By 1977, Neil Young had made quite an impression on his varied audiences. With the release of nine studio albums including his American Stars ‘N Bars set (1977), Neil Young was still in ascension. By then, he had been in CSN&Y, and gone. He had partnered with Stephen Stills in the Stills-Young Band, and had released such timeless songs as “Cinnamon Girl”, “Heart of Gold”, “Down By The River”, “Old Man”, “Sugar Mountain”, “Southern Man”, “Helpless”, “Cowgirl In The Sand”, “Winterlong”, 1975)”Ohio” (with CSN&Y), “and more. When 1977 arrived, he was swimming in popularity with solo albums like Zuma (1975), Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969), the immensely popular Harvest (1972), On The Beach (1974), Tonight’s The Night (1975), and his most current (at the time), American Stars ‘N Bars.
It made complete sense to release an expansive retrospective for many of Neil Young’s classics. That came in the form of a 3LP set appropriately titled Decade. Released in 1977, Decade included 35 important songs from the songbook of Neil Young. Immediately, fans took to this classic collection and bought millions of copies worldwide.
On June 23, Reprise will once again revisit the classic Decade set with a 3LP reissue, as well as a 2CD reissue. This set will feature brand new remastering. Earlier this year, for the Record Store Day event, Reprise offered limited LP copies. Of course, not everyone can get out to a RSD event or even have the patience for it. Or worse, stand in line for several hours only to find it sold out before you were given entry to the store. And so, it’s good news to find that no only will Reprise Records provide this remastered gem for purchase (outside RSD), but will also provide it on a 2CD set as well.
Time to grab your copy if you’re so inclined!