Official Release Series, Discs 5-8

Official Release Series, Discs 5-8

by Neil Young

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2017
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624915423
catalogNumber: 535704
Rank: 286

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Young   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals
Rick Danko   Bass
Jack Nitzsche   Piano
Rusty Kershaw   Fiddle,Slide Guitar
Ben Keith   Organ,Bass,Dobro,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Hand Drums
John Barbata   Drums
David Crosby   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Tim Drummond   Bass,Percussion
Levon Helm   Drums
Russ Kunkel   Conga
Ralph Molina   Drums,Vocals,Hand Drums
Billy Talbot   Bass,Vocals
George Whitsell   Guitar
Joe Yankee   Harp,Tambourine
Steve Stills   Bass
Frank San Pedro   Guitar

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
David Briggs   Producer
Joel Bernstein   Cover Photo
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Gene Eichelberger   Engineer
David Geffen   Direction
John Hartmann   Direction
Elliot Mazer   Producer
Tim Mulligan   Producer
Denny Purcell   Engineer
Elliot Roberts   Direction
Schmitt   Producer
Mark Harman   Producer
Jenice Heo   Art Direction
James Mazzeo   Cover Art
Nena Couch   Engineer
John Rosen   Engineer
Bonnie Mazer   Engineer
Jerry Rubenstein   Direction

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Official Release Series, Discs 5-8 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
This is a package of the four Neil Young releases during 1973-75 that changed him from superstar to cult favorite. Time Fades Away was a daring step, a live offering of all new songs played with a ragged ensemble that sounded miles away from After The Gold Rush or Harvest. The subject matter was different too. Neil was rejecting the optimism and Utopian views of his partners in CSNY. The title track, LA, and Last Dance point to the darkness unleashed on the next set he recorded, Tonight's The Night. The music is stark and grim; it reflected Young's mental state after the overdose deaths of several friends and took the messy country rock of Time Fades Away to the verge of chaos. Ghostly piano and steel echo among savage electric guitar and bass and slurred vocals. The title track (played twice) and Tired Eyes make explicit the horror, grief, and dismay the players felt. On The Beach, recorded after but released before Night, and Zuma showed NY slowly stepping back from the void. On The Beach is still pretty strange. It features the threatening Revolution Blues and the gloomy On The Beach/Motion Pictures/Ambulance Blues suite. Zuma was a reunion with backup band Crazy Horse and a return to melodic music. It contains two guitar epics, the classic Cortez The Killer and Danger Bird, in which Neil imagines himself as a pterodactyl. There are only five songs from these albums on Decade, Neil's 1967-77 retrospective, and Time Fades Away is only available on compact disc here.