Silver & Gold

Silver & Gold

by Neil YoungNeil Young

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - German Import)

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Although the ever-unpredictable Neil Young spent much of the past decade stomping through shattering song cycles that affirmed his status as "the godfather of grunge," he's not about to start delivering the expected -- as borne out by this gorgeous, largely acoustic collection. Aficionados could consider SILVER AND GOLD a fitting completion to a trilogy begun by 1972's HARVEST and 1992's HARVEST MOON, but one needn't be fluent in Young's past work to appreciate the sincere emotion and breathtaking song craft that flow through its grooves. Young spends a lot of time addressing mortality here, most clearly on "Daddy Went Walkin'" and "Red Sun," both of which pine tellingly for innocence lost. In keeping with his tradition of self-reflection, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer gives his professional career the once-over on "Buffalo Springfield Again" and ponders his future without donning rose-colored glasses on the closing "Without Wings." It took Young a full three years to burnish SILVER AND GOLD to his liking -- and it shines every bit as brightly as the precious metals evoked in its name.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
Label: Wea Int'l
UPC: 0093624730514
catalogNumber: 247305
Rank: 19303


  1. Good to See You
  2. Silver & Gold
  3. Daddy Went Walkin'
  4. Buffalo Springfield Again
  5. The Great Divide
  6. Horseshoe Man
  7. Red Sun
  8. Distant Camera
  9. Razor Love
  10. Without Rings

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Young   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Harp
Emmylou Harris   Vocals
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Ben Keith   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Oscar Butterworth   Drums
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Spooner Oldham   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Producer
Ben Keith   Producer
Bobby Arnold   Engineer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Larry Cragg   Guitar Techician
Larry Greenhill   Engineer
John Hausman   Engineer
Tim Mulligan   Engineer
John Nowland   Engineer
Elliot Roberts   Direction
Jenice Heo   Art Direction

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