Silver & Gold (Neil Young album)

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Silver & Gold
Studio album by Neil Young
Released April 25, 2000
Recorded August 26, 1997 - May 28, 1999 at Redwood Digital, Woodside, CA (except "Red Sun": Arlyn Studios, Austin TX)
Genre Folk rock, country rock
Length 39:10
Label Reprise
Producer Neil Young, Ben Keith
Neil Young chronology
Year of the Horse
Silver & Gold
Road Rock Vol. 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]

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.

The album was a nominee for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo at the 2001 Juno Awards.[3]

The album art is a photo taken by Neil's daughter Amber with the Game Boy Camera.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Neil Young

  1. "Good to See You" – 2:49
  2. "Silver & Gold" – 3:16
  3. "Daddy Went Walkin'" – 4:01
  4. "Buffalo Springfield Again" – 3:23
  5. "The Great Divide" – 4:34
  6. "Horseshoe Man" – 4:00
  7. "Red Sun" – 2:48
  8. "Distant Camera" – 4:07
  9. "Razor Love" – 6:31
  10. "Without Rings" – 3:41