July 11, 2013 – 5:04 am

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Colorado 1971 [Screamer-04013, 1CD]

Live at the Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; January 27, 1971. Good to fairly good audience recording.

At, DJ Drugless Douglas wrote: “Neil played solo - acoustic guitar and piano. This was over a year before Harvest was released, but Neil played several songs from that upcoming album. There was no warm-up act.

“During the show, we couldn’t figure out why there were so many dishes being broken out in the lobby. At the end of the show, we were asked to leave through the side doors. We found out then that those “breaking dishes” were actually breaking windows - there was a riot by those who didn’t have tickets. So much for peace, love and tie-dye.”

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2007.

This show has been reseeded at Dime and uploader Babbo1 added these notes:

Here’s the second night in Boulder from the 1971 tour. The sound is pretty good, comparable to the recording from the 26th (both are bootleg-sourced), but the real distinction is the near-riot that broke out as several hundred University of Colorado students tried to crash the sold-out show, breaking the glass in the foyer doors at Macky Auditorium and fighting off police armed with firehoses. You can hear some of the commotion in the background.

Gsparaco, at, wrote: “Young is at his most magnetic in encouraging the audience to sing along to Sugar Mountain. ‘Here comes the chorus… You sing the words with me. Even if you don’t know the words, burp or something. This verse isn’t as good as the first verse. You sing loud to compensate’….  a very nice document from his late 1970 early 1971 Journey Through The Past solo tour.”

Silver-disc commercial boot titled Colorado 1971 (Screamer). Source of commercial boot is fan recording titled Gatecrashing.

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Track 01. On the Way Home (5.1MB)
Track 02. Tell Me Why (6.0MB)
Track 03. Old Man (5.7MB)
Track 04. Journey Through the Past (5.9MB)
Track 05. Cowgirl in the Sand (7.1MB)
Track 06. Heart of Gold (6.5MB)
Track 07. A Man Needs a Maid (7.7MB)
Track 08. Sugar Mountain (11.5MB)
Track 09. Don’t Let It Bring You Down (5.7MB)
Track 10. Love in Mind (5.7MB)
Track 11. The Needle and the Damage Done (4.1MB)
Track 12. Ohio (4.5MB)
Track 13. See the Sky About to Rain (5.7MB)
Track 14. Dance, Dance, Dance (4.4MB)

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  1. 14 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - BOULDER 1971”

  2. Thanks for this , can never get too much neil :-)

    By bob on Jul 11, 2013

  3. Me too! The legendary ‘Gatecrasher’ gig! Fantastic thanks Big O, Didn’t have this one. It’s appreciated

    By swappers on Jul 11, 2013

  4. Thanks for posting this. Given the inconsequential nature of his music over the last two decades it is hard to remember how much his early stuff meant to me: This is not some old guy (me) pining for the “old songs”. I stuck by Neil Young much longer than I should have but at some point I realized he no longer seemed to care, and I began to wonder why I should.

    By James on Jul 11, 2013

  5. Thanks for this

    I keep searching for another Neil show to show up Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Well Known Secret (Boston 11-22-76) + Bonus Disc Electric Live in NYC 11/20/76 - can anyone help?

    By dwight on Jul 11, 2013

  6. I think I might have what you are looking for. Have Neil at Farm Aid II, and 3/15/91

    By Mark on Jul 11, 2013

  7. dwight - first one u wanted is at -

    By darth on Jul 12, 2013

  8. the 2nd item u wanted is very often part of larger collections and i figure u dont wanna have to dl larger sets to get it. so i didnt include any links for u to get that item. just so u have more info on it.. its from the palladium i that helps u at all. i dont think it is in the link i included above but i didnt bother dl’ing the item i sent u. enjoy it.

    By darth on Jul 12, 2013

  9. personally im still iso the 2012 farm aid neil set. i never found it. i only wanted his set in fm/tv quality in audio in order complete uncut. oddly it never surfaced. in 2 months this years farm aid will happen but the only info i have heard is on the site below.
    it will take place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21.
    the site for it with full info is -

    By darth on Jul 12, 2013

  10. BiO - thank you for posting this. Not sure yet if it is the one I have, or the opposite day. I think this is the opposite day, so a nice addition. Thanks :)

    By SugarRayMountain on Jul 13, 2013

  11. Thanks Darth
    That does contain the first set of the night and am looking for the second show as well - it did not contain the bonus disc - - Ill keep looking but thanks again

    By dwight on Jul 15, 2013

  12. farm aid square dance starts tonite, farm friends ,jon cougar , willie , merle , neil and darth will be serving hotdawgs and shine.

    By doosh bag envy on Jul 15, 2013

  13. Thanks to Darth for the link to the 1976 show.

    By Jania on Jul 20, 2013

  14. jania - youre most welcome. is it an obscure one that was difficult to locate?

    By darth on Jul 21, 2013

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