April 30, 2014 – 1:22 pm

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New York 1976 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Palladium, New York City, NY; November 20, 1976 (early show). Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to the late Jerry Moore for recording the show; to the person who shared the show at Dime in 2005 and to jdbrewer26 for keeping the show alive.

gsparaco wrote at

When Neil Young began working again with the reformed Crazy Horse after a five-year hiatus in 1975 to record Zuma, they scheduled well received tours in California (Rolling Zuma Review), Japan and Europe.  And the draw was strong enough to make Young decide to leave the Long May You Run tour with Stephen Stills in the summer of 1976 and schedule the second tour with Crazy Horse. The autumn dates were the first proper tour with the new band and took in 19 shows between November 1 in Los Angeles and November 24 in Atlanta with Young appearing solo the following night at The Band’s final show at Winterland in San Francisco. Young played two shows at the Palladium in New York on November 20.  The early show exists in a very good to almost excellent audience recording…

An unjustly overlooked Neil Young show from this fabled tour.

Master Audience Cassette:
2 Sony ECM-33P Mics > Sony TC-153SD cassette deck, Dolby on, taped onto Maxell UD-XL 90 cassettes. 15-foot mic cables from 6th row balcony to the balcony front rail, and 20-foot mic-cord extensions for a mic spread of approx 40-feet.

Master Cassette played back on Nakamichi Dragon > HHB CDR830Plus > EAC > SoundForge 6.0 (for fades, tape flip) > CD-Wave 1.94.5 > WAV > FLAC Frontend (with sector boundary align)

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Disc 1 (Set 1 - Neil solo acoustic)
Track 101. audience 1:13 (2.1MB)
Track 102. Mister Soul 2:53 (4.9MB)
Track 103. Old Laughing Lady 5:20 (9.0MB)
Track 104. Journey Through The Past 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 105. Pocahontas 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 106. Mellow My Mind (aborted) 0:47 (1.3MB)
Track 107. Mellow My Mind 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 108. The Needle And The Damage Done 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 109. Roll Another Number For The Road 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 110. A Man Needs A Maid 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 111. Sugar Mountain 4:27 (7.5MB)
36 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2 - with Crazy Horse)
Track 201. audience, tuning 1:04 (1.8MB)
Track 202. Country Home 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 203. Don’t Cry No Tears 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 204. Down By The River 8:26 (14.2MB)
Track 205. Bite The Bullet 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 206. Lotta Love 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 207. Like A Hurricane 9:15 (15.5MB)
Track 208. After The Gold Rush (Neil solo) 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 209. Cortez The Killer 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 210. Cinnamon Girl 8:02 (13.5MB)
Track 211. Helpless 5:15 (8.8MB)
60 mins

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  1. 20 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - PALLADIUM, NYC 1976”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Apr 30, 2014

  3. “2 Sony ECM-33P Mics > Sony TC-153SD cassette deck, … 15-foot mic cables from 6th row balcony to the balcony front rail, and 20-foot mic-cord extensions for a mic spread of approx 40-feet.”

    And no one working @ the Palladium noticed? Kudos to the taper!

    By NAMoosedog on Apr 30, 2014

  4. its not that no one noticed. its that in 76 no one cared. especially at the palladium. back then taping wasnt that difficult. and neil was one of those who didnt mind so much as long as the recordings werent sold. like the dead etc. palladium staff werent told to stop tapers and photographers. photographers were usually thoughtful enough not to use flashes. well.. the intelligent ones anyway. further back ones than say 10th row wouldnt really matter much anyway.

    By darth on Apr 30, 2014

  5. Thank you Big O - that was easy ;; :-)

    By dwight on Apr 30, 2014

  6. its not that no one noticed. its that in 76 no one cared.

    wrong darth.where do you get your info anyhow.I know many tapers that were busted in the early 70`s.

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 30, 2014

  7. Thanks! Awesome! And Thanks for recent solo shows, too! Great stuff! Thrasher, etc. !!!

    By Alan on Apr 30, 2014

  8. darth just wants attention, and tends to make stuff up. Just ignore him.

    By Just a friendly suggestion on Apr 30, 2014

  9. i got my info from experiencing things. i was at the show. i went to most nyc shows at the time. if u knew tapers that were busted it may have been at other venues and other bands. but not at the palladium and not at neil shows or other bands that allowed taping or venues that werent so head strong about stopping it.

    and no.. i dont make stuff up. but i dont care if u ignore me. please do that.

    By darth on Apr 30, 2014

  10. @darthy…

    “i got my info from experiencing things.

    and no.. i dont make stuff up.”

    once again you’re simply a lying sack of shit darthy boy…!!!

    is that sort of like the 65M you made up for the population of England you made up the other day…?

    the Kent State statistics you made up last month…?

    the stories of you hanging around big time rock stars…?

    all of your photography of great shots…?

    your countless errors of saying mick Taylor with the stones thru 1975/1976….?

    on & on & on & on….

    just keep it going you loser…

    you will have venom spewed your way forever you fucking goniff…!!!

    try to have a good day darthy boy though…

    By Jerry's Finger on May 1, 2014

  11. Actually, darth, the issue isn’t particular artists or particular venues. The fact is that NOBODY allowed taping in the 70’s. Even if the artists had wanted to, their record companies wouldn’t have allowed it. It was in the 80’s that the Grateful Dead started allowed taping (having worked it out with their record company) and then other bands and their record companies followed suit. In other words, darth, you’re not just wrong about Neil Young and the Palladium, you’ve got modern music history backwards. Not that anybody’s surprised.

    By Just a friendly suggestion on May 1, 2014

  12. Yeah, I know, I went against my own advice. I also don’t think it’s a good idea to scratch an annoying itch, but often can’t resist, there, either.

    By Just a friendly suggestion on May 1, 2014

  13. I remember when he tried to deny the father of bootleg recording lionel mappleson .He tried to tell us this all started in the 60`s[secret taping] and he was proven wrong because lionel recorded way back in the early 1900`s but darth being darth refused to acknowledge it because it went against his fractured fairy tale of bootleg recording. glad to see someone else here realizes what a maroon he is.

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2014

  14. actually no. i said the first bootleg records that werent jazz were released in 69. i stand by that. they were great white wonder by dylan and then live r than youll ever be by the stones. there were beatles stones and dylan way ahead of the pack of course and u can read up on all the many 1000s of boots that came out in 69 70 and 71 etc. there had been jazz boot lps starting in 48 and 49 and a hell of a lot more in 50 but i was referring to rock / rock n roll.
    i dont think many of us have cyllinders or players to listen to them on. so what may have been recorded on those doesnt matter and its ridiculous to even discuss that.

    as for mick taylor.. i never said anything about him being with the stones into 76. i dont know where u got that from. i did say that his last live performance with the stones was in oct 73. i also said that ron woods first peformance with the stones was in 75. he wasnt officially declared a member til feb 76. i dont know why u idiots seem to remember things differently than they really happened. but i guess u have the right to remember things the way u wish even if theyre false memories. i sure as fuck didnt say them the way u remember them tho.

    if i say that england has 65million people and its the uk that has that many.. deal with it. the fact remains.. im correct. im 1.1million off.

    the kent state facts are as i said they were.
    the years i spent taking pics and going to concerts and hanging around with many of the musicians that i either just took pics of or actually toured with was exactly as i said it was. jealousy will get u nowhere. im sorry u didnt live the life u seem to be upset about. theres nothing i can do about that. u really need to get over this already.
    photography of great shots? what?

    i will have a fine day thanks.

    as for venues and bands / artists that allowed taping.. sorry im not wrong. u may have misunderstood however. when i say allowed it what i mean to say is they didnt attack and jump on all of the tapers and confiscate equipment and tapes quite as often as one might think or as often as they did later on. some bands did have staff that pounced more vehemently than others. and some venues as well. radio city was notorious for this for example. bottom line wasnt an easy location for recording but there are audience recordings out there of course. the smaller the venue the more difficult. and the later the year.. ie-77 thru 95 for example it got increasingly harder. personally i was always more interested in sbd and fm tapes but i had my share of audience recordings. i was always pretty picky tho. there were always too many tapes out there to bother with crap. even in the 70s when boots were new.
    if i wasnt someone who was personally involved in the hobby myself who actually did the taping and who had many many many 1000s upon 1000s of tapes i wouldnt talk as if i knew what i was talking about. the fact remains i do. ive been doing this for over 40 years. in july 2002 i had over 36000 tapes. i currently have approx 100k items. i no longer have the 36k tapes i had in 02. i dont even put that much energy into collecting anymore.

    By darth on May 1, 2014

  15. On Led Zeppelin’s website, if you go to the Timeline section that lists their gigs, you will find this boastful comment from manager Peter Grant about the Bath Festival at Shepton Mallet on June 28, 1970: “Some people were trying to videotape the Bath festival and they’d already been told beforehand they couldn’t, so I had no qualms about throwing a bucket of water on to the tape machine which blew the whole lot up. Whoosh! It made a horrible smell and then it melted.” For a long time, the Zep website also carried the statement that “there is no video from this show yet, check back here soon”. Now, finally, 31 seconds - yes, 31 seconds - of poor 8mm footage of the performance has finally surfaced, which the band has happily posted. (There are five photos too - yes, five.) I was at this show, right down the front in the Press, VIP area. Zeppelin security/roadies were constantly leaping into the crowd and ripping audio tapes out of tape machines (I don’t recall the bucket of water incident). In about 2003 I read a Jimmy Page comment that was something like “I was listening to a bootleg tape of us the other day and we were playing all these fantastic little riffs between songs. We were so hot then!” (By the by, he wasn’t talking about Shepton Mallet.) Ah, the wisdom of hindsight. It would be nice now to have that melted Shepton Mallet video and all those destroyed audio tapes, wouldn’t it?. Thank you “bootleggers” for all the excellent music that otherwise would have gone for ever.

    By Christopher Maddock on May 1, 2014

  16. PS: I tried to write the above comment using capital letters, punctuation, no abbreviations, etcetera, which I realise - 1) shows my age, 2) opens me to instant attack for being a prtntious cnt and dscrbd as adlf htler

    By Christopher Maddock on May 1, 2014

  17. LOL….youre hilarious darthy boy…you type so much epoch bullshit stories on this site you forget what you say/type…

    jealous of what…what one word i said here gives off jealous on anybody’s part of you…?

    youre to much funny boy…

    keep at it loser son…

    but have a good day you dreamer…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on May 1, 2014

  18. Thanks for your story, Christopher.

    As for the reigning prtntious cnt of the site-
    darth, you said Mick Taylor left the Stones after Goat’s Head Soup and you were immediately corrected at that time.

    Your Kent State story is completely wrong, according to every single account of that day. You have no source whatsoever to back up your claim, and you never will.

    By Dingus on May 1, 2014

  19. great post christopher maddock!

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2014

  20. i said the first bootleg records that werent jazz were released in 69

    no you didn`t darth..lie all you want.

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2014

  21. I waalso at that Bath Concert, and Led Zep got booed off, but they came back on and played 50’s rock n roll and killed them, was great, when they did that,,but bloody boring up to then

    By Rob Bell on Apr 29, 2016

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