April 10, 2014 – 5:22 am

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Hollywood 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, CA; March 29, 2014. Very good audience recording.

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It wasn’t a big leap to wonder during Saturday’s opening night of Neil Young’s four-night run of solo acoustic concerts in Hollywood whether Jesus, if he returned to address a modern-day audience, would have to contend with a steady stream of shouts from the back for “Sermon on the Mount!” “Water into wine!” and “Free Bird!” Young fielded a similar barrage of requests (”Cinnamon Girl!” “Down By the River!”) and comments (”You’re the man!”) from the sold-out crowd at the Dolby Theatre good-naturedly. At one point he tacitly acknowledged the tone of almost spiritual pilgrimage in the air by shaking the water out of a harmonica onto folks sitting in the first few rows, a rock ’n’ roll priest anointing his flock. He even shifted into request mode himself after another outburst from fans, mock shouting “The Beatles!” “The Rolling Stoooooones!” “Free Bird!”

For Young, too, there seems to be a ritualistic aspect of his periodic return to the solo acoustic format of his live shows, alternating with high-decibel sessions with Crazy Horse or the various other settings he’s explored over what’s fast approaching a half-century career. It’s as if it reconnects him with the musical and spiritual foundation of his art, stripping the process back to its fundamental components of one person, one instrument and a muse.

Thanks to Falconidave (David Sell) for recording and sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

AT853 sub-cards > Sony PCM-M10 (24/96) > Adobe Audition CS6 (normalize, resample/dither to 16/44.1) > CDWaveEditor 1.96  > TLH > Flac
Location: Mez 1, row F

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Crowd 0:45 (1.3MB)
Track 102. From Hank to Hendrix 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 103. On the Way Home 3:50 (6.4MB)
Track 104. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 105. Love In Mind 2:50 (4.7MB)
Track 106. Philadelphia 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 107. Mellow My Mind 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 108. Are You Ready For the Country? 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 109. Someday 8:00 (13.5MB)
Track 110. Changes 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 111. Harvest (false start) 1:47 (3.0MB)
Track 112. Harvest 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 113. Old Man 4:16 (7.2MB)
56 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. Goin’ Back 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 202. A Man Needs a Maid 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 203. Ohio 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 204. Southern Man 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 205. Mr Soul (pump organ) 5:53 (9.9MB)
Track 206. If You Could Read My Mind 6:15 (10.5MB)
Track 207. Harvest Moon 6:50 (11.5MB)
Track 208. Flying on the Ground is Wrong (false start) 1:15 (2.1MB)
Track 209. Flying on the Ground is Wrong 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 210. After the Gold Rush 6:34 (11.0MB)
Track 211. Heart of Gold 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 212. Encore Applause 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 213. Thrasher (first time in 36 years) 6:38 (11.2MB)
Track 214. Long May You Run 4:06 (6.9MB)
69 mins

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  1. 5 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - HOLLYWOOD 2014 (OPENING NIGHT)”

  2. muchas gracias amigo !!! from Argentina !

    By caton3 on Apr 10, 2014

  3. Great shows….Thanks for sharing all these with us, BigO!!

    By DanC on Apr 11, 2014

  4. hey nice little tribute to Gord Lightfoot witha decent cover of his song If You Could Read My Mind.

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 11, 2014

  5. Many thanks. Lovely performance.

    By Canute on Apr 11, 2014

  6. Can’t believe he dug out “Thrasher” for this show! One of my top 5 Neil Young songs. Thanks for posting this Big O!

    By golgo hakase on Apr 16, 2014

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