YOUNG,NEIL - SILVER & GOLD
Format: Compact Disc
Quietly introspective and sonically rich, SILVER & GOLD is the millennial successor to 1972's HARVEST. Having originally planned it as a solo project, Young spent three years hashing the album's details out before inviting legendary studio cats bassist "Duck" Dunn and keyboard player Spooner Oldham into the studio, along with longtime friends Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris who provide exquisite background harmonies.
Opening with the warm and simple "Good to See You", the remaining nine songs waft along on waves of contentment. Framed by Young's soft, low delivery, wheezing harmonica and Ben Keith's softly whining pedal steel, the 10 tracks on SILVER & GOLD are very much a look back at this rock & roll Hall Of Famer's life. The most obvious example is "Buffalo Springfield Again", an easy-going number that sees past longtime grudges towards the original fun goal of being in a band. Elsewhere, Young's inspiration comes from his (and everyone else's) father in "Daddy Went Walkin'", and the richness relationships bring to life on the title track; while with "Red Sun", he bypasses the bar life for quality time with his main squeeze. SILVER & GOLD is yet another high point in an already illustrious career.
|1)||Good To See You|
|2)||Silver And Gold|
|3)||Daddy Went Walkin'|
|4)||Buffalo Springfield Again|