It contains 35 of Young's songs recorded between 1966 and 1976, among them five tracks that had been unreleased up to that point. It peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1986.
He seems intent on making the album a listenable one that will appeal to a broad base of fans, and he succeeds despite the exclusion of much of the harrowing work of 1973-1975. Nevertheless, the album is an ideal sampler for new listeners, and since there is no one-disc Young compilation covering any significant portion of his career, this lengthy chronicle is the place to start.
Freedom is the 17th studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on October 2, 1989. Freedom effectively relaunched Young's career after a largely unsuccessful decade. After many arguments (and a lawsuit), Young left Geffen Records in 1988 and returned to his original label, Reprise, with This Note's for You. Freedom, however, brought about a new, critical and commercially successful album. This album was released in the United States both as an LP record and a CD in 1989.
It contains 35 of Young's songs recorded between 1966 and 1976, among them five tracks that had been unreleased up to that point .
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Decade was the first Neil Young compilation dedicated to his own career and thus the first Young compilation to chart. It entered the Billboard LPs chart on Nov. 26, 1977, and rose to remaining on the chart for a total of 18 weeks. Young participated in the track selection and wrote the liner notes himself. It included the then-unreleased tracks Down to the Wire (a Buffalo Springfield recording with Dr. John on piano); Love is a Rose (which became a hit for Linda Ronstadt); Winterlong and Campaigner. Neil Young in the ’70s
Decade represents the best of Neil Young's work. The songs were sung when his voice was still strong and vibrant. The album contains some great guitar riffs and the instrumentation makes for a gaggle of great songs. As always Young's lyrics and voice combine for an awesome listening experience, but don't take my word for it, listen to the samples. You'll hear the songs that have been on the radio since the 1960's.
|A1||–Buffalo Springfield||Down To The Wire||2:25|
|A3||–Buffalo Springfield||Mr. Soul||2:41|
|A4||–Buffalo Springfield||Broken Arrow||6:13|
|A5||–Buffalo Springfield||Expecting To Fly||3:44|
|A6||–Neil Young||Sugar Mountain||5:43|
|B1||–Neil Young||I Am A Child||2:17|
|B2||–Neil Young||The Loner||3:50|
|B3||–Neil Young||The Old Laughing Lady||5:59|
|B4||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Cinnamon Girl||2:59|
|B5||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Down By The River||9:16|
|C1||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Cowgirl In The Sand||10:01|
|C2||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||I Believe In You||3:27|
|C3||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||After The Gold Rush||3:45|
|C4||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Southern Man||5:31|
|C5||–Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young||Helpless||3:34|
|D1||–Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young||Ohio||2:56|
|D3||–Neil Young||Old Man||3:21|
|D4||–Neil Young||A Man Needs A Maid||3:58|
|D6||–Neil Young||Heart Of Gold||3:06|
|D7||–Neil Young||Star Of Bethlehem||2:46|
|E1||–Neil Young||The Needle And The Damage Done||2:02|
|E2||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Tonight's The Night (Part 1)||4:41|
|E3||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Tired Eyes||4:33|
|E4||–Neil Young||Walk On||2:40|
|E5||–Neil Young||For The Turnstiles||3:01|
|E7||–Neil Young||Deep Forbidden Lake||3:39|
|F1||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Like A Hurricane||8:16|
|F2||–Neil Young||Love Is A Rose||2:16|
|F3||–Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Cortez The Killer||7:29|
|F4||–Stills Young Band*||Campaigner||3:30|
|F5||–Stills Young Band*||Long May You Run||3:48|
- Distributed By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
- Manufactured By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
- Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Compiled By – David Briggs, Neil Young, Tim Mulligan
- Layout [Cover Layout] – Tom Wilkes
- Mastered By [Vinyl] – Δ
- Photography By [Photos By] – Gary Burden, Henry Diltz, Joel Bernstein, Tom Wilkes
- Written-By, Liner Notes – Neil Young
NotesDouble gatefold sleeve.
Spine: 1198 ℗ 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Inner sleeve: © 1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
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- Matrix / Runout (Side 5 Runout - Stamped): Δ MX183393 3RS2257-5
- Matrix / Runout (Side 6 Runout - Stamped): Δ MX183394 3RS2257-6
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|3RS 2257, 1130||Neil Young||Decade (LP, Comp)||Reprise Records, Reprise Records||3RS 2257, 1130||Turkey||Unknown|
|264 037||Neil Young||Decade (2xCD, Comp, RE)||Reprise Records||264 037||Europe||Unknown|
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|none||Neil Young||Decade (35xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, VBR)||Reprise Records||none||Europe||2013|