Weld

Weld

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by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
     
 

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Weld, Neil Young's two-hour-plus double-CD chronicle of his 1991 Ragged Glory/Smell the Horse Tour with Crazy Horse, was received with only mild enthusiasm from Young's fans and rock critics, perhaps because it seemed redundant. Such warhorses as "Like a Hurricane" and "Cortez the Killer" were making their fourth appearances on a

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Weld, Neil Young's two-hour-plus double-CD chronicle of his 1991 Ragged Glory/Smell the Horse Tour with Crazy Horse, was received with only mild enthusiasm from Young's fans and rock critics, perhaps because it seemed redundant. Such warhorses as "Like a Hurricane" and "Cortez the Killer" were making their fourth appearances on a Young album, and the five songs from the Ragged Glory album were basically unchanged from their studio versions. Containing only 16 tracks, the album's songs averaged over seven and a half minutes in length, and that length was given over to extended guitar improvisations, which often were filled with feedback and distortion. Where Young's previous double live album, Live Rust, which bore some similarities to this one, was a career retrospective including some acoustic numbers, Weld was all electric rock with Crazy Horse. The one previously unreleased song was a Gulf War-era cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," complete with gunshots and exploding bombs. In retrospect, Weld seems like an excellent expression of one part of Young's musical persona, putting some of his best hard rock material onto one album. [Initially, Weld was released in a 25,000 copy limited-edition called Arc Weld (Reprise 26746) containing a third disc made up of guitar feedback and called "Arc."]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/1991
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0075992667128
catalogNumber:
26671
Rank:
15249

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Young & Crazy Horse   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Crazy Horse   Track Performer
Neil Young   Guitar,Vocals
Ralph Molina   Drums,Vocals
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro   Synthesizer,Guitar,Strings,Vocals,Univox
Billy Talbot   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Producer
David Briggs   Producer,Engineer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Tim Mulligan   Engineer
Elliot Roberts   Director
Billy Talbot   Producer
Don Harris   Composer
Janet Levinson   Art Direction
Frank Gironda   Director

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Weld 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although many tracks on this cd appear on other Neil Young cd's, it's still worthy to hard core fans. Nobody could it like Neil and his bandmates. Hard driving licks and lots of feedback has the band in 5th gear cruising down the highway. Crazy Horse could go toe to toe with the best of them. I held off on the 5th star because the music is nothing that any fan hasn't heard, but it still works. I do not recommend this cd to wimps and cry babies!!!. Enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is really great to hear into the music and the soul of Neil Young