Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Neil Younger: Coronary heart of Gold is a 2006 American documentary/live performance movie by Jonathan Demme, that includes Neil Younger. It paperwork Younger’s premiere of his songs from his album Prairie Wind on the Ryman Auditorium.

The movie was produced in the summertime of 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee. It premiered on the 2006 Sundance Movie Competition, and was launched theatrically on 10 February 2006.


The movie opens with interviews with Younger and most of his band, which incorporates Emmylou Harris, Younger’s then-wife Pegi Younger, metal guitarist Ben Keith, and keyboardist Spooner Oldham. They and the opposite band members describe the live performance and the making of Prairie Wind. The recording of the album and the filming of the live performance occurred simply earlier than and after Younger’s surgical procedure to right a cerebral aneurysm, and only a few months after the loss of life of Younger’s father Scott Younger.

The primary half of the live performance consists totally of songs from Prairie Wind, and the second half consists of acoustic songs from all through Younger’s profession. Younger describes the inspiration behind a number of of his songs.

Songs within the movie

The efficiency captured in Neil Younger: Coronary heart of Gold was filmed over two nights on August 18 and 19 2005 on the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Recorded by Chad Halley and David Hewitt on Distant Recording’s Silver Truck. So as to improve the size of the live performance movie, director Jonathan Demme requested Neil Younger to complement the songs from Prairie Wind with an encore set of older songs. Younger agreed and chosen songs that he had beforehand recorded in Nashville. The 2 units are set aside by a fancy dress change for the musicians and a unique backdrop on the stage.

All songs are written by Younger, besides the place in any other case famous.

Prairie Wind set

  • “The Painter”
  • “No Surprise”
  • “Falling Off the Face of the Earth”
  • “Far From House” – Younger introduces the tune by telling a narrative about his father giving him an Arthur Godfrey ukulele when he was about seven years previous and dealing on a rooster farm.
  • “It is a Dream”
  • “Prairie Wind”
  • “Right here for You” – from the ’empty nester style’
  • “This Outdated Guitar” – duet with Emmylou Harris; Younger notes that he’s enjoying a guitar (a Martin D-28) as soon as owned by Hank Williams.[2]
  • “When God Made Me” – options Younger enjoying piano, backed by the Fisk College Jubilee Singers and Spooner Oldham on organ.

Encore set

  • “I Am a Baby”
  • “Harvest Moon”
  • “Coronary heart of Gold”
  • “Outdated Man”
  • “The Needle and the Harm Accomplished”
  • “Outdated King” – options Younger on six-string banjo, accompanied by Emmylou Harris on rhythm guitar and concord vocals.
  • “Comes a Time” – devoted to Nicolette Larson who sang on Younger’s Comes a Time album; options the backing singers and crew lined up throughout the entrance of the stage enjoying acoustic guitars.
  • “4 Robust Winds” – written by Ian Tyson.
  • “One in every of These Days”
  • “The Outdated Laughing Girl” – over the closing credit; Younger on solo acoustic guitar, alone on stage in a chair, enjoying to an empty auditorium.

DVD particular options

  • “He Was the King” – A bonus tune from Prairie Wind, not included within the movie.
  • “The Needle and the Harm Accomplished” – 1971 efficiency from The Johnny Money Present.


  • Grant Boatwright – concord vocals, acoustic guitar, electrical guitar (Outdated Black)
  • Larry Cragg – guitar technician, 12-string guitar, six-string banjo, broom
  • Anthony Crawford – acoustic guitar, concord vocals
  • Chad Cromwell – drums, percussion
  • Diana DeWitt – concord vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp
  • Clinton Gregory – fiddle, backing vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – concord vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Karl T. Himmel – drums, percussion
  • Ben Keith – pedal metal guitar, lap metal guitar, dobro, vibraphone
  • The Memphis Horns:
    • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
    • Tom McGinley – baritone saxophone
    • Jimmy Sharp – trombone
  • Spooner Oldham – Hammond B3 organ, piano, vibraphone
  • Gary W. Pigg – concord vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Rick Rosas – bass guitar
  • Neil Younger – vocals, acoustic guitar, six-string banjo, piano
  • Pegi Younger – concord vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Fisk College Jubilee Singers
  • Nashville String Machine

Scenic Artwork

Michael Zansky created scenic artwork in Neil Younger: Coronary heart of Gold.[3][4]


The movie had a restricted launch to most of the people, however got here to widespread vital acclaim with an 85{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} common on Metacritic and a 91{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} Contemporary ranking common on Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Official web site
  • Metacritic Assessment
  • Musicbox-On-line Assessment
  • Rotten Tomatoes assessment
  • Slant Journal Movie Assessment by Keith Uhlich
  • Neil Younger: Coronary heart of Gold at IMDb
  • Neil Younger: Coronary heart of Gold at AllMovie

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