In April 1989, Neil Young released the 5-track mini-album Eldorado on CD in Japan and Australia under the name "Neil Young and the Restless". Neil (guitar & vocals) was backed by Rick Rosas on bass and Chad Cromwell on drums, with long-time Crazy Horse band-mate Frank "Poncho" Sampedro contributing guitar on the title track. The Eldorado EP is full of feral distortion and earthy crunch.
Long sought after by Neil Young fans, this wonderful album and guitar tour-de-force finally gets a worldwide release on CD, and the first US release on vinyl outside of Australia. Number ORS 21 in Neil's Official Release Series, the album is comprised of four Neil Young compositions, plus a cover of the American standard "On Broadway", written by Leiber, Stoller, Weil and Mann.
When this five-song, 25-minute EP was released in Japan in 1989, it served notice that Neil Young was capable of writing powerful songs and playing fierce rock & roll again, a fact confirmed by the subsequent release of the Freedom album. Three of the songs on Eldorado turned up on that record (including 'Don't Cry' in a different version), but 'Cocaine Eyes' and 'Heavy Love' did not, making this disc a necessary purchase for Young completists.
Probably the greatest guitar rock album ever
- 12" Vinyl EP
- Neil Young Archives Official Release Series
- First Official US Release on Vinyl Outside of Australia
- Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, NY
- Mixed at Fantasy Records, San Francisco & Redwood Digital
- Mastered from 44/16 Digital by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab
- Lacquers Cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
- Produced by "The Volume Dealers": Neil Young & Niko Bolas
- Made in the Netherlands
|Neil Young||vocals, guitar|
|Rick "The Bass Player" Rosas||bass|
- Cocaine Eyes
- Don't Cry
- Heavy Love
- On Broadway