Comes a Time

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Six and a half years later, Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest, an acoustic-based record with country overtones and romantic, autobiographical lyrics, and many of those fans returned to the fold, enough to make Comes a Time Young's first Top Ten album since Harvest. He signaled the album's direction with the leadoff track, "Goin' Back," and its retrospective theme augmented with an orchestral backup and the deliberate beat familiar from his number one hit "Heart of Gold." Of course, Young remained sly about this retrenchment. "I feel like goin' back," he sang, but added, "back where there's nowhere to stay." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Six and a half years later, Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest, an acoustic-based record with country overtones and romantic, autobiographical lyrics, and many of those fans returned to the fold, enough to make Comes a Time Young's first Top Ten album since Harvest. He signaled the album's direction with the leadoff track, "Goin' Back," and its retrospective theme augmented with an orchestral backup and the deliberate beat familiar from his number one hit "Heart of Gold." Of course, Young remained sly about this retrenchment. "I feel like goin' back," he sang, but added, "back where there's nowhere to stay." Doubtless he had no intention of staying with this style, but for the length of the album, melodies, love lyrics, lush arrangements, and steel guitar solos dominated, and Young's vocals were made more accessible by being paired with Nicolette Larson's harmonies. Larson's own version of Young's "Lotta Love," released shortly after the one heard here, became a Top Ten hit single. Other highlights included the reflective "Already One," which treats the unusual subject of the nature of a divorced family, the ironic "Field of Opportunity," and a cover of Ian Tyson's folk standard "Four Strong Winds" a country Top Ten hit for Bobby Bare in 1965.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 075992723527
  • Catalog Number: 2266
  • Sales rank: 363

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Goin' Back (4:43)
  2. 2 Comes a Time (3:05)
  3. 3 Look out for My Love (4:06)
  4. 4 Lotta Love (2:40)
  5. 5 Peace of Mind (2:40)
  6. 6 Human Highway (3:09)
  7. 7 Already One (4:53)
  8. 8 Field of Opportunity (3:08)
  9. 9 Motorcycle Mama (3:08)
  10. 10 Four Strong Winds (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neil Young Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Rufus Thibodeaux Fiddle, Violin
J.J. Cale Guitar, Electric Guitar
Crazy Horse Group
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Nicolette Larson Vocals
Vic Jordan Acoustic Guitar
Ben Keith Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Bucky Barrett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
George Binkley III Strings
Grant Boatwright Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Marvin Chantry Strings
Roy Christensen Strings
Virginia Christensen Strings
Johnny Christopher Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tim Drummond Bass, Drums
Ray Edenton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Rita Fey Autoharp
Carl Gorodetzky Strings
Karl Himmel Drums
Russ Kunkel Conductor
Sheldon Kurland Strings
Lawrence Lasson Strings
Rebecca Lynch Strings
Martha McCrory Strings
Ralph Molina Drums, Vocals
Farrell Morris Percussion
Tim Mulligan Saxophone
Spooner Oldham Piano
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro Guitar, Strings, Vocals
Dale Sellers Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Jerry Shook Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Steven Maxwell Smith Strings
Billy Talbot Bass, Vocals
Gary VanOsdale Strings
Carole Walker Strings
Laurence Harvin Strings
Carl Himmel Drums
Maryanna Harvin Strings
George Kosmola Strings
Larrie Londin Drums
Stephanie Woolf Strings
Joe Osborn Bass
Technical Credits
Crazy Horse Contributor
Neil Young Producer
David Briggs Producer
Ben Keith Producer
Richard Adler Engineer
Danny Hilley Engineer
David McKinley Engineer
Tim Mulligan Producer, Engineer
Mike Porter Engineer
Denny Purcell Engineer
Ernie Winfrey Engineer
Danny Garcia Engineer
Michael Laskow Engineer
Paul Kaminsky Engineer
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