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Silver & Gold [CD]

Neil YoungAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 25, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • ASIN: B000023X9W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,355 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Thirty years after the double-platinum Top 10 After The Gold Rush, a classic album in rock history, Neil Young presents its acoustic-roots rock sequel, Silver & Gold. The most personal and revelatory album of his career, Silver & Gold is a brilliant musical gem from one of the most influential and enduring singer-songwriters of his generation.

Once prone to straying all over the map, Neil Young has contented himself of late alternating between country squire and convulsive rocker. Silver & Gold is an exquisite addition to Young's pastoral offerings. Envisioned as the singer's first totally solo album, the 10-song set was reconceived and resequenced over the course of three years. Indeed, the four Young songs on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's problematic Looking Forward were taken from an earlier version of Silver & Gold, backing tracks and all. What's left is a spare, guileless assortment of tunes that owes a thematic and sonic debt to After the Gold Rush. The touchingly nostalgic "Daddy Went Walkin'" and "Red Sun" conjure up images of childhood contentment; Young's parents divorced in his youth, but here they're sweethearts. Love is on Young's mind in the idyllic title track, "Horseshoe Man," and "Razor Love." He reflects on his early musical career with the artless but oddly suitable "Buffalo Springfield Again." Then he pulls it all together with the cryptic closer, "Without Wings." "I'm pickin' somethin' up / I'm lettin' somethin' go," he intones. And one can only reflect on how appropriate it is that Young dropped a song called "Looking Forward" from his latest journey through the past. --Steven Stolder

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "All I want is a song of love" May 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
My title is a lyric from "Distant Camera", cut number 8 on this 10 song disk and 10 songs of love are what Neil offers here. Make no mistake this is mellow Neil; hard rocking, distorted-amp electric Neil stayed home for this one, and that's OK, we know he'll come around soon. So let's enjoy an album of love songs which flows from beginning to end almost as if it was one long ballad, exploring the topic of love and its many facets. The title track puts true love on the front burner and material things on the back. This cut in particular is outstanding with a "Harvest Moon" feel. "Daddy Went Walking" is Neil the storyteller painting a lyrical picture in the vein of "Old King" from Harvest Moon. "Buffalo Springfield Again" is naturally an auto-biographical looking back with an older and wiser perspective, and a bit of longing for times past. "Red Sun" is a stand-out song about lasting love and "Razor Love" acknowledges a hurtful side of love. The rest of the cuts are excellent with appearances by Linda Rhondstat and Emmylou Harris on harmony. For those of us who appreciate both "Evil" Neil and "Nice" Neil this is a 5-star album...For those who prefer only "Evil" Neil take a pass on this one...
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Neil Young's best album in years July 26, 2000
By sask
Format:Audio CD
With Silver & Gold, Neil Young has released his best album since Harvest Moon. A relaxed, wistful reflection on life and love, Young keeps things simple with a stripped-down sound (acoustic guitar punctuated with drums, piano, and plaintive steel guitar here and there) and lyrics that are minimalist without sinking into banality ("all i want/is a song of love/a song of love/to sing to you"). 'Good To See You' and 'Silver & Gold' are basic love songs that transcend their simplicity with their lilting melodies; 'Daddy Went Walkin'' and 'Horseshoe Man' paint ethereal pictures of simple life. The last three songs on Silver & Gold rank among the best Young has written in the past ten years: 'Distant Camera' reworks the opening riff of 'Old Man' into a reflection of the artist who feels he has become that same Old Man; 'Razor Love' is a beautiful ballad played with a full band which evokes Harvest-era Young; and 'Without Rings' serves as a darker, melancholy conclusion that surprises the listener with its frankness. This album was painstakingly assembled over a couple years, but the wait was more than worth it. Silver & Gold is one of the better albums of 2000.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars quiet Neil May 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Forever moving outside the style of the week, even moving beyond his own inclinations, Young remains one of the great individuals of his generation of songwriter/musicians. Silver & Gold is more than a mellow recording in the manner of Harvest or Comes A Time, it's very nearly the completely solo album that Young first imagined it. Accompaniment is sparse and tastefully contributed to the mix. As with virtually all of his work, the songs are plainly honest and heartfelt, this time focusing on love and relationship. This is not a masterpiece on the level of After The Goldrush or Rust Never Sleeps, but it's awfully good. For the most part the songs are hopeful with the closing number mixing Young's idiosycratic humor with dark passages that suggest the old doubts that haunted his earlier work remain with the wiser man, though less disturbingly so. This is Young as quiet as we are likely to get him and no one covers the silent moments better.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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This is a moving record that evokes, and adds to the legacy, of Mr. Young's best introspective, acoustic work. For those who insist on distinguishing between the electric and acoustic Neil Young, this record is the off-spring of such gems as "Harvest," "Comes A Time," "Old Ways" (to a certain extent), and "Harvest Moon." That said, it stands on its own and will likely still be well-regarded well down the line.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neil Young at his homely best November 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The fact is, there's no pleasing a Neil Young fan. You might dig your heals in and refuse to buy any unauthorised material, content simply to bide your time and wait for Young to get around to releasing his songs officially - but when he does, the version he chooses to present to the paying public isn't the one you want! Here's another fact for you: Neil Young is a stubborn old mule. He'll release what he darn well wants to release and everyone can shut up and live with it. But Silver & Gold has to be sung with harmonies, it certainly shouldn't be stripped right down to one man and his guitar. There's no pleasing some people. Truth is, it fits in perfectly with the whole experience that is Young's, what, 32nd, album?
Comparisons have inevitably been made with anything from Harvest to Comes A Time through Old Ways to Harvest Moon, but it differs considerably from all those releases. He has always promised a truly acoustic album, but somewhere along the line he has given in to plugging in Old Black, or he has drafted in some doohicky fiddle player to spice up the proceedings and belt the thing along a pace, but not here. Restrained, reflective, laid back. Neil Young, the man and his music, alone with his guitar and harmonica. He is joined by other musicians, but somehow you always get the feeling that this is just him, and it is quite fitting that he should keep the title track all to himself. He took eleven goes to get that song just right, he was never satisfied with the versions featuring extra musicians, and eventually settled with a low-key rendition, just him alone - no harmonies - and that is just the way it should be when the title track sums up the feelings that weave their way throughout all eleven songs: Our kind of love just never seems to get old, its better than silver and gold.
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3.0 out of 5 stars More like "Copper and Iron" than "Silver and Gold"
This album has to be taken in context with the CSNY Reprise 1999 release "Looking Forward". I'm using Guitar Legends #118 as a reference for my review. Read more
Published 2 months ago by mitchell a.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Soft comfortable music.
Published 3 months ago by Krystie Jensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Acoustic Hit
Neil's always a winner musically and lyrically this is a must for any fan.Its like he's full circled back to Harvest some great tracks and very acoustic buy buy buy.
Published 8 months ago by Mark Hope
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost or maybe even better than Harvest Moon
I thought I had lost this CD and was upset. Then I found it! Hooray. I really like this CD a lot. Who wouldn't. God buy it and enjoy.
Published 8 months ago by Janice Kyriakou
2.0 out of 5 stars Tin and Aluminum
A huge sleeper!

The last two tracks saved this from earning a one star rating. Mr. Young has delievred far better.
Published 16 months ago by Leafsfan2028
5.0 out of 5 stars Silver & Gold (Vinyl)
Brillian acoustic masterpiece by one of the greatest songwriter's in rock! Leaps of melencholy transend this piece. "Buffalo Springfield Again" and again!
Published 23 months ago by Kenneth R. Springer
1.0 out of 5 stars Disc skipped
The disc skipped it couldn't play. Additionally, the item was in a clear plastic CD case with no album cover pictures or album art.
Published on March 17, 2012 by chicagojim74
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Good Folk Album
Silver & Gold (2000) is another folk album that doesn't disappoint. I expected the same relaxing stuff that Harvest Moon or Comes a Time provided, and got just that. Read more
Published on November 22, 2011 by Todd7
5.0 out of 5 stars Severely underrated
I'm a moderate Neil fan and have about eight of his albums. I'd rate 'On The Beach' and 'Silver and Gold' as my favourites which leads me to think that I have a thing for his less... Read more
Published on April 14, 2011 by Generator
when this record came out i thought is was nice but somewhat disspointingly lightweight..Two songs-red sun and without rings being the exception and obvious masterpeices.. Read more
Published on March 31, 2008 by dubub
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