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Neil Young - Comes A Time / Give To The Wind album
  • Performer Neil Young
  • Title Comes A Time / Give To The Wind
  • Date of release 1978
  • Country Canada
  • Style Folk Rock
  • Other formats WAV AIFF FLAC MIDI MP2 DMF AA
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1147 mb
  • Size FLAC 1525 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 876

Comes a Time is the ninth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, released in October 1978. Comes a Time" is also the title song and a single release from the album. The album originally started out as a solo record, but when Young played it for Reprise executives they asked him if he would consider adding rhythm tracks to what he already had. Young agreed, and the end product was Comes a Time. Two songs ("Look Out For My Love" and "Lotta Love") were backed by Crazy Horse.

When Comes a Time arrived in record stores in October 1978, it was anticipated as Neil Young's return to the mellower, more commercially palatable folk-country-pop sound of his 1972 mega-smash Harvest. It was equally and eagerly hyped as such by the record company's marketing and promotions team, which no doubt was waiting for such a return. Young humorously called this new band the Gone With the Wind Orchestra, and at one point Gone With the Wind was even floated as a potential album title. A final footnote concerns Young's dissatisfaction with the initial pressing of the finished album, whose release was delayed numerous times for various reasons.

Six and a half years later, Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest, an acoustic-based record with country overtones and romantic, autobiographical lyrics, and many of those fans returned to the fold, enough to make Comes a Time Young's first Top Ten album since Harvest. He signaled the album's direction with the leadoff track, "Goin' Back," and its retrospective theme augmented with an orchestral backup and the deliberate beat familiar from his number one hit "Heart of Gold. Of course, Young remained sly.

Quiet and sweetly melodic, Neil Young’s Comes a Time felt like folly in punk-drunk 1978 but has since become one of his most timeless and easy-to-love works, a brief but immaculate CD. It’s a magic fluke in other ways. The song Lotta Love, for example, is as minimal as the Ramones.

A shiver runs down the spine as the first notes of Neil Young’s guitar open this double bill of towering musical geniuses (with Bob Dylan to follow). Well, I saw an old man walkin’ in my place, are the first words Young sings. The 73-year-old wrote them nearly 30 years ago for the album Ragged Glory. Young's set sticks mostly to the 1970s and 1990s ( AFP/Getty Images ). A shiver runs down the spine as the first notes of Neil Young’s guitar open this double bill of towering musical geniuses (with Bob Dylan to follow). In 1986, they released one of the best metal records of all time, which dealt with the potency and very nature of control, meshing beauty and raw human ugliness together on tracks like Damage Inc and Orion. This album is about storytelling – the medieval-influenced guitar picks on opener Battery should be enough to tell you that.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Goin' Back 4:43
A2 Comes A Time 3:05
A3 Look Out For My Love
Backing Band – Crazy Horse
4:06
A4 Peace Of Mind 2:40
A5 Lotta Love
Backing Band – Crazy Horse
4:06
B1 Human Highway 3:09
B2 Already One 4:53
B3 Field Of Opportunity 3:10
B4 Motorcycle Mama
Harmony Vocals – Nicolette Larson
3:08
B5 Four Strong Winds 4:07

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – Bucky Barret*, Dale Sellers, Grant Boatright*, Jerry Shook, John Christopher*, Ray Edenton, Steve Gibson, Vic Jordan
  • Arranged By [Strings] – Chuck Cochran, Neil Young (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Art Direction – Tom Wilkes
  • Autoharp – Rita Fey
  • Bass – Joe Osborne*, Tim Drummond
  • Directed By [Direction] – Elliot Roberts
  • Drums – Carl Himmel*, Larrie Londin
  • Electric Guitar – J.J. Cale
  • Engineer – Danny Hilly*, David Mc Kinley*, Denny Purcell, Ernie Winfrey, Gabby Garcia, Michael Laskow, Mike Porter , Paul Kaminsky, Rich "Hoss" Adler*, Tim Mulligan
  • Fiddle – Rufus Thibodeaux
  • Mastered By – Phil Brown, Stu Romain*
  • Mixed By – David Briggs (tracks: A3, A5), Neil Young, Tim Mulligan (tracks: A3, A5)
  • Percussion – Farrel Morris*
  • Photography By – Coley Coleman
  • Piano – Spooner Oldham
  • Producer – Ben Keith (tracks: A1, A2, A5 to B2, B4, B5), David Briggs (tracks: A3, A5), Neil Young, Tim Mulligan (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5)
  • Saxophone – Tim Mulligan
  • Steel Guitar – Ben Keith
  • Strings – Carl Goroditzby*, Carol Walker, Gary Vanosdale, George Binkley, George Kosmola, Larry Harvin, Larry Lasson, Martha McCrory, Marvin Chantry, Rebecca Lynch, Roy Christensen, Shelly Kurland*, Stephanie Woolf, Steve Smith*, Virginia Christensen
  • Vocals, Bass – Billy Talbot
  • Vocals, Drums – Ralph Molina
  • Vocals, Guitar – Frank Sampedro
  • Written-By – Ian Tyson (tracks: B5), Neil Young (tracks: A1 to B4)

Notes

Hong Kong issue showing the original title on the label, and pressed from the RE-1 plates which were rejected by Neil Young. A4 & A5 are in their original positions, before they were switched for the final revision.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Etched): MSK-1-2266-RE1-LW2 *
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Etched): MSK-2-2266-RE1-LW1 *

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MSK 2266 Neil Young Comes A Time ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records MSK 2266 Canada 1978
REP 54 099 (MSK 2266), K 54 099 Neil Young Comes A Time ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records REP 54 099 (MSK 2266), K 54 099 Germany 1978
REP 54 099 Neil Young Comes A Time ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records REP 54 099 Europe Unknown
REP 54 099, MSK 2266, K 54 099 Neil Young Comes A Time ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records REP 54 099, MSK 2266, K 54 099 Europe 1993
WPCP-3903 Neil Young Comes A Time ‎(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records WPCP-3903 Japan 1990