September 21, 2008 – 3:10 pm

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Farm Aid 2008 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, September 20, 2008. Radio broadcast.

On September 20, Neil Young performed at Farm Aid 2008 at the Comcast Centre in Mansfield, MA. Other acts for the event included Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, The Pretenders Arlo Guthrie, Jerry Lee Lewis and Steve Earle.

The annual Farm Aid concert is aiming to collect food for the needy and raise awareness about issues such as protecting farmland. Concertgoers were asked to bring non-perishable food items to leave at the main entrance.

Thanks to edtyre who recorded and shared this portion of the show on the internet.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.1. Love And Only Love
2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
3. Powderfinger
4. Mother Earth
5. Unknown Legend
6. Old Man
7. Get Back To The Country
8. A Day In The Life

Deja Vu Live, which collects tracks by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on the group’s 2006 tour, was recently released. Click on the link to order the album.

  1. 26 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - FARM AID 2008”

  2. Great show!!!!

    By Bob on Sep 21, 2008

  3. Thank you so much to all of you, guys.

    By Fabio on Sep 21, 2008

  4. thank you sooooooo much for that! great show do you by any chance have the pretenders set?
    I am desperately searching for it…..

    By al on Sep 21, 2008

  5. Wow, that was quick!

    By bill on Sep 21, 2008

  6. excellent upload

    By Matt on Sep 22, 2008

  7. Thanks! Always appreciate Mr. Young’s efforts for our farmers.

    By Jeremy on Sep 22, 2008

  8. Thank you for sharing this. Neil is proof God STILL loves us.

    By todd on Sep 22, 2008

  9. Thank You for the great show.

    By Mike on Sep 22, 2008

  10. I was there, take my daughter every year. This was by far the best Neil set since I’ve been going. Try to catch the video on or from someone who recorded it off DirecTv. So happy to have new Neil on my iPod already!

    By Nancy on Sep 23, 2008

  11. I forgot to mention the killer Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds set. Find it - LOVE it! Even if you hate Dave, the guitar work was soooo incredible, you’ll be left spellbound.

    By Nancy on Sep 23, 2008

  12. how can i download day in the life to my ipod??thanks Jim

    By Jim on Sep 23, 2008

  13. Neil Young; The most superlative guitarist and heartfelt lyricist…I love him!

    By Ruby on Sep 25, 2008

  14. Neil Young’s performance at the Farm Aid concert was an indescribable soul shaking, auditory blasting, molecule changing event.
    My neighbor Ken is a true fan, and he emailed me the next day with this discovery:

    Morning after Farm Aid, I pulled out my DVD of Bernard Shakey’s film “Rust Never Sleeps”, mainly to compare versions of “Powderfinger”. But I noticed that the first song on the soundtrack is actually the Beatles doing “A Day In the Life”(!), which plays almost in its entirety over the speakers while the Road-Eyes are setting up the stage. The song stops just after the second crescendo, but before the final chord, as Neil “wakes up” on top of one of the giant amplifiers.
    Neil then goes through his whole “I Am a Child” shtick, ending 90 or so minutes later with “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”… at which point the final chord of “A Day In the Life” sounds. So basically, the entire “Rust Never Sleeps” movie/concert (i.e., Neil’s entire life) (up to 1978) takes place in the two seconds between the last crescendo and the final chord of “A Day In the Life”. How cool is that?
    Associate Director, Farm Aid

    By Glenda on Sep 25, 2008

  15. Chrz brah!

    By Heli0tr0pe on Sep 26, 2008

  16. Hey, how cool is this? Thirty-eight years ago yesterday, September 25, 1972, I came home from the US Army for good. Used to be, you could walk through the dorm barracks and hear a lot of guys (including me) playing stuff from “Four Way Street” on guitars, with Neil Young far and away the favorite. That, and a constant buzz was what made it happen for me. I miss all the guys I knew, so every year on this day I think a little of them. What better setting than a little live NY?

    And dig…the “Rust Never Sleeps” show, one of the best I’ve ever seen, played here (Providence, RI) on September 25 (I thought it was more like 1976 or 1977, but time plays tricks). The local paper’s review said the magic wasn’t there, but for me, it never went away.

    By O.B. Dan on Sep 26, 2008

  17. Great show….. please more Neil!!!!

    Thanks and enjoy music.

    Piet NL

    By Piet on Sep 27, 2008

  18. great stuff (all of the Farm Aid posts).

    By Eric on Sep 29, 2008

  19. Hello from France,

    I’m a Neil Young fan. I’ve seen him in Paris. It was fantastic. I’ve got a recording.

    I want to thank you for the recordings you’ve made.

    Just a question, please:

    A friend of mine told me about a dvd about farm aid 2008, titled farm aid 2008. Do you think its availaiblable on the web?

    Sorry for my english!!!

    But thanks, really.

    By yann on Oct 3, 2008

  20. Thanks for posting this great show online!

    By Luis Torregrosa on Oct 11, 2008

  21. Nice work! I

    By Sagres on Feb 6, 2009

  22. I have been looking for “Keep America Growing” Vol 1. The song Last of His Kind is what I would like to find. Any ideas?

    By Bob Barnes on Apr 29, 2009

  23. Thanks for posting this,Big O.I`ve always liked the Farm Aid shows because of the strange set lists and the occasional odd pairings,which makes for some great listening.And Neil never disappoints…

    By Couz on Dec 14, 2011

  24. Thank you so much.
    Great concert

    By dirk on Jun 20, 2013

  25. It would be great to hear the other performances from the concert.

    By OtisApplepie on Sep 30, 2013

  26. Hi…Any chance you could upload this again? thank you very much….

    By Harry Gerekop on Jul 16, 2014

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