Neil Young – Comes A Time (1978/2014) [PonoMusic 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Young – Comes A Time (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 00:36:59 minutes | 1.27 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic  | Front cover | © Reprise Records
Recorded: November 28, 1975 – November 21, 1977 at Triad Recording, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Columbia Recording Studio, London; Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA; Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville; Sound Shop, Nashville, and Broken Arrow Ranch, Redwood City, CA

Six and a half years later, Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest, an acoustic-based record with country overtones and romantic, autobiographical lyrics, and many of those fans returned to the fold, enough to make Comes a Time Young’s first Top Ten album since Harvest. He signaled the album’s direction with the leadoff track, “Goin’ Back,” and its retrospective theme augmented with an orchestral backup and the deliberate beat familiar from his number one hit “Heart of Gold.” Of course, Young remained sly about this retrenchment. “I feel like goin’ back,” he sang, but added, “back where there’s nowhere to stay.” Doubtless he had no intention of staying with this style, but for the length of the album, melodies, love lyrics, lush arrangements, and steel guitar solos dominated, and Young’s vocals were made more accessible by being paired with Nicolette Larson’s harmonies. Larson’s own version of Young’s “Lotta Love,” released shortly after the one heard here, became a Top Ten hit single. Other highlights included the reflective “Already One,” which treats the unusual subject of the nature of a divorced family, the ironic “Field of Opportunity,” and a cover of Ian Tyson’s folk standard “Four Strong Winds” (a country Top Ten hit for Bobby Bare in 1965). -William Ruhlmann

1 Goin’ Back 4:43
2 Comes A Time 3:05
3 Look Out For My Love 4:06
4 Lotta Love 2:40
5 Peace Of Mind 4:06
6 Human Highway 3:09
7 Already One 4:53
8 Field Of Opportunity 3:08
9 Motorcycle Mama 3:08
10 Four Strong Winds 4:07

Neil Young – guitar, harmonica, vocals, production
Frank Sampedro – guitar, piano, vocals (on tracks 3 and 4)
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals (on tracks 3 and 4)
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals (on tracks 3 and 4)
Tim Mulligan – saxophone
Nicolette Larson – harmony vocals (except on tracks 3 and 4)
Ben Keith – steel guitar
Karl Himmel – drums
Tim Drummond – bass
Spooner Oldham – piano
Rufus Thibodeaux – fiddle
Joe Osborn – bass
Larrie Londin – drums
J. 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



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