Old Ways (Remastered) Neil Young

Album info

Album-Release:
1985

HRA-Release:
05.11.2021

Label: Geffen

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Blues Rock

Artist: Neil Young

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  • 1The Wayward Wind03:12
  • 2Get Back To The Country02:49
  • 3Are There Any More Real Cowboys?03:05
  • 4Once An Angel03:54
  • 5Misfits05:05
  • 6California Sunset02:57
  • 7Old Ways03:02
  • 8My Boy03:36
  • 9Bound For Glory05:50
  • 10Where Is The Highway Tonight?03:04
  • Total Runtime36:34

Info for Old Ways (Remastered)



Old Ways was recorded in Tennessee and Texas in 1985. For years, Neil Young dabbled with various aspects of country-styled music; but, on Old Ways he really turns it up and turns country into PURE Neil Young.

He rounded up some hot country music talent for this recording. Country outlaws Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings play a role on all but three of the tracks, either in duets with Neil or on electric and acoustic guitars. Janis Oliver-Gill and Kristine Oliver-Arnold (the Sweethearts of the Rodeo) and Marty Stuart provide featured back-up. Old Ways was produced by Neil Young, Ben Keith, David Briggs and Elliot Mazer. All the songs were written by Neil Young.

"In 1984, Geffen Records sued Neil Young on the grounds that he had submitted uncharacteristic, uncommercial records to the label. By the time a settlement had been reached, Young had been on the road with a country band called the International Harvesters for over a year and recorded a revamped version of Old Ways, a 1982 recording originally rejected by Geffen that was cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Young depends heavily on friends, especially for vocals -- Waylon Jennings sings harmony on six out of the ten tracks, and one of the others is a duet with Willie Nelson. Though populated by cowboys and country references, Young's take on the genre is typically idiosyncratic, including a reworked version of his autobiography in "Get Back to the Country," a cover of the 1956 Gogi Grant hit "The Wayward Wind," and the uncategorizable "Misfits," which portrays astronauts watching Muhammad Ali fights on television in space. Old Ways is not a great Neil Young album and at the time of its release served to alienate him even further from his audience, but it has its moments." (William Ruhlmann, AMG)

Neil Young, guitar, banjo-guitar, harmonica, vocals
Waylon Jennings, guitar, vocals
Willie Nelson, guitar, vocals
Rufus Thibodeaux, fiddle
Ben Keith, pedal steel guitar, dobro
Tim Drummond, bass
Karl Himmel, drums
Joe Allen, electric & upright bass
Ralph Mooney, pedal steel guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins, piano
Gordon Terry, fiddle
Joe Osborn, bass
Anthony Crawford, mandolin, vocals
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, vocals
Rick Palombi, vocals
Doana Cooper, vocals
Denise Draper, vocals
Gail Davies, vocals
Betsy Hammer, vocals
Pam Rose, vocals
Janis Oliver-Gill, vocals
Mary Ann Kennedy, vocals
Kristine Oliver-Arnold, vocals
Leona Williams, vocals

Produced by Neil Young, David Briggs, Ben Keith, Elliot Mazer

Digitally remastered

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