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June 6, 2017

Neil Young – American Star ´N Bars (1977) – Lp

by Record Facts

Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Neil Young
Title:  American Star ´N Bars
Year:  1977
Format:  LP
Label:  Reprise Records
Catalog#  REP 54088

American Stars ‘n Bars is the eighth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on Reprise Records in 1977. Compiled from recording sessions scattered over a 29-month.

Neil Young made a point of listing the recording dates of the songs on American Stars ‘n Bars; the dates even appeared on the LP labels. They revealed that the songs had been cut at four different sessions dating back to 1974. But even without such documentation, it would have been easy to tell that the album was a stylistic hodgepodge, its first side consisting of country-tinged material featuring steel guitar and fiddle, plus backup vocals from Linda Ronstadt and the then-unknown Nicolette Larson, while the four songs on the second side varied from acoustic solo numbers like “Will to Love” to raging rockers such as “Like a Hurricane.” Just as apparent was the album’s unevenness: side one consisted of lightweight compositions, while side two had more ambitious ones, with “Will to Love,” for example, extending the romantic metaphor of a salmon swimming upstream across seven minutes. The album’s saving grace was “Like a Hurricane,” one of Young‘s classic hard rock songs and guitar workouts, and a perennial concert favorite. Without it, American Stars ‘n Bars would have been one of Young‘s least memorable albums, and since it turned up the following year on the compilation Decade, the LP was rendered inessential.

 

Side one
1.  The Old Country Waltz  (2:58)
2.  Saddle Up the Palomino  (3:00)
3.  Hey Babe  (3:35)
4.  Hold Back the Tears  (4:18)
5.  Bite the Bullet  (3:30)

Side two
1.  Star of Bethlehem  (2:42)
2.  Will to Love  (7:11)
3.  Like a Hurricane  (8:20)
4.  Homegrown  (2:20)

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