Sunday, December 28, 2008

Neil Young - 100 Times or More - 4-CD Live Compilation

Neil Young - A Hundred Times or More

Various Locations 1970-2003

Soundboard Collection in FLAC

Hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. Here's one more Neil Young compilation I want to share as a holiday gift. This is another great compilation, this one featuring some of the best live versions of Neil's most often-performed songs. That is, all the songs he has performed at least 100 times or more in concert. Here are the compiler's notes:
This compilation is inspired by the song 4 strong winds (I've been through that a hundred times or more) and the compilation at the other side of the spectrum; 5 times or less. I Figured that a compilation like this might be interesting, since all the songs have been played so many times that there's a SBD available. Also, there are bound to be some interesting versions around due to the many style changes. It sometimes is surprising what songs DO show up and what songs DON'T. And how very few songs (certainly compared to the 5 times or less compilation) he played more than a 100 times. I compiled this set using the great "Numbers on the Site" by Mattias Butterweck: I used my own extensive collection: which I collected via DC++ and countless torrent sites as well as buying some stuff too. The songs are placed in reverse order of the number of times he played them (from fewest to greatest), sort of like a Billboard Hot 100 idea. I also included all info on venues and checked all the officially released live stuff and used material as late as possible, to avoid stuff appearing in the archives soon and making this collection partly 'illegal'. Anyway, here it is, enjoy the countdown.

This list is compiled based on data available after the Freedom of Speech Tour of 2006 and after the BSB and Farm Aid 2006 concerts.

Disc 1:
All Along The Watchtower (1993-07-03 Torhout Festival, Torhout, Belgium)
Country Home (1976-11-15 Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL (Late Show))
Unknown Legend (1992-03-14 Texas Stadium, Irving, TX)
Love To Burn (2003-06-13 Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN)
Southern Pacific (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, University of Texas, Austin, TX)
I Am A Child (1970-02-25 Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH)
Drive Back (1987-06-02 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England)
Crime In The City (1989-12-10 Muziektheater Stopera, Amsterdam, Holland)
Love And Only Love (2001-01-20 Rock City, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Disc 2:
Tell Me Why (1970-06-04 Fillmore East, New York, NY)
Too Far Gone (1976-11-15 Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL (Late Show))
Don't Cry No Tears (1976-11-15 Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL (Late Show))
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1970-02-25 Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH)
On The Way Home (2004-09-18 Farm Aid 2004, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA)
Don't Be Denied (1974-07-09 Coliseum, Seattle, WA)
Dance, Dance, Dance (1971-02-23 BBC TV Studios, London, England)
From Hank To Hendrix (1992-11-17 WTTW Studios, Chicago, IL)
This Note's For You (1988-08-19 Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Lake, NY)
Soul Of A Woman (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, University of Texas, Austin, TX)
Are You Ready For The Country? (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX)
Sedan Delivery (2003-06-13 Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN)
Cowgirl In The Sand (1974-07-13 Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA)
Fuckin' Up (2003-06-13 Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN)
The Loner (1970-02-25 Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH)
My My, Hey Hey (1989-12-10 Muziektheater Stopera, Amsterdam, Holland)

Disc 3:
Long May You Run (1992-11-17 WTTW Studios, Chicago, IL)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (1970-06-04 Fillmore East, New York, NY)
Don't Let It Bring You Down (1989-12-08 Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany)
Harvest Moon (1993-07-03 Torhout Festival, Torhout, Belgium)
Roll Another Number (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, University of Texas, Austin, TX)Pocahontas (1996-07-10 Leipzig Festwiese, Leipzig, Germany)
Tonight's The Night (1987-06-02 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England)
Southern Man (2005-09-18 Farm Aid 2005, Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Il)
Ohio (1989-12-10 Muziek Theater Stopera, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Mr. Soul (1987-06-02 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England)
Helpless (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, University of Texas, Austin, TX)
Comes A Time (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, University of Texas, Austin, TX)
Cortez The Killer (1987-06-02 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England)

Disc 4:
Sugar Mountain (1970-02-25 Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH)
Hey Hey, My My (1996-07-07 Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium)
Down By The River (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, University of Texas, Austin, TX)
Old Man (1971-02-23 BBC TV Studios, London, England)
Rockin' In The Free World (1996-07-07 Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium)
Like A Hurricane (1976-11-15 Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL (Late Show))
The Needle And The Damage Done (1986-10-17 Met Center, Minneapolis, MN)
After The Gold Rush (1976-11-15 Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL (Late Show))
Cinnamon Girl (1970-02-25 Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH)
Heart Of Gold (1972-03-26 Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA)
Powderfinger (1984-09-25 Austin City Limits, University of Texas, Austin, TX)

 (Updated 03/29/21)
disc 1:
disc 2: NY_100times_disc 2_FLAC.rar
disc 3:
disc 4: NY_100times_disc 4_FLAC.rar


Friday, December 5, 2008

Neil Young - 2008 European Winter Tour Compilation

Neil Young
2008 Winter European Chrome Dreams
Continental Tour Compilation (Rustbucket Version),
(from Febuary-March 2008 concerts)
5-CD set, mp3 @192 kbps
No artwork

Hey all, here's another great Neil Young Live Compilation from earlier in 2008. This is a compilation of every song from the European leg of the early 2008 tour, using the best recorded versions available. This was compiled by the same group that also compiled sets for the 2007 American tour and 2008 European summer (electric band) tour (see compiler's notes below).

CD 1 - Acoustic
101 From Hank To Hendrix (5:31) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
102 Ambulance Blues (9:49) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
103 Sad Movies (3:51) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
104 Kansas (2:51) 2008-02-18 Amsterdam
105 Harvest (4:11) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
106 Mellow My Mind (3:01) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
107 Don't Let It Bring You Down (3:45) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
108 Campaigner (4:14) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
109 Love Art Blues (4:00) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
110 Out On the Weekend (4:49) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
111 Love Is A Rose (2:17) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
112 Cowgirl In the Sand (5:22) 2008-02-17 Amsterdam
113 Heart Of Gold (3:35) 2008-02-18 Amsterdam
114 Helpless (5:29) 2008-03-11 Manchester
115 The Needle and the Damage Done (4:13) 2008-02-15 Paris
116 Homegrown (2:54) 2008-03-15 London
117 Old King (3:55) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
118 Old Man (4:08) 2008-02-18 Amsterdam

CD 2 - Piano Songs
201 A Man Needs A Maid (4:30) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
202 No One Seems To Know (2:55) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
203 Mexico (2:57) 2008-03-15 London
204 Try (3:55) 2008-03-60 London
205 Flying On the Ground Is Wrong (4:56) 2008-03-08 London
206 On the Way Home (3:35) 2008-03-08 London
207 pre After the Goldrush (1:46) 2008-02-12 Antwerp
208 After the Goldrush (4:58) 2008-02-15 Paris
209 Stringman (3:53) 2008-02-18 Amsterdam
210 Separate Ways (3:59) 2008-02-22 Vienna
211 Journey Through the Past (3:44) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
212 Love In Mind (2:33) 2008-02-15 Paris

CD 3 - Electric set
301 'Neil Young on bass' (1:50) 2008-03-09 London
302 The Loner (4:11) 2008-03-09 London
303 Mr Soul (4:05) 2008-02-15 Paris
304 Don't Cry No Tears (3:27) 2008-02-15 Paris
305 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (4:58) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
306 Dirty Old Man (4:15) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
307 Spirit Road (6:42) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
308 Down By The River (13:56) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
309 My My Hey Hey (5:10) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
310 Too Far Gone (4:46) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
311 'I'm a popstar madonna madonna' (1:00) 2008-03-09 London
312 Bad Fog Of Loneliness (2:56) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
313 Winterlong (4:40) 2008-02-15 Paris
314 Oh Lonesome Me (5:03) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
315 The Believer (3:09) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
316 Powderfinger (5:34) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam

CD 4 - NHP + The shorter encores
401 No Hidden Path (19:06) 2008-02-15 Paris
402 Cinnamon Girl (4:21) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
403 Cortez the Killer (7:32) 2008-02-11 Antwerp
404 Roll Another Number (3:49) 2008-03-11 London
405 Tonight's the Night (7:22) 2008-03-14 London
406 Rockin' In the Free World (7:55) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam
407 Like A Hurricane (7:06) 2008-03-05 London

CD 5 - The long encores + The Sultan
501 Cinnamon Girl (10:30) 2008-03-05 London
502 Fuckin' Up (11:40) 2008-03-15 London
503 Cortez the Killer (12:01) 2008-02-17 Amsterdam
504 Like A Hurricane (12:01) 2008-02-14 Paris
505 The Sultan (3:45) 2008-02-20 Amsterdam

Neil Young - guitar, guitjo, harmonica, piano, vocals
Ben Keith - pedal steel, lap steel, guitar, organ, background vocals
Rick Rosas - bass
Ralph Molina - drums, background vocals
Pegi Young - background vocals, vibraphone
Anthony Crawford - background vocals, piano

Compiler's notes:This is a compilation of every song from the European tour. Last year I put together a compilation of the American tour.
As before, I've compared each version of every song from all the recordings I have (nearly all of them!) and picked the best version to my ears. I'm no expert on recording equipment so I have no idea what the difference is between the mics the tapers use, what quality they are or even how much they cost. I don't care as long as the end result sounds good, so I'll leave the expertise to the tapers!
A lot of the acoustic songs I've selected are from the first show of the tour Antwerp Feb 11, an outstanding recording. Some noted it as near soundboard in quality. All the songs from that first set are included here. Many of the songs from the electric set are from the excellent recordings from Amsterdam. I've put all the piano songs together onto Disc 2. Disc 3 is all the songs from the main electric set bar 'No Hidden Path' which has had to go on Disc 4 with the short encores. Disc 5 is the long encores plus 'The Sultan'.

Note: the 2008 summer european tour compilation (4-CD) is also available here on this blog, as well as the e 2007 American tour compilation here.