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
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.
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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