Neil Young – Silver & Gold

Here’s another $3 score from Sonic Boom…

The 5th Annual Toronto Expedition Series, Part 31 (CD)

Thirty years later, here’s the sequel of sorts to After The Gold Rush. Largely acoustic, gentle Neil (as opposed to rockin’ Neil) lays out some really stellar songs about nostalgia and the past. These rootsy, country-ish tunes won’t challenge anyone. This is late night, quiet and reflective Neil.

Goddamn, his band rules: Ben Keith, Spooner Oldham, “Duck” Dunn, Jim Keltner, Oscar Butterworth… and Linda Ronstadt and Emmy Lou Harris for good measure!

This one’s a keeper.

12 thoughts on “Neil Young – Silver & Gold

  1. J. says:

    Y’know, at one point I owned pretty much every Neil Young album. There was a bunch that I never listened to (quite possibly ever) and this was one of them. Not quite sure why. I guess cause there are so many of them…

    Sounds like I need to go get my hands on this.

    And yeah, a stellar supporting cast he has there!

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      1. J. says:

        Yeah – all of ’em. Went through a heavy Neil Young period a few years back and Fopp sold most of them for £5, so I picked them up every time I was in. I literally had so many that I didn’t get through them all… and some just received cursory listens!

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              1. J. says:

                I think I suffered from burn out when I gave up. Ripped all (or most) of them to the iTunes, but just never got ’round to listening to them.

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                1. keepsmealive says:

                  huh. I get the burn-out (he’s released SO much), but I don’t think I could have shifted them on! I’d have just walked away for a bit and then come back! 🙂

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