Tonight's The Night (studio album) by Neil Young

Tonight's The Night
Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 494th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of 1975 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (115th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (494th)
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Neil Young bestography

Tonight's The Night is ranked 4th best out of 76 albums by Neil Young on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Neil Young is After The Gold Rush which is ranked number 76 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,777.

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From 12/30/2020 01:18
Some great, great songs here, but overall not amongst my favorite Neil Young releases.
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From 06/05/2020 18:27
It took me a while to get through this one, but it is really good. The themes are dense and sad. Most of the songs focus on death, as Neil Young had just experienced two in his life at the time of recording this album, both heroin overdoses. But there's lots of good material here, both versions of the title track, Tired Eyes, Borrowed Tune, Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown (which features Danny Whitten, one of the casualties of heroin previously mentioned), and Speakin' Out (Nils Lofgren's guitar work on Speakin' Out is great). You can tell the deaths of Danny Whitten and Bruce Berry really took a toll on him for a while. Tonight's the Night is a must listen for Neil Young fans.
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75/100
From 05/16/2020 06:15
I'm a huge Neil fan, but I could never fully get into this one. It always sounded unfinished compared to his other albums from this era. Many of the songs are somewhat sparse and quietly mixed. I assume this was because he was going to release Homegrown the year this came out, but decided to rush this one out instead.

I still think the songwriting is superb, and that there are some great emotional moments on this album ("Borrowed Tune" and "Tired Eyes" are quite beautiful). Also, the lyrics and messages are amazing. As an anti-drug album, it's great.
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From 12/29/2019 19:29
Sad and beautiful.
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From 11/28/2019 14:00
Sombrio e profundamente emocionado! Fenomenal a aura blues do álbum!
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From 07/27/2019 18:11
Favorite Tracks:Borrowed Tune, Come On Baby (Let's Go Downtown), Roll Another Number (For The Road), Albuquerque
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From 06/20/2019 15:32
Neil Young with another really good album. I liked this more than the previous album, On the Beach.
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From 06/18/2019 22:10
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Good lyrics but not the best music, good album by Mr Young
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From 12/26/2018 10:02
'Tonight's the Night' is album number 1 in Neil Young's iconic "Ditch Trilogy" which encompasses 'Tonight's The Night' recorded 1973 and released 1975 , 'Time Fades Away' 1973 and 'On the Beach' 1974. 'Tonight's the Night' is not only one of Neil Young's greatest albums it is one of rocks greatest albums

To appreciate this album you need to understand the devastating impact the deaths of Danny Whitten and Bruce Berry had upon Young , it was written from the depths of despair and very dark place

Legend has it Young and his band mates would drink heavily throughout the day and into the night then hit record around midnight & it shows with the loose melodies and slurred vocals evident through out . Lyrically Neil is very literal on this album with no hidden imagery or speculation required - "Albuquerque" is about Albuquerque , "Borrowed Tune" is literally a borrowed tune namely The Rolling Stones "Sweet Lady Jane" from their 1966 'Afermath' album and the boozy "Roll Another Number" is (obviously) about lighting a joint and getting the F outta there ( I love the line "I'm not going back to Woodstock for a while / though I long to hear that lonesome hippy smile") . These straight up and down lyrics is one of the reasons why I love this album

Stone cold classic
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From 02/16/2018 19:48
Copertina nera come l'umore dell'autore: la perdita dell'amico e chitarrista dei Crazy Horse getta Neil Young in un baratro da cui riuscirà ad emergere solo a distanza di alcuni anni.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
11. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
12. Mothership Connection by Parliament
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Young Americans by David Bowie
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
17. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
18. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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