Studio tracks on which Neil plays guitar

Neil has played guitar live in concert on such songs as "Suburbia," "Rent," "Se A Vida É," and "Was It Worth It?" But there's only a handful of cases in which it's a documented fact—or at least, from the evidence, a very strong likelihood—that he's playing guitar on studio tracks. That doesn't mean that these are the only tracks on which he plays guitar (usually acoustic, but sometimes electric). Nor does it necessarily mean that there's not another guitarist on some of these tracks as well, such as a few on which both Neil and Johnny Marr play guitar. (Note: Guitar samples played on a keyboard don't count.)

  1. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
  2. I Want a Lover (on which he plays both guitar and bass guitar)
  3. Why Don't We Live Together?
  4. Domino Dancing
  5. It Must Be Obvious
  6. How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?
  7. Nervously
  8. The End of the World
  9. The Truck-Driver and His Mate
  10. Hit and Miss
  11. Silver Age
  12. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
  13. Boy Strange
  14. Out of My System
  15. Home and Dry
  16. Sexy Northerner
  17. Nightlife
  18. I Get Along
  19. Birthday Boy
  20. London
  21. E-mail
  22. Here
  23. The Night I Fell in Love
  24. Luna Park
  25. Gin and Jag
  26. Beautiful People (demo)
    Neil plays guitar on the demo version of this song, which was released as a bonus track with the 2017 reissue of Yes. But his guitar apparently isn't used in the album version.
  27. A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
  28. One Night
  29. I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
  30. Run, Girl, Run (PSB demo and the "1971 single version" sung by Frances Barber)

It's very likely that Neil plays guitar on a number of other released studio recordings as well. But these are the only ones for which I so far have either definite or at least very strong confirmation of Neil's guitar work.