Neil Young - Time Fades Away

Reissue on Black Vinyl + Lyric Poster

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Time Fades Away is the first live album by Canadian musician Neil Young, originally released in October 1973 via Reprise Records.

Anyone who has followed Neil Young's career knows enough not to expect a simple evening of mellow good times when they see him in concert, but in 1973, when Young hit the road after Harvest had confirmed his status as a first-echelon rock star, that knowledge wasn't nearly as common as it is today.

Young's natural inclinations to travel against the current of audience expectations were amplified by a stormy relationship between himself and his touring band, as well as the devastating death of guitarist Danny Whitten, who died of a drug overdose shortly after being given his pink slip during the first phase of tour rehearsals. The shows that followed turned into a nightly exorcism of Young's rage and guilt, as well as a battle between himself and an audience who, expecting to hear "Old Man" and "Heart Of Gold", didn't know what to make of the electric assault they witnessed.

All the more remarkably, Young brought along a mobile recording truck to capture the tour on tape for a live album and the result, Time Fades Away, consisting of previously unreleased material, was a ragged musical parade of bad karma and road craziness, opening with Young bellowing "14 junkies, too weak to work" on the title cut, and closing with "Last Dance", in which he tells his fans "you can live your own life" with all the optimism of a man on the deck of a sinking ship.

While critics and fans were not kind to Time Fades Away upon first release, decades later it sounds very much of a piece with Tonight's The Night and On The Beach, albums that explored the troubled zeitgeist of America in the mid-'70s in a way few rockers had the courage to face.

If the performances are often loose and ragged, they're also brimming with emotional force, and despite the dashed hopes of "Yonder Stands The Sinner" and "Last Dance", "Don't Be Denied" is a moving remembrance of Young's childhood and what music has meant to him, and it's one of the most powerful performances Young ever committed to vinyl.

Few rockers have been as willing as Young to lay themselves bare before their audience, and Time Fades Away ranks with the bravest and most painfully honest albums of his career - like the tequila Young was drinking on that tour, it isn't for everyone, but you may be surprised by its powerful effects.

Check out these tracks from the album: “Time Fades Away”; “Yonder Stands The Sinner” and “Don’t Be Denied”.

This remastered LP album is on black vinyl, with reproduced original artwork (including a lyric poster) and is pressed in Europe.

 

(093624938507)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Time Fades Away

5:36

A2

Journey Thru The Past

3:19

A3

Yonder Stands The Sinner

3:17

A4

L.A.

3:11

A5

Love In Mind

1:58

B1

Don’t Be Denied

5:16

B2

The Bridge

3:05

B3

Last Dance

8:47

SKU 093624938507
Record Label Reprise Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 9362-49385-0
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 September 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 15 October 1973
Barcode # 093624938507
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, 23" x 35" Lyric Poster, Remastered
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Folk Rock
Format VINYL LP

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