil Young: Vocals, Guitar Chad Cromwell: Drums Rick "The Bass Player" Rosas: Bass Notes: This is a 25 min. EP. Neil did not want to release this album, but some of the CDs had already been made, so Reprise still sold them. They were only released in Australia and Japan. "Don't Cry", "On Broadway", and "Eldorado" are the same tracks that appear on the _Freedom_ album. The other two songs are good, and are worth getting if you ever find this disc. ----- Freedom (1989, Reprise 4-25899) Neil Young Rockin' In The Free World Crime In The City (Sixty To Zero Part I) Don't Cry Hangin' On A Limb Eldorado The Ways Of Love Someday On Broadway Wrecking Ball No More Too Far Gone Rockin' In The Free World Produced by "The Volume Dealers" (Neil Young & Niko Bolas) Musicians: Neil Young: vocals, guitar Chad Cromwell: drums Rick "the bass player" Rosas: bass Frank "Poncho" Sampedro: guitar, keyboards, mandolin Ben Keith: alto saxophone, pedal steel, keyboards, vocals Linda Ronstadt: vocals Poncho Villa: acoustic guitar Tony Marsico: bass Steve Lawrence: tenor saxophone Larry Cragg: baritone saxophone Claude Cailliet: trombone John Fumo: trumpet Tom Bray: trumpet Notes: "On Broadway" is a Drifters cover. The entire "Crime In The City" song actually lasts about 30 minutes and is comprised of 6-7 verses. The version on this album is just a shortened version. ----- Ragged Glory (1990, Reprise 9 26315) Neil Young & Crazy Horse Country Home White Line F*!#in' Up Over And Over Love To Burn Farmer John Mansion On The Hill Days That Used To Be Love And Only Love Mother Earth (Natural Anthem) Produced by David Briggs and neil Young Musicians: Crazy Horse Notes: "Farmer John" is a cover of an old 50s tune. ----- Weld (1991, Reprise ??) Neil Young & Crazy Horse Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) Crime In The City Blowin' In The Wind Welfare Mothers Love To Burn Cinnamon Girl Mansion On The Hill F*!#in' Up Cortez The Killer Powderfinger Love And Only Love Rockin' In The Free World Like A Hurricane Farmer John Tonight's The Night Roll Another Number Produced by Neil Young and David Briggs with Billy Talbot Musicians: Crazy Horse Notes: This is a Live album of their incredible 1991 tour. There is also a video named "Weld" that documents this concert. "Blowin' In The Wind" is a Bob Dylan cover. ----- Arc (1991, Reprise ??) Neil Young & Crazy Horse Notes: This is total noise! (That's a description, not a value judgement.) Neil took parts of songs from _Weld_ and put them together in a single "song". It lasts about 35 min. ----- Arc-Weld (1991, Reprise 26746-2) Neil Young & Crazy Horse Notes: The previous two albums combined ----- Harvest Moon (October 1992, ?? ??) Neil Young & The Stray Gators Produced by ?? Musicians: Stray Gators: Ben Keith: Steel Guitar Kenny Buttrey: Drums Tim Drummond: Bass Jack Nitzsche: Piano & Slide Guitar Notes: This album is supposed to be a sequel to Harvest, and is to have the same musicians and same instruments as Harvest. ----- SOURCES: Covers of above albums. Anonymous electronic article on Neil Young. Clifford, Mike. "The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock." 6th ed. New York, NY: Harmony Books. 1988. Interview in Select magazine, February 1990 Rolling Stone issue 507, August 27th, 1987 20th Anniversary Special Issue Young, Neil. "Complete Music Vol. I [1966-1969]." Secaucus, NJ: Warner Bros. Publications, Inc. 1974. Young, Neil. "Complete Music Vol. II [1969-1973]." Secaucus, NJ: Warner Bros. Publications, Inc. 1975. Young, Neil. "Complete Music Vol. III [1974-1979]." New York, NY: Warner Bros. Publications, Inc. 1984. --

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