Monday, May 18, 2009

Neil Young - 1971-02-27 - Royal Festival Hall, London

Neil Young
Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
February 27, 1971
Audience recording, Excellent quality

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OK, in anticipation of Neil's oft-delayed, hopefully soon-to-be-released Archives Vol. 1, here is some vintage Neil from his Solo Tour of 1971 [Ed. note: Neil's Archives Vol.1 was finally released in 2009, covering from 1965-1972]. This high quality recording captures an excellent performance featuring early versions of many new songs (soon to become classics) that would be on the upcoming Harvest album (but which would not be released for more than a year after this show), as well as some Buffalo Springfield songs. All in all, a great solo show. This version is speed corrected from the original bootleg CD (Silver Shadow silver disc), and the final song was added from a different source, to provide the complete show.

1. On the Way Home
2. Tell Me Why
3. Old Man
4. Journey Through the Past
5. Cowgirl in the Sand
6. The Bridge
7. The Loner
8. Don't Let it Bring You Down
9. See the Sky About to Rain
10. Out on the Weekend
11. I am a Child
12. Ohio
13. Love in Mind
14. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
15. Heart of Gold
16. A Man Needs a Maid
17. Harvest
18. The Needle and the Damage Done
19. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
20. Dance Dance Dance
21. Expecting to Fly*

* from 1970-71 Solo Tour disc 2 (Viglione compilation)

Neil Young: vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica


Oliver said...
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Oliver said...

thank you so much for this link! love your musical taste

Unknown said...

Hi there - I am a huge fan of this recording but haven't heard it since 1997, when I had a cassette tape version of it which has since gone the way of the dinosaur.

Any chance you could re-post?

Unknown said...

Genius ... pure Genius!

Unknown said...

Genius ... pure Genius!

Unknown said...

Many thanks for re-posting the link. Love it!