Saturday, September 12, 2009
Trio (Dolly, Emmylou, and Linda) covering Neil Young's "After the Goldrush"
Neil Young's third solo album, After the Goldrush was released in 1970. It featured more sparse and introspective songs than the heavier rock with Crazy Horse at the center of his second album, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. At the heart of this album was the title song, a brilliant, timeless classic that remains as powerful and relevant as ever. Here's live video from the concert film Rust Never Sleeps and the studio track (with a 17 year old Nils Lofgren on piano).
Neil Young - After the Golrush (1970)
Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt reunited for their second album together Trio II in 1998. Their first album together, Trio, in 1987was one of the greatest records from that time, where all three women supported each other on classic country songs. When they finally recorded a follow up, they broadened their horizons with some inspired song choices. Nowhere was this more evident than in their cover of "After the Goldrush." Dolly sings the lyrics, while their angelic voices blend together to sing the choruses. The results were amazing.
Trio (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt) - After the Goldrush
Hopefully, these ladies will sing together again and there will be a Trio III someday.
Buy the album Trio II at amazon.com