Archive | Jul 10, 2018

Certain Songs #1259: Neil Young – “Comes a Time”

Album: Comes a Time
Year: 1978

Recorded at Woodland Studios, Nashville on November 2, 1977

After the hodgepodge that was American Stars and Bars, Neil turned in one of his most consistent — and long underrated by me — albums, the country-folk Comes a Time.

While not quite as epochal as Harvest, Comes a Time was buttressed by Nicolette Larson’s top ten hit single yacht rock cover of “Lotta Love,” the residual effects of which helped make it his best-selling album in over half a decade. Back from the ditch! He’s even got a goofy smile on the album cover, the only time in his entire discography that ever happened.