Neil Young - Carnegie Hall 1970

Neil Young - Carnegie Hall 1970

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Release Date 01/10/2021
Format 2LP
Label Warner
Catalogue Number 0093624885153

 1st October sees the release of the Neil Young ‘Carnegie Hall 1970’. Young has selected this concert he played at New York’s Carnegie Hall on December 4th, 1970 as the inaugural release from his Official Bootleg series.

The show rounded off a seminal year for Young who had released the ‘After The Gold Rush’ record just 3 months earlier in September which followed on from the ‘Déjà Vu’ album he recorded as part of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young in March of the same year.

This show is a never before heard recording with Young playing solo on vocals, acoustic guitar, piano and harmonica. Young played two solo acoustic shows at Carnegie Hall that week. “Listening to existing bootlegs, it seems that all the bootleggers got the second Carnegie Hall show,” Young writes on the Neil Young Archives. “There was one at 8:00 pm and one at midnight [about 27 hours later]. No one got that first one — the first time I walked onstage at Carnegie Hall, blowing my own 25-year-old mind.”

Change happens fast. At Carnegie Hall, I hear myself doing a new song, one about my ranch I had just moved to – ‘Old Man.’ Time flies.

Side A
01 Down By The River
02 Cinnamon Girl
03 I Am A Child
04 Expecting To Fly
05 The Loner
06 Wonderin’

Side B
01 Helpless
02 Southern Man
03 Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
04 Sugar Mountain

Side C
01 On The Way Home
02 Tell Me Why
03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
04 Old Man
05 After The Gold Rush
06 Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

Side D
01 Cowgirl In The Sand
02 Don’t Let It Bring You Down
03 Birds
04 Bad Fog Of Loneliness
05 Ohio
06 See The Sky About To Rain
07 Dance Dance Dance