After the Gold Rush

1970 studio album by Neil Young / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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After the Gold Rush is the third studio album by the Canadian-American musician Neil Young, released in September 1970 on Reprise Records, catalogue number RS 6383. It is one of four high-profile solo albums released by the members of folk rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu. Young's album consists mainly of country folk music along with several rock tracks, including "Southern Man".[3] The material was inspired by the unproduced Dean Stockwell-Herb Bermann screenplay After the Gold Rush.

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After the Gold Rush
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 19, 1970[1]
RecordedAugust 1969 – June 1970
StudioSunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
Sound City, Hollywood, CA
Redwood Studios, Topanga, CA
ProducerNeil Young, David Briggs with Kendall Pacios
Neil Young chronology
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
After the Gold Rush
Singles from After the Gold Rush
  1. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
    Released: October 19, 1970[5]
  2. "When You Dance I Can Really Love"
    Released: March 1971[6]

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, the album has since appeared on a number of greatest albums of all time lists.

In 2014, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[7]