Life – Neil Young – 1987


Album Life by Neil Young
Album Life by Neil Young

Life is the eighteenth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, released in 1987. It was his last album with the rock band Crazy Horse until 1990’s Ragged Glory. The album features a mix of acoustic and electric songs, reflecting Young’s diverse musical influences and styles. The album was recorded live in various locations, including San Francisco, Austin, and Tokyo, giving it a raw and spontaneous feel. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Young’s energy and creativity, but criticized the production quality and some of the lyrics. The album peaked at number 75 on the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned two singles: “Long Walk Home” and “Inca Queen”. Life is considered by some fans and critics to be one of Young’s underrated albums, as it showcases his restless experimentation and artistic vision.

Life is an essential album for any fan of Neil Young or classic rock music. It is a well-crafted and emotionally resonant album that features some of Young’s best songwriting.


The personnel of the album Life by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, released in 1987, are as follows:

– Neil Young: vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, production
– Poncho Sampedro: guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
– Billy Talbot: bass, keyboards, backing vocals
– Ralph Molina: drums, backing vocals

The album was recorded live with later studio overdubs and mixed by Coke Johnson and Niko Bolas.

Source: Wikipedia

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