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Life (1987 album)

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Life (1987 album)

Crazy Horse
Released July 6, 1987
Recorded November 18–19, 1986
Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, and later at Record One, Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Length 40:40
Label Geffen
Producer Neil Young & David Briggs, Jack Nitzsche on track 9
Neil Young chronology

Landing on Water
This Note's for You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Piero Scaruffi (6/10)[2]

Life is the eighteenth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, his fourth with Crazy Horse, Young's first with his erstwhile backing band since 1981's Re-ac-tor, and Young's last release on the Geffen label.

The first three tracks all handle the topic of world politics, and ponder the role of the United States in the world. "Long Walk Home," for example, empathizes with troops under deployment overseas. Though in response to the foreign policy issues of the time (Neil Young Archives Volume 3," a highly anticipated but perennially unreleased box set in a series of such collections eventually promised to chronical Young's entire career (only Volume 1 has been released).

Most of the album was recorded live in concert at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on November 18 and 19, 1986. "Mideast Vacation", "Around The World" and "When Your Lonely Heart Breaks" were recorded on the 18th, "Inca Queen", "Too Lonely" and "Prisoners Of Rock 'N' Roll" were recorded on the 19th. "Long Walk Home" is a mix of recordings from both these dates.[3]

The song "We Never Danced" had made its first appearance on the soundtrack to the 1987 film Made in Heaven, in a version by Martha Davis of the Motels.

Track listing

All songs written by Neil Young.

  1. "Mideast Vacation" – 4:21
  2. "Long Walk Home" – 4:56
  3. "Around the World" – 5:26
  4. "Inca Queen" – 7:56
  5. "Too Lonely" – 2:48
  6. "Prisoners of Rock 'N' Roll" – 3:12
  7. "Cryin' Eyes" – 2:52
  8. "When Your Lonely Heart Breaks" – 5:16
  9. "We Never Danced" – 3:37


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