Broken Arrow (album)

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Broken Arrow
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Broken Arrow.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 1996
RecordedMarch 21 - April 17, 1996
StudioPlywood Digital, Woodside, CA (except "Baby What You Want Me To Do": Old Princeton Landing, Princeton-By-The-Sea, CA)
GenreBlues rock, folk rock
Length47:02
LabelReprise
ProducerNeil Young
Neil Young with Crazy Horse chronology
Dead Man
(1996)
Broken Arrow
(1996)
Year of the Horse
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)[2]

Broken Arrow is the 22nd studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, and his eighth with Crazy Horse. The first three songs are in the form of long, structured jams. The final track is a live version of a Jimmy Reed song that was recorded on an audience microphone at a small "secret" gig in California, giving it a bootleg feel.[3][4]

A bonus track, "Interstate," was included on the vinyl record release of the album and the CD single of "Big Time", and is an outtake from the 1990 Ragged Glory sessions. This record would be the last studio album by Neil Young for four years, and the last in a long string of rock albums broken only by Harvest Moon.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Big Time" 7:24
2."Loose Change" 9:49
3."Slip Away" 8:36
4."Changing Highways" 2:28
5."Scattered (Let's Think About Livin')" 4:13
6."This Town" 2:59
7."Music Arcade" 3:59
8."Baby What You Want Me to Do"Jimmy Reed8:08
Vinyl bonus track
No.TitleLength
9."Interstate"6:24

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Broken Arrow - Neil Young,Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  2. ^ "CG: Neil Young & Crazy Horse". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Broken Arrow by Neil Young & Crazy Horse". Itunes.apple.com. 1996-07-02. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  4. ^ "Broken Arrow: Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (1996-07-02). "Broken Arrow - Neil Young, Neil Young & Crazy Horse : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-27.