December 30, 2009 – 4:25 am

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Fort Worth 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, November 10, 1976. From analog master. Good to very good audience stereo.

Fans who have access to the Perfect Echo set or the Complete Joel Bernstein Tapes would have come across this gig. Thanks to agovigli, who shared the lossless tracks on the Dime site, here is the complete set.

The period between 1975 and 1978 must be heady years for Neil Young. With albums such as The Harvest and On The Beach behind him and his break up with actress Carrie Snodgress, there is the reunion with Crazy Horse for Zuma; the team-up with Stephen Stills for Long May You Run; The Last Waltz performance; the American Stars ‘N Bars album; Comes A Time in 1978; and all leading to the Rust Never Sleeps tour.

If break-ups and failed relationships dominated his life during this period, Young still managed to turn his personal disappointments into magical musical moments, such as Cortez The Killer or even Like A Hurricane.

As with many Neil Young shows, the concert starts with the more jangly tunes such as Heart Of Gold and A Man Needs A Maid with the tempo picking up from Country Home onwards until a blistering climax - one that younger fans will associate with Rockin’ In The Free World. Definitely one for the completist.

Once again, thanks to agovigli for sharing the tracks and the artwork.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. The Old Laughing Lady (8.7MB)
Track 02. Human Highway (4.9MB)
Track 03. After The Gold Rush (7.1MB)
Track 04. Heart Of Gold (5.6MB)
Track 05. White Line (5.1MB)
Track 06. Too Far Gone (5.7MB)
Track 07. A Man Needs A Maid (7.3MB)
Track 08. No One Seems to Know (only instrumental) (3.1MB)
Track 09. Sugar Mountain (9.6MB)
Track 10. Country Home (10.9MB)
Track 11. Don’t Cry No Tears (4.0MB)
Track 12. Bite The Bullet (6.4MB)
Track 13. Down By The River (16.1MB)
Track 14. Lotta Love (5.1MB)
Track 15. Like A Hurricane (18.2MB)
Track 16. Drive Back (6.3MB)
Track 17. Cinnamon Girl (7.0MB)
Track 18. Cortez The Killer (14.3MB)

Neil Young - vocals, guitar, keyboards, banjo, harmonica
Frank Sampedro - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot - bass, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals

Neil Young’s long-anticipated Archives Vol 1 (1963-1972) was released in June 2009. He has just released another live compilation - Dreamin’ Man Live ‘92. Click here to order Neil Young albums.

  1. 28 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - FORT WORTH 1976”

  2. Great Stuff Thanks

    By Udo on Dec 30, 2009

  3. hey bigo, thanks! i will play this walking. i got all the neil young boots you offered this year. i remember the first one was budokan hall in march, then the year after the horse in june cause track 1 skips real bad, then hyde park in july and now this one. i got the one you restarted a few weeks ago from the bottle line, nyc. all are good. i think, there was one i didn’t get for whatever reason. i think, it’s called the last concert. not a new one, but it was restarted. maybe i’ll get it next time.

    happy new year!

    i need to put yosuke yamashita on my ipod. it’s one of the best avant boots bigo has offered period! 3 cd’s. i got it in oct? 08. restart that one for the ones who missed out!


    By Ed Saad on Dec 30, 2009

  4. Hello Udo and Ed.
    Thanks for your comments and best wishes for the coming year.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 30, 2009

  5. Happy New Year BigO!..Thanks for all the great musical moments you gave us in 2008

    By mike t on Dec 30, 2009

  6. Thanks BigO for another great show. Hope 2010 is a great year for you all.

    By Rob on Dec 30, 2009

  7. a big thanks for the ny show.
    and happy new year! 2009 was truly amazing on the big o — i cannot wait to see what is up for 2010.

    By jeff on Dec 30, 2009

  8. Obviously, this won’t all fit onto one CD. What song is supposed to be the last song on “Disc One”?

    By Philip Cohen on Dec 30, 2009

  9. I hope a new great 2010 year to all bigo’s team!

    By Rochacrimson on Dec 31, 2009

  10. Hello Phil
    Personally Disc One would end with Track 9, Sugar Mountain. And New Year greetings to one and all. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 31, 2009

  11. hey phil, i split it at track 12 because at the end of bite the bullet there is a break. it probably should be track 9, but it doesn’t sound right splitting it there cause i played it all the way thought. so i did disc 1 1-12 and disc 2 1-6.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 31, 2009

  12. Track 9 is the end of Disc One. Neil played 2 sets that night. The first was acoustic solo and the snd set was with Crazy Horse. I was there.

    By Texas Tom on Dec 31, 2009

  13. i played it again today, and 12 is the magic number. wherever you want to split is ok, though, but at the end of bite the bullet there is a fade and then it continues on track 13. so if you burned it for a friend, it would sound better splitting it on 12 and then disc 2 would start down by the river. at track 9 it flows into track 10. play it all the way through, and you will hear what i’m talking about.

    again, i have no idea why it was recorded this way. maybe they used an old maxell 120 min tape. it really should be 9 and 9, but i’m leaving the way i have it.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 31, 2009

  14. Yes, Ed. It was simply a tape flip, but it wasn’t a Maxell 120. It was a TDK 90.
    Your old pal,
    Texas Tom.

    By Texas Tom on Jan 1, 2010

  15. Thanks, as always, Big O! Happy new year to you and yours… Any chance of restarting the Hyde Park show, and Farm Aid 2008, any time soon? Cheers!

    By Shaun on Jan 2, 2010

  16. Thanks awesome post’s in 2009. Too many to be grateful for.

    This one seems to run a bit slow, Neil’s voice during the Old Laughing Lady sounds too deep, not like the Chicago 76 Tape or the Bernstein tape….any thoughts?

    By Scott on Jan 2, 2010

  17. i played this show again this morning walking. it might be my favorite neil young boot. the hyde park show bigo offered in july is a nice one too. that’s the one where paul mccartney sings on a day in the life.

    thanks, tom! i still play audio tapes. mostly avant and bop jazz tapes.

    restart nirvana-seattle on the 8th, bigo! i have it, but maybe some missed out. i saw them here in bham, al a month earlier. killer show. it was much like the seattle show.

    thanks again,

    By Ed Saad on Jan 2, 2010

  18. It turns out the Hyde Park show is still open! Just go back to the July ‘09 archives… I meant to download it at the time, started to, but for some reason never finished. I got it all now, get it while you can. Now I’d like to see that Farm Aid set restarted.

    By Shaun on Jan 2, 2010

  19. Yes, this tape plays slow. Maybe someone can rectify that someday. It is a great show.

    By Texas Tom on Jan 6, 2010

  20. This is a great show, and maybe 10 years back I would have been excited about it. Now I listen and think.. shit… why don’t we have a better quality of this one. I think the Japan leg of 1976 was better, more intense then the US leg of the tour. The both Boston shows are available in better sound then this one. Don’t be fooled, it’s a great show, it’s lousy sounding.

    By peter on Jan 7, 2010

  21. Well, I guess I’m the only dissenter in the comments section - but I really resent having to go to a pay site and sign up (giving away even more of my privacy) to get a few MP3’s. I prefer downloading from Big O, but “you can’t always get what you want” I guess.

    By Dan on Jul 4, 2013

  22. My security software gives me a big red warning when I try to download the files from the HTML page. Be careful!

    By Jania on Jul 4, 2013

  23. Update — the “Bad” site is one that advertises on the page and tries to fool the innocent into clicking by using prominent “download” buttons. The actual 4Share site requires registration but at that point seems to work.

    By Jania on Jul 5, 2013

  24. Nice to find, since I was at this show! I remembering him kicking the amp head (which was on the stage floor) to get spring reverb effects. It was the first time many of us heard “Hurricane” and it was not to be forgotten.

    By ElTurko on Jul 9, 2013

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    By xfinity tv and internet on Dec 11, 2015

  26. The link/URL for track 1 is broken. Does anyone have a good URL?

    By Jeff Powell on Oct 31, 2017

  27. Actually - many of the links are bad. Only about half the tracks work.

    By Jeff Powell on Oct 31, 2017

  28. Links are broken, Is it possible to get new links for this one ???

    By hansa123 on Jan 30, 2021

  29. You’ve got two hopes hansa123, Bob, and NO!!

    By DD on Jan 30, 2021

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