NEIL YOUNG – ” Carnegie Hall 1970 “

Posted: August 24, 2021 in MUSIC

The long-running Neil Young Archives Series has featured a number of lines: an Official Release Series, a Performance Series, and a Special Release Series among them.  Shakey Pictures Records and Reprise Records recently announced a new addition to the Archives:  the Neil Young Official Bootleg Series.  It will launch on Friday, October 1st with “Carnegie Hall 1970“, featuring Young’s debut performance at the venerable venue on December 4th, 1970 (the early show).  “Carnegie Hall 1970” will arrive on double vinyl,

Neil Young has announced  an Official Bootleg Series that will feature recordings of storied concerts from throughout his musical career. The first of these albums is the “Carnegie Hall 1970″, which will be out October 1st via Warner Brothers.

Specifically, this was Neil’s first-ever show at Carnegie Hall, on December 4th, 1970, and the first of two back-to-back shows he played there that night (a second followed immediately after at midnight). Neil’s set included “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” “Down By the River,” “Helpless,” and “Sugar Mountain,” plus “After the Goldrush,” as well as some songs he hadn’t released yet, like “Bad Fog of Loneliness,” “Old Man,” and “See the Sky About to Rain.”

‘Carnegie Hall 1970’, which was recorded on original analogue multitrack and mixed by The Volume Dealers: Neil Young and Niko Bolas, was made from the early show on December 4th, 1970, and it was the first time Young ever performed at the New York venue.

Young performed two shows at Carnegie Hall, one on the 4th and another at midnight the next morning. Bootleggers were unable to capture this first show, which according to Young was “by far, a much superior show”.

The last couple of years have seen Young share a number of unreleased projects from his extensive vault, including 1975’s ‘Homegrown’ and a number of live recordings like 1990’s ‘Way Down In The Rust Bucket’.

Now, the Crazy Horse band leader – alongside Shakey Pictures Records and Reprise Records – has revealed that the first release in ‘The Neil Young Official Bootleg Series’ will arrive on October 1st.

You can listen to “Cowgirl in the Sand” from the album now,

In other news, Neil is apparently making a new album with his band Crazy Horse, and just cancelled his performance at Farm Aid, citing Covid concerns, and saying, “My soul tells me it would be wrong to risk having anyone die because they wanted to hear music and be with friends.”

Neil Young Official Bootleg Series track listing:
OBS 1: Carnegie Hall 1970
(NYC: December 4th, 1970 – Early show)

Down by the River
Cinnamon Girl
I Am a Child
Expecting to Fly
The Loner
Southern Man
Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
Sugar Mountain
On the Way Home
Tell Me Why
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Old Man
After the Gold Rush
Flying on the Ground Is Wrong
Cowgirl in the Sand
Don’t Let It Bring You Down
Bad Fog of Loneliness
See the Sky About to Rain
Dance Dance Dance

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