American Stars 'N Bars

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Neil Young made a point of listing the recording dates of the songs on American Stars 'n Bars; the dates even appeared on the LP labels. They revealed that the songs had been cut at four different sessions dating back to 1974. But even without such documentation, it would have been easy to tell that the album was a stylistic hodgepodge, its first side consisting of country-tinged material featuring steel guitar and fiddle, plus backup vocals from Linda Ronstadt and the then-unknown Nicolette Larson, while the four songs on the second side varied from acoustic solo numbers like "Will to Love" to raging rockers such as "Like a Hurricane." Side one consisted of more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Neil Young made a point of listing the recording dates of the songs on American Stars 'n Bars; the dates even appeared on the LP labels. They revealed that the songs had been cut at four different sessions dating back to 1974. But even without such documentation, it would have been easy to tell that the album was a stylistic hodgepodge, its first side consisting of country-tinged material featuring steel guitar and fiddle, plus backup vocals from Linda Ronstadt and the then-unknown Nicolette Larson, while the four songs on the second side varied from acoustic solo numbers like "Will to Love" to raging rockers such as "Like a Hurricane." Side one consisted of more lightweight compositions, while side two had more ambitious ones, with "Will to Love," for example, extending the romantic metaphor of a salmon swimming upstream across seven minutes. The album's saving grace was "Like a Hurricane," one of Young's classic hard rock songs and guitar workouts, and a perennial concert favorite.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • EAN: 4943674058730
  • Catalog Number: 75094
  • Sales rank: 169,401

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neil Young Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Vocals
Crazy Horse Track Performer
Linda Ronstadt Vocals
Nicolette Larson Vocals
Ben Keith Dobro, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Tim Drummond Bass, Drums
Karl Himmel Drums
Carole Mayedo Violin
Ralph Molina Drums, Vocals
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Strings, Electric Guitar
Billy Talbot Bass, Vocals
Mo Ostin Slack Key Guitar
Technical Credits
Crazy Horse Contributor
Neil Young Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
David Briggs Producer
Bobby Charles Composer
Gary Burden Repackaging
Tim Drummond Composer
Elliot Mazer Producer
Tim Mulligan Producer
Elliot Roberts Director, Direction
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro Contributor
Dean Stockwell Artwork, Cover Art
Jenice Heo Repackaging
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