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Hawks & Doves [Remaster]
1. Little Wing
2. Old Homestead, The
3. Lost in Space
4. Captain Kennedy
5. Stayin' Power
7. Union Man
8. Comin' Apart at Every Nail
9. Hawks & Doves
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 48499
Elliot Mazer; Michael Laskow; Paul Kaminsky; Jerry Napier; Richard Kaplan
Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Ben Keith (steel guitar, dobro, background vocals); Rufus Thibodeaux (fiddle); Dennis Belfield, Tim Drummond (bass); Levon Helm, Greg Thomas (drums); Hillary O'Brien (background vocals).
Producers: Neil Young, David Briggs, Tim Mulligan.
Recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, Broken Arrow Studio, Redwood City, Indigo Ranch, Malibu, and Gold Star Studio, Hollywood, California; Quadrafonic Sound Studio, Nashville, Tennessee; Triad Recording Studio, Ft, Lauderdale, Florida.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Ben Keith (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, dobro); Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Ann Hilary O'Brien (vocals); Frank "Poncho" Sampedro (guitar, strings); Rufus Thibodeaux (violin, fiddle); Greg Thomas , Levon Helm, Tim Drummond (drums); Tom Scribner (musical saw).
Recording information: Broken Arrow Studio, Redwood City, CA; Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu; Quadrafonic Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Quadrophonic Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA; Triad Recording Studios, Ft. Lauderdale.
Following up the energetic, one-two punch of RUST NEVER SLEEPS and LIVE RUST, Neil Young takes a more understated route with 1980's HAWKS & DOVES. On rustic tracks such as "Little Wing" and "The Old Homestead" (both written in the mid-'70s), Young revisits his HARVEST era with a spare sound that relies heavily on his distinctive voice and acoustic guitar. As the album progresses, its scope widens both musically and lyrically; "Stayin' Power" is a jaunty, piano-driven tune about the power of love, while "Comin' Apart at Every Nail" is a guitar-laden hoedown that comments on the US government. This surprisingly patriotic tone (especially coming from a Canadian) This politically minded theme takes on a surprisingly patriotic tone on the album's closing title track, the Canadian songwriter's flag-waving tribute to the United States. A highly underrated record, HAWKS & DOVES features some of Young's finest songs of the '80s.
Musician (5/94, p.69) - "...The first half [of HAWKS & DOVES] is made up of muted, spooky acoustic music. The second rips hard, building up as it goes along to create a vivid snapshot of the U.S.A.'s turning away from Jimmy Carter's liberalism to embrace the temptations of Ronald Reagan...."
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