Neil Young

Tell Me Why

Composed by Neil Young

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Introduced during the 1969 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young live shows (and many subsequent bootlegs), "Tell Me Why" eventually turned up as the opening track of After the Gold Rush. A simple and beautiful melody surrounds the track, underlining Young's harmonic gift and folk/country leanings. The lyrics, like many of Young's of the period, focus on self-examination and use natural imagery to set a mood that is, in a word, undeniable.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
After the Gold Rush 1970 Reprise 2:59
No Image 1973 Warner Bros. 0:00
No Image 1991 Silver Shadow 3:09
There's a World 2000 3:40
Neil Young Archives, Vol. I (1963-1972) 2009 Reprise / Warner Bros. 5:43
Neil Young Archives, Vol. I (1963-1972) [Video] 2009 Reprise 0:00