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Format: CD
Sku: 205722403
UPC: 093624991717
UPC 14: 00093624991717
Release Date: 10/23/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Beautiful Bluebird ~ Neil Young
2. Boxcar ~ Neil Young
3. Ordinary People ~ Neil Young
4. Shining Light ~ Neil Young
5. Believer, The ~ Neil Young
6. Spirit Road ~ Neil Young
7. Dirty Old Man ~ Neil Young
8. Ever After ~ Neil Young
9. No Hidden Path ~ Neil Young
10. Way, The ~ Neil Young

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, grand piano, Hammond b-3 organ, pump organ, vibraphone, percussion); Ben Keith (vocals, electric guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, dobro, alto saxophone, Hammond b-3 organ); Larry Cragg (vocals, baritone saxophone); Rick Rosas (vocals, bass guitar); Ralph Molina (vocals, drums, percussion); Annie Stocking, Joe Canuck, Nancy Hall, Pegi Young (vocals); Frank "Poncho" Sampedro (guitar); Steve Lawrence (tenor saxophone, keyboards); Tommy Bray, John Fumo (trumpet); Claude Cailliet (trombone); Chad Cromwell (drums).
Muze PNote Intended by Neil Young as a follow-up to his near-mythic unreleased 1977 recording CHROME DREAMS, the 2007 album CHROME DREAMS II features the same basic band and approach. Unlike many of Young's more conceptual albums, it contains songs written over different periods of time in different stylistic modes. Some of the tunes here have been waiting around since the '80s, including the 18-minute epic "Ordinary People," a slow-burner in the classic Young tradition that he audaciously positioned as the album's single.
Muze PNote Arranged around that sprawling centerpiece are some humbly poignant folk-rock gems, including the pretty, acoustic-based ballad "Beautiful Bluebird" and the shimmering, waltz-time love song "Shining Light." On the harder side, there's the trademark Crazy Horse-style crunch and quirk of the chugging rocker "Dirty Old Man" and the "Down By The River"-esque workout "No Hidden Path." Ironically, by attempting to follow no single sonic template on CHROME DREAMS II, Young turned out perhaps his most consistent effort of the decade.

Producer: L.A. Johnson

Engineer: Brent Walton; Tim McColm; Rob Clark; John Hausmann; Harry Sitam; Colin Suzuki; Eric Pfeifer

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Man Alive
Muze Music Compilations Last Man Standing
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Half Nelson
Muze Music Compilations Jerry Maguire (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Philadelphia (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Pearl Jam Twenty (Original Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Rock & Roll Time
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Inherent Vice (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Hand In Hand
Muze Music Compilations Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Muze Music Compilations Heavy Blues

Associated Artists and Works

Buffalo Springfield
Crazy Horse
Rust Never Sleeps ~ Crazy Horse
Live Rust ~ Crazy Horse
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ~ Crazy Horse
Psychedelic Pill [Digipak] ~ Crazy Horse
Crosby, David
A Treasure [Digipak] ~ Neil Young & The International
Nelson, Lukas
The Monsanto Years ~ Nelson, Lukas
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Dead Man ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
Promise of the Real
The Monsanto Years [Slipcase] ~ Promise of the Real
Long May You Run ~ Stills, Stephen

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/22/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9362499171
Music Label Name Label : Reprise
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624991717

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.82)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Young was right to close with 'The Way,' a gloriously simplistic salvation song backed by a children's chorus that deserves to become his 'Give Peace a Chance.'"

Spin (p.128)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] record that's just like he used to make -- distorto riffs for their own sake and quasi roots rock with a tangible sense of loss and hope."

Entertainment Weekly (p.p.125)
- "[A] nifty exercise in extreme dynamics....It's an album inclusive enough for both 'Dirty Old Man,' a garage-rock sinner's rant, and 'The Way,' a beautiful minor-key hymn..."

Uncut (p.119)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "The album is powerful exploration of faith, with Young circling his own mortality. He does it quietly and noisily."

No Depression (p.93)
- "It's hard to remember a Young release that has been as thematically cohesive yet as musically diverse as CHROME DREAMS II."

Q (Magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Ordinary People' dates from Young's one-off venture with the Bluenotes...It's an epic, free-ranging rant on behalf of the common man...It's an absolute monster."

Q (Magazine)
- Ranked #33 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "A definite return to ragged glory."

Blender (Magazine)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Young's Les Paul erupts, horns not to Springsteen Americana; it all recalls vintage mid-'70s Young LPs..."

Record Collector (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "The HARVEST-like 'Beautiful Bluebird' opens, beautifully simplistic like Young's best childlike ballads."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Young,Neil
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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