Sleeps with Angels

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Sleeps with Angels
Studio album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Released August 16, 1994
Recorded November 8, 1993 - April 25, 1994 at The Complex Studios, West Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Length 62:06
Label Reprise
Producer David Briggs, Neil Young
Neil Young & Crazy Horse chronology
Unplugged
(1993)
Sleeps with Angels
(1994)
Mirror Ball
(1995)

Sleeps with Angels is the twenty-first studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, his seventh with Crazy Horse, released on the Warner Bros. Records/Reprise label.[1]

The album was conceived as a conscious attempt to recapture some of the atmospheric experiments Young and Crazy Horse played around with in the After the Gold Rush era. Though the majority of the album was recorded before the fact, Young created the title track after the death of Kurt Cobain, who quoted him in his suicide note. As a result, Sleeps with Angels ended up more than reminiscent of Tonight's the Night; the album is practically a (more sober) 1990s update of the former record, down to the use of the old-school black Reprise label found on original vinyl pressings of Tonight's the Night and the CD version of Sleeps with Angels.[2] The tone of the album is dark and brooding, the one exception being the punk-influenced "Piece of Crap". Two songs ("Western Hero" and "Train of Love") feature the same music with differing lyrics. Sleeps with Angels is the only Neil Young album on which he plays the flute.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A− link
The Music Box 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted.

  1. "My Heart" – 2:44
  2. "Prime of Life" – 4:02
  3. "Driveby" – 4:43
  4. "Sleeps With Angels" – 2:44
  5. "Western Hero" – 4:00
  6. "Change Your Mind" – 14:39
  7. "Blue Eden" (Molina, Sampedro, Talbot, Young) – 6:22
  8. "Safeway Cart" – 6:29
  9. "Train of Love" – 3:57
  10. "Trans Am" – 4:07
  11. "Piece of Crap" – 3:15
  12. "A Dream That Can Last" – 5:27

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 9

Singles[edit]

Singles - Billboard

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Change Your Mind" Mainstream Rock Tracks 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (1994-08-16). "Sleeps with Angels - Neil Young, Neil Young & Crazy Horse : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Sleeps With Angels: Neil Young, Crazy Horse: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Sleeps With Angels by Neil Young". Itunes.apple.com. 1994-08-05. Retrieved 2013-05-27.