Neil YoungOn The Beach

Label:Reprise Records – 9362-48497-2
Series:Digital Masterpiece Series
CD, HDCD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Style:Blues Rock, Country Rock


1Walk On
BassBilly Talbot
Drums, VocalsRalph Molina
Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerDavid Briggs, Neil Young
Slide Guitar, VocalsBen Keith
2See The Sky About To Rain
BassTim Drummond
DrumsLevon Helm
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], VocalsNeil Young
HarpJoe Yankee
ProducerMark Harman, Neil Young
Steel GuitarBen Keith
3Revolution Blues
BassRick Danko
DrumsLevon Helm
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Ben Keith
Lead Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerMark Harman, Neil Young
Rhythm GuitarDavid Crosby
4For The Turnstiles
Banjo, VocalsNeil Young
Dobro, VocalsBen Keith
ProducerDavid Briggs, Neil Young
5Vampire Blues
Bass, PercussionTim Drummond
DrumsRalph Molina
GuitarGeorge Whitsell
Lead Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
Organ, Vocals, Percussion [Hair Drum]Ben Keith
ProducerMark Harman, Neil Young
6On The Beach
BassTim Drummond
DrumsRalph Molina
Drums [Hand Drum]Ben Keith
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Graham Nash
Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerAl Schmitt, Neil Young
7Motion Pictures
BassBen Keith
Drums [Hand Drums]Ralph Molina
Guitar, Harmonica, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerAl Schmitt, Neil Young
Slide GuitarRusty Kershaw
8Ambulance Blues
BassBen Keith
Drums [Hand Drums]Ralph Molina
FiddleRusty Kershaw
Guitar, Harmonica, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerAl Schmitt, Neil Young
Tambourine [Electric]Joe Yankee

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Original 1974 LP finally released on CD after almost 30 years.
Jewel case with transparent tray and illustrated tray-liner. Some copies with Warner logo embossed on front.
Some copies with a sticker (see pic).
3x2 panel fold-out cover with liner notes and credits.

On back cover:
© ℗ 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
First release in [July 16] 1974

On fold-out cover:
All songs recorded at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, except tracks 1 and 4, recorded at Broken Arrow Studios, San Francisco.
All songs published by Silver Fiddle Music ASCAP except track 2 published by Broken Fiddle Music ASCAP.

Levon Helm and Rick Danko appear courtesy of Capitol records, Inc.

Digital mastering at Redwood Digital, Woodside, CA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-48497-2 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624849728
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 00322
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 26): [Warner W logo] 936248497-2 06/03 V01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 26): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 05L2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 05R5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 05N7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 056T
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0529
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 05R3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0575
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 05E1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 0598
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 05M6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 11): IFPI 05N9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 12): IFPI 05N8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 13): IFPI 0507
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 14): IFPI 05F1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 15): IFPI 05Z6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 16): IFPI 05P1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 17): IFPI 0518
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 18): IFPI 056S
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 19): IFPI 0544
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 20): IFPI 05A2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 21): IFPI 0519
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 22): IFPI 05N0
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 23): IFPI 05R1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 24): IFPI 05T2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 25): IFPI 0591
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 26): IFPI 05M9

Other Versions (5 of 136)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
On The Beach (LP, Album, Stereo, RCA Hollywood Press)Reprise RecordsR 2180US1974
On The Beach (LP, Album, Stereo)Reprise RecordsK 54014UK1974
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On The Beach (LP, Album)Reprise Records, Reprise RecordsK 54014, 2180Italy1974
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On The Beach (LP, Album, Club Edition)Reprise Records63 492Germany1974
On The Beach (LP, Album, Stereo)Reprise RecordsRS 2180New Zealand1974



  • hafler3o's avatar
    Part of the 'Digital Masterpiece Series' unfortunately the first track is a little too hot in the mastering, I really have to turn that one down. After that digital equilibrium is restored as well as my ear pleasure. As for the music and backing, if you are familiar with David Lynch's 'The Straight Story' film and love the music from that, this could also be up your street. Some sunlight but mostly a foreboding listen, not feelgood but feelreal for those in the slow lane or lost highway of life.
    • dlgale1974's avatar
      Edited 8 years ago
      This is a great album, it doesn't contain the same sort of accessible gems as either "Harvest" or "After the Goldrush", but it's a personal, maybe slightly gloomy album that benefits from repeated listening. There are no dubs here, but i think the title track and "Revolution Blues" featuring Rick Danko's Bass and David Crosby's rhythm guitar, are the highlights, along with "Ambulance Blues".


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