Neil Young discography and filmography

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Neil Young discography

Neil Young in Florence on 22 June 2008
Releases
Studio albums 34
Live albums 7
Compilation albums 3
EPs 1
Singles 59
Soundtracks 4
Tribute and cover albums 3
The Stills-Young Band 1
Archives series 6

Neil Young's discography and filmography contains the albums and films produced by Young. As of 2012, most of Young's work, both solo and group, is distributed by Warner Music Group. The only exceptions are his five albums for Geffen Records in the 1980s, which were once distributed by Warner, but are now distributed by Universal Music Group.

Albums[edit]

See also discographies for Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Buffalo Springfield.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN AUS NZ
[1]
US UK
[2]
SWE
[3]
1968 Neil Young
  • Released: November 12, 1968
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
1969 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere[A]
  • Released: May 14, 1969
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
32 34 US: Platinum[4]
1970 After the Gold Rush
  • Released: August 31, 1970
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
5 13 8 7 14 UK: 2× Platinum[5]
US: 2× Multi-Platinum[4]
1972 Harvest
  • Released: February 14, 1972
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track, DVD-Audio
1 1 48 1 1 6 UK: 3× Platinum[5]
US: 4× Multi-Platinum[4]
1974 On the Beach
  • Released: July 19, 1974
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track, DVD-Audio
13 34 16 42 UK: Silver[5]
US: Gold[4]
1975 Tonight's the Night
  • Released: June 20, 1975
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
61 42 25 48 UK: Silver[5]
AUS: Gold[6]
Zuma[A]
  • Released: November 10, 1975
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
69 44 35 25 44 UK: Silver[5]
US: Gold[4]
1976 Long May You Run[B]
  • Released: September 10, 1976
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
35 17 26 12 US: Gold[7]
1977 American Stars 'n Bars
  • Released: May 27, 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track, DVD-Audio
16 21 35 21 17 16 UK: Silver[5]
US: Gold[4]
1978 Comes a Time
  • Released: October 21, 1978
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
4 6 6 7 42 UK: Gold[5]
US: Gold[4]
1979 Rust Never Sleeps[A]
  • Released: June 22, 1979
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
28 8 7 8 13 9 UK: Silver[5]
US: Platinum[4]
1980 Hawks & Doves
  • Released: October 29, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track, DVD-Audio
50 10 4 30 34 22
1981 Re-ac-tor[A]
  • Released: October 28, 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track, DVD-Audio
20 27 4 27 69 32
1982 Trans
  • Released: December 29, 1982
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8-track (RCV)
10 23 8 19 29 6
1983 Everybody's Rockin'[C]
  • Released: July 27, 1983
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8-track (RCV)
22 30 21 46 50 15
1985 Old Ways[D]
  • Released: August 12, 1985
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8-track (RCV)
31 30 29 75 39 13
1986 Landing on Water
  • Released: July 21, 1986
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
40 43 46 52 15
1987 Life[A]
  • Released: June 30, 1987
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
42 75 71 9
1988 This Note's for You[E]
  • Released: April 12, 1988
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
26 45 36 61 56 22
1989 Eldorado[F]
  • Released: April 21, 1989
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: EP, CD, cassette
Freedom
  • Released: October 2, 1989
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
16 35 17 21 CAN: Gold[8]
UK: Silver[5]
US: Gold[4]
1990 Ragged Glory[A]
  • Released: September 9, 1990
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
20 22 31 15 25 CAN: Gold[8]
UK: Silver[5]
1992 Harvest Moon
  • Released: November 2, 1992
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
4 40 7 16 9 13 AUS: Gold[6]
CAN: 5× Platinum[8]
UK: Gold[5]
US: 2× Multi-Platinum[4]
1994 Sleeps with Angels[A]
  • Released: August 6, 1994
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
7 23 17 9 2 2 US: Gold
1995 Mirror Ball[G]
  • Released: August 7, 1995
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
6 4 10 5 4 3 UK: Silver[5]
US: Gold[4]
1996 Broken Arrow[A]
  • Released: July 2, 1996
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
26 43 27 31 17 14
2000 Silver & Gold
  • Released: April 25, 2000
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
5 30 49 22 10 9
2002 Are You Passionate?[H]
  • Released: April 9, 2002
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD
17 41 25 10 24 4
2003 Greendale[A]
  • Released: August 19, 2003
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD, DVD-Audio
18 48 41 22 24 5
2005 Prairie Wind
  • Released: September 27, 2005
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
3 29 11 22 3 UK: Silver[5]
US: Gold[4]
2006 Living with War
  • Released: May 2, 2006
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD
7 41 31 15 14 11
Living with War: "In the Beginning"
  • Released: December 19, 2006
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
2007 Chrome Dreams II
  • Released: October 16, 2007
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
8 38 11 14 13
2009 Fork in the Road
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
15 37 28 19 22 11
2010 Le Noise
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, DVD, Blu-ray
2 41 30 14 18 2 CAN: Gold[8]
2012 Americana[A]
  • Released: June 5, 2012
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, Blu-ray
2 34 26 4 16 11
Psychedelic Pill[A]
  • Released: October 30, 2012[9]
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, Blu-ray
7 28 20 8 14 7
2014 A Letter Home 17 37 13 52
Storytone[10]
  • Released: November 2014
  • Label:
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

(RCV = Record Club Version only).

A with Crazy Horse
B with Stephen Stills and the Stills-Young Band
C with the Shocking Pinks
D Old Ways also peaked at #24 on Top Country Albums.
E with the Bluenotes
F with the Restless
G featuring Pearl Jam
H featuring Booker T. & the M.G.'s

Live albums[edit]

Neil Young has included material recorded live on many of his albums; listed here are albums consisting completely or primarily of live concert recordings. Time Fades Away consists of previously unreleased material. Weld and Arc were initially released as a single package, Arc-Weld. See also the Archives Series listed separately below.

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN AUS NZ
[1]
US UK
[2]
SWE
[3]
1973 Time Fades Away
  • Released: October 15, 1973
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8 track
9 29 22 20 15 US: Gold[4]
1979 Live Rust[A]
  • Released: November 19, 1979
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
27 21 1 15 55 US: Platinum[4]
1991 Weld[A]
  • Released: October 23, 1991
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
58 154 20 33
Arc[A]
  • Released: October 23, 1991
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: CD
1993 Unplugged
  • Released: June 8, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
10 19 16 23 4 8 US: Gold[4]
1997 Year of the Horse[A]
  • Released: June 17, 1997
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
75 57 36 35
2000 Road Rock Vol. 1[B]
  • Released: December 5, 2000
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, DVD-Audio
169 103
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
A with Crazy Horse
B with friends

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN AUS NZ
[1]
US UK
[2]
SWE
[3]
1977 Decade
  • Released: October 28, 1977
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette, 8 track
47 21 34 43 46 AUS: Platinum[11]
US: Platinum[4]
1993 Lucky Thirteen
  • Released: January 6, 1993
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
69
2004 Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 16, 2004
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
21 25 3 27 45 13 CAN: Gold[8]
AUS: Platinum[12]
US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album Information Peak chart positions
CAN AUS US UK
1972 Journey Through the Past
  • Release: November 7, 1972
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8 track
19 39 45
1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
  • Release: March 1, 1980
  • Format: LP, cassette
1996 Dead Man
  • Release: February 27, 1996
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette

Archives series[edit]

Main article: Neil Young Archives
Year Album details Peak chart positions
CAN AUS US US Rock UK SWE
2006 Live at the Fillmore East[A]
  • Released: November 14, 2006
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
55 18 88 32
2007 Live at Massey Hall 1971
  • Released: March 13, 2007
  • Label: Reprise/WEA
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
1 34 6 2 30 5
2008 Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968
  • Released: November 25, 2008
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+DVD
40 10 72 47
2009 The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972
  • Released: June 2, 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, DVD, Blu-ray
102 37 50
Dreamin' Man Live '92
  • Released: December 8, 2009
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD
193 159
2011 A Treasure[B]
  • Released: June 7, 2011
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD, CD+Blu-ray
18 75
[13]
29 7 38 19
2013 Live at the Cellar Door
  • Released: December 10, 2013
  • Label: Reprise
  • Format: LP, CD
28 57 38
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
A with Crazy Horse
B with The International Harvesters

Tributes[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN AUS NZ
[1]
US UK
[2]
SWE
[3]
1989 The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young
  • Released: July 28, 1989
  • Label: Caroline
  • Format: LP, CD, cassette
AUS: Platinum[12]
CAN: Gold
US: Gold[4]
GER: Gold[14]
1994 Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute to Neil Young
2007 Borrowed Tunes II: A Tribute to Neil Young
  • Released: November 6, 2007
  • Label: Universal Canada
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN CAN AC CAN Country US US Rock UK
[2]
1969 "The Loner"/"Sugar Mountain" Neil Young
"Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere"/"The Emperor of Wyoming" Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
"Down by the River"/"The Losing End (When You're On)"
"Oh Lonesome Me"/"I've Been Waiting for You" Later released on After the Gold Rush
1970 "Cinnamon Girl"/"Sugar Mountain" 25 55 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart"/"Birds" 16 33 After the Gold Rush
1971 "When You Dance I Can Really Love"/"Sugar Mountain" 54 93
"Heart of Gold"/"Sugar Mountain" 1 1 10 Harvest
1972 "Old Man"/"The Needle and the Damage Done" 4 31
"War Song" (with Graham Nash)/"The Needle and the Damage Done" 40 61 single only
1973 "Time Fades Away"/"The Last Trip to Tulsa" 109 Time Fades Away
1974 "Walk On"/"For the Turnstiles" 69 On the Beach
1975 "Lookin' for a Love"/"Sugar Mountain" 48 Zuma
"Drive Back"/"Stupid Girl"
1976 "Long May You Run"/"12/8 Blues (All the Same)" Long May You Run
"Midnight on the Bay"/"Black Coral" 105
1977 "Hey Babe"/"Homegrown" American Stars 'n Bars
"Like a Hurricane"/"Hold Back the Tears" 48
"Sugar Mountain"/"The Needle and the Damage Done" Decade
1978 "Comes a Time"/"Motorcycle Mama" Comes a Time
"Four Strong Winds"
(US B-side: "Human Highway", UK B-side: "Motorcycle Mama")
61 18 48 61 57
1979 "Rust Never Sleeps" - "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)"/"My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" 79 Rust Never Sleeps
1980 "The Loner" (live)/"Cinnamon Girl"(live) Live Rust
"Stayin' Power"/"Captain Kennedy" Hawks & Doves
1981 "Opera Star"/"Surfer Joe and Moe the Sleaze" Re-ac-tor
"Southern Pacific"/"Motor City" 70 22
1982 "Little Thing Called Love"/"We R in Control" 71 12 Trans
"Sample and Hold"/"Computer Age"
1983 "Mr. Soul (Parts I and II)" 14
"Wonderin'"/"Payola Blues" Everybody's Rockin'
"Cry, Cry, Cry"/"Payola Blues"
1985 "Get Back to the Country"[A]/"Misfits" 32 Old Ways
"Old Ways"/"Once an Angel" 32
1986 "Touch the Night" 8 Landing on Water
"Weight of the World"/"Pressure" 33
1987 "Long Walk Home"/"Cryin' Eyes" 14 Life
"Mideast Vacation"
1988 "This Note's for You" (edited live version)/"This Note's for You" (LP version) 80 19 This Note's for You
"Ten Men Workin'"/"I'm Goin'" 6
1989 "Rockin' in the Free World" (edit)/"Rockin' in the Free World" ('A'live acoustic version) 39 2 Freedom
"No More" 7
1990 "Mansion on the Hill" 3 Ragged Glory
"Over and Over" 33
"Crime in the City" (live) 34 Weld
1992 "War of Man" 7 Harvest Moon
1993 "Harvest Moon" 5 11 36
"Unknown Legend" 38
"The Needle and the Damage Done" (live) 75 Unplugged
"Long May You Run" (live) 28 34 71
1994 "Rockin' in the Free World" (UK re-release) 90 Freedom
"Philadelphia" 62 Philadelphia
"Change Your Mind" 18 107 Sleeps with Angels
1995 "Downtown" (featuring Pearl Jam) 6 113 Mirror Ball
"Peace and Love" (featuring Pearl Jam) 34
"I Got Id"[B] 7 2 25 Merkin Ball EP
1996 "Big Time" 35 Broken Arrow
2002 "Let's Roll" 32 Are You Passionate?
2006 "Let's Impeach the President" Living with War
2011 "Grey Riders" A Treasure
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
A Peaked at #33 on U.S. Hot Country Songs chart
B Credited to Pearl Jam featuring Neil Young

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist CAN Country Album
1985 "Are There Any More Real Cowboys"/"I'm a Memory" Willie Nelson 37 Half Nelson
2007 "Walking to New Orleans" Fats Domino Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Unreleased albums[edit]

  • 1974 – Human Highway
  • 1974 – Mediterranean
  • 1975 – Homegrown
  • 1977 – Chrome Dreams
  • 1978 – Comes a Time (solo version)
  • 1982 – Island in the Sun
  • 1983 – Old Ways I
  • 1987 – Meadow Dusk
  • 1988 – Blue Note Cafe
  • 1989 – Times Square
  • 2000 – Toast

Other tribute albums[edit]

  • 1999 – This Note's for You Too!: A Tribute to Neil Young, Inbetweens Records
  • 2000 – Getting' High on Neil Young: A Bluegrass Tribute, CMH Records
  • 2001 – Everybody Knows This Is Norway: A Norwegian Tribute to Neil Young, Switch Off Records
  • 2001 – Mirrorball Songs - A Tribute to Neil Young, SALD, Japan
  • 2002 – Rusted Moon: String Quartet Tribute to Neil Young, Vitamin Records
  • 2006 – Headed for the Ditch: a Michigan Tribute to Neil Young, Lower Peninsula Records
  • 2007 – Like A Hurricane (16 track tribute album provided with the December 2007 issue of Uncut Magazine)
  • 2008 – More Barn - A Tribute to Neil Young, Slothtrop Music
  • 2008 – Cinnamon Girl - Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity, American Laundromat Records
  • 2009 – The Loner: Nils Sings Neil (solo acoustic tribute by Nils Lofgren)

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]