Neil Young Launches Bootleg Series

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  1. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Young Shakespeare is underrated in this series.
  2. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Fonthill, Ontario
    I won’t be listening to the Rainbow disc again anytime soon.
  3. Harm1985

    Harm1985 Forum Resident

    The full Carnegie Hall concert has been added to NYA, there's an additional 8 minutes of in between song chatter.
  4. Crosseyed

    Crosseyed help I'm a rock

    I actually thought I would feel this way but once I got past the sound quality the show itself blew me away - especially Helpless which is quite the epic version. It goes good with coffee in the morning played at a low level with plenty of bass added.
  5. parkgrover

    parkgrover Forum Resident

    Same here, at first the sound quality put me off, much worse than his other recent live releases - but on subsequent listens I am really appreciating how great the performance is
  6. LostWilbury

    LostWilbury Forum Resident

    Yamaguchi, Japan
    Really one of the most rewarding and re-listened too vinyl purchases of the last few years. Just love that show, recordings and everything. Will now check it out again.
  7. Although I knew what to expect the first listen was still jarring.
    However 2nd time around I was able to not subconsciously critique it and just get into the performance.Which is pretty great.
    Subsequent listens have me really enjoying it and the sound quality has become irrelevant to me.
    Unlike Noise And Flowers where he took a modern recording and tried to make it sound like someone took a cassette recorder into a concert (Sorry but I can’t help myself sticking it in to that release).
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  8. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Senior Member

    Cape Cod, MA
    Are any of you folks listening to vinyl Rainbow with your mono switch on?
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  9. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Fonthill, Ontario
    I’ll have to give it another spin :cheers:
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  10. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Senior Member

    Cape Cod, MA
    Correct me if I'm wrong - at this point there has only been Filmore East with Crazy Horse for some of the electric tunes in those concerts for a 1970 release. The 1970 tour was quite brief - Feb/March - but those shows had a vibe/charm of "innocence" that is pretty special IMHO. I've not seen anything that says a '70 gig will be in the Official Bootleg Series. The '69 tour with CH was just a handful of shows, so '70 was when NYCH really jumped the corral fence. A '70 show needs a release!
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  11. Harm1985

    Harm1985 Forum Resident

    The obvious choice is the 1970-2-25 Music Hall concert.

    Although that wasn't very good, from what I read in the paper ;)

  12. ronton99

    ronton99 Forum Resident

    I'm shocked.
    I was at that show.
    That review does not describe it in any way.
    The crowd loved him/them.

    It was my second concert (after The Monkees in 1967 - I was 10), and it was inspirational to the young me.
    The bootleg of that show came out shortly thereafter and I grabbed a copy.
    The sound was not that great and it had some ragged moments - he mentions that it's the first show of the short tour, they were held up and arrived late, and it was frikken' cold that night.
    They sound more self-assured at the Fillmore a few days later.
    But that Cincinnati show was one of the most memorable nights of my life.

    The version of "It Might Have Been" on archives 1 is from that soundboard recording - don't know if they found the original tape or not.
  13. I know this is a pedants corner reply but Young Shakespeare is a Performance Series title and not part of the Official Bootleg Series.
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  14. slipkid

    slipkid Senior Member

    Hilariously bad review.

    BUT - it gave me a GREAT idea for a bandname - "LOOSE CHORDS"!!!!!! Doubly hilarious in that the reviewer could not even spell "cords" right (unless Neil was fumbling around on his guitar and it really was CHORDS instead of the guitar cables aka cords)....
  15. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Senior Member

    Cape Cod, MA
    The Cincinn boot shows what a great concert it was.
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  16. SilverBottomSavior

    SilverBottomSavior Forum Resident

    Hershey, PA
    There is also a hilariously inept and negative review of Frank Zappa's Edinboro 1974 show (a favorite with fans) that was already known but included in the packaging of the "Erie" box set as a clipping - that proves how completely clueless the "reviewer" was.

    More artists should do this, I think.
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  17. adam_777

    adam_777 Forum Resident

    Duncan BC, Canada
    The Neil comments are pretty funny. He talks about how the show wasnt worth seeing but points out the enthusiastic crowd response...hmm

    This does contain a few harrowing harbingers of doom considering what would happen at The Who concert in the same city a decade later.
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  18. Twinge Crispy

    Twinge Crispy Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Always wished we had Santa Monica 3/28/70 in better quality.
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