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A Treasure

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Released  June 14, 2011
Length  52:43
A Treasure (2011)  Americana (2012)
Release date  14 June 2011
Genres  Rock music, Country music
Recorded  1984-1985
Producer  Neil Young & Ben Keith
Artist  Neil Young
Label  Reprise Records
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Similar  Neil Young albums, Rock music albums

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A Treasure is a live album by Neil Young, released on June 14, 2011, featuring performances from his 1984-1985 U.S. tour with the International Harvesters. The album is volume nine in Young's Archives Performance Series and the sixth to be released.

Contents

Neil young a treasure tech notes


Background

The album results from a tour following Young's recording what he later called the first Old Ways, an album of country music that his record company refused to release since they claimed it wasn't commercial enough. In this period, the early to mid-eighties, Young played music in many different genres. His backing band, the "International Harvesters", consisted of professional country musicians from Nashville some of whom had also played (as "The Shocking Pinks") on his rock and roll album Everybody's Rockin'. The album contains old Young songs and newer songs from Old Ways. It contains five previously unreleased songs (tracks 1, 5, 8, 11, and 12).

According to Young, the album's name comes from Ben Keith. "I hadn't heard these takes in 25 years, but when we unearthed them co-producer Ben Keith said, 'This is a treasure.'"

Track listing

All songs written by Neil Young except where indicated.

  1. "Amber Jean" – 3:17
  2. "Are You Ready for the Country?" – 3:39
  3. "It Might Have Been" (Ronnie Green, Harriet Kane) – 2:43
  4. "Bound for Glory" – 5:59
  5. "Let Your Fingers Do the Walking" – 3:03
  6. "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong" – 4:48
  7. "Motor City" – 3:22
  8. "Soul of a Woman" – 4:28
  9. "Get Back to the Country" – 2:31
  10. "Southern Pacific" – 7:53
  11. "Nothing Is Perfect" – 5:02
  12. "Grey Riders" – 5:58

Personnel

  • Neil Young – guitar, vocals
  • Ben "Long Grain" Keith – pedal steel guitar, lap slide guitar, stringman, vocals
  • Anthony Crawford – guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Rufus Thibodeaux – fiddle
  • Spooner Oldham – piano
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • Karl T. Himmel – drums
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano (on tracks 10, 11, 12)
  • Joe Allen – bass (on tracks 10, 11, 12)
  • Matraca Berg & Tracy Nelson – background vocals (on track 11)
  • Songs

    1Amber Jean3:17
    2Are You Ready for the Country?3:39
    3It Might Have Been2:43

    References

    A Treasure Wikipedia


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