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After the Gold Rush

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After the Gold Rush
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LP by Neil Young
Released August, 1970
Recorded (?)
Genre Rock
Length 35 min 09 sec
Record label Reprise Records
Producers Neil Young, David Briggs, Kendall Pacios
Neil Young Chronology
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
(1969)
After the Gold Rush
1970
Harvest
(1972)

After the Gold Rush was a 1970 album release by Neil Young.

Neil Young's third solo album was a coda of sorts to the first, most prolific stage of his career: after leaving Buffalo Springfield in late 1968 Young had recorded two solo albums and the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu album in less than a year. Gold Rush was Young's most eclectic album yet, alternating the hard-rock that had made up the bulk of 1969's Everybody Knows This is Nowhere with the country-flavored, acoustic work he had contributed to CSNY.

In Neil Young's biography Shakey, it was stated that he was intentionally trying to combine Crazy Horse and CSN on this release. That is why Crazy Horse's Danny Whitten and Ralph Molina appear with Stephen Stills and CSNY bass player Greg Reeves. After the Goldrush marked the first appearance on record for the young Nils Lofgren (19 years old at the time), playing piano and singing background.

Critics were not immediately enamored; the original review in Rolling Stone began

"Neil Young devotees will probably spend the next few weeks trying desperately to convince themselves that After the Gold Rush is good music. But they'll be kidding themselves. For despite the fact that the album contains some potentially first rate material, none of the songs here rise above the uniformly dull surface."

As is typical of Young releases, time proved on the side of Gold Rush, and it has become a milestone in Young's recorded career. Ink Blot magazine's retrospective review summarizes more current critical thinking:

"One of his least stylized efforts, the record gains its strength from not only the rock solid songwriting, but the array of musical personalities that Neil displays. ... The variety and quality of the songs causes After The Gold Rush to play like a greatest hits album, which unbelievably it is not."

In 1998 Q magazine readers voted After the Gold Rush the 89th greatest album of all time.

The album reached #8 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.

Contents

Track List

  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" - 5:41
  5. "Till The Morning Comes" - 1:17
  6. "Oh, Lonesome Me" - 3:47
  7. "Don't Let It Bring You Down" - 2:56
  8. "Birds" - 2:34
  9. "When You Dance I Can Really Love" - 3:44
  10. "I Believe in You" - 2:24
  11. "Cripple Creek Ferry" 1:34

All songs written by Neil Young except "Oh, Lonesome Me" written by Don Gibson

Personnel

Alphabetically:

  • Joel Bernstein - Photography
  • David Briggs - Producer
  • Gary Burden - Art Direction
  • Nils Lofgren - Piano, Vocals
  • Ralph Molina - Drums
  • Jack Nitzsche - Piano
  • Kendall Pacios - Producer
  • Greg Reeves - Bass
  • Elliot Roberts & Lookout Management - Direction
  • Stephen Stills - Vocals
  • Billy Talbot - Bass
  • Danny Whitten - Guitar, Vocals
  • Neil Young - Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Producer, Vibraphone
  • Susan Young - Patches

Billboard Singles Charts

  • "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" peaked # 33 on Pop Singles in 1970
  • "When You Dance I Can Really Love" peaked # 93 on Pop Singles in 1971

Lyrics

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