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Silver & Gold

Neil Young Audio CD
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1. Good To See You
2. Silver & Gold
3. Daddy Went Walkin'
4. Buffalo Springfield Again
5. The Great Divide
6. Horseshoe Man
7. Red Sun
8. Distant Camera
9. Razor Love
10. Without Rings

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Once prone to straying all over the map, Neil Young has contented himself of late by alternating between country squire and convulsive rocker. Silver & Gold is an exquisite addition to Young's pastoral offerings.

Envisioned as the singer's first totally solo album, the 10-song set was reconceived and resequenced over the course of three years. Indeed, the four Young songs on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's problematic Looking Forward were taken from an earlier version of Silver & Gold, backing tracks and all. What's left is a spare, guileless assortment of tunes that owes a thematic and sonic debt to After The Gold Rush. The touchingly nostalgic "Daddy Went Walkin'" and "Red Sun" conjure up images of childhood contentment; Young's parents divorced in his youth, but they're sweethearts here. Love is on Young's mind in the idyllic tracks, "Horseshoe Man" and "Razor Love" and he reflects on his early musical career with the artless but oddly suitable "Buffalo Springfield Again". Then he pulls it all together with the cryptic closer,"Without Wings": "I'm pickin' somethin' up / I'm lettin' somethin' go" he intones. And one can only reflect on how appropriate it is that Young dropped a song called "Looking Forward" from his latest journey through the past. --Steven Stolder

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NEIL YOUNG Silver & Gold (2000 German manufactured for the European market 10-track CD album solo album from the great man that has echoes of After The Gold Rush and Harvest)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEIL'S WARMEST, GENTLEST ALBUM Feb. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
Lord knows Neil has had no shortage of acoustic songs and albums throughout his career, but none sound like or bear anything but a superficial resemblance to Silver and Gold. Whereas albums like After the Gold Rush and Harvest had a yearning, desperate feel; Comes a Time a wistful aceeptance of life's challenges, here Neil sounds like he's perfectly in the moment - contented to be where and who he is, and joyed to be doing it with the people he's with (I mean his family here, not the instrumentalists on this album).
Some songs are standouts, all of them are wonderful. The album is performed in a laid-back, homedown manner, as if Neil had simply got his family together in the living room, got the fireplace going, made sure there were enough marshmallows for the hot chocolate, and simply got out his acoustic and played these songs for his loved ones.
I really recommend this album quite highly. To say "it ranks this high or that high" in his catalog is really inaccurate and unrepresentative. And I don't know if it's fair to say "if you like Tonight's the Night, but not Harvest Moon, then this won't do it for you" or "If you're a fan of Comes A Time, you'll like this". To me, this is a collection by a master songwriter not trying to impress anyone, just writing and performing songs, as he says in Buffalo Springfield Again, "for the fun of it".
Should you get this album? That depends. Do you like music?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple Neil. May 31 2004
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
There's pretty much two sides to "Neil Young", the "Rockin' In The Free World" side, and the side that's found here on "Silver And Gold". This is a group of songs that would go well with his "Unplugged" album, or any of his mellowest work. The kind of stuff your Grandfather would sing to you on the porch, but 10 times better. Everything here is really good, but I especially like "Red Sun", "Distant Camera", and the excellent "Razor Love". If I only kept 5 of his albums, this would probably be one of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best Sept. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
How can music, so simple catch your heart! The melodies are soft but this is no softies album, because the feelings are real!
I do not like so much, the very noisy Neil Young, though I have to admit I love "on the beach", Tonights the night and Zuma.
But this, it is just marvelous and it brings me in a fantastic mood! Highly recomended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, pleasant record July 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
Although this is not Neil Young's best record, and does not contain his strongest writing, it is quite the enjoyable record for a fan. This album is often compared to After The Gold Rush - allegedly by Neil himself - and, while it does contain a vague similarity to some of the songs on that album (say, Tell Me Why, I Believe In You, and Cripple Creek Fairy), it is much more of a minimalist album (it was originally intended to be a true solo album, featuring only Neil and Neil alone), without the pounding piano work that dominated that album, and without any long, electric jams such as Southern Man. The sound is actually closer to Harvest or Harvest Moon (particularly the latter), with a bit of the country-ish touches of Old Ways. The songs are generally straight-forward (Daddy Went Walkin' having almost the feel of a nursery rhyme, perhaps akin to something from Bob Dylan's Under The Red Sky album; and Buffalo Springfield again has a vanity and nostalgic bent to it that most people would've probably thought was below Neil), and do not contain his most complex lyrics. However, the songs are all pleasant, easy listens, and quite enjoyable to the fan of Neil's mellower tunes. Standouts include the title track (written way back in 1982), Razor Love, The Great Divide, and Without Rings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect July 5 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a perfect album. Like most albums I have come to adore, the first time I heard it I thought "uh, its ok". Second time "yeah, its got some good ones". After that though, it all sank in and all made sense. i've read reviews of this album that have said its boring (and if you're looking for a rockin' good time, it is), but what Mr Young has achieve with this recording is perfection in album craftsmanship. The album flows just like a late night conversation with a long lost best freind; easy, understanding, mellow and, oh, so rewarding.
The album is in the same vain as the mellowest from 'Harvest', and 'After the Gold Rush', but with a clarity of retrospect that will hit you in such a nice way. Every song has it's place and (just like 'Harvest') they are all arranged to perfection.
The first track ('Good to See You') picks you up with all the glee of in the world and the last ('Without Rings') will linger with you in a place so perfect, you don't need to hear any more (like a silence associated with perfect understanding where no words are required).
I hope this album is the last thing i ever hear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Listening for a keeper Aug. 17 2001
Format:Audio CD
I've listened to this CD each time hoping that even one song would grow on me and become a favorite. I'm sadly giving up as even "Nice to see you" leaves me flat. Most of the lyrics seems forced and the tunes all seem familiar and never special. After Harvest Moon, I thought Neil was reaching news heights and certainly this CD would follow. It doesn't - I think this one will gather dust on the shelf.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sentimental disaster
I did not find one song on this record worth listening to a second time. Hard to believe that Neil was in such a sad place that he thought that sentimentality is sufficient... Read more
Published on July 9 2012 by highparkdave
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERBE DISQUE FOLK EN OR
Je regrette que ce disque reste sous-estimé chez la plupart des fans de Neil, exception faite pour les "spécialistes Neil Young" ou le folk en... Read more
Published on Dec 4 2004 by alaskadoggie
5.0 out of 5 stars prime acoustic neil
Neil Young has brought to the table some of his best stories ever told.
SILVER AND GOLD. This recording will be stand the test of time like any Beatles recording during their... Read more
Published on May 11 2003 by "marwenc"
5.0 out of 5 stars prime acoustic neil
Neil Young has brought to the table some of his best stories ever told.
SILVER AND GOLD. This recording will be stand the test of time like any Beatles recording during their... Read more
Published on May 11 2003 by "marwenc"
4.0 out of 5 stars Distant Camera
When Neil was young the good songs poured through him like raindrops pattering on a tin roof and there were years before a less-than-stellar song appeared on an album. Read more
Published on March 19 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Silver and Gold
One always has to listen to one of Neil Youngs new releases a few times before passing judgement on them. Read more
Published on June 30 2002 by Patti and Mark Webber
5.0 out of 5 stars see are you passionate
John mayel, jack johnson and a host of other "singer song writers with their acoustic guitars" don't even hold a candle to our rusty horse Mr. Young. Read more
Published on June 25 2002 by Argyllsox
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and Down to Earth
I love Neil Young's acoustic style music the best, and when I heard this CD, it warmed my heart. The songs are performed in a simple, down to earth style, and the words and music... Read more
Published on June 12 2002 by Carla J. Dinsmore
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