Colorado (Neil Young album)

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Colorado
Neil Young Colorado.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 25, 2019
Recorded2019
StudioStudio in the Clouds, Rocky Mountains, Colorado
GenreRock
Length50:21
LabelReprise
ProducerJohn Hanlon, Neil Young
Neil Young and Crazy Horse chronology
Psychedelic Pill
(2012)
Colorado
(2019)
Neil Young chronology
Tuscaloosa
(2019)
Colorado
(2019)
Singles from Colorado
  1. "Milky Way"
    Released: August 30, 2019
  2. "Rainbow of Colors"
    Released: September 12, 2019

Colorado is the 39th studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (and his first studio album with Crazy Horse since 2012), released on October 25, 2019, by Reprise Records.[1] The album was preceded by the singles "Milky Way" (released on August 30, 2019) and "Rainbow of Colors" (released on September 12, 2019) and is dedicated to Elliot Roberts, Young's manager since 1967 who died aged 76 on June 21, 2019.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Clash8/10[5]
Exclaim!9/10[6]
The Guardian3/5 stars[7]
NME4/5 stars[8]
The Observer4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork7.4/10[10]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[11]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[12]

Colorado received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 80, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 19 reviews.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Neil Young.

No.TitleLength
1."Think of Me"3:02
2."She Showed Me Love"13:36
3."Olden Days"4:04
4."Help Me Lose My Mind"4:14
5."Green Is Blue"3:48
6."Shut It Down"3:43
7."Milky Way"5:59
8."Eternity"2:43
9."Rainbow of Colors"3:35
10."I Do"5:37
Total length:50:21

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[13] 19
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 25
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[17] 83
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[18] 21
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[19] 14
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 36
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 6
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[22] 3
Irish Albums (IRMA)[23] 23
Italian Albums (FIMI)[24] 36
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[25] 40
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[26] 5
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[27] 28
Scottish Albums (OCC)[28] 7
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[29] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[30] 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[31] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[32] 17
US Billboard 200[33] 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernstein, Scott (August 19, 2019). "Neil Young Announces New Crazy Horse Album 'Colorado'". www.jambase.com. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Morris, Chris (June 21, 2019). "Elliot Roberts, Manager of Neil Young, Dies". Variety.com. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Colorado by Neil Young & Crazy Horse Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Mark Deming. "Colorado - Neil Young, Neil Young & Crazy Horse". AllMusic. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Neil Young - Colorado". Clashmusic.com. October 21, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Crook, Oliver (October 22, 2019). "Neil Young & Crazy Horse Colorado". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Colorado review – a direct, disgruntled din". The Guardian. January 31, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Leonie Cooper (October 21, 2019). "Neil Young and Crazy Horse – 'Colorado' review". Nme.com. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  9. ^ Phil Mongredien (October 27, 2019). "Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Colorado review – echoes of Ragged Glory". The Guardian. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Sam Sodomsky (October 30, 2019). "Neil Young / Crazy Horse: Colorado Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Angie Martoccio (October 23, 2016). "Review: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, 'Colorado'". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Neil Young with Crazy Horse 'Colorado' Review". Slantmagazine.com. October 22, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  13. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. November 4, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
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  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Neil Young / Crazy Horse – Colorado" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  19. ^ "Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Colorado" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
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  21. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Neil Young / Crazy Horse – Colorado" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  22. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2019. 44. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  23. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Neil Young". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
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  27. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Neil Young / Crazy Horse – Colorado". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  29. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Neil Young / Crazy Horse – Colorado". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
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  32. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  33. ^ "Neil Young Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2019.