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.
Track Listing: 1. Down By The River 2. Cinnamon Girl 3. I Am A Child 4. Expecting To Fly 5. The Loner 6. Wonderin’ 7. Helpless 8. Southern Man 9. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing 10. Sugar Mountain 11. On The Way Home 12. Tell Me Why 13. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 14. Old Man 15. After The Gold Rush 16. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong 17. Cowgirl In The Sand 18. Don’t Let It Bring You Down 19. Birds 20. Bad Fog Of Loneliness 21. Ohio 22. See The Sky About To Rain 23. Dance Dance Dance