NEIL YOUNG - LIVERPOOL 2014 (new artwork added)

July 17, 2014 – 5:00 am

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Thanks to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

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Liverpool 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK; July 13, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

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It’s been said before that Neil Young is one of those artists who doesn’t give a fuck what people think of him, and there’s clearly some truth in this. Dressed down in a black ‘Earth’ T-shirt and flat peaked black cap, he makes little or no concessions to conventional showmanship, preferring to launch straight into a 12-minute ‘Love And Only Love’ followed by a similarly long ‘Goin’ Home’, epic guitar workouts clearly intended for the many diehards out in their hordes tonight.

This is the kind of attitude non-believers are quick to dismiss as self indulgence, when in fact it’s anything but. Burning underneath the supposed crankiness is an often overlooked eccentricity and sense of humour, he’s playfully toying with the audience in order to see exactly how much we are prepared to let him get away with. Thankfully, it’s clearly a committed set of fans tonight (I heard of his apparent annoyance at large sections of the Hyde Park crowd shouting out for the hits); we are, he assures us in his own words, “a good audience. A little ugly, but a good audience.” Good to know, Neil!…

A 14-minute ‘Like A Hurricane’ provides us with a suitably fitting encore, complete with a cardboard figure adorned organ suspended by strings and climaxing with Neil shredding the strings of his guitar (“a good way to let everyone know you’re not coming back on” in the words of my uncle!).

A great set on the whole; wonderful atmosphere provided by people who clearly cared about the music, a rare chance to see a living legend perform on home soil, and, more importantly, a fantastic show which never once loses your attention. An anti-performer you cannot take your eyes off for a second, surely that’s a skill in itself? It helps, of course, if you have the songs to back up the stance, and Neil has them in droves.

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Thanks to tbugsett who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Source: Schoeps MK41 > Nbox+ > Edirol R-09 (24bit/48kHz)
Location: FOB, dead centre. About 10 meters/yards from the stage.
USB > Adode Audition: Waves L3 UltraMaximizer, fade i/o, 16bit/44.1kHz conversion (dithering w/ Ozone Mbit+) > CDWave (tracking) > Flac 8

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Love And Only Love 16:17 (27.4MB)
Track 102. Goin’ Home 9:57 (16.7MB)
Track 103. Days That Used To Be 5:34 (9.4MB)
Track 104. After The Gold Rush 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 105. Love To Burn 13:50 (23.2MB)
Track 106. Separate Ways 6:07 (10.3MB)
Track 107. Don’t Cry No Tears 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 108. Blowin’ In The Wind 5:07 (8.6MB)
67 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Heart Of Gold 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 202. Barstool Blues 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 203. Psychedelic Pill 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 204. Rockin’ In The Free World 9:49 (16.5MB)
Track 205. Who’s Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth? 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 206. encore break 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 207. Like A Hurricane 20:35 (34.6MB)
55 mins

Neil Young - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Frank Sampedro - electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals
Rick Rosas - bass
Dorene “Sweetie” Carter - vocals
YaDonna West - vocals

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  1. 12 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - LIVERPOOL 2014 (new artwork added)”

  2. Any word on how Billy Talbot is doing?

    By Woodstock69Vet on Jul 17, 2014

  3. Home soil? No idea if there’s a suburb in Winnipeg called Liverpool, eh!

    By Tarrkus7 on Jul 17, 2014

  4. Fantastic!!!

    By Benk on Jul 17, 2014

  5. Great show! But one sad news: Johnny Winter died. R.I.P.

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Jul 17, 2014

  6. Wow! Thanks for this Big O
    Ole Shaky back in my home town and I didn’t even know he was back over here . . . . must be creeping senility!

    By swappers on Jul 17, 2014

  7. Too much blow swappers? from an old Granby street front liner.

    By ND on Jul 18, 2014

  8. (woodstock69)
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse to Tour With a Substitute Bassist

    Just as Neil Young was preparing to tour Europe with his occasional backing band, the often raggedly glorious Crazy Horse, the band’s bassist, Billy Talbot, suffered what a spokesman for Reprise Records described in a statement as “a mild stroke.”

    Mr. Talbot, a member of the band since it was founded in the late 1960s, has withdrawn from the tour on the advice of his doctors, who say they expect him to make a full recovery. But in the meantime, the show will go on: Mr. Young and company will be joined by the bassist Rick Rosas, who has worked frequently with Mr. Young, both on his own (in the recording studio and on tour) and with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and during the 2011 reunion of the Buffalo Springfield. …

    Best wishes to Billy T.

    By Kint on Jul 18, 2014

  9. Thanks so much for posting this!!!! Caught the Seattle show. The change is amazing! What power! Great song setlist!

    By Alan on Jul 18, 2014

  10. does anyone know where i can get the hyde park show?

    By dobbo on Jul 19, 2014

  11. dobbo - its on sugarmeg. immediately above this show. listed as -

    By darth on Jul 21, 2014

  12. thank you Darth

    By dobbo on Jul 21, 2014

  13. Simply fucking amazing show! The guy has such a repetoire and can still deliver jaw-dropping sound. A great ROIO here, folks!

    By Adam Dean on Jul 25, 2014

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