|1. Tell Me Why|
|2. After the Gold Rush|
|3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart|
|4. Southern Man|
|5. Till the Morning Comes|
|6. Oh, Lonesome Me|
|7. Don't Let It Bring You Down|
|9. When You Dance You Can Really Love|
|10. I Believe in You|
|11. Cripple Creek Ferry|
I decided to take a chance on one of his earliest solo album, and coincidentially I chose "After the Gold Rush" which could be achieved very cheap at that time.
I recognized tracks like "Southern Man" and "Don't Let it Bring You Down" but the rest of the album I had never really noticed.
"Tell Me Why", which opens the album, is song in the same vein as his world-wide hit record "Heart of Gold" - a good song, but not as good as the hit record.
Excitment begins with the title track, great tune and a highlight.
The waltzy "Only Love Can Break" is also great. "Southern Man" is probably best known from the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young "Fout Way Street"; I think I prefer their version to this one.
His cover version of Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me" is very personal, and musically far from the orginal.
"Don't Let it Bring You Down" is simply great!
"Birds" is also a great track - very moving!
I find the rest of the album is a little lame; "When You Dance You Can Really Love" has a good guitar-riff; but otherwise it does not do much for me. "I Believe in You" and "Cripple Creek Ferry" are just okay.
All in all this is a very good album; maybe not as outstanding as some reviers seem to think. Unfortunately is has a rather short playing time, but that's typical of album from that period.
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