Neil Young at Carnegie Hall and Canada*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Efus, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Efus

    Efus Forum Resident

    Jackson, NJ, USA
    Acoustic guitar unless otherwise noted......
    The setup is a lot like the first set of his 2007 tour, circle of guitars around a chair, tack piano to his right, a psychedelic painted grand piano to his left, and the pump organ on a riser behind him.
    Oh yeah, and the wooden Indian statue makes his Carnegie Hall debut, lol.....

    Set 1
    1. From Hank to Hendrix
    2. On the Way Home (Buffalo Springfield song)
    3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
    4. Love in Mind- grand piano
    5. Mellow My Mind- guitjo
    6. Are You Ready for the Country- tack piano
    7. Someday- tack piano
    8. Changes (Phil Ochs cover)
    9. Harvest
    10. Old Man

    Set 2
    11. Goin' Back
    12. A Man Needs A Maid- grand piano
    13. Ohio
    14. Southern Man
    15. Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield song)- pump organ
    16. Needle of Death (Bert Jansch cover)
    17. The Needle and the Damage Done
    18. Harvest Moon
    19. Flying on the Ground Is Wrong (Buffalo Springfield song)- tack piano
    20. After the Gold Rush
    21. Heart of Gold

    22. Comes A Time
    23. Long May You Run
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014
  2. happy2behere

    happy2behere Well-Known Member

    NY NY
    Very nice!
  3. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Musicologist

    Walmartville PA
    wow, Love in Mind. Goin Back! Man Needs a Maid, Flying on the Ground Is Wrong. Mellow My Mind.
  4. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Forum Resident

    Toronto, ON

    This little run of shows is already a success.
  5. garymc

    garymc Forum Resident

    The sound in Carnegie Hall was pristine and Neil's voice was amazing. Great show.
  6. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Great show. Looking forward to the next 3 nights.
  7. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident's been 7 years since I saw Uncle Neil? Need to check his web page. Might be traveling!
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  8. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident

    love in mind!!!
    wow. looks like a good set list.
  9. jumpinjulian

    jumpinjulian Well-Known Member

    Hope they are filming these shows for Blu Ray!
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  10. vertigone

    vertigone Forum Resident

    Quick thoughts...

    1. Great show
    2. Some people in the crowd couldn't take the repeated hints by Neil to STFU.
    3. Patti Smith sat 2 rows in front of me. She gave Neil a standing ovation after Ohio
    4. Stage was very dark, no way they were filming anything.
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  11. LonesomeDayBlues

    LonesomeDayBlues Well-Known Member

    Long Beach, CA
    wow sounds like a magical show... hope he brings it to the west coast.
  12. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    "Southern Man" Wow - I thought that one had been retired years ago!
  13. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    Has Neil played that or Ohio in a solo context often? They seemed out of place but I don't follow his setlists closely, maybe he does them all the time.
  14. mongo

    mongo Forum Resident

    I've seen him play Ohio solo.
    I love the Phil Ochs song Changes.

    Unfortunately, I haven't gone to a Neil solo show in quite some time.
    Too many people think it's a sing along.
    Infuriating :realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad:
  15. Fletch

    Fletch Active Member

    New York
    Was there an opening act?
  16. bonus

    bonus Well-Known Member

    Sag Harbor, NY
    Not a big favorite of mine--and the performance was super-intense and impressive.
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  17. bonus

    bonus Well-Known Member

    Sag Harbor, NY
    I've had that experience plenty of times. Tonight there were shout-outs and requests between tunes but pretty much perfect silence during. The only exception was "Ohio," in which the crowd started clapping along and threw off his time. He stopped and pretty humorously got everyone to be quiet. Handled it a lot better than at certain times in the past.
  18. bonus

    bonus Well-Known Member

    Sag Harbor, NY
    No opening act.
  19. bonus

    bonus Well-Known Member

    Sag Harbor, NY
    I have some '89 boots where he does "Someday" on solo piano and it's just breathtaking. Then he went berserk with the version on Freedom by adding The Bluenotes and a lot of ridiculous sound effects. It slaughtered the song.

    So tonight, I was in heaven when he dusted it off (first time since '89?) and placed it in a set that made a concept out of his 1970-'72 period and his '70 show at CH. The biggest surprise of the night.

    And as he was snatching it back from Freedom and getting it down to soulful basics, he mimicked (self-mockingly, I thought) the goofy background grunts ("workin' on that great Alaska pipeline…") that are on the Freedom version. Beautiful Neil moment.
  20. bonus

    bonus Well-Known Member

    Sag Harbor, NY
    "Ohio" has gotten the solo acoustic treatment waaaaayyyy more than "Southern Man." While tonight's list was basically acoustic performances of acoustic-based songs, it's very common for him to take "electric' material and do it acoustically. What is not at all common is for him to do "Southern Man" solo acoustic…maybe a few one-offs over the years?
  21. mfp

    mfp Forum Resident

    Paris, France
    Thank you for sharing !

    I love that Neil covers Phil Ochs.
  22. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    East Yorkshire
    Maybe these shows will receive an "Archive" release fifty years from now ;)
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  24. chumlie

    chumlie Forum Resident

    Sounds pretty much the same as when he was touring for Harvest Moon. Good show, but he's much better with Crazy Horse. That being said. I can't think of anyone as good solo as Neil. He generates a lot of sound for a one man show.
  25. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Forum Resident

    New England
    I need to make a playlist with various NYA performance series solo versions!

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