Neil Young - After The Gold Rush


Label:

Reprise

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AREP 519462
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

140 Gram Vinyl Record





HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT
Neil Young's First Four Solo Albums
Remastered from the original tapes! They sound incredible!!

Not everything that crosses our desks is recommendable for everyone. These are! It's just that simple. We've heard the test pressings for these landmark titles, and we can say that without question you'll be blown away!

Neil Young's third solo album followed his Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young masterpiece Déjà vu. Top 10 and double Platinum, with the Top 40 "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and his condemnation of racism in "Southern Man," 1970's After The Gold Rush has been ranked among the "100 Greatest Albums Of All Time" by both Rolling Stone and Time magazines.

The album continues its collage of styles, from the wistfulness of "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" to song fragments like "'Til The Morning Comes" to the transformation of Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me" from canter to ballad. And there's the magnificent title track, a vividly drawn portrait of post-'60s melancholy, and the gorgeous, aching "Birds," a swan song heralding emotional departure. Both songs are graced by Nils Lofgren's delicate piano and stand as two of Young's finest compositions. In a catalog filled with rock classics, After The Gold Rush still ranks among the best.

After The Gold Rush mixes up the hard rock of Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere and the folk and country leanings Young pursued with Crosby, Stills and Nash in one of his most eclectic and satisfying releases. The acoustic picking on the opener "Tell Me Why" frames Young's vulnerable warble beautifully, signaling the softer aspect of the album. But the electric crunch of "Southern Man," a raging tour de force protest song that captures the special chemistry between Young and backing group Crazy Horse, balances Young's sensitivity with aggression and amplification.

GOOD NEWS: THERE'S MORE! Also reissued from the original analog master tapes in this same meticulous fashion are Neil Young, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Harvest. Don't miss any of these classics.



1. Tell Me Why
2. After The Gold Rush
3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
4. Southern Man
5. Till The Morning Comes
6. Oh Lonesome Me
7. Don't Let It Bring You Down
8. Birds
9. When You Dance, I Can Really Love
10. I Believe In You
11. Cripple Creek Ferry

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

Brilliant sounding retro-weight vinyl

posted on 12/20/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Fountainhead
Superb sonics. Very quiet vinyl. I own just about every different permeation of the Neil Young catalog, from 1st issue American and Japanese pressings to a couple of incredible-sounding Test Pressings. And I must say that this little 140g reissue beats them all. I ADORE the genius who decided to put more effort into the engineering, mastering, and cutting of this vinyl than they put into the weight of the thing. Please BELIEVE the hype description ! This is classic Neil at his creative best, laid down on a carefully crafted retro-vinyl format. This vinyl squeezes the very best out of my formidable two-channel system. Buy it. You will be glad you did


Great sound, bad pressings

posted on 09/04/2014
3 Stars
The mastering on this reissue is excellent. When there is no noise or skipping the sound is beautiful. Of course the music is top-notch. The packaging is very very nice.

The pressing is not good. My copy has a very loud pop and skip due to a problem in the groove, and mild but quite audible surface noise in some quiet passages. My Harvest reissue has no skips, but even more surface noise on many quiet passages. Not acceptable for the high prices Neil and company are asking.


Deeply moved

posted on 12/28/2010
5 Stars
Absolute astounding sound! If Neil Young thrills you, I'm sure you're not going to be able to stop to listen to this... Acoustic guitars sound better than ever. Greetings from Spain.


Beautiful sound ... like hearing it for the first ime

posted on 06/07/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: johovey
I purchased this when in college - way back in the 70's. It's always been a favorite of mine & I must say the sound is "right on" - like hearing it for the very first time. I'm not a vinyl "audiophile" by any means but I know when I hear something I like. And I really really like this! :-)


Pure Bliss

posted on 12/01/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: John M.
With the above not actually being a review, Id like to say this re-release doesnt sound like a re-release at all. It is better than the original... Its perfect! Superb vinyl too! The Album cover is better, the extra insert is faithfully reproduced, Im really happy with this, and its pricing is very fair.


Neil's Best Album

posted on 11/07/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rick Ferro
Too bad we can't buy this album in the DVD-Audio format. They issued Harvest and some of the other ones in DVD-A but this is my favorite one and it would really benefit from the surround sound quality.


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