Weld (album)

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Weld
Live album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Released October 22, 1991
Recorded February - April, 1991, North American tour
Genre Rock
Length 121:49
Label Reprise
Producer Neil Young, David Briggs, Billy Talbot
Neil Young and Crazy Horse chronology
Ragged Glory
(1990)
Weld
(1991)
Arc
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

Weld is a live album and concert video by Neil Young & Crazy Horse released in 1991, comprising performances recorded on the tour to promote the Ragged Glory album. It was initially released as a limited edition three-disc set entitled Arc-Weld, with the Arc portion being a single disc consisting in its entirety of a sound collage of guitar noise and feedback. Arc has since been released as a separate title.

Weld consists of rock and roll songs by Young and Crazy Horse, duplicating seven that had appeared on either Rust Never Sleeps or Live Rust from twelve years earlier. It also echoes those albums as Young, in both cases having spent most of a previous decade pursuing different musical avenues, returned to straightforward rock and roll via the acclaimed Ragged Glory album with Crazy Horse, then celebrating that return with an accompanying multi-disc live document and concert film. An interesting cut on this album is Young's "Gulf War" version of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind", which had air raid sound effects.

Neil Young claims that, while mixing this album, he permanently damaged his hearing.[3]

There was a brief release of the concert featuring video footage on VHS, but there was no DVD release. The VHS tape is now an out-of-print collector's item.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Neil Young except as noted.

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" - 5:42
  2. "Crime in the City" - 6:32
  3. "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) - 6:49
  4. "Welfare Mothers" - 7:04
  5. "Love to Burn" - 10:01
  6. "Cinnamon Girl" - 4:45
  7. "Mansion on the Hill" - 6:14
  8. "F*!#in' Up" - 7:09 [4]

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Cortez the Killer" - 9:46
  2. "Powderfinger" - 5:58
  3. "Love and Only Love" - 9:17
  4. "Rockin' in the Free World" - 9:22
  5. "Like a Hurricane" - 14:00
  6. "Farmer John" (Don Harris, Dewey Terry) - 5:00
  7. "Tonight's the Night" - 8:45
  8. "Roll Another Number" - 5:19

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 154

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
BPIUK Silver November 1, 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ Perusse B (2007-12-10). "Artists sound off on hearing loss". The Gazette (Montreal). 
  4. ^ Written on the inserts and labels as "F*!#in' Up"