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After The Gold Rush - Neil Young

After The Gold Rush – Neil Young

After the Gold Rush is the third studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young. Released in September 1970 on Reprise Records, it is one of four high-profile albums released by each member of folk rock collective Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu. Gold Rush consists mainly of country folk music, along with the rocking “Southern Man”, inspired by the Dean Stockwell-Herb Bermann screenplay After the Gold Rush.

After the Gold Rush peaked at number eight on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; the two singles taken from the album, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “When You Dance I Can Really Love”, made it to number 33 and number 93 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite a mixed initial reaction, it has since appeared on a number of “greatest albums” lists


Released: September 19, 1970

Recorded: Winter 1969 to June 1970 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA and Sound City, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Redwood Studios, Topanga, CA

Genre: Roots rock, Country rock, Folk rock

Length: 35:10

Label: Reprise

Producers: Neil Young, David Briggs with Kendall Pacios

Singles released from the Album:

“Only Love Can Break Your Heart” – Released in September, 1970, and October, 1970 (U.S. 7″ single)

“When You Dance I Can Really Love” – Released in September, 1970

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