Greatest Hits CD (2004)

Artist: Neil Young

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His first ever CD greatest-hits collection, Neil Young's Greatest Hits is a long-awaited retrospective from one of rock's most influential and enduring singer-songwriters. With 16 selections spanning his entire career since 1969, Greatest Hits features some of the greatest hits of rock'n'roll, period.


Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 63911236
UPC 093624893523
UPC 14 00093624893523
Format CD
Release Date 11/16/2004
Author Neil Young
Associated Artist/Work Buffalo Springfield
Associated Artist/Work Crazy Horse
Associated Artist/Work Crosby, David
Associated Artist/Work Neil Young & The International
Associated Artist/Work Neil Young and Bluenote Cafe
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Lukas
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Promise of the Real
Associated Artist/Work Stills, Stephen
Artist Influence Bill Monroe
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
Artist Influence Buck Owens
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Davy Graham
Artist Influence Don Gibson
Artist Influence Duane Eddy
Artist Influence Elvis Presley
Artist Influence Fats Domino
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Ian & Sylvia
Artist Influence Jerry Lee Lewis
Artist Influence Jimmy Reed
Artist Influence Johnny Cash
Artist Influence Little Richard
Artist Influence Phil Ochs
Artist Influence Ronnie Self
Artist Influence Roscoe Holcomb
Artist Influence Roy Orbison
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence The Fleetwoods
Artist Influence The Monotones
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence The Shadows
Artist Influence Tom Paxton
Artist Influence Willie Nelson
Artist Contemporary America
Artist Contemporary Bruce Springsteen
Artist Contemporary Cat Stevens
Artist Contemporary Crazy Horse
Artist Contemporary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Artist Contemporary Elvis Costello
Artist Contemporary Emmylou Harris
Artist Contemporary Eric Clapton
Artist Contemporary Graham Nash
Artist Contemporary Gram Parsons
Artist Contemporary Grateful Dead
Artist Contemporary Ian Hunter
Artist Contemporary Ian Matthews
Artist Contemporary J.D. Souther
Artist Contemporary Jack Nitzsche
Artist Contemporary Jackson Browne
Artist Contemporary James Taylor (Soft Rock)
Artist Contemporary Jesse Winchester
Artist Contemporary Joe Henry
Artist Contemporary John Fogerty
Artist Contemporary John Hiatt
Artist Contemporary John Lennon
Artist Contemporary John Phillips
Artist Contemporary Joni Mitchell
Artist Contemporary Judee Sill
Artist Contemporary Leonard Cohen
Artist Contemporary Linda Ronstadt
Artist Contemporary Los Lobos
Artist Contemporary Mark Knopfler
Artist Contemporary Matthew Sweet
Artist Contemporary Midnight Choir
Artist Contemporary Nicolette Larson
Artist Contemporary Paul Weller
Artist Contemporary Poco
Artist Contemporary Prelude
Artist Contemporary Randy Newman
Artist Contemporary Richard Thompson
Artist Contemporary Terry Reid
Artist Contemporary The Band
Artist Contemporary The Byrds
Artist Contemporary The Flying Burrito Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Long Ryders
Artist Contemporary The Velvet Underground
Artist Contemporary Tom Waits
Artist Contemporary Willie Nelson
Artist Follower Air Waves
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Artist Follower America
Artist Follower Andy Shauf
Artist Follower Band of Horses
Artist Follower Beat Farmers
Artist Follower Ben Kweller
Artist Follower Bettie Serveert
Artist Follower Blue Rodeo
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Artist Follower Nirvana (US)
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Artist Follower Reuben and the Dark
Artist Follower Ryan Adams
Artist Follower Screaming Trees
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Artist Follower Shawn Mullins
Artist Follower Slowgold
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Artist Follower Soul Asylum
Artist Follower Soundgarden
Artist Follower Spiritualized
Artist Follower Steve Forbert
Artist Follower Steve Wynn
Artist Follower Tedo Stone
Artist Follower Teenage Fanclub
Artist Follower The Black Crowes
Artist Follower The Bottle Rockets
Artist Follower The Del-Lords
Artist Follower The Flaming Lips
Artist Follower The Jayhawks (Rock/Alternative Country-Rock)
Artist Follower The Lemonheads (Group)
Artist Follower The Long Ryders
Artist Follower The Low Anthem
Artist Follower Uncle Tupelo
Artist Follower Vic Chesnutt
Artist Follower Victoria Williams
Artist Follower Wilco
Artist Follower Will Oldham
Artist Follower Withered Hand
Technical Info
Engineer David Briggs; Henry Lewy; Harry Sitam; David Hewitt; David McKinley; Elliot Mazer; Henry Saskowski; John Nowland; Niko Bolas; Tim Mulligan; Bill Halverson
Producer Neil Young; David Briggs; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Henry Lewy; Elliot Mazer; Kendall Pacios; Niko Bolas; Tim Mulligan; Volume Dealers; Ben Keith; Neil Young; David Briggs; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Henry Lewy
CatalogID 9362489352
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 11/15/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624893523
Album Notes and Credits
In order to obtain the best possible audio reproduction, every effort was made to use the original source 2-channel master tapes which were then remastered according to the most up-to-date HDCD 24-bit remastering processes.
Personnel: Neil Young (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano); Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Frank "Poncho" Sampedro (vocals, guitar, electric guitar); Graham Nash (vocals, acoustic guitar); Stephen Stills (vocals, electric guitar, piano); Danny Whitten, J.J. Cale, Crosby & Nash (vocals, electric guitar); James Taylor (vocals, banjo); Billy Talbot (vocals, bass guitar); Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Linda Ronstadt (vocals, background vocals); Nils Lofgren (guitar, piano); Teddy Irwin (guitar); Grant Boatwright, Johnny Christopher, Vic Jordan, Steve Gibson , Jerry Shook, Dale Sellers, Bucky Barrett (acoustic guitar); Ben Keith (steel guitar, keyboards); Rita Fey (autoharp); Rufus Thibodeaux (fiddle); Sheldon Kurland, Larry Harvin, George Kosmola, Martha McCrory, Stephanie Woolf, Lawrence Lasson, Maryanna Harvin, Carole Walker, Rebecca Lynch, George Binkley III, Roy Christensen, Virginia Christensen, Carl Gorodetzky, Marvin Chantry, Gary VanOsdale (strings); Bill Peterson (flugelhorn); Spooner Oldham (piano, organ); Andy McMahon (piano); Dallas Taylor , John Barbata, Kenny Buttrey, Karl Himmel, Chad Cromwell (drums); Farrell Morris (percussion); James Taylor (background vocals); Nicolette Larson (vocals); Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Stray Gators.
Recording information: Broken Arrow Ranch, Woodside, CA (01/17/1969-09/22/1991); Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA (01/17/1969-09/22/1991); Home Studio, Topanga, CA (01/17/1969-09/22/1991); Quadrafonic Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (01/17/1969-09/22/1991); Record Plant Studio 3, Hollywood, CA (01/17/1969-09/22/1991); Redwood Digital Studios, Woodside, CA (01/17/1969-09/22/1991); Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/17/1969-09/22/1991); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (01/17/1969-09/22/1991).
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Director: Elliot Roberts.
How does one represent the career of one of the most distinctive, powerful singer/songwriters of the 20th century in the space of a single CD? By keeping it simple and sticking to the milestones. That's exactly what GREATEST HITS accomplishes, by presenting 16 of Neil Young's most beloved compositions. The gritty, fuzz-guitar fury of Young's work with Crazy Horse ("Cinnamon Girl," "Hey Hey, My My [Into the Black]") brushes up against the acoustic-based, country-tinged "Old Man" and "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," as well as haunting, soul-baring ballads such as "The Needle and the Damage Done." Few would deny that the 1970s were Young's richest decade, and this collection strongly focuses on those years, skipping most of Young's genre-hopping '80s albums and grandfather-of-grunge '90s recordings, but the gems from those years would make a rewarding sequel to this concise, sterling anthology.
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.
Disc 1
1 Down By The River
2 Cowgirl In The Sand
3 Cinnamon Girl
4 Helpless
5 After The Gold Rush
6 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
7 Southern Man
8 Ohio
9 Needle and the Damage Done, The
10 Old Man
11 Heart Of Gold
12 Like A Hurricane
13 Comes A Time
14 Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
15 Rockin' in the Free World
16 Harvest Moon
Product Attributes
Artist Young,Neil
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc
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