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Format: CD
Sku: 60147008
UPC: 075992722124
UPC 14: 00075992722124
Release Date: 1/20/1989
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Tonight's The Night ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
2. Speakin' Out ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
3. World On A String ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
4. Borrowed Tune ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
5. Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown - (live) ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
6. Mellow My Mind ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
7. Roll Another Number (For The Road) ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
8. Albuquerque ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
9. New Mama ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
10. Lookout Joe ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
11. Tired Eyes ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
12. Tonight's The Night (part II) ~ Neil Young/Crazy Horse
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, vibraphone); Danny Whitten (vocals, guitar); Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Billy Talbot (bass).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Nils Lofgren (vocals, guitar, piano); Ben Keith (vocals, pedal steel guitar, slide guitar); Jack Nitzsche (piano); Tim Drummond (bass); Kenny Buttrey (drums).
Muze PNote Producers: Neil Young, David Briggs, Tim Mulligan, Eliot Mazer.
Muze PNote Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, vibraphone); Ben Keith (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar); Nils Lofgren (vocals, guitar, piano); Danny Whitten (vocals, guitar); Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Jack Nitzsche (guitar, piano, keyboards); Kenny Buttrey, Tim Drummond (drums); Whitsell (background vocals).
Muze PNote Recording information: Broken Arrow (03/1970-12/1973); Studio Instrument Rentals, Rehearsal Hall D, Los Angele (03/1970-12/1973).
Muze PNote Let's get a popular misconception out of the way. The rap about this being one of Young's darkest, most harrowing albums is utter nonsense, perpetuated by critics who spend more time reading each other than listening to the music. TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT is dedicated to Young's guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry, who died shortly before this recording was made, and the title cut details that very subject, but the darker moments here are leavened by a generous share of self-parodic humor and general Neil Young loopiness.
Muze PNote Sad, tender ballads like "Borrowed Tune," (itself not without humor) rub shoulders with hearty rockers like "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown." Several tunes find Young and Crazy Horse exploring hard-edged country-rock with their collective tongue stuck firmly in the cheek, as on "Roll Another Number." Young's voice reels sadistically and purposefully out of tune, cutting through the arrangements like strategically placed barbed-wire (and providing a template for the work of Will Oldham/Palace two decades later). Sardonic, taunting, mercilessly self-deprecating, often downright funny, TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT is no gloomfest, but a multi-faceted, full-bodied classic.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nils Lofgren

Artist Overview

Like the Band, Neil Young eschewed his Canadian roots to create a sound rooted in American folk and country, which he mixed with visionary, poetic rock in Buffalo Springfield and on his solo albums. He played the crucial fourth wheel role in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, but ultimately proved too individualistic to participate in a democracy. The gritty, electric assault of his work with Crazy Horse is the alter ego of Young's more folk/country-based work, and also proved a key influence on the grunge sound of Seattle (Young even recorded a live album with Pearl Jam as his backing band). Over the years, he's followed his mercurial muse through everything from rockabilly to synth-pop to big-band blues, always remaining uniquely Neil.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Pearl Jam Twenty (Original Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Elyse
Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Last Man Standing
Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz
Muze Music Compilations Man Alive

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
A Treasure [Digipak] ~ Neil Young & The International
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Dead Man ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
Long May You Run ~ Stills, Stephen

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/15/1987
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1975
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7599272212
Music Label Name Label : Reprise
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075992722124

Professional Reviews

Q (4/02, p.141)
- "...This is as gripping and original an album as Young has ever made."

The Wire (p.44)
- "[T]he album most often hailed as Young's messed-up masterpiece....'Tired Eyes' addresses the death of a junkie with merciless candour..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(11/01, p.151)
- "...One of the most bleakly beautiful rock albums ever made..."

NME (Magazine)
(10/2/93, p.29)
- Ranked #94 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."

NME (Magazine)
(9/18/93, p.19)
- Ranked #43 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of The '70s."

NME (Magazine)
(8/12/00, p.28)
- Ranked #14 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "...[His] world was devastated in late-'72 by the overdose of Crazy horse guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry....his desperate attempt to come to terms with those deaths..."

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