On August 12, 1985.

Old ways

On August 12, 1985,  “Geffen” label released “Old ways”, the fourteenth studio Neil Young album. It was recorded January 1983  – April 1985 at “House Of David”, in Nashville, “The Castle” in Franklin TN,  “Pedernales Recording Studio” in Spicewood, TX , and live at “The Opry” in  Austin TX, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs, Ben Keith, and Elliot Mazer.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young: vocal, guitar, banjo, harmonica
  • Waylon Jennings: vocal, guitar
  • Willie Nelson: vocal, guitar
  • Rufus Thibodeaux: fiddle
  • Ben Keith: pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Tim Drummond: bass
  • Karl Himmel: drums
  • Joe Allen: upright ad electric bass
  • Ralph Mooney: pedal steel guitar
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins: piano
  • Gordon Terry: fiddle
  • Joe Osborn: bass
  • Anthony Crawford: vocal, mandolin
  • Terry McMillan: harmonica, jew’s harp
  • Béla Fleck: banjo
  • Bobby Thompson: banjo
  • David Kirby: guitar
  • Grant Boatwright: guitar
  • Johnny Christopher: guitar
  • Ray Edenton: guitar
  • Gove Scrivenor: autoharp
  • Farrell Morris: percussion
  • Marty Stuart: mandolin
  • Carl Gorodetzky: violin
  • Spooner Oldham: piano
  • Larry Byrom: vocal
  • Rick Palombi: vocal
  • Doana Cooper: vocal
  • Denise Draper: vocal
  • Gail Davies: vocal
  • Betsy Hammer: vocal
  • Pam Rose: vocal
  • Janis Oliver-Gill: vocal
  • Mary Ann Kennedy: vocal
  • Kristine Oliver-Arnold: vocal
  • Leona Williams: vocal
  • Strings:
    • Carl Gorodetsky, leader
    • George Binkley
    • John Borg
    • Roy Christensen
    • Virginia Christensen
    • Charles Everett
    • Larry Harvin
    • Mark Hembree
    • Lee Larrison
    • Betty McDonald
    • Dennis Molchan
    • Pamela Sixfin
    • Mark Tanner
    • David Vanderkooi
    • Gary Vanosdale
    • Carol Walker
    • Stephanie Woolf

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young; except where noted.

  1. The Wayward Wind – Herb Newman, Stanley Lebowsky
  2. Get Back to the Country
  3. Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
  4. Once an Angle
  5. Misfits
  6. California Sunset
  7. Old Ways
  8. My Boy
  9. Bound to Glory
  10. Where Is the Highway Tonight

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