October 26, 2019 – 5:18 am


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Detroit 2018 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan; July 3, 2018. Fairly to very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

gloglo, Dime:

Great show. I was there. I loved the setlist. We may have got the two Harvest Moon songs like Chicago if Neil wasn’t so annoyed by the audience. The temptation is just so too big for people to start shouting requests “play Harvest Moon” (very early in the show) and screaming over him as he is talking between the songs. Some people just cant control their ego. They think that they are the show:( He didn’t let it get to him… but you can tell he wasn’t happy. Nature of the beast I suppose.

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In a startlingly candid and heart wrenching post on NYA Times-Contrarian, Neil Young writes that it was a “rough night” in Detroit this week:

In Detroit, we had something going against that. It was the fourth of July holiday and some folks were celebrating, already high when they arrived at the show. Because it was a holiday, I could see it coming. They were focused on their celebration, kind of like a festival.

Any subtle solo performance of songs is very challenged under those conditions. Of course, if I had a band, I could just blast out the show and rock on. So I came away from Detroit a bit mentally bruised and battered, yet still happy that so many people enjoyed the performance that I had tried to give them, even though they were somewhat short changed by circumstance.

As thrasherswheat reported, Neil goes into describing losing his focus and omitting stories he wanted to tell. Obviously, this candid assessment of the evening is deeply troubling that it has all come to this.

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Disc 1
Track 101. On the Way Home/Homefires 8:00
Track 102. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3:06
Track 103. Love Is a Rose 3:25
Track 104. Cowgirl in the Sand 7:18
Track 105. Mellow My Mind 6:04
Track 106. Ohio 3:50
Track 107. There’s a World 3:05
Track 108. Broken Arrow 7:41
Track 109. I Am a Child 3:51
Track 110. Are You Ready for the Country 5:24
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Tonight’s the Night 5:20
Track 202. Speakin’ Out 5:24
Track 203. After the Gold Rush 6:21
Track 204. Angry World 3:58
Track 205. Love and War/Peaceful Valley Boulevard 11:59
Track 206. Out on the Weekend/The Needle and the Damage Done 7:59
Track 207. Heart of Gold 5:33
Track 208. Tumbleweed 4:13
51 mins

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  1. 9 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - DETROIT 2018”

  2. Rumor has it Neil gots a Average Un

    By U L E on Oct 26, 2019

  3. ULE is one of those who would happily destroy everybody’s evening with his ego maniacal bullshit. Does BIGO REALLY REALLY REALLY have NOBODY who can put and end to this?

    By Fedupwithtrolls on Oct 26, 2019

  4. you’re an idiot- not a rumor!

    By The Universe on Oct 26, 2019

  5. 44 years since he sang about his friend. Still he can barely get through the song unmoved. Neil Young’s voice has lost NOTHING in that time. Advice: if you see him in concert (I did at NOLA Jazz Fest in 2016) don’t ask for the hits. Let the man do his thing. You will not be disappointed.

    By Tony Pizza on Oct 26, 2019

  6. This is a keeper. Neil rarely disappoints. Thanks.

    By Hang Fire on Oct 26, 2019

  7. Average what ?

    By Jamie on Oct 27, 2019

  8. Another great show by another great artist. Seeing Neil Young is on my Bucket List. Maybe one day…

    By Mark on Oct 27, 2019

  9. More Sinatra please. It’s been way too long The Big Dic needs to return.

    By D Martin on Oct 27, 2019

  10. Even with lots of drunk idiots interrupting, Neil is more than merely professional. Drunks, loudmouths, and people who think they’re part of the show seem increasingly emboldened these days. Amateur trolls on Big O are unusually active, too.

    By Eric on Oct 29, 2019

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