Arc

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A 35-minute "compilation compositor" by Neil Young, Arc consists of a series of excerpts from 1991 concerts by Young & Crazy Horse strung together. Young has taken the tune-ups and outros, the guitar feedback, and random playing and singing from various songs and shows, and constructed a nearly atonal sound collage. Now and then, he is heard singing a verse or two from "Like a Hurricane" or another song, but for the most part, Arc sounds like a band preparing to play a song that never actually begins or trying to end one that has not been heard. As such, the album ranks with such studies in noise as Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music. [Initially, Arc was released in a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A 35-minute "compilation compositor" by Neil Young, Arc consists of a series of excerpts from 1991 concerts by Young & Crazy Horse strung together. Young has taken the tune-ups and outros, the guitar feedback, and random playing and singing from various songs and shows, and constructed a nearly atonal sound collage. Now and then, he is heard singing a verse or two from "Like a Hurricane" or another song, but for the most part, Arc sounds like a band preparing to play a song that never actually begins or trying to end one that has not been heard. As such, the album ranks with such studies in noise as Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music. [Initially, Arc was released in a 25,000-copy limited edition called Arc Weld Reprise 26746 containing the two discs making up the live album Weld.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/1991
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 075992676922
  • Catalog Number: 26769
  • Sales rank: 42,223

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Arc (34:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Primary Artist
Neil Young Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Ralph Molina Drums, Vocals
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro Guitar, Vocals, Univox
Billy Talbot Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Neil Young Composer, Producer
David Briggs Engineer
David Hewitt Engineer
Tim Mulligan Mastering
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro Contributor
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