October 21, 2013

Neil Young: "Live At The Cellar Door" 11/26

Just in time for the holiday season: Live At The Cellar Door, a new addition to the Neil Young Archives Performance Series, documenting his six-night run at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C in 1970:

Neil Young will release Live At The Cellar Door, the latest in his Archives Performance Series, on November 26th on Reprise Records. The album collects recordings made during Young's intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970, a few months after Reprise released his classic third solo album After The Gold Rush in August.

The album, which features Young performing on acoustic guitar and piano, includes tracks that are interesting for several reasons, such as stunning live versions of songs that appeared on After The Gold Rush ("Tell Me Why," "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," "Birds," "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and the title track) and solo performances of the Buffalo Springfield songs "Expecting To Fly" (from their 1967 second album Buffalo Springfield Again), "I Am A Child" (from their third and final album Last Time Around and Young's 1977 Decade compilation), and "Flying On The Ground Is Wrong," from their 1966 self-titled debut.

In addition, Live At The Cellar Door features early, raw performances of songs that wouldn't appear until subsequent Young albums, including the rarity "Bad Fog Of Loneliness" (which appears on Live At Massey Hall '71 - released in 2007-but was previously unreleased until the studio band version was included on Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972), "Old Man" (released two years later on 1972's Harvest album), a rare solo performance of "Cinnamon Girl" on piano (the full band version appears on Young's 1969 second solo album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere), and "Down By The River," also from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Live At The Cellar Door was recorded by Henry Lewy and produced by Young.

As with Young's previous releases in the Archives series, Live At The Cellar Door will be released digitally, on CD, and on 180-gram vinyl (mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas in Germany).
Side One:
  1. Tell Me Why
  2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  3. After The Gold Rush
  4. Expecting To Fly
  5. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
  6. Old Man
  7. Birds
Side Two:
  1. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  2. See The Sky About To Rain
  3. Cinnamon Girl
  4. I Am A Child
  5. Down By The River
  6. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

» neilyoung.com

(Thanks: Triple-B)

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