Neil Young - Heart of Gold

Neil Young - Heart of Gold

Director: Jonathan Demme Cast: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ben Keith
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Neil Young - Heart of Gold

In the fall of 2005, Neil Young returned to the sound and style of his iconic 1972 album Harvest with Prairie Wind, a set of ten songs which look to America's past and future accompanied by sweet but rough-hewn country-rock. The album was written and recorded after Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, and shortly before he went into the hospital for surgery for the condition, Young played a pair of special concerts at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, where he performed the Prairie Wind album in full along with a set of old favorites. Filmmaker Jonathan Demme was on hand to film the shows, and Neil Young: Heart of Gold was culled from the best moments of those two concerts, as well as interviews in which Young talks about his life and music. Emmylou Harris appears as a guest vocalist, and Young's band includes long time accompanists Ben Keith on pedal steel, pianist Spooner Oldham and Pegi Young (Neil's wife) on acoustic guitar and backing vocals. By the way, Neil Young enjoyed a full recovery after his surgery.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2013
UPC: 0883929313785
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount Catalog
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus Song: "He Was The King"; Rehearsal diaries - narrated by director Jonathan Demme; 6 In-depth featurettes: Fellow Travelers, Cruising With Neil, These Old Guitars, Cruising With The Players, Finishing Touches, Warming Up With Neil And The Jubilee Singers; Plus a truly historic blast from the past - Neil Young's performance on the 1971 Johnny Cash Show

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Neil Young Actor
Emmylou Harris Participant
Ben Keith Participant
Spooner Oldham Participant
Rick Rosas Participant
Karl Himmel Participant
Chad Cromwell Participant
Wayne Jackson Participant
Pegi Young Participant
Grant Boatwright Participant
Diana Dewitt Participant
Gary W. Pigg Participant
Anthony Crawford Participant
Tom McGinley Participant
Jimmy Sharp Participant
Clinton Gregory Participant
Larry Cragg Participant
Fisk University Jubilee Singers Participant
Nashville String Machine Participant
Carl Gorodetsky Actor

Technical Credits
Jonathan Demme Director,Producer
Paul Deason Co-producer
Gary Goetzman Executive Producer
Anthony Hemingway Asst. Director
Ilona Herzberg Producer
Andy Keir Editor
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer
Mia Lee Associate Producer
Manuel Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
Elliot Rabinowitz Executive Producer
Bernard Shakey Executive Producer
Ian Tyson Score Composer
Neil Young Songwriter
Michael Zansky Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Neil Young: Heart of Gold
1. The Road To The Ryman [:21]
2. The Painter [:09]
3. No Wonder [:06]
4. Falling Off The Face Of The Earth [8:00]
5. Far From Home [:40]
6. It's A Dream [4:39]
7. Prairie Wind [3:18]
8. Here For You [2:35]
9. This Old Guitar [3:38]
10. When God Made Me [2:00]
11. I Am A Child [2:51]
12. Harvest Moon [7:22]
13. Heart Of Gold [7:29]
14. Old Man [1:17]
15. Needle And The Damage Done [5:33]
16. Old King [5:54]
17. Comes A Time [3:47]
18. Four Strong Winds [2:54]
19. One Of These Days [1:48]
20. The Old Laughing Lady (End Titles) [3:16]
21. Chapter 21 [3:10]
22. Chapter 22 [1:52]
23. Chapter 23 [2:53]
24. Chapter 24 [1:55]
25. Chapter 25 [3:15]
26. Chapter 26 [:59]
27. Chapter 27 [3:24]
28. Chapter 28 [3:49]
29. Chapter 29 [1:19]
30. Chapter 30 [5:14]
31. Chapter 31 [:38]
32. Chapter 32 [6:46]
33. Chapter 33 [:08]
34. Chapter 34 [:12]
35. Chapter 35 [:06]
Disc #2 -- Neil Young: Heart of Gold: Special Features
1. Chapter 1 [8:07]
2. Chapter 2 [5:04]

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As most great artists, Neil Young doesn't seem to shine until he's really depressed or really "ticked-off" about something. The show was "jerky-filming" but an awesome performance of a man I have felt is a genius for at least 40 years. His songs were spiritual and heartfelt. I remember Neil's interaction with his Dad on "Saturday Night Live" and I could feel his pain in his music. He even sang about loss of his "Ole Dog King". He acknowlegded his Creator and praised his daughter. I know of the work he has done with the Lional Train company on behalf of his mentally challenged son and the wonderful work he has done for Farm Aid. His wife sang back up and they showed what true love can endure. Don't we all wish we could come to peace? I laughed and cried and sang my lungs out. Emmylou Harris was great. It was great to see some of the unique sound qualities that Neil added (i.e. broom & astroturf). In college I studied classic music from unique sounds with #2 erasers used on piano strings. His love for Canada also shown through brightly. Don't we all long for Home! Go there with this DVD!