After the Gold Rush
1 x LP
mastered from originall analogue tape
(1970) -2011 EU 2009 US exclusive limited edition 11track LP pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL expertly mastered from the original analog master tapes issued as part of the Official Release Series the 3rd solo longplayer from the l...
Release date: 09-06-2011(originally released in 1970)
2011 EU repressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL= the 3rd solo longplayer from the legendary singer/songwriter. presented in sealed & stickered gatefold pasted card sleeve.
01 Tell Me Why
02 After The Gold Rush
03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
04 Southern Man
05 Till The Morning Comes
06 Oh Lonesome Me
07 Dont Let It Bring You Down
09 When You Dance I Can Really Love
10 I Believe In You
11 Cripple Creek Ferry
The second of three consecutive masterpieces Neil Young recorded between 1969 and 1972, After the Gold Rush captures the vibes emotions and cautious optimism of the era better than any album of its time. Moreover it contains a host of impeccably written and performed songs that transcend the period and stand as an inextricable part of the American conscious.
Recorded at Young's Topanga Canyon Ranch and featuring backing from the legendary Crazy Horse, the then-unknown prodigy Nils Lofgren, and several other friends, the 1970 album embraces many of the seemingly artistic contradictions and eccentric diversity that have made Young peerless. The title track, a devastatingly gorgeous balladic meditation on the 60s and a warning of what may come in the 1970s, proved prophetic. Every other song is equally spectacular and significant.
The bristling whip-crack of "Southern Man" furthered Young's no-holds-barred political commentary and prompted a response song in the form of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," an anthem that its target praised. The country heartache of "Oh, Lonesome Me" simultaneously plays off and into the romantic spirit of the uplifting "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and the exuberant romp of "When You Dance You Can Really Love." In one swoop, Young and company traverse the Heartland, Southern plantations, Appalachian valleys, and Los Angeles hills.
Having languished for decades, this masterwork (named as one of the 100 Best Albums of All-Time by Rolling Stone) has received the long-overdue sonic treatment it's deserved. Remastered from the original analog tapes by Chris Bellman, overseen by the artist himself, pressed at Pallas, and packaged in a Stoughton paper-wrapped gatefold jacket that mirrors that of the original pressing, After the Gold Rush now sounds (and looks) better than ever. Young has never sounded so immediate, detailed, rich, or present on a studio album.
Extra info: mastered from originall analogue tape
Label: Reprise Records -Rhino
Originally released: 1970
This release: 2009