A Treasure is a live album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on June 14, 2011, featuring performances from his 1984-1985 . tour with the International Harvesters. The album is volume nine in Young's Archives Performance Series and the sixth to be released. The album results from a tour following Young's recording what he later called the first Old Ways, an album of country music that his record company refused to release since they claimed it wasn't commercial enough
Neil Young delves into his archives once again for the appropriately-named 'A Treasure' - a live country album from his 1984-85 tour with backing band the International Harvesters. The record bristles with energy, shows off Young's mastery of a wide variety of song styles, and unleashes at least one new stone-cold masterpiece with the snarling, barely-country 'Grey Riders.
Volume 9 of Neil Young's long-delayed, suddenly prodigious Archives series, A Treasure chronicles Neil’s 1984-1985 tour with the International Harvesters, a crackerjack assemblage of country pros featuring guitarist Ben Keith, pianist Hargus Pig Robbins, fiddler Rufus Thibodeaux, and Spooner Oldham. This is one of Young's famous left turns, as he abandoned the tightly wound electro of Trans and the hipster rockabilly of Everybody’s Rockin’ for a trip back to the country, cutting Old Ways then hitting the road with the International Harvesters. Old Ways was a little stilted but the.
This album is the sound Neil Young makes when you push him. These recordings date directly from the period when Young, infamously, stood about to be sued by his own record company, Geffen, for wilfully making musically uncharacteristic records. The troubles commenced with his baffling, vocoder-led ’82 label debut, Trans, but really blew up over his intended ’83 follow-up, the Nashville-recorded Old Ways (not to be confused with the drastically reworked album of that title eventually released in ’85). Most of A Treasure was recorded away from the regular rock circuit, at state fairs, rodeo arenas and on country TV shows. This, folks, is what happens when you tell Neil Young not to play country music. He goes and plays it.
Featuring concert recordings from his 1984-5 tour, this shows that even while his studio releases were adrift in genre-hopping chaos, Neil Young could always cut the mustard with a crack band behind him – in this case, a star-studded country ensemble of Spooner Oldham on piano, Ben Keith on pedal steel, and the fiddler Rufus Thibodeaux adding a cajun drive. Of the set's five previously unreleased numbers, the best are the galloping "Grey Riders" and the bluesy "Soul of a Woman"
Harvest is the fourth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released in February 1972 on Reprise Records, catalogue MS 2032. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and vocals by noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor
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Neil Young and the International Harvesters – A Treasure (stream full album). Various Artists – Music From ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ (stream one song). Owl City – All Things Bright and Beautiful (stream one song). Paul McCartney – McCartney. Paul McCartney – McCartney II. Foster the People – Torches (stream full album). Weezer Paranoid Android (stream).
|A2||Are You Ready For The Country?||3:38|
|A3||It Might Have Been
Written-By – Harriet Kane, Ronnie Green
|A4||Bound For Glory||5:57|
|A5||Let Your Fingers Do The Walking||3:00|
|B1||Flying On The Ground Is Wrong||4:47|
|B3||Soul Of A Woman||4:26|
|B4||Get Back To The Country||2:27|
|C2||Nothing Is Perfect||5:00|
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