Eldorado (EP)

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EP by Neil Young
Released April 17, 1989 (1989-04-17)
Recorded December 13–15, 1988
Studio The Hit Factory, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 25:30
Label Reprise
Producer Neil Young, Niko Bolas
Neil Young chronology
This Note's for You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]

Eldorado is an EP released only in Japan and Australia by Neil Young backed by The Restless, which consisted of Chad Cromwell and Rick Rosas.

It contains different mixes of three songs that subsequently appeared on Young's 1989 album Freedom, "Don't Cry," "On Broadway," and "Eldorado," and two tracks not available on any other recording, "Cocaine Eyes" and "Heavy Love."

The "Don't Cry" track on Eldorado is longer than the later version published on Freedom, for which some of the more free-form guitar work was edited out (at the insistence of co-producers Niko Bolas and Frank Sampedro).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neil Young, except "On Broadway" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller).

  1. "Cocaine Eyes" – 4:24
  2. "Don't Cry" – 5:00
  3. "Heavy Love" – 5:09
  4. "On Broadway" – 4:57
  5. "Eldorado" – 6:03



Chad Cromwell and Rick Rosas also provided rhythm on 1989's Freedom, 2005's Prairie Wind, 2006's Living with War and 2009's Fork in the Road studio albums.


  1. ^ ruhlmann, William. Eldorado at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review