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Friday, 28 October 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 302 - Neil Young

Decade - Neil Young
Reprise Records
Produced by Neil Young, Elliot Mazer, Tim Mulligan, and David Briggs
Released 28th October 1977
US Chart #43
UK Chart #46

    

Missing on the Playlist above is Deep Forbidden Lake and Campaigner.

Original Tracklisting
All songs written by Neil Young.

Side one
   01. "Down to the Wire" – 2:28
       
Previously unreleased (1977); performed with Buffalo Springfield members Stephen Stills and Richie Furay along with Dr. John; planned for inclusion on the unreleased album Stampede
    02. "Burned" – 2:15
        Performed by Buffalo Springfield;
appears on the album Buffalo Springfield (1966)
    03. "Mr. Soul" – 2:48
        Performed by Buffalo Springfield;
recorded live in the studio in New York City, New York, with guitar overdubs added subsequently; appears on the album Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
   04. "Broken Arrow" – 6:11
        Performed by Buffalo Springfield;
appears on the album Buffalo Springfield Again
    05. "Expecting to Fly" – 3:45
       
Appears on the album Buffalo Springfield Again but no band member other than Neil Young appears on the track
    06. "Sugar Mountain" – 5:43
       
Recorded live in concert on November 10, 1968 at the Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan; released as the B-side to "The Loner", February 21, 1969

Side two
    01. "I Am a Child" – 2:17
       
Appears on the Buffalo Springfield album Last Time Around (1968) but features no members of the band other than Neil Young and drummer Dewey Martin
    02. "The Loner" – 3:50
       
Appears on the album Neil Young (1968)
    03. "The Old Laughing Lady" – 5:59/5:38**
       
Appears on the album Neil Young (** - Edited version on 1990 CD reissue)
    04. "Cinnamon Girl" – 2:59
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
    05. "Down by the River" – 9:16/9:00**
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Side three
    01. "Cowgirl in the Sand" – 10:01
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse; appears on the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    02. "I Believe in You" – 3:27
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album After the Gold Rush (1970)
    03. "After the Gold Rush" – 3:45
       
Appears on the album After the Gold Rush
    04. "Southern Man" – 5:31
       
Appears on the album After the Gold Rush
    05. "Helpless" – 3:34
        Performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young;
appears on the album Déjà Vu (1970)

Side four
    01. "Ohio" – 2:56
        Performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young;
released as a single, June 1970 and later appeared on So Far, 1974
    02. "Soldier" – 2:28
       
Edited version originally from the album Journey Through the Past (1972)
    03. "Old Man" – 3:21
       
Appears on the album Harvest (1972)
    04. "A Man Needs a Maid" – 3:58
       
Appears on the album Harvest
   05.  "Harvest" – 3:08
       
Appears on the album Harvest
    06. "Heart of Gold" – 3:06
       
Appears on the album Harvest
    07. "Star of Bethlehem" – 2:46
       
Appears on the album American Stars 'n Bars (1977); originally recorded in November 1974

Side five
    01."The Needle and the Damage Done" – 2:02
       
Recorded live in concert on January 30, 1971 at the Royce Hall, University of California, Westwood, Los Angeles, California; appears on the album Harvest
    02. "Tonight's the Night" (Part 1) – 4:41
       
Appears on the album Tonight's the Night (1975); originally recorded in 1973
    03. "Tired Eyes" – 4:33
       
Appears on the album Tonight's the Night
    04. "Walk On" – 2:40
       
Appears on the album On the Beach (1974)
    05. "For the Turnstiles" – 3:01
       
Appears on the album On the Beach
    06. "Winterlong" – 3:05
       
Previously unreleased; appeared on certain acetate pressings of Tonight's The Night
    07. "Deep Forbidden Lake" – 3:39
       
Previously unreleased

Side six
    01. "Like a Hurricane" – 8:16
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
previously unreleased (but originally recorded in November 1975); different lead vocal dub than version on American Stars 'n Bars (Regular version on 1990 reissue CD)
    02. "Love Is a Rose" – 2:16
       
Previously unreleased
    03. "Cortez the Killer" – 7:29
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album Zuma (1975)
    04. "Campaigner" – 3:30
       
Previously unreleased
    05. "Long May You Run" – 3:48
        Performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young;
previously unreleased; original mix (without Crosby and Nash) appears on the Stills-Young Band album Long May You Run (1976)

Singles taken from Decade
 A-Side: Sugar Mountain
Recorded Live at The Cantebury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1968

Canadian/US Single
Did Not Chart

Recorded Live at University of California 1971

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Decade was the first and is probably the best compilation of Neil Young's material. The album was compiled by Young himself and was drawn from albums released between 1968 - 1977. A planned Decade II was shelved in favour of Young's own planned mammoth Archive  Vol. 1 set that was released in 2009 and spotlighted 1963 - 1972.

Besides his own Solo material there are songs from Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and the Stills - Young Band represented on the album. Two albums in particular were not not mined for songs for this Decade set - the 1973 live album Time Fades Away and 4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

This album contains a good number of my favourite Neil Young songs.



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