June 26, 2010 – 9:27 am

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Rarities [Angelic Music, 1CD]

Unreleased and hard-to-find tracks.

The set delivers unreleased and deleted vinyl-only tracks. War Song, Birds and Everybody Knows This is Nowhere are available officially on Archives Vol. 1. - Philip Cohen

Given the breadth of recordings available to make any number of Neil Young collectibles, the compilers behind Angelic Music’s Rarities, appeared to have stumbled upon some choice nuggets, so much so that three of them even found their way into the official Archives Vol. 1.

Meanwhile, hardcore Neil Young fans might have hungered for a version of Cinnamon Girl with a different vocal or a version of Campaigner with an extra verse. For those who collected 12-inch singles but don’t have the ability to digitise them, the vinyl-only tracks in this collection must have been heaven sent. And for that extra touch of nostalgia, those radio promo spots (does anymore still do them anymore?) should bring back some memories. Add to the enjoyment is how well the various tracks flow from one to the other.

To paraphrase Neil Young, this one’s for you.

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Mr. Soul [Buffalo Springfield non-LP version] (3.8MB)
Track 02. Radio Spot For Neil Young LP (1.3MB)
Track 03. If I Could Have Been Her [original version] (3.1MB)
Track 04. I’ve Been Waiting For You [original version] (3.2MB)
Track 05. Here We Are In The Years [original version] (4.7MB)
Track 06. What Did You Do To My Life [original version] (2.6MB)
07. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Alternate Version]* - omitted
Track 08. Radio Spot For Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere LP (1.2MB)
Track 09. Cinnamon Girl [edited version with different vocal] (3.8MB)
Track 10. Radio Spot For After The Goldrush LP (1.5MB)
11. Birds [Alternate Version]* - omitted
12. War Song [Non-LP]* - omitted
Track 13. Last Trip To Tulsa [Live Feb 18, 1975 - non-LP version] (6.2MB)
Track 14. Pushed It Over The End [live Aug 27, 1974 - CSNY 12-single] (10.4MB)
Track 15. Campaigner [original extra-verse version] (5.9MB)
Track 16. Home On The Range [12-single version] (4.0MB)
Track 17. Weight Of The World [extended remix 12-single] (8.1MB)
Track 18. This Note’s For You [live Apr 13, 1988 - unedited full length version] (8.1MB)
Track 19. No More [live Sept 30, 1989] (6.5MB)
Track 20. Don’t Spook The Horse [non-LP] (10.4MB)

* Available on Archives Vol. 1.

Neil Young’s long-anticipated Archives Vol 1 (1963-1972) was released in June 2009. He has also released another live compilation - Dreamin’ Man Live ‘92. Click on the link to order Neil Young albums.


  2. No comments…!

    By Serge Zéni on Jun 26, 2010

  3. Again, thanks for this Neil offering. Never heard an electric version of “Last Trip To Tulsa”…I loved it.
    Keep up the fantastic job.

    By Rick D on Jun 27, 2010

  4. To Rick D,

    The electric version of “Last Trip To Tulsa” was the B-side of the single “Time Fades Away”.

    By Philip Cohen on Jun 27, 2010

  5. Not sure Cinnamon Girl is really different vocal - just sounds like Danny Whitten’s back up vocals are higher in the mix or Neil’s final vocal is missing. Still nice to hear and there are some real treasures among the rest. thanks very much!

    By Bob Eskin on Jun 27, 2010

  6. Usual fine stuff. Thanks bigO !!!!!

    By Phil Winans on Jun 27, 2010

  7. This compilation is awesome, but doesn’t feature one ultra-rare “b-side-only” track from 1987 called “I’m Goin’” - b-side of “This Note’s for you” if I remember correctly.

    You can find live versions but not the studio version that only ever appeared on the b-side of the 7″ single.. It hasn’t even appeared on any bootleg comps like this one.

    anyone got a link to it? anyone can post it here? please please please :)

    BigOzine - thank you for all the great things you share on this site.. keep up the great work :)

    By Neil Old on Jun 29, 2010

  8. For the record, this is a boot of the “Hard to Find - Neil Young” volume of Westwood One’s “Rarities On Compact Disc” series (Vol. 17), released only to their member radio stations. Good to see all these tracks collected on one place and in such fine quality.

    By Pober Saltine on Jul 1, 2010

  9. Just wanted to say thanks for the Neil Young


    By ed on Jul 10, 2010

  10. Thanks Phil. On the back cover I have a question. Has Neil been partying?

    By bill on Jul 17, 2010

  11. Thanks for sharing this excellent collection

    By Matt on Aug 18, 2010

  12. Phil, I see this is a condensed version of a 5cd set called Rarities. If you have that would you be able to share it?

    By Matt on Aug 19, 2010

  13. Top!
    Thank you very much.

    By Bob on Aug 28, 2013

  14. I keep find it funny some official tracks are omitted, while others are not. No More, Spook the Horse and a couple of others are easily officially available while some others are omitted. This is as a whole a good selection.

    By Psyclist on Dec 12, 2013

  15. Nice weight of the world I always liked that song

    By wailmer on May 12, 2017

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