Tag: Neil Young

Friday 2/4/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Neil Young – Harvest (1972)

Harvest is the fourth studio album by Canadian / American musician Neil Young, released on February 1, 1972 on Reprise Records, catalogue number MS 2032. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and vocals by noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and spawned two hit singles, “Old Man”, which peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Heart of Gold”, which reached No. 1. It was the best-selling album of 1972 in the United States.

In 2015, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

  1. “Out on the Weekend” 4:35
  2. “Harvest” 3:03
  3. “A Man Needs a Maid” 4:00
  4. “Heart of Gold” 3:05
  5. “Are You Ready for the Country?” 3:21
  6. “Old Man” 3:22
  7. “There’s a World” 3:00
  8. “Alabama” 4:02
  9. “The Needle and the Damage Done” 2:00
  10. “Words (Between the Lines of Age)” 6:42

Neil Young – lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, harmonica
Teddy Irwin – second acoustic guitar on “Heart of Gold”
John Harris – piano on “Harvest”
James McMahon – piano on “Old Man”
James Taylor – banjo guitar, backing vocals on “Heart of Gold” and “Old Man”
Linda Ronstadt – backing vocals on “Heart of Gold” and “Old Man”
David Crosby – backing vocals on “Are You Ready for the Country?” and “Alabama”
Stephen Stills – backing vocals on “Alabama” and “Words”

Graham Nash – backing vocals on “Are You Ready for the Country?” and “Words”
London Symphony Orchestra – orchestra on “A Man Needs a Maid” and “There’s a World”
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar
Jack Nitzsche – piano, lap steel guitar on “Are You Ready for the Country?,” “Alabama,” and “Words”; arrangements and orchestration on “A Man Needs a Maid” and “There’s a World”
Tim Drummond – bass guitar
Kenny Buttrey – drums

Thursday 12/16/21 2am ET: Feature LP: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn (2021)

Barn is the 41st studio album by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Neil Young and his 14th with Crazy Horse. The album was released on December 10, 2021, by Reprise Records. A stand-alone film of the same name will also be released on Blu-ray and will be directed by Young’s wife Daryl Hannah.

“Song of the Seasons” – 6:04
“Heading West” – 3:22
“Change Ain’t Never Gonna” – 2:53
“Canerican” – 3:12
“Shape of You” – 2:55
“They Might Be Lost” – 4:32
“Human Race” – 4:14
“Tumblin’ Thru the Years” – 3:19
“Welcome Back” – 8:28
“Don’t Forget Love” – 3:48

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Ralph Molina

Tuesday 10pm ET: Feature LP: Neil Young – Colorado (2019)

Colorado is the 39th studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (and his first studio album with Crazy Horse since 2012), released on October 25, 2019, by Reprise Records. The album was preceded by the singles “Milky Way” (released on August 30, 2019) and “Rainbow of Colors” (released on September 12, 2019) and is dedicated to Elliot Roberts, Young’s manager since 1967 who died aged 76 on June 21, 2019.

1. “Think of Me” 3:02
2. “She Showed Me Love” 13:36
3. “Olden Days” 4:04
4. “Help Me Lose My Mind” 4:14
5. “Green Is Blue” 3:48
6. “Shut It Down” 3:43
7. “Milky Way” 5:59
8. “Eternity” 2:43
9. “Rainbow of Colors” 3:35
10. “I Do” 5:37

Tuesday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Neil Young

Neil Percival Young OC OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Young had released two solo albums and three as a member of Buffalo Springfield by the time he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. From his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, sometimes warring with his recording company along the way.

Young’s guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature tenor singing voice define his long career. Young also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical styles. His often distorted electric guitar playing, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname “Godfather of Grunge” and led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently Young has been backed by Promise of the Real.

Young directed (or co-directed) films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).

Young has received several Grammy and Juno awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: as a solo artist in 1995 and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young the 34th greatest rock ‘n roll artist.

He has lived in California since the 1960s but retains Canadian citizenship. He was awarded the Order of Manitoba on July 14, 2006, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2009.

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Temptations, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, Lou Rawls, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart, Jacksons, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

In this installment of Sounds of The 80s.  Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Neil Young, 38 Special, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Greg Kihn and more. . . 

Sunday 12am: Saturday Night Rock Show

This week on the Rock Show:
Smashing Pumpkins, Robin Trower, AC/DC. Deep Purple, Seether, Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Electric Light Orchestra, CJ Ramone, Neil Young, Judas Priest, Jackyl, Snow Patrol, Journey, Pilot, Meat Loaf, and many more.  12am – 6am  ET on RadioMaxMusic.

 

 

Tuesday 11pm: Top 100 Albums of The 70’s – #98 – Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970)

The Top 100 Albums of The 70’s

#98 – Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970)

After the Gold Rush is the third studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released in September 1970 on Reprise Records. It is one of four high-profile albums released by each member of folk rock collective Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu. Gold Rush consists mainly of country folk music, along with the rocking “Southern Man”, inspired by the Dean Stockwell-Herb Bermann screenplay After the Gold Rush.

After the Gold Rush peaked at number eight on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; the two singles taken from the album, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “When You Dance I Can Really Love”, made it to number 33 and number 93 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite a mixed initial reaction, it has since appeared on a number of “greatest albums” lists.

1. “Tell Me Why” 2:54
2. “After the Gold Rush” 3:45
3. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” 3:05
4. “Southern Man” 5:31
5. “Till the Morning Comes” 1:17

1. “Oh, Lonesome Me” 3:47
2. “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” 2:56
3. “Birds” 2:34
4. “When You Dance I Can Really Love” 4:05
5. “I Believe in You” 3:24
6. “Cripple Creek Ferry” 1:34

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Neil Young – Songs For Judy (2018)

Songs for Judy captures Neil Young at his mercurial peak, writing songs too fast to release and scrapping albums too fast to remember. In November 1976, on a tour backed by the reunited Crazy Horse, he opened with solo acoustic sets at his buzzed and intimate best. Sanctioned photographer and taper Joel Bernstein and teenage rock journalist Cameron Crowe sorted through recordings of that run, compiling a 20-plus-track mix that, when leaked and bootlegged, eventually came to be known as The Bernstein Tapes. Long circulated among fans, it is perhaps the definitive document of Young in his archetypal solo acoustic guise.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/neil-young-songs-for-judy/

1. Songs for Judy (Intro)
2. Too Far Gone
3. No One Seems to Know
4. Heart of Gold
5. White Line
6. Love Is a Rose
7. After the Gold Rush
8. Human Highway
9. Tell Me Why
10. Mr. Soul
11. Mellow My Mind
12. Give Me Strength
13. A Man Needs a Maid
14. Roll Another Number
15. Journey Through the Past
16. Harvest
17. Campaigner
18. Old Laughing Lady
19. The Losing End
20. Here We Are In the Years
21. The Needle and the Damage Done
22. Pocahontas
23. Sugar Mountain

Sunday with Ron Kovacs (8a – 12p) ET

SundayJoin Ron Kovacs for another edition of Sunday.  This week music from Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span, The Band, The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Mamas & the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Ryan Adams, Joan Armatrading, Beck, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Tracy Chapman, Jim Croce, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogleberg, Steve Forbert, Ben Howard, Carole King, Mark Knopfler, Gordon Lightfoot, Van Morrison, Patrick Park, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Teddy Thompson, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and more . .. .   Live starting 8am on RadioMaxMusic.

Artist Countdown: Neil Young Top 25 Hits 8:10pm ET #NeilYoungDay

NeilYoung09Neil Percival Young OC, OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, later joining Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 35 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Young’s work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature alto or high tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles, including swing and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into two primary styles: acoustic (folk and country rock) and electric (amplified hard rock, very often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Young has also adopted elements from newer styles such as alternative rock and grunge. His influence on the latter caused some to dub him the “Godfather of Grunge“.

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled Linc/Volt. The project involves a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology, which Young plans to drive to Washington, D.C. as an environmentalist example to lawmakers there.

Young is an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School, an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young himself, has epilepsy. Young lives on his ranch in La Honda, California. Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship. On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba, and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Comes a Time
2 Heart of Gold
3 Harvest Moon
4 Long May You Run
5 Old Man
6 Rockin’ In The Free World
7 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
8 Cinnamon Girl
9 Southern Pacific
10 This Note’s For You
11 War Song (with Graham Nash)
12 Mansion on the Hill
13 Change Your Mind
14 Ten Men Workin’
15 No More
16 Touch the Night
17 Mr. Soul (Parts I and II)
18 Long Walk Home
19 When You Dance I Can Really Love
20 Get Back to the Country
21 Old Ways
22 Weight of the World
23 Over and Over
24 Are There Any More Real Cowboys
25 Rust Never Sleeps Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)

Artist Countdown: David Crosby Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @thedavidcrosby @CSNofficial

DavidCrosbyDavid Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash (who are sometimes joined by Neil Young); and CPR. Crosby has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once for his work in The Byrds and once for his work with CSN.

This countdown is a compilation of David Crosby music with The Byrds, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, Solo work and Crosby Stills & Nash.

1 Wasted on the Way  (CSN)
2 Just a Song Before I Go  (CSN)
3 Southern Cross  (CSN)
4 Got It Made  (CSNY)
5 Mr. Tambourine Man  (Byrds)
6 Teach Your Children
7 Ohio  (CSNY)
8 Turn! Turn! Turn!  (Byrds)
9 Eight Miles High   (Byrds)
10 Our House  (CSNY)
11 All I Really Want to Do   (Byrds)
12 Marrakesh Express  (CSNY)
13 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes  (CSNY)
14 American Dream  (CSNY)
15 Live It Up  (CSN)
16 Woodstock  (CSNY)
17 Too Much Love to Hide  (CSN)
18 That Girl  (CSNY)
19 So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star   (Byrds)
20 My Back Pages   (Byrds)
21 No Tears Left  (CSNY)
22 Mr. Spaceman   (Byrds)
23 Night Time for the Generals  (CSNY)
24 Fair Game (CSN)
25 5D (Fifth Dimension)   (Byrds)
26 War Games (CSN)
27 Set You Free This Time  (Byrds)
28 Have You Seen Her Face  (Byrds)
29 Lady Friend   (Byrds)
30 Goin’ Back  (Byrds)
31 This Old House  (CSNY)
32 Please Let Me Love You  (Byrds)
33 It Won’t Be Wrong  (Byrds)
34 Out of The Darkness (Crosby & Nash)
35 Music Is Love
36 Spotlight  (Crosby & Nash)
37 Hero  (with Phil Collins)
38 In My Room  (with Carly Simon and Jimmy Webb
39 Southbound Train (Crosby & Nash)
40 Return of The Grievous Angel (with Lucinda Williams)