Neil Young - Are You Passionate? (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Southern Rock
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Are You Passionate?
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Mono / Stereo
Rolling Stone (4/11/02, pp.129-30) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Some of Young's breeziest groove music ever....Young as Soul Man? Believe it. This album hums on his timeless brand of fossil fuel: love that burns, faith that endures and guitar solos that keep searching for a heart of gold..."
Spin (6/02, p.103) - 7 out of 10 - "...Tapping into Soul helps Young emphasize the timelessness of his maverick-yet-marketable talent....and delivers a dose of that million-dollar guitar..."
Magnet (6-7/02, p.112) - "...The man proves as solid and reliable as a favored, aged steed..."
Mojo (Publisher) (April 2002, p.106) - "...Display[s]...the major qualitites inherent in Young's work - musical tension and decent-hearted profundity....ARE YOU PASSIONATE is an homage to Memphis soul and R&B..."
NME (Magazine) (4/6/02, p.36) - "...A collection fixated on how smashing his wife and family are....[Young] attempts to soften up his grizzled electric style with '60s R&B influences..."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] When I Hold You In My Arms
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Let's Roll
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Are You Passionate?
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] She's A Healer
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] You're My Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Differently
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Be With You
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Mr. Disappointment
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Two Old Friends
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Gateway Of Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Goin' Home
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] You're My Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Mr. Disappointment
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Differently
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] (Quit) Don't Say You Love Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Let's Roll
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Are You Passionate?
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Goin' Home
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] When I Hold You in My Arms
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Be With You
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Two Old Friends
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] She's a Healer
- Release Date
- 2 April 2002
Personnel includes: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, piano); Frank "Poncho" Sanpedro (vocals, guitar); Booker T. Jones (vocals, organ, vibraphone); Donald "Duck" Dunn (vocals, bass); Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Pegi & Astrid Young (vocals); Tom Bray (trumpet); Billy Talbot (bass); Steve "Smokey" Potts (drums, bongos, tambourine).
Producers: Neil Young, Booker T. Jones, Duck Dunn, Poncho Sampedro.
Engineers include: Tim Mulligan, John Hanlon, Aaron Prellwitz.
Recorded at The Site, Marin County, California and Toast, San Francisco, California.
Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, piano); Frank "Poncho" Sampedro (vocals, guitar); Booker T. Jones (vocals, organ, vibraphone); Ralph Molina (vocals, drums); Astrid Young, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Pegi Young (vocals); Tom Brey (trumpet); Steve Potts (drums, bongos, tambourine); Mark Humphreys (sound effects).
Audio Mixer: Tim Mulligan.
Recording information: The Site, Marin County, CA; Toast, San Francisco, CA.
Photographers: Gary Burden; Joe Yankee.
In combining members of his longtime band Crazy Horse and those of more recent accompanists Booker T. & the MG's, Neil Young effectively fuses the gritty guitar-rock of his salad days with churning soul grooves on ARE YOU PASSIONATE? The '60s R&B influence is clear from the start, with opening cut "You're My Girl," which sounds like a cross between vintage Motown and one of Booker T.'s lost gems, all chirping organ and faux-Temptations backing vocals.
Partially due to chronological circumstance, this album will probably come to be known to the larger world as the one that contains "Let's Roll." The song is Young's response to the World Trade Center attacks, the title coming from the reported call-to-arms of the passengers who brought down the plane targeted for the White House. In fact, ARE YOU PASSIONATE? is full of many more impressive tunes, not the least of which being "Going Home," which recalls Young/Crazy Horse's '70s work, the 3/4-time Otis Redding-style love ballad "When I Hold You in My Arms," and "Two Old Friends," perhaps the most striking tune, whose plea for tolerance rings truer and more open-hearted than "Let's Roll." As always, there's a boatload of Young's gloriously grungy guitar work to admire throughout the album as well.
- Date Released
- 2002-04-01 00:00:00
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Neil Young
- 65m 43s
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