- Landing on Water
Infobox Album |
Name = Landing on Water
July 21, 1986
Recorded = August 1983-March 1986|, Record One, Los Angeles
Genre = Rock
Length = 40:04
Label = Geffen
Neil Young, Danny Kortchmar
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Rolling Stone" [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/neilyoung/albums/album/173727/review/5941568/landing_on_water link]
Last album = "
This album = "Landing on Water"
Next album = "Life"
"Landing on Water" was
Neil Young's 1986 return to rock music, after experimenting with rockabilly, electronicaand country over his last few albums. Once again, however, Young did not play with Crazy Horse, with whom he had not worked for several years, and even went as far as to claim he would never play with them again, intensely frustrating the band at the time, who found this out from an interview they read.Critical reaction to this album is generally poor, citing mainly the obvious 1980s stadium drums, messy production and generally poor quality songs. Some fanswho, however, praise the album, believing that this album may have been an attempt to simply annoy David Geffen, owner of Geffen Recordswho was suing him at the time for producing 'unrepresentative, uncommercial music'. The album contains the acidic shot at his erstwhile bandmate David Crosbyand cohorts, "Hippie Dream", which features the lyric "And the wooden ships/Are a hippie dream/Capsized in excess/If you know what I mean."
All tracks written by
# "Weight of the World" – 3:40
# "Violent Side"* – 4:22
# "Hippie Dream" – 4:11
# "Bad News Beat" – 3:18
# "Touch the Night"* – 4:30
# "People on the Street" – 4:33
# "Hard Luck Stories" – 4:06
# "I Got a Problem" – 3:16
# "Pressure" – 2:46
# "Drifter" – 5:05
Neil Young- lead guitar, synthesizer, vocals
Danny Kortchmar- guitar, synthesizer, vocals
*Steve Jordan - drums, synthesizer, vocals
San Francisco Boys Choruson tracks 2 & 5
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