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Neil Young kicks off his long-promised Official Bootleg Series with Carnegie Hall 1970. This is a recording of the early show on 4 December 1970, which unlike the later show, has evaded bootleggers over the years.
The show was recorded on analogue multi-track and therefore could be professionally mixed for this release (by Neil Young and Niko Bolas).
It features a fabulous, and generous, setlist with stripped-down versions of songs like ‘Down By the River’, ‘Helpless’, ‘Sugar Mountain’ plus the title track from the at the time only-just-issued After the Goldrush. ‘Bad Fog of Loneliness’, ‘Old Man” and “See the Sky About to Rain” hadn’t been released at all, at the time of this concert.
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.
Label: Shakey Pictures Records
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