Neil Young at Carnegie Hall, 1970 and 1973
This early 2014 run of shows at Carnegie Hall is, of course, not the first time Neil has played the famed venue. But it’s been awhile! He visited Carnegie for the first time in late 1970, playing a solo acoustic set that actually shares plenty of tunes with the set he played last night. The recording is not fantastic, but the performance is stellar. A couple years later, Neil returned with the Stray Gators in tow for an excellent Time Fades Away-era show. This audience recording is actually fairly solid, and the set features some great rarities, including “Cripple Creek Ferry,” “Soldier,” an acoustic “LA” and an electric “New Mama.” Enjoy! [These links are just unbroken mp3s, FYI].
December 5, 1970
Down By The River / Cinnamon Girl / I Am A Child / Expecting To Fly / The Loner / Wonderin’ / Helpless / Southern Man / Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing / On The Way Home / Tell Me Why / Only Love Can Break Your Heart / Old Man / After The Gold Rush / Flying On The Ground Is Wrong / Don’t Let It Bring You Down / Cowgirl In The Sand / Birds / Bad Fog Of Loneliness / Ohio / See The Sky About To Rain / Sugar Mountain
January 21, 1973
Cripple Creek Ferry / Here We Are In The Years / LA / Soldier / Out On The Weekend / Old Man / Heart Of Gold / The Loner / Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere / Time Fades Away / New Mama / Alabama / Don’t Be Denied / Cinnamon Girl / Lookout Joe / Southern Man / Last Dance / Are You Ready For The Country?