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Neil Young - After The Gold Rush (1970)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer Neil Young
Length 35:09
Format CD
Genre Rock
Label Warner Brothers
Index 170
Collection Status In Collection
Track List
01 Tell Me Why 02:58
02 After The Gold Rush 03:46
03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart 03:08
04 Southern Man 05:32
05 Till The Morning Comes 01:20
06 Oh, Lonesome Me 03:50
07 Don't Let It Bring You Down 02:57
08 Birds 02:33
09 When You Dance You Can Really Love 04:05
10 I Believe In You 03:27
11 Cripple Creek Ferry 01:33
Rating 70%
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
UPC 075992724326
Produced by: Neil Young & David Briggs with Kendall Pacios

Neil Young: vocals, guitars, piano, harmonica, vibes
Danny Whitten: guitars, vocals
Billy Talbot: bass
Ralph Molina: drums, vocals
Greg Reeves: bass
Steve Stills: guitars, vocals
Nils Lofgren: guitars, piano, vocals
Jack Nitzsche: piano

All songs written by Neil Young except for "Oh, Lonesome Me", which was written by Don Gibson.

Most of these songs were inspired by a screenplay for a movie titled After The Goldrush, which was never actually filmed. The screenplay was co-written by Dean Stockwell, who designed the cover for American Stars & Bars, and starred in the American TV show Quantum Leap.

The southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd did not like how Neil's songs, in particular "Southern Man" and Harvest's "Alabama", perpetuated the myth that all Americans living in the Southlive in cabins and lynch African-Americans. In fact, Lynyrd Skynyrd wrotethe song "Sweet Home Alabama" in reply to Neil and actually mention hisname in the song! Despite all this, Neil and Lynyrd Skynyrd are not reallyagitated with each other, and Neil once played a snippet of "Sweet Home Alabama" in a concert shortly after the 1977 plane crash that killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Also, Neil originally wrote "Sedan Delivery" and "Powderfinger" (from Rust Never Sleeps) for Lynyrd Skynyrd, whonever recorded them, although singer Ronnie Van Zant was, according to someinterviews, going to use the songs for a solo LP.

In the liner notes for this album, there is a track listing written in Neil's handwriting. Apparently, this was the set list for a concert. Most of the songs in the list are currently unreleased songs. Here is the listing:

Oh Lonesome Me
Everybody's Alone
Sugar Mountain
Sea Of Madness
Big Waves
Dance, Dance, Dance
I Need Her Love To Get By

On display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a proposed tracklist for this album; it includes the released songs along with "Wondering", a staple of Neil & Crazy Horse's tour in 1970 that didn't show up on record until 1983's Everybody's Rockin and "Long Walk Home", which wasn't played inpublic until 1986's "Rusted Out Garage" tour with Crazy Horse, and laterturned up on 1987's Life.