Weld (album)

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Weld
Weld - neil young and crazy horse.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 22, 1991
RecordedFebruary – April, 1991
GenreHard rock
Length121:49
LabelReprise
ProducerNeil Young, David Briggs, Billy Talbot
Neil Young and Crazy Horse chronology
Ragged Glory
(1990)
Weld
(1991)
Arc
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

Weld is a live album and concert video by Neil Young & Crazy Horse released in 1991, comprising performances recorded on the tour to promote the Ragged Glory album. It was initially released as a limited edition three-disc set entitled Arc-Weld, with the Arc portion being a single disc consisting in its entirety of a sound collage of guitar noise and feedback. Arc has since been released as a separate title.

Weld consists of rock and roll songs by Young and Crazy Horse, duplicating seven that had appeared on either Rust Never Sleeps or Live Rust from twelve years earlier. It also echoes those albums as Young, in both cases having spent most of a previous decade pursuing different musical avenues, returned to straightforward rock and roll via the Ragged Glory album with Crazy Horse, then celebrating that return with an accompanying live document and concert film. The album includes Young's "Gulf War" version of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind", which has air raid sound effects.

Weld was recorded by David Hewitt on Remote Recording Services' Silver Truck.

Neil Young states that he permanently damaged his hearing while mixing this album.[3]

There was a brief release of the concert on VHS and laserdisc, but there was no DVD release. The mix on the video is by longtime Young collaborator David Briggs and is considered by some fans to be a harder-edged, superior mix, according to the book Shakey.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Neil Young except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" (Young, Jeff Blackburn) – 5:42 (from Rust Never Sleeps)
  2. "Crime in the City" – 6:32 (from Freedom)
  3. "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) – 6:49
  4. "Welfare Mothers" – 7:04 (from Rust Never Sleeps)
  5. "Love to Burn" – 10:01 (from Ragged Glory)
  6. "Cinnamon Girl" – 4:45 (from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere)
  7. "Mansion on the Hill" – 6:14 (from Ragged Glory)
  8. "Fuckin' Up" – 7:09 [4] (from Ragged Glory)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Cortez the Killer" – 9:46 (from Zuma)
  2. "Powderfinger" – 5:58 (from Rust Never Sleeps)
  3. "Love and Only Love" – 9:17 (from Ragged Glory)
  4. "Rockin' in the Free World" – 9:22 (from Freedom)
  5. "Like a Hurricane" – 14:00 (from American Stars 'n' Bars)
  6. "Farmer John" (Don Harris, Dewey Terry) – 5:00 (from Ragged Glory)
  7. "Tonight's the Night" – 8:45 (from Tonight's the Night)
  8. "Roll Another Number" – 5:19 (from Tonight's the Night)

Vinyl edition[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" – 5:36
  2. "Crime in the City" – 6:33
  3. "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) – 6:36
  4. "Love to Burn" – 9:49
  5. "Welfare Mothers" – 7:08
  6. "Cinnamon Girl" – 4:39
  7. "Mansion on the Hill" – 6:13
  8. "Fuckin' Up" – 7:08 [5]
  9. "Farmer John" (Don Harris, Dewey Terry) – 4:26

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Cortez the Killer" – 9:47
  2. "Powderfinger" – 5:46
  3. "Love and Only Love" – 9:40
  4. "Roll Another Number" – 5:20
  5. "Rockin' in the Free World" – 8:44
  6. "Like a Hurricane" – 13:16
  7. "Tonight's the Night" – 8:07

Personnel[edit]

Crazy Horse

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 154

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
BPIUK Silver November 1, 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
  3. ^ Perusse B (2007-12-10). "Artists sound off on hearing loss". The Gazette (Montreal).
  4. ^ Written on the inserts and labels as "F*!#in' Up"
  5. ^ Written on the inserts and labels as "F*!#in' Up"