Neil Young’s ‘Living With War’ is his twenty-eighth studio album (against the war in Iraq), released on May 2, 2006 by Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.After The Garden (Neil Young) – 03:23 . 2.Living With War (Neil Young) – 05:04 . 3.The Restless Consumer (Neil Young) – 05:47 . 4.Shock And Awe (Neil Young) – 04:53 . 5.Families (Neil Young) – 02:25 . 6.Flags Of Freedom (Neil Young) – 03:42 . 7.Let’S Impeach The President (Neil Young) – 05:10 . 8.Lookin’ For A Leader (Neil Young) – 04:03 . 9.Roger And Out (Neil Young) – 04:25 . 10.America The Beautiful (Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel Augustus Ward) – 02:57
Musicians : Neil Young – Guitars, Harmonica, Vocal . Rick Rosas – Bass . Chad Cromwell – Drums . Tommy Bray – Trumpet . Darrell Brown – Choir Master
Production : Produced By Neil Young, Niko Bolas, L.A. Johnson . Steve Genewick – Engineer . John Hausman – Engineer . Jimmy Hoyson – Engineer . John Nowland – Engineer . Harry Sitam – Engineer . Tim Mulligan – Mastering
Recorded March & April 2006.
Released On May 2, 2006 By Reprise.
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At the World War II memorial, as we contemplated the soldiers’ sacrifice, she told me that the refrain from the song Living With War was in her head and that the impact of the tune was striking and emotional. […]
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