No Nukes: The Muse Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future

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No Nukes
Live album by various artists
Released November 1979
Recorded September 19-23, 1979
Genre Rock
Length 115:51
Label Asylum Records
Producer Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, John Hall & Bonnie Raitt
Singles from No Nukes
  1. "Power"
    Released: 1980 (1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau C+ link
Rolling Stone Record Guide 3/5 stars (1983)
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars link (1997)

No Nukes: The Muse Concerts For a Non-Nuclear Future was a 1979 triple live album that contained selections from the September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the Musicians United for Safe Energy collective. Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall were the key organizers of the event and guiding forces behind the album.

This was the first official appearance of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's much ballyhooed live act on record, and their "Detroit Medley", a staple of the encores of their regular shows, achieved considerable album-oriented rock airplay. Otherwise the album did not get much radio attention, as many of the artists held back their best-known material from appearing on it or emphasized collaborative performances. The album was certified a gold record by the RIAA in September 1980. It was reissued as a two-CD set by Elektra Records in October 1997.

The No Nukes film was also released in May 1980 from this event, although it contained somewhat varying contents from this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dependin' on You" (Patrick Simmons, Michael McDonald)The Doobie Brothers – 4:44
  2. "Runaway" (Del Shannon, Max Crook)Bonnie Raitt – 3:53
  3. "Angel from Montgomery" (John Prine) – Bonnie Raitt – 3:48
  4. "Plutonium is Forever" (John & Johanna Hall)John Hall – 3:22
  5. "Power" (John & Johanna Hall) – The Doobie Brothers with John Hall and James Taylor – 5:23
  6. "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (Bob Dylan) – James Taylor, Carly Simon and Graham Nash – 3:00
  7. "Cathedral" (Graham Nash) – Graham Nash – 6:03
  8. "The Crow on the Cradle" (Sydney Carter)Jackson Browne and Graham Nash – 5:04
  9. "Before the Deluge" (Jackson Browne) – Jackson Browne – 6:27
  10. "Lotta Love" (Neil Young)Nicolette Larson and The Doobie Brothers – 3:33
  11. "Little Sister" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)Ry Cooder – 3:56
  12. "A Woman" (Connie Brooks, Patricia Johnson)Sweet Honey in the Rock – 1:28
  13. "We Almost Lost Detroit" (Gil Scott-Heron)Gil Scott-Heron – 4:44
  14. "Get Together" (Chet Powers)Jesse Colin Young – 4:52
  15. "You Can't Change That" (Ray Parker, Jr.)Raydio – 3:33
  16. "Once You Get Started" (Gavin Christopher)Chaka Khan – 5:10
  17. "Captain Jim's Drunken Dream" (James Taylor) – James Taylor – 4:19
  18. "Honey Don't Leave L.A." (Danny Kortchmar) – James Taylor – 3:45
  19. "Mockingbird" (Inez and Charlie Foxx) – James Taylor and Carly Simon – 3:57
  20. "Heart of the Night" (Paul Cotton)Poco – 6:09
  21. "Cry to Me" (Bert Berns)Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – 3:30
  22. "Stay" (Maurice Williams)Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band with Jackson Browne and Rosemary Butler – 4:14
  23. "Detroit Medley": "Devil with the Blue Dress" (Shorty Long, Mickey Stevenson), "Good Golly, Miss Molly" (Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco), "Jenny Take a Ride" (Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman, Bob Crewe) – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 4:49
  24. "You Don't Have to Cry" (Stephen Stills)Crosby, Stills & Nash – 3:04
  25. "Long Time Gone" (David Crosby) – Crosby, Stills & Nash – 5:23
  26. "Teach Your Children" (Graham Nash) – Crosby, Stills & Nash – 3:05
  27. "Takin' It to the Streets" (Michael McDonald) – The Doobie Brothers and James Taylor – 4:37

Production credits[edit]

  • All Audio Recorded on the Record Plant NY Black Truck by David Hewitt with

Greg Ladanyi, Stanley Johnston, Dennis Kirk, Don Gooch, Jimmy Iovine - Engineers