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Neil Young – On The Beach (1974/2004) [DVD Audio to FLAC 24bit/176.4kHz]

Neil Young – On The Beach (1974/2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176.4kHz | Time – 00:39:37 minutes | 1.23 GB | Genre: Rock
Source: DVD-Audio (Watermarked!)  | Front cover | © Reprise Records
Recorded: November 30, 1973 – April 7, 1974 Arrow Ranch, Woodside, California; Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood

Following the 1973 Time Fades Away tour, Neil Young wrote and recorded an Irish wake of a record called Tonight’s the Night and went on the road drunkenly playing its songs to uncomprehending listeners and hostile reviewers. Reprise rejected the record, and Young went right back and made On the Beach, which shares some of the ragged style of its two predecessors. But where Time was embattled and Tonight mournful, On the Beach was savage and, ultimately, triumphant. “I’m a vampire, babe,” Young sang, and he proceeded to take bites out of various subjects: threatening the lives of the stars who lived in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon (“Revolution Blues”); answering back to Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose “Sweet Home Alabama” had taken him to task for his criticisms of the South in “Southern Man” and “Alabama” (“Walk On”); and rejecting the critics (“Ambulance Blues”). But the barbs were mixed with humor and even affection, as Young seemed to be emerging from the grief and self-abuse that had plagued him for two years. But the album was so spare and under-produced, its lyrics so harrowing, that it was easy to miss Young’s conclusion: he was saying goodbye to despair, not being overwhelmed by it. –William Ruhlmann

1. Walk On 02:42
2. See the Sky About to Rain 05:02
3. Revolution Blues 04:03
4. For the Turnstiles 03:15
5. Vampire Blues 04:14
6. On the Beach 06:59
7. Motion Pictures 04:23
8. Ambulance Blues 08:56

Neil Young — vocals; guitar on “Walk On,” “Revolution Blues,” “Vampire Blues,” “On the Beach,” “Motion Pictures,” and “Ambulance Blues”; harmonica on “See the Sky About to Rain,”† “Motion Pictures,” and “Ambulance Blues”; Wurlitzer electric piano on “See the Sky About to Rain”; banjo on “For the Turnstiles”; electric tambourine† on “Ambulance Blues”
Ben Keith — bass on “Motion Pictures,” and “Ambulance Blues”; slide guitar, vocal on “Walk On”, steel guitar on “See the Sky About to Rain”; Wurlitzer electric piano on “Revolution Blues”; dobro, vocal on on “For the Turnstiles”; organ, vocal, and hair drum on “Vampire Blues”; hand drums on “On the Beach”
Rusty Kershaw — slide guitar on “Motion Pictures”; fiddle on “Ambulance Blues”
David Crosby — rhythm guitar on “Revolution Blues”
George Whitsell — guitar on “Vampire Blues”
Graham Nash — Wurlitzer electric piano on “On the Beach”
Tim Drummond — bass on “See the Sky About to Rain,” “Vampire Blues,” and “On the Beach”; percussion on “Vampire Blues”
Billy Talbot — bass on “Walk On”
Rick Danko — bass on “Revolution Blues”
Ralph Molina — drums on “Walk On,” “Vampire Blues,” and “On the Beach”; vocal on “Walk On”; hand drums on “Motion Pictures” and “Ambulance Blues”
Levon Helm — drums on “See the Sky About to Rain” and “Revolution Blues”



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