Comes a Time is the ninth album by Neil Young, and a return to the country/folk rock sound of Harvest (1972). “Comes a Time” is also the title song and a single release from this album. Originally, it had started out as a solo record, but when Young played it for Reprise executives they asked him if he wouldn’t mind adding rhythm tracks to what he already had. Young agreed to this, and the end product was the Comes a Time that was released. Two songs had Young backed by Crazy Horse, resulting in them having sound more raw than the smooth production of the rest of the album.
“Human Highway” was written several years prior to its release, and originally presented to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1974 for a proposed studio album by the group which never came to be.
Much of the album features harmony vocals from Nicolette Larson. She also shares lead with Young on “Motorcycle Mama”.
All songs were written by Neil Young, except where noted. Crazy Horse appear on “Look Out For My Love” and “Lotta Love”.
- “Goin’ Back” – 4:43
- “Comes a Time” – 3:05
- “Look Out for My Love” – 4:06
- “Lotta Love” – 2:38
- “Peace of Mind” – 4:11
- “Human Highway” – 3:09
- “Already One” – 4:53
- “Field of Opportunity” – 3:08
- “Motorcycle Mama” – 3:08
- “Four Strong Winds” (Ian Tyson) – 4:07