Neil YoungOn The Beach

Label:Reprise Records – R 2180
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, RCA Hollywood Press
Style:Country Rock


A1Walk On
BassBilly Talbot
Drums, VocalsRalph Molina
Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerDavid Briggs, Neil Young
Slide Guitar, VocalsBen Keith
A2See The Sky About To Rain
BassTim Drummond
DrumsLevon Helm
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Piano], VocalsNeil Young
Harmonica [Harp]Joe Yankee
ProducerMark Harman, Neil Young
Steel GuitarBen Keith
A3Revolution Blues
BassRick Danko
DrumsLevon Helm
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Piano]Ben Keith
Lead Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerMark Harman, Neil Young
Rhythm GuitarDavid Crosby
A4For The Turnstiles
Banjo, VocalsNeil Young
Dobro, VocalsBen Keith
ProducerDavid Briggs, Neil Young
A5Vampire Blues
Bass, PercussionTim Drummond
DrumsRalph Molina
GuitarGeorge Whitsell
Lead Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
Organ, Vocals, Drum [Hair Drum]Ben Keith
ProducerMark Harman, Neil Young
B1On The Beach
BassTim Drummond
Drum [Hand Drum]Ben Keith
DrumsRalph Molina
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Piano]Graham Nash
Guitar, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerAl Schmitt, Neil Young
B2Motion Pictures
BassBen Keith
Drums [Hand Drums]Ralph Molina
Guitar, Harmonica, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerAl Schmitt, Neil Young
Slide GuitarRusty Kershaw
B3Ambulance Blues
BassBen Keith
Drums [Hand Drums]Ralph Molina
FiddleRusty Kershaw
Guitar, Harmonica, VocalsNeil Young
ProducerAl Schmitt, Neil Young
Tambourine [Electric Tambourine]Joe Yankee

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RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood pressing denoted by “H” stamp in runouts.
First pressing with floral pattern inside the jacket. Issued with custom credit inner sleeve. STEREO is printed on labels.

All songs recorded at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, except "Walk On" and "For The Turnstiles", recorded at Broken Arrow Studios, San Francisco

Made in U.S.A.

Runouts are etched, only H is stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Stamped in runouts): H
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Price Code (On spine): 0698
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 31,716
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 31,717
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): R2180 31716-RE1-RCA-1H H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): R2180 31717 RE1-RCA-1H H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): R2180 31716-RE1-RCA-1H H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): R2180 31717 RE1-RCA-1J H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): R2180 31716-RE1-RCA-1J H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): R2180 31717 RE1-RCA-1J H

Other Versions (5 of 137)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
On The Beach (LP, Album, Stereo)Reprise RecordsK 54014UK1974
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On The Beach (LP, Album)Reprise Records, Reprise RecordsK 54014, 2180Italy1974
On The Beach (LP, Album, Stereo)Reprise RecordsRS 2180New Zealand1974
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On The Beach (LP, Album)Reprise RecordsR 2180Canada1974
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On The Beach (LP, Album, Semi-laminated Sleeve)Reprise RecordsR 2180Australia1974



  • dereksee's avatar
    The 1-H/ 1-H cut is an exquisite sounding record- the kinda vinyl to show naysayers just how much depth can be heard on a great sounding LP. There’s massive, clear low end and clarity across the frequency spectrum. Outstanding.
    • speedeep's avatar
      Edited 7 months ago
      If anyone is searching this album on vinyl, Antique Galleria in Paducah, KY has several copies for sale a/o 11/25/2023.
      • trstnplays's avatar
        one of the best sounding in my collection. crystal clear and three dimensional. love it.
        • SpaceCityAudio's avatar
          Hello, recently I've came across a sealed copy of this album, is there anything to denote whether its a first press besides opening it? I have strong feeling it is based on the collection it came from but just wondering if anyone knows? Thanks!
          • nielselb's avatar
            Recently bought this record. Great pressing! My copy came with a lyric insert. Does anyone else have this insert? I’m curious, since it’s not mentioned in the description/notes.
            • anti_her0's avatar
              Is this the first press ? I can't find any notes on this release.
              • kajsdf's avatar
                mine has all matching runout numbers, but ends in RCA-1J with STEREO on the labels. i don't see any other RCA pressings, so this must be the one? lots of tiny variations like that in these older NY records.
                • Frances_Rogers's avatar
                  Edited 6 months ago
                  My fave Neil, or right up there. Massey Hall is spellbinding and prolly the #1. Harvest Moon so good too. Gold many.
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                  Marantz TT-15
                  Parks Puffin phono
                  • dannyo52's avatar
                    I'm looking for another copy on clear vinyl Of Neil Young's on the beach
                    • stax-0f-wax's avatar
                      My variation is closest to this one, with "RCA" in the runnout, but does not have STEREO on the labels. Don't see a stamped "H" anywhere either.
                      Side 1: R2180 31716 RE-1-RCA-1E
                      Side 2: R2180 31717 RE-1-RCA-1G


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