Neil Young Launches Online Archives (1st December 2017)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Defrance, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. RoyalPineapple

    RoyalPineapple It ain't me in the photo, babe.

    Location:
    England
    Imagine you've just placed a vinyl copy of Live Rust on the table in front of me.

    And, being a generous fellow, you've also brought along a Blu-Ray of Rust Never Sleeps and a double-CD of the new Great Woods 1987 recording.

    Next, you abruptly prod me in the belly and say "Here's the deal, Pineapple. You can keep just two of these. So which ones are you gonna choose, buster?".

    I think I'd pick the RNS film and this 1987 show.

    Yes, it's that much fun. And what a treat to hear a show, in perfectly entertaining sound quality, from what is one of Neil's most overlooked, most obscure tours.

    Now, it's possible you're one of those fans ignoring this recording because it's not a slick-looking deluxe set with full-blown marketing campaign and all that b*****ks...

    ...and that's understandable.

    But you're also forgetting for a moment that Neil's most exciting works are often those that slip under the commercial radar. You have to go digging for them.

    So my suggestion is to subscribe to NYA immediately and enjoy listening to this show, from start to finish.

    Essential listening for Crazy Horse fans? You bet.

    Essential listening for Neil Young fans? You bet.

    (Extraordinarily good value? Ditto.)
     
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  2. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Location:
    Seattle Area
    Yeah, good show alright. Neil was definitely wrestling with his differing sides on this one. Could have done without the cheesy drum triggers.
     
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  3. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner

    Location:
    Belgium
    Is that Great Woods show all electric or are parts solo?
     
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  4. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

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    Part solo
     
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  5. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

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    California
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  6. Harm1985

    Harm1985 Forum Resident

    Quite a scathing review in that newspaper clipping:
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    I always like how the reviewer likes to think for the audience.

    I'm sure there's plenty of people that would like a greatest hits concert, but that's not how you stay relevant. Primarily, Neil should play for himself, doing what he wants. The audience merely pays for the privilege of getting to watch him at work.

    Neil isn't the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac or Genesis, after all.
     
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  7. Tom Favata

    Tom Favata tbuick6

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    Much like a few posters on the Dylan Sptingtime Thread. Schoolin’ us on what good Dylan is.
     
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  8. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    Location:
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    Steve Morse was a straight nerd writer for the Globe. I lived in Boston back then and saw all of Neil’s shows at Great Woods before I moved. This show was fantastic.

    For some reason I cannot get the link to work on NYA. Have rebooted and deleted and reloaded the app and still won’t work. Damn.

    EDIT - got it to work on the laptop.
     
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  9. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident

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    see the sky about to rain from carnegie hall is streaming.
     
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  10. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Location:
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    Quite a lovely performance I have to say.
     
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  11. adam_777

    adam_777 Forum Resident

    Location:
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    A very fine performance, considering he debuted it not long before it sounds fully developed, where as some of the Harvest material he would play on the 1971 tour definitely sounded somewhat embryonic. It's interesting just the different vibe you get from this recording. The other late 1970 acoustic tour album we have being Cellar Door is a significantly more low key gig in a proverbial hole in the wall. That creates it's charms for that reason with an unbelievable intimacy, but it's pretty incredible to hear the crowd at Carnegie erupt in appreciation following this track considering it was a completely unknown song. When was that last time any of us heard a response like that at any gig for a completely unknown song? And it's not even like it was a song that went on to become a huge hit.
     
  12. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    Yes, unfortunately, I went back to listen to the rest of it via the app and it is no longer there. It's quite annoying.
     
  13. Harm1985

    Harm1985 Forum Resident

    Strange, I can still it in the app. I'm rust tier though. Has it been a week already?
     
  14. Spencer R

    Spencer R Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Yeah, of course the joke about bands playing new songs in concert is that it gives the audience a chance to head to the bathroom or the beer stall. As much as I hate to say it, music just meant more to people back then. To people in general, and to Neil’s audience in particular, I suspect.
     
  15. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Follower of Hi-Fi

    Location:
    New Mexico USA
    This revisitation of the bad-reputation 1980’s periods of both Neil Young and Bob Dylan right now is fascinating for a bunch of reasons, and looking beyond the picture people were getting from the official studio releases at the time to find amazing music and performances can be excitingly revisionist and revelatory.

    As long as you don’t try to wave away the extent to which Neil and Bob actually were for a time wandering and wavering self-contradictory stumblebums who had lost the plot and we’re giving fans a lot of confusing dreck.

    It’s all true, the good, the great, and the truly bad.
     
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  16. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    I can still see the button on the front of the app too but when I click on it, there isn't anything to play. It doesn't even list the show anymore.
    It is still working fine on the website.
     
  17. IHeartRecordsAz

    IHeartRecordsAz Forum Resident

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    Scottsdale, AZ
    A brand new Concert of the Moment is already available to listen to. This time it’s a Lost Dogs show, specifically the 4/14/1989 New South Wales concert.
     
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  18. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident

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    DAMN! let's go!!
     
  19. Harm1985

    Harm1985 Forum Resident

  20. RoyalPineapple

    RoyalPineapple It ain't me in the photo, babe.

    Location:
    England
    This is a far better recording than I thought we'd ever hear from Neil's tours with the Restless/Lost Dogs.

    Gets livelier as it goes on, too.

    (The last song of the night is missing from this tape — I think).

    Warning! Prepare for ultra aggressive, high-octane rock 'n' roll lead-guitar carnage (!) that makes Weld (yes, my beloved Weld) sound like an opera.
     
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  21. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Forum Resident

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    Wowsers!! I haven't even had a chance to listen to the 1987 show. What a treasure.
     
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  22. RoyalPineapple

    RoyalPineapple It ain't me in the photo, babe.

    Location:
    England
    You might notice there are huge variations in the volume of Neil's electric guitar on this recording.

    Do not adjust your set! That's the sound of Neil causally (okay, definitely not casually) switching on an extra stack of Marshall amps mid-way through the songs.

    (As the recording goes on, we get more and more of the full-volume stuff — and the sound quality shakes off a few cobwebs, too.)
     
  23. andyediewatt

    andyediewatt Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Australia
    Go you good thing NYA. From that epic Great Woods gig to The mother flippin Aussie 89 Lost Dogs tour in out of the way Coffs Harbour. I'd always hope I hear a decent recording from this tour on the Archives.....and how sublime does See The Sky About To Rain sound from 70? Good times are coming!
     
  24. RoyalPineapple

    RoyalPineapple It ain't me in the photo, babe.

    Location:
    England
    During the quieter parts of Down By The River, you will hear a rare sound —

    Ben Keith strumming along on acoustic.

    Yes, the electric guitars (Neil and Poncho) are subtle and soft enough to clearly pick out the acoustic guitar.

    That's until Neil hits the switch that turns on his Marshalls. I think you will struggle to hear the acoustic, then.

    (Assuming it wasn't burnt to a crisp in the ensuing sonic bloodbath.)

    Neil has done very quiet tours and very loud tours. But this was the tour where he went to both extremes at once — sometimes even during the same song.
     
  25. lambfan68

    lambfan68 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I'm loving the mix on the early part of the electric set. You can clearly hear what Poncho is playing. That isn't always the case, especially with audience recordings. Neil's volume tends to obliterate pretty much everything else.
     

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