Neil Young And Crazy Horse: Americana
1. Oh Susannah 2. Clementine 3. Tom Dooley 4. Gallows Pole 5. Get A Job 6. Travel On 7. High Flyin' Bird 8. She'll Be Comin 'Round The Mountain 9. This Land Is Your Land 10. Wayfarin' Stranger 11. God Save The Queen
Americana is the first album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in nearly nine years. Crazy Horse is: Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, and Neil Young. Americana is a collection of classic, American folk songs. In their day, some of these may have been referred to as 'protest songs', 'murder ballads', or campfire-type songs passed down with universal, relatable tales for everyman. Some of these compositions which, like 'Tom Dooley' and 'Oh Susannah', were written in the 1800s, while others, like 'This Land Is Your Land' (utilizing the original, widely misinterpreted 'deleted verses') and 'Get A Job', are mid-20th-century folk classics. It's also interesting to note that 'God Save The Queen', Britain's national anthem also became the de facto national anthem of sorts for America before the establishment of The Union as we know it until they came to adopt 'The Star Spangled Banner', which has been recognized for use as early as 1889 and made the official national anthem in 1931 of the United States of America. Each of these compositions is very much part of the fabric of American heritage; the roots of what is thought of as 'Americana' in cultural terms, using songs as a way of passing along information and documenting American past.