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On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “Geffen” label released “Everybody’s Rockin’”, the 13th Neil Young studio album. It was recorded April – May 1983, at “Modern Recorders” in Redwood City, California, and was produced by Elliot Mazer and Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young – vocals, piano, guitar, harmonica

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  • Larry Byrom– piano, backing vocals
  • Anthony Crawford– backing vocals
  • Tim Drummond– upright bass
  • Karl Himmel – snare drum –
  • Ben Keith– alto saxophone, lead guitar
  • Rick Palombi – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted.

  1. Betty Lou’s Got a New Pair of Shoes – Bobby Freeman
  2. Rainin’ in My Heart – Slim Harpo, Jerry West
  3. Payola Blues – Ben Keith, Neil Young
  4. Wonderin’
  5. Kinda Fonda Wanda – Tim Drummond, Neil Young
  6. Jellyroll Man
  7. Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  8. Cry, Cry, Cry
  9. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  10. Everybody’s Rockin’

On December 29, 1975.

On December 29, 1975, “Reprise” released “Elite Hotel”, the third Emmylou Harris studio album. It was recorded in June 1975, at “Enactron Truck” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Brian Ahern.

Personnel:

  • Emmylou Harris – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Brian Ahern- acoustic guitar, bass
  • Mike Auldridge– dobro
  • Byron Berline- fiddle, mandolin
  • Dianne Brooks – backing vocals
  • James Burton- electric guitar
  • Rodney Crowell- electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Cunha – acoustic guitar
  • Nick DeCaro – string arrangements
  • Hank DeVito- pedal steel
  • Jonathan Edwards- backing vocals
  • Amos Garrett- electric guitar
  • Emory Gordy, Jr.- bass, backing vocals
  • Glen D. Hardin- piano, electric piano, string arrangements
  • Ben Keith- pedal steel
  • Bernie Leadon- acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– piano
  • Herb Pedersen- acoustic guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • Mickey Raphael– harmonica
  • Linda Ronstadt- backing vocals
  • Fayssoux Starling- backing vocals
  • John Starling- acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Ron Tutt– drums
  • John Ware– drums
  • Brian Ahern – engineer
  • Bradley Hartman – engineer
  • Rudy Hill – engineer
  • Stuart Taylor – engineer
  • Miles Wilkinson – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Amarillo – Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell
  2. Together Again – Buck Owens
  3. Feelin’ Single, Seein’ Double – Wayne Kemp
  4. Sin City – Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman
  5. One of These Days – Earl Montgomery
  6. Till I Gain Control Again – Rodney Crowell
  7. Here, There and Everywhere – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Ooh Las Vegas – Gram Parsons, Ric Grech
  9. Sweet Dreams – Don Gibson
  10. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – Hank Williams
  11. Satan’s Jewel Crown – Edgar L. Eden
  12. Wheels – Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons

On December 29, 1982.

On December 29, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Trans”, the twelfth Neil Young studio album. It was recorded September 1981 – May 1982, at “Modern Recorders”, “Redwood City” in California, “Commercial Recorders” in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was produced by Neil Young, Tim Mulligan and David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young– vocals, vocoder, guitars, bass, synclavier, electric piano
  • Nils Lofgren– guitars, piano, organ, electric piano, synclavier, backing vocals, vocoder
  • Ben Keith– pedal steel guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Sampedro– guitars, stringman
  • Bruce Palmer, Billy Talbot– bass
  • Ralph Molina– drums, backing vocals
  • Joe Lala– percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Little Thing Called Love
  2. Computer Age
  3. We R in Control
  4. Transformer Man
  5. Computer Cowboy (aka Syscrusher)
  6. Hold On to Your Love
  7. Sample and Hold
  8. Soul
  9. Like an Inca

In November 1978.

In November 1978, “One Way” label released “Crazy Moon”, the fourth Crazy Horse album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Kirby Johnson, Richard Heenan, Neil Young, David Briggs and Tim Mulligan.

Personnel:

  • Billy Talbot- bass, vocals
  • Ralph Molina- drums, vocals
  • Frank “Poncho” Sampedro- guitars, vocals
  • Neil Young- guitar, associate producer
  • Greg Leroy – guitar
  • Michael Curtis – synthesizer
  • Bobby Notkoff– violin
  • Kenny Walther – trombone
  • Tom Brey – trumpet
  • Mike Kowalski – drums
  • Jay Graydon– guitar
  • Barry Goldberg- piano, keyboards
  • Steve Lawrence – saxophone
  • Dan Doyle – art direction, photography
  • Richard Heenan – engineer
  • David Briggs, Tim Mulligan – engineer, associate producer
  • Bob Bullock, Leslie Foster, Spellbound Kelly, Jackson Schwartz, C. Snyder – engineer

Track listing:

  1. She’s Hot – Steve Antoine, Frank Sampedro
  2. Going Down Again – Ralph Molina
  3. Lost and Lonely Feelin’ – Frank Sampedro
  4. Dancin’ Lady – Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot
  5. End of the Line – Ralph Molina
  6. New Orleans – Ben Keith, Billy Talbot
  7. Love Don’t Come Easy – Ralph Molina
  8. Downhill – Frank Sampedro
  9. Too Late Now – Frank Sampedro
  10. That Day – Billy Talbot
  11. Thunder and Lightning – Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Spindizzy” label released the debut album by Grin. It was recorded 1969-1970, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Briggs.The album was dedicated to Roy Buchanan with “special thanks” to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Personnel:

  • Nils Lofgren- guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Berberich – drums, vocals
  • Bob Gordon – bass, vocals
  • Danny Whitten, Neil Youngand Ralph Molina – harmony vocals
  • Jerry Williams – scat singing
  • Ben Keith- steel guitar
  • Bruce McCauley – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Nils Lofgren

  1. Like Rain
  2. See What A Love Can Do
  3. Everybody’s Missin’ The Sun
  4. 18 Faced Lover
  5. Outlaw
  6. We All Sung Together
  7. If I Were a Song
  8. Take You To The Movies Tonight
  9. Direction
  10. Pioneer Mary
  11. Open Wide
  12. I Had Too Much (Miss Dazi)

On November 3, 1980.

neil_young-hawks-doves

On November 3, 1980, “Reprise” label released “Hawks & Doves”, the tenth Neil Young studio album. It was recorded 1974–1977, 1980, at “Quadrafonic” in Nashville; “Village Recorders” in LA; “Indigo Recording Studio” in Malibu; “Triad Recording Studio” in Ft. Lauderdale, and “Gold Star Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Neil Young, Tim Mulligan and Elliot Mazer.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young – guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals
  • Greg Thomas – drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Ben Keith– steel and Dobro, harmony vocals
  • Rufus Thibodeaux– fiddle
  • Ann Hillary O’Brien – harmony vocals
  • Levon Helm– drums
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Tom Scribner – sawplayer

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young.

  1. Little Wing
  2. The Old Homestead
  3. Lost in Space
  4. Captain Kennedy
  5. Stayin’ Power
  6. Coastline
  7. Union Man
  8. Comin’ Apart at Every Nail
  9. Hawks & Doves

On October 26, 1999.

looking-forward

On October 26, 1999, “Reprise” label released “Looking Forward”, the third and final Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1999, and was produced by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joe Vitale, Ben Keith and Stanley Johnston.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals; electric guitar; acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Stills— vocals; guitars; Hammond B-3,  bass,  percussion,  maracas, bass; percussion
  • Graham Nash— vocals; acoustic gutar
  • Neil Young— vocals; guitars; harmonica; tiple; celeste
  • Joe Vitale— drums; Hammond B-3, batas
  • Michael Finnigan— Hammond B-3
  • Spooner Oldham— keyboards; pump organ
  • Ben Keith— pedal steel guitar; Dobro
  • Denny Sarokin, Snuffy Garrett— guitars
  • James Raymond — piano
  • Craig Doerge— keyboards
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn— bass
  • Gerald Johnson— bass
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson— bass
  • Bob Glaub— bass
  • Jim Keltner— drums
  • Luis Conte— congas, jombe bass drum, batas; percussion
  • Alex Acuña— timbales
  • Joe Lala— congas
  • Lenny Castro— percussion
  • Ben Keith — co-producer

Track listing:

  1. Faith in Me – Stephen Stills, Joe Vitale
  2. Looking Forward – Neil Young
  3. Stand and Be Counted – David Crosby, James Raymond
  4. Heratland – Graham Nash
  5. Seen Enough – Stephen Stills
  6. Slowpoke – Neil Young
  7. Dream for Him – David Crosby
  8. No Tears Left – Stephen Stills
  9. Out of Control – Neil Young
  10. Someday Soon – Graham Nash
  11. Queen of Them All – Neil Young
  12. Sanibel – Denny Sarokin

On October 2, 1978.

comes-a-time

On October 2, 1978, “Reprise” label released “Comes a Time” the ninth Neil Young album. It was recorded November 1975 – November 1977, at “Triad Recording, Ft. Lauderdale, FL”; “Columbia Recording Studio” in London; “Wally Heider Recording Studio” in San Francisco; “Woodland Sound Studios”; “Sound Shop” in Nashville, and “Broken Arrow Ranch” in Redwood City, CA, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs, Ben Keith and Tim Mulligan.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Frank Sampedro– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Billy Talbot– bass, vocals
  • Ralph Molina– drums, vocals
  • Tim Mulligan – saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson– harmony vocals
  • Ben Keith– steel guitar
  • Karl Himmel – drums
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Spooner Oldham– piano
  • Rufus Thibodeaux– fiddle
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Larrie Londin– drums
  • J. Cale– electric guitar
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Rita Fey – autoharp
  • Grant Boatwright, John Christopher, Jerry Shook, Vic Jordan, Steve Gibson, Dale Sellers, Ray Edenton – acoustic guitars
  • Shelly Kurland, Stephanie Woolf, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Gary Vanosdale, Carl Goroditzby, George Binkley, Steve Smith, Larry Harvin, Larry Lasson, Carol Walker, Rebecca Lynch, Virginia Ghristensen, Maryanna Harvin, George Kosmola, Martha Mccrory, Chuck Cochran – strings
  • Tim Mulligan, Michael Laskow, David McKinley, Danny Hilly, Mike Porter, Denny Purcell, Rich “Hoss” Adler, Ernie Winfrey, Gabby Garcia, Paul Kaminsky – engineering
  • Elliot Roberts – art direction
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted.

  1. Goin’ Back
  2. Comes a Time
  3. Look Out for My Love
  4. Lotta Love
  5. Peace of Mind
  6. Human Highway
  7. Already One
  8. Field of Opportunity
  9. Motorcycle Mama
  10. Four Strong Winds – Ian Tyson

 

 

On September 27, 2005.

neil-young-prairie-wind

On September 27, 2005, “Reprise” label released “Prairie Wind” the twenty-seventh Neil Young studio album. It was recorded in March 2005,in Nashville, and was produced by Neil Young and Ben Keith.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals
  • Ben Keith- dobro, pedal steel, slide guitar
  • Spooner Oldham- piano, Hammond B3 organ, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Rick Rosas- bass
  • Karl Himmel – drums, percussion
  • Chad Cromwell- drums, percussion
  • Grant Boatwright – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Clinton Gregory – fiddle
  • Wayne Jackson- horns
  • Thomas McGinley – horns
  • Emmylou Harris- special guest vocalist
  • Pegi Young – backing vocals
  • Diana Dewitt – backing vocals
  • Anthony Crawford – backing vocals
  • Gary Pigg – backing vocals
  • Curtis Wright- backing vocals
  • Chuck Cochran – string arranger
  • Fisk University Jubilee Choir, directed by Paul Kwami

 Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young

  1. The Painter
  2. No Wonder
  3. Falling Off the Face of the earth
  4. Far From Home
  5. It’s a Dream
  6. Prairie Wind
  7. Here for You
  8. This Old Guitar
  9. He Was the King
  10. When God Made Me
  11. An Interview with Neil Young

 

On September 15, 1975.

wind-on-the-water

On September 15, 1975, “ABC Records” label released “Wind on the Water”, the second Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Rudy Records” in San Francisco, “Sound Labs” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Barncard.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals; electric guitar; twelve-string guitar;guitar; piano
  • Graham Nash— vocals; electric guitar; piano, organ; congas
  • Craig Doerge— electric piano, piano, organ
  • Carole King— organ; vocals, piano
  • Stan Szelest— electric piano
  • David Lindley— slide guitar; fiddle
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar
  • Joel Bernstein— guitar; backing vocals
  • James Taylor— guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Keith— slide guitar
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • Russell Kunkel— drums; percussion
  • Levon Helm— drums
  • Jackson Browne— backing vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch —engineers
  • Stanley Johnston — assistant engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography
  • Stephen Barncard, Mike Ragonga — reissue producers
  • Erick Labson —remastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Carry Me – David Crosby
  2. Mama Lion – Graham Nash
  3. Bittersweet – David Crosby
  4. Take the Money and Run – Graham Nash
  5. Naked in the Rain – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  6. Love Work Out – Graham Nash
  7. Low Down Payment – David Crosby
  8. Cowboy of Dreams – Graham Nash
  9. Homeward Through the Haze – David Crosby
  10. Fieldworker – Graham Nash
  11. To the Last Whale…(A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water) – David Crosby, Graham Nash