October 19, 2012 – 4:34 am

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Ontario 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Budweiser Gardens (John Labatt Centre), London, Ontario, Canada; October 6, 2012. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Thanks to searcher2cr who recorded and shared the show at Dime; and to ShaReeF for sharing the tracks at HungerCity.

This is what the Rambler blogged:

Call me a sentimentalist, but for a rock and roll show, there were a couple of poignant moments during the concert I attended last night.

The first came during Young’s second acoustic solo number, a new song called Twisted Road from the soon-to-be-released album Psychedelic Pill. The lyrics to this song sound like an excerpt from his memoir Waging Heavy Peace, as he recalls the moment when he first heard Bob Dylan sing Like A Rolling Stone and recounts other musical memories. He sounded almost wistful as he sang it, but though there was sentiment, he sounded sincere, more like an old man looking back on his youth than one attempting to re-live it.

The next poignant moment came at the end of the set, and with this one I admit I may be projecting, but I’ll share it with you anyway. Young and Crazy Horse played an uncompromising version of Hey Hey, My My. In the bombastic, protracted ending of the song, as they hit power chord after distorted power chord, Neil repeats these lines from the chorus, in a way I haven’t heard on previous recordings of the song:

once you’re gone,
you can never come back
once you’re gone
once you’re gone

In those words, sung in that way, almost as a coda to one of his most famous and iconic songs ever, I thought I heard the Neil Young I met in his memoir, thinking of the people he’s loved and lost, the good friends who helped him become the man he is today, including several who have died. The words were half-spoken, half-sung, chant-like. It was only a moment in a two-hour concert, but for me it was the moment that stands out and the one I will remember the most.

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Source: Edirol R-09 Version 3.01 digital recorder with two Core Sounds Hi-end binaural microphones > iMac > CD Spin Doctor 3.0.2t > Toast 10 Titanium > CD > xAct 1.5 (for flac conversion/ sector boundary check/ md5 checksums & flac fingerprint)

Recorded by The Axis from General Admission Floor, standing quite close to the stage.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Oh Canada (2:19) (3.1MB)
Track 102. Love And Only Love (10:50) (14.8MB)
Track 103. Powderfinger (6:32) (8.9MB)
Track 104. Born in Ontario (4:22) (6.0MB)
Track 105. Walk Like a Giant (20:32) (28.2MB)
Track 106. Needle and the Damage Done (2:14) (3.0MB)
Track 107. Twisted Road (4:03) (5.5MB)
Track 108. Ramada Inn (16:07) (22.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Cinnamon Girl (4:09) (5.7MB)
Track 202. Fuckin’ Up (10:15) (14.0MB)
Track 203. Psychedelic Pill (4:29) (6.1MB)
Track 204. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (12:12) (16.7MB)
Track 205. Mr Soul (6:09) (8.4MB)
Track 206. Roll Another Number (5:59) (8.2MB)

Neil Young - vocals, guitar
Frank “Poncho” Sampedro - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums

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  1. 5 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - ONTARIO 2012”

  2. Thanks. I missed this tour when it came through town recently but I’ve heard several recordings of it.

    By Bill from Pgh on Oct 19, 2012

  3. These guys can still deliver..

    By Eric on Oct 20, 2012

  4. What a great noise these guys make. There’s nothing out there like it. No songs from Reactor or Life?

    By Max on Oct 21, 2012

  5. thank you very much for the presentation of this great show

    By Waas on Oct 25, 2012

  6. Maybe these guys can drag Jason Molina out to prime the fans for crazy horse. Would be nice. Give the kid some purpous. Uncle Ralph maybe talk to Shaky.

    By Jimmy Warburton on Nov 1, 2012

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