On The Beach

Neil Young - On The Beach
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Based on 4 reviews
1974 Ratings: #8 / 89
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Based on 176 ratings
1974 Ratings: #3
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July 16, 1974 / Release Date
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Neil Young continues his ridiculously great run of albums. Utilizing various session musicians for different tracks, Neil preferred the rougher sounding takes to the cleaner versions. The b-side of this album was actually supposed to be the a-side (starting with the title track). Recorded after (but released before) Tonight's the Night (which was initially shelved by record executives), this one is particularly filled with despair. Featuring a very stripped down sound and not achieving any ... read more
How magnificently has Neil Young captured the need to be on the beach, in the hour of loss, confronting real pain with heartfelt blues, while staring at the sea,
it's one of these, rare moments when consolation is faraway, but so close.
I don't understand what 70 means but this is a 70
No artist has or can possibly top the consecutive run of classic LPs that was Harvest, On The Beach, Tonight's The Night and Zuma.
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Added on: March 8, 2013