January 8, 2014 – 7:18 am

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First Night At Carnegie 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY; January 6, 2014. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Thanks to petercul who recorded the show and shared the tracks at Dime.

petercul noted:

This set was recorded full econo-mode, straight to my Edirol R-09’s built-in mics. The copied from SD card to my Mac and cut into tracks and exported to FLAC with Amadeus Pro. Fingerprints created with xACT; Torrent file and upload facilitated with Transmit.

This is the first night of Neil’s four night run at Carnegie Hall. Great set list as you see, Neil is chatty to boot, super friendly to the crowd, he even remarks on it. The pace is relaxed as Neil wanders the stage, messing with his harps and moving from instrument to instrument… and talking about his guitars. This was a real nice night.

Editor’s note: Unfortunately, the volume on the source is on the low side so we have taken the liberty of increasing the volume (with Audacity) on the tracks. Thanks for tolerating any distortion we might have inadvertently added.

Thanks also to frikiepalo for the artwork.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. From Hank to Hendrix 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 102. On the Way Home 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 103. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 104. Love In Mind 2:53 (4.9MB)
Track 105. Mellow My Mind 6:00 (7.8MB)
Track 106. Are You Ready For the Country 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 107. Someday 8:09 (13.7MB)
Track 108. Changes 6:50 (11.5MB)
Track 109. Harvest 3:50 (6.4MB)
Track 110. Old Man 4:23 (7.4MB)

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. Going Back 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 202. A Man Needs A Maid 4:37 (7.7MB)
Track 203. Ohio 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 204. Southern Man 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 205. Mr Soul 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 206. Needle of Death (Bert Janch) 7:33 (12.7MB)
Track 207. Needle and the Damage Done 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 208. Harvest Moon 7:27 (12.5MB)
Track 209. Flying on the Ground is Wrong 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 210. After the Goldrush 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 211. Heart of Gold 4:15 (7.1MB)
Track 212. Comes a Time 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 213. Thanks to Crew 1:03 (1.8MB)
Track 214. Long May You Run 3:51 (6.5MB)
121 mins

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UPDATED: January 13, 2014

zuma11 has shared on Dime the Jan 6 and 10 shows, what many feel are the “best out of the three recordings popped up till now”. What do you think? Thanks to zuma11 for the efforts.

Source: Schoeps CCM4 > Aerco > Edirol R-09 at 24bit/44.1k (lower right)
Transfer: Pro Tools (cleanup) > 16bit/44.1k > xACT2.24 > flac(8)

Set 1
Track 01. From Hank To Hendrix (12.4MB)
Track 02. On The Way Home (6.4MB)
Track 03. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (6.9MB)
Track 04. Love In Mind (8.0MB)
Track 05. Mellow My Mind (7.5MB)
Track 06. Are You Ready For The Country? (8.0MB)
Track 07. Someday (14.1MB)
Track 08. Changes (11.3MB)
Track 09. Harvest (6.2MB)
Track 10. Old Man (7.1MB)

Set 2
Track 11. Goin’ Back (10.0MB)
Track 12. A Man Needs A Maid (7.8MB)
Track 13. Ohio (7.9MB)
Track 14. Southern Man (8.9MB)
Track 15. Mr Soul (13.1MB)
Track 16. Needle Of Death (9.3MB)
Track 17. The Needle And The Damage Done (7.2MB)
Track 18. Harvest Moon (10.0MB)
Track 19. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (9.3MB)
Track 20. After The Gold Rush (10.6MB)
Track 21. Heart Of Gold (9.8MB)
Track 22. Comes A Time (8.8MB)
Track 23. Long May You Run (7.5MB)

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  1. 18 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - CARNEGIE HALL 2014 (FIRST NIGHT) - UPDATED”

  2. Might br one worth pulling; reviews for this are stunning.

    By Tony on Jan 8, 2014

  3. Thanks big O and thanks petercul

    By NAMoosedog on Jan 8, 2014

  4. Again,Big-O comes through big time.Thx….

    By Couz on Jan 8, 2014

  5. very nice thanks to all involved…

    sounds like shakey is having a good time…

    By Jerry's Finger on Jan 8, 2014

  6. petercul,
    can you tell me the all settings you used on the Edirol R-09? gain, quality, etc. I have the R-09 and I tried recording a Kristofferson show once and the audience noise was too loud between songs and the music was too low. I am interested in knowing more or any recording tips with Edirol. Thanks so much.

    By Bandit on Jan 8, 2014

  7. i guess the intermission and break before encore musta been 19 mins since the rolling stone magazine review that i linked to under the 1970 carnegie hall listing said it was 140 mins long. when i time shows i only time the music. i guess they timed the entire event from the second it started til the final note. thank u so much for offering this. if the set list changes drastically from nite to nite.. i hope we see the other 3 nites. hint hint and a few pleases thrown in.

    By darth on Jan 9, 2014

  8. really .how many more shows of the same shit does anyone need.
    this is just like all the older rockers playing the same mind numbing sets every gig, I guess they have forgotten what it was like to be edgy and daring. Darth wants 3 more nites of the same shit does he?
    how exciting.

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Jan 9, 2014

  9. (think I’ll join in the discussion, sure to get a response) YO ASSHOLE! If you manage to live that long perhaps someday you’ll appreciate that like a fine wine, things really do get better with age. But that’s probably not something you are capable of understanding. So go write your own songs. The rest of us (most of us, anyway) appreciate the true spirit of Neil and also very much appreciate the efforts of the tapers and the streamers and the bloggers to “set the music free”. All glories.

    By Adam Dean on Jan 10, 2014

  10. YO ASSHOLE! If you manage to live that long perhaps someday you’ll appreciate that like a fine wine, things really do get better with age.

    yo adam dean who wants to drink the same wine every night

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Jan 10, 2014

  11. yo adam dean who wants to drink the same wine every night

    YO DUMBASS-who cares what you think?

    By dwight on Jan 10, 2014

  12. Clearly this thread needs some adult supervision.

    By Tony on Jan 10, 2014

  13. I always appreciate another Neil. He never plays a song the same way twice. They are always a little different. Thanks, BigO.jimg

    By jimg on Jan 11, 2014

  14. “really .how many more shows of the same shit does anyone need”

    You are always free to NOT download anything you don’t want…

    By ictus75 on Jan 12, 2014

  15. @ jimg: Well said, couldn´t agree more. To us who don´t live in the USA or Europe a 4-night stand like this is far beyond our reach, and the Big O posts is like a dream come true! Thank you very much!

    By Belasco on Jan 12, 2014

  16. no actually i dont want the exact same thing 4x. but w/o knowing what he will have played til its posted for me to dl. the performance will have already taken place but til i see a set list and get to hear it.. its as if im actually there and have no idea what he will do. so anything can happen. he could be bringing out a new song or a song i havent seen / heard him do in years etc. thats the thrill i set up for myself when i collect these shows.
    no i dont want 1000 neil young shows. i dont collect for the sake of collecting. i used to. but thats more than 10 years ago. before i downloaded.
    so when i collect i want shows that are important or in this case that are different enough from one another that make them worthwhile. i might have to dl each of the neil shows in order to determine which one is my fave. i also may dl them all and compile my fave versions of each song.. where there are more than one that is.. and save the ones where he only did a song once etc. making one long collection of the best of neils carnegie series. also taking into account the quality. thankfully we have some very nice sounding shows here to work with.
    not every band is the dead or phish and changes their sets every nite. so keeping that in mind.. and realizing that neil isnt them.. yes.. as long as its high quality.. i dont mind having a lot of neil shows especially when there are differences in the set.

    By darth on Jan 13, 2014

  17. Thanks to all for the original post and for the update. What stands out most to me, besides Mr. Young’s consistent greatness and perfect set list, is the rudeness of today’s audiences. Listen to some old audience recordings. Besides the occasional “Whipping Post” scream, people listened to the artist while he or she was playing. Today, people treat these shows as another night out at the bar. They are so self involved, talking to each other through the entire show, that the tapes are unlistenable to me. The original version of this show was like that. This version is much better. People, shut up during the show! I came to here the featured artist, not a running commentary on your pathetically empty life!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jan 14, 2014

  18. agreed Johnny. I had to shush some annoying lady behind me who was yapping about her comfortable purple shoes, lol

    and thanks to all involved for making these shows available. great stuff!

    By zog on Jan 16, 2014

  19. Just listened to the first few tracks from zuma11, and the sound quality is excellent.

    I was at the show, and the yelling out didn’t bug me as much as the woman next to me who kept checking her texts. In the dark auditorium, it was very distracting. I asked her nicely to stop, and she did, but I had to ask her again later. Texting is pretty common now during movies, and I’ve even seen it in Broadway plays. Why would you spend all that money for a show and then text through the whole thing?

    By Kurt on Jan 22, 2015

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