Wednesday, March 14, 2007
"Neil Young is good people"
Neil Young is indeed good people, especially for his latest release from his vast archive of live performances. Taken from his 1971 performance at Massey Hall in Toronto, this gem is pre-Harvest and includes some early versions of songs that went on to become classics, including Old Man, Needle, and Man Needs a Maid/Heart of Gold from that album, not to mention others that wound up on After the Goldrush and Zuma. In addition to this, the sound quality is fan-fucking-tastic, much better than I expected from an early 70s recording. Finally, you get Neil at his most intimate: nothing but him, a guitar and piano, and some great banter.
Also check out the movie links to Neil's performance of Old Man and Ohio from the same show.
Neil Young -- Dance Dance Dance
Movie: Neil Young -- Old Man
Movie: Neil Young -- Ohio