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50th Anniversary Deluxe Numbered 180-gram Limited Edition of Neil Young's After The Gold Rush
Includes 7-inch single with two After The Gold Rush outtakes of "Wonderin'"
Includes album art lithograph
Neil Young will mark the 50th anniversary of his classic After The Gold Rush with a new deluxe 180-gram limited edition vinyl of the album arriving in March 2021.
As part of the reissue, which also includes a 7-inch single, a new video for the unused After The Gold Rush song "Wonderin'" has been released. The set's 7-inch single in a picture sleeve includes two versions of the album outtake "Wonderin'." Side A, originally included in The Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972, was recorded in Topanga, California, in March 1970, and Side B is a previously unreleased version recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood in August 1969. A litho print of the album's front cover is also exclusively included in this vinyl box set.
Young would eventually release a different recording of the song on his 1983 album Everybody's Rockin. After The Gold Rush was the third Neil Young solo album. (He had previously been a member of Buffalo Springfield. The album was recorded in Los Angeles across the winter of 1970. It featured an 18-year old Nils Lofgren on guitar.
The album started as a soundtrack for what would have been a Dean Stockwell movie to be called After The Gold Rush. The title track and "Cripple Creek Ferry" were written with the movie in mind but Stockwell never got around to making it.
Young wrote "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" for Graham Nash who was breaking up with Joni Mitchell at the time.
The timelessness and influence of After the Gold Rush is difficult to overstate. From the iconic LP cover of Young walking in New York against a brick backdrop to the long-running legacies of songs like the incendiary "Southern Man" and the melancholy "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," the album has felt vital in each of the five decades since its release. In fact, its title track, with Young's time-traveling and apocalyptic visions of California, places it firmly in the here and now. Young's re-working of the song's lyrics for live performances over the years casts that fact in a chilling clarity: "Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 21st century."
In the years before he passed away, Gary Burden, Neil’s long time art director, had envisaged solarizing the album art — especially the back cover shot of Neil’s jeans & patches. Gary’s partner, Jenice Heo, has now executed Gary’s vision and created a unique take on this classic album cover. The cover is printed on special silver coated paper stock to create the desired effect.
This 50th Anniversary Edition is both a celebration for longtime fans, and a chance for new ears to take in its continued relevance.
• Deluxe numbered 180-gram vinyl box set with original album plus 7-inch single in picture sleeve
• 7-inch single includes two versions of album outtake song "Wonderin'."
• Single Side A, originally included in The Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972, was recorded in Topanga, California, in March 1970, and Side B is a previously unreleased version recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood in August 1969.
• Box set artwork features cover variant originally created by Neil Young's long-time art director Gary Burden, in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning artist Jenice Heo.
• 12 x 12-inch litho print of the album's front cover is exclusively included in the set
|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|
|9. When You Dance I Can Really Love|
|10. I Believe In You|
|11. Cripple Creek Ferry|
|1. Wonderin' (Alternate)|