Monday, August 15, 2016

Four Classic Neil Young Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Reprise Records will release vinyl reissues of four seminal Neil Young albums from the 1970s on September 6th. The four albums - Time Fades Away, On The Beach, Tonight's The Night, and Zuma - have been out of print for many years and are considered by both fans and critics alike to be among the finest work of Young's career and among the most critically acclaimed and influential song-cycles ever.  

These four albums were previously released as a Limited Edition Box Set for Record Store Day in 2014, but this is the first time they have been reissued separately. Each one has been remastered from the original analog master studio recordings at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The artwork features historically accurate reproductions by Young's long-time art director, Gary Burden.

The highly sought-after Time Fades Away was recorded live with Neil Young and The Stray Gators while touring in support of Harvest in 1972, released in the fall of 1973 and filled with material unreleased at that time.

1974's On The Beach was recorded after Tonight's The Night, but ultimately released before the latter hit the shelves. The album's enduring appeal would find the record listed at #40 of The Top 100 Canadian Albums as well as Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1970s at #65.

Tonight's The Night was recorded in 1973 but not officially released until 1975. The basic core band behind this outing would be known at the time as the Santa Monica Flyers, though album tracks would include those recorded with Crazy Horse as well as The Stray Gators.

Zuma, Young's seventh studio album released in 1975 was co-credited as Neil Young and Crazy Horse and features the "classic" lineup of Crazy Horse with Talbot, Molina & Sampedro plus other contributors.

The track-listing for each release is as follows:

Time Fades Away (1973)
Time Fades Away
Journey Thru The Past
Yonder Stands The Sinner
L.A.
Love in Mind
Don't Be Denied
The Bridge
Last Dance

Musicians:
Neil Young
Ben Keith
Jack Nitzsche
David Crosby
Graham Nash
Tim Drummond
Johnny Barbata


On The Beach (1974)
Walk On
See The Sky About To Rain
Revolution Blues
For The Turnstiles
Vampire Blues
On The Beach
Motion Pictures
Ambulance Blues

Musicians:
Neil Young
Ben Keith
Billy Talbot
Ralph Molina
Tim Drummond
Levon Helm
David Crosby
Rick Danko
George Whitsell
Rusty Kershaw


Tonight's The Night (1975)
Tonight's The Night
Speakin' Out
World On A String
Borrowed Tune
Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown
Mellow My Mind
Roll Another Number
Albuquerque
New Mama
Lookout Joe
Tired Eyes
Tonight's the Night

Musicians:
Neil Young
Ben Keith
Nils Lofgren
Danny Whitten
Jack Nitzsche
Billy Talbot
Tim Drummond
Ralph Molina
Kenny Buttrey
George Whitsell


Zuma (1975)
Don't Cry No Tears
Danger Bird
Pardon My Heart
Lookin' For A Love
Barstool Blues
Stupid Girl
Drive Back
Cortez The Killer
Through My Sails

Musicians:
Neil Young
Frank Sampedro
Billy Talbot
Tim Drummond
Ralph Molina
Steven Stills
David Crosby
Graham Nash
Russ Kunkel