Unplugged (Neil Young album)

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Unplugged
Neil Young-Unplugged (album cover).jpg
Live album by Neil Young
Released June 15, 1993
Recorded February 7, 1993
Genre Rock
Length 65:35
Label Reprise
Producer David Briggs
Neil Young chronology
Greatest Hits
(1993)
Unplugged
(1993)
Sleeps with Angels
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [2]

Unplugged is a live album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, released on June 15, 1993 on Reprise. Recorded on February 7, 1993, the album is an installment of the MTV series, Unplugged. The performance was also released on VHS.

Background and recording[edit]

The recording of Unplugged was reportedly rife with tension, with Young displeased with the performances of many of his band members. The released version was his second attempt at recording a set suitable for airing and release.[3]

The track, "Stringman", was recorded for Young's famously unreleased studio album, Chrome Dreams (1977).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Neil Young

  1. "The Old Laughing Lady" – 5:15
  2. "Mr. Soul" – 3:54
  3. "World on a String" – 3:02
  4. "Pocahontas" – 5:06
  5. "Stringman" (previously unreleased) – 4:01
  6. "Like a Hurricane" – 4:44
  7. "The Needle and the Damage Done" – 2:52
  8. "Helpless" – 5:48
  9. "Harvest Moon" – 5:20
  10. "Transformer Man" – 3:36
  11. "Unknown Legend" – 4:47
  12. "Look Out for My Love" – 5:57
  13. "Long May You Run" – 5:22
  14. "From Hank to Hendrix" – 5:51

In addition to the tracks found on this album, Neil Young performed the following songs live during the performance:

  • "Dreamin' Man"
  • "Sample and Hold"
  • "War of Man"
  • "Winterlong"

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Position
U. S. Billboard 200 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Unplugged (Neil Young album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Jimmy McDonough, 2003, Shakey: Neil Young's Biography, p.669+