Silver & Gold is the twenty-fourth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released in 2000. Many of these songs were written in the late 1990s, though the song "Silver & Gold," which by his own estimation, he had been trying to get "the take" for around ten years, was written in 1981.
Musically, the album is a return to the previous country/roots tinged material of earlier records such as Harvest and Comes a Time; however, the lyrics suggest an artist becoming more in touch with his familial leanings, growing older, and becoming more complete as a person. Young looks back over his life and career with a warm, nostalgic view, even going so far as to state that he wouldn't mind a Buffalo Springfield reunion: He wistfully sings, "Like to see those guys again/And give it a shot," in the song "Buffalo Springfield Again." The tone of the album is quiet and peaceful.