Friday, August 20, 2010

Neil Young - 1976-03-11 - Tokyo, Japan


Neil Young & Crazy Horse
1976-03-11

Live at Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan

'Arena Of Gold' [Tarantura]
Master Audience recording, very good quality
New Upgraded quality to 320kbps mp3 files!
(previously available @ 192k)
Artwork Included

Ok, to wrap up this set of Neil Young posts, I decided to go ahead and post one of the 1976 Japan shows, because in checking, they don't seem to be as widely available as I previously thought, even though a few have been featured on some other blogs. Although no soundboard recordings have surfaced from these shows (Perhaps Neil is still holding these for future release in the Archives series?), this is one of the best audience recordings of these Japan shows, the final night in Tokyo, at Budokan Hall. As was the composition of Young’s shows at the time, the first set was solo Neil Young with acoustic guitar or piano. And as usual, he unveiled several 'new' songs on this tour, including 'Too Far Gone', 'Let It Shine', 'Lotta Love', and 'No One Seems to Know'. The second (electric) set brought on Crazy Horse, and featured the first live versions of the recently released Zuma classics 'Like a Hurricane', 'Cortez the Killer', and 'Drive Back' , as well as searing versions of 'Southern Man', 'Cowgirl in the Sand', 'Cinnamon Girl', and others. It is a delight to hear this period of Young’s career when there is such a sense of tension, freshness, surprise and a certain desperation to these songs.

Disc 1: Neil Solo acoustic
01. Tell Me Why (5.8MB)
02. Mellow My Mind (5.0MB)
03. After The Gold Rush (6.1MB)
04. Too Far Gone (4.4MB)
05. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (4.8MB)
06. Let It Shine [released on Stills-Young Band’s Long May You Run album] (6.5MB)
07. A Man Needs A Maid (5.4MB)
08. No One Seems To Know [unreleased] (4.8MB)
09. Heart Of Gold (5.7MB)

Disc 2: w/Crazy Horse (electric)
01. Intermission
02. Country Home
03. Don’t Cry No Tears
04. Cowgirl In The Sand
05. Lotta Love
06. Like A Hurricane
07. The Losing End
08. Drive Back
09. Southern Man
Encore
10. Cortez The Killer
11. Cinnamon Girl

Lineup
Neil Young - guitar, vocals
Billy Talbot - bass
Frank Sampedro - guitar
Ralph Molina - drums

New Link! New version, with upgraded quality (320 kbps) files (Updated 01/07/14)
Neil_Young_1976-03-11-Tokyo_Japan-320.rar

FYI: A Lossless (FLAC) version of the show from the same venue but the previous night (3-10-76) is available at Quality Bootz here.

3 comments:

wardo said...

Thank you!

The Petulant Child said...

The first link is down.

BBKron said...

Actually, links work just fine. Try again.