NEIL YOUNG - DURHAM 2011

April 19, 2011 – 3:33 am

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NEIL YOUNG
Durham 2011 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, North Caolina; April 15, 2011. Very good audience recording.

Neil Young is back on the road again and this is what David Menconi wrote in newsobserver.com:

You just never know what you’re going to get when Neil Young comes to town, because he has multiple guises to choose from. There’s the folksy acoustic troubadour at one end, the noble-savage electric-guitar savant at the other, and numerous shades in between…

Between the apocalyptic tone of the minor-key guitar riff, Young’s atmospheric harmonica and his haunting-as-ever cracked whine, “My My, Hey Hey” was particularly effective. But just as everyone was settling in, possibly hoping against hope for a greatest-hits set of nothing but the old classics, Young changed gears.

For the rest of the set, Young alternated between acoustic and electric guitar, two different flavors of piano (upright and baby grand) and even pump organ. Between songs, Young would wander about the stage, as if trying to decide which one he wanted to play next…

For the encore, Young broke out the “Le Noise” song “Walk With Me,” and he closed by waving his guitar in front of the onstage amplifiers to induce feedback drones. That’s a trick Young probably learned from touring with Sonic Youth 20 years ago. But he still made it seem brand new.

Thanks to wrobbins who recorded and shared the tracks on Dime. wrobbins also noted: “It’s difficult to record these recent Neil Young shows because of the audience reaction (oh my god, he’s playing harmonica!) and the changes from electric to acoustic… The audience was relatively quiet at this show, which is much different than the reaction of the audience in Knoxville last year, which was borderline belligerent. Neil clearly enjoyed the quiet and delivered an exceptional performance.”

Lineage:
Zoom Handy Recorder in Right Front Balcony->wav files->Cool Edit Pro to increase volume of all songs and fade in and out->Flac

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 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. [room ambience] (2.4MB)
Track 102. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) (acoustic guitar) (7.1MB)
Track 103. Tell Me Why (acoustic guitar) (6.0MB)
Track 104. Helpless (acoustic guitar) (9.3MB)
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Track 105. You Never Call (acoustic guitar w/ pickup) (8.1MB)
Track 106. Peaceful Valley Boulevard (acoustic guitar w/ pickup) (11.5MB)
Track 107. Love And War (acoustic guitar w/ pickup) (9.4MB)
Track 108. Down By The River (electric guitar - Old Black) (7.4MB)
Track 109. The Hitchhiker (electric guitar - Old Black) (11.4MB)
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Disc 1
Track 201. Ohio (electric guitar - White Falcon) (6.5MB)
Track 202. Sign Of Love (electric guitar - White Falcon) (8.0MB)
Track 203. Leia (piano) (6.3MB)
Track 204. After The Gold Rush (pump organ) (8.8MB)
Track 205. I Believe In You (piano) (6.3MB)
Track 206. Rumblin’ (electric guitar - Old Black) (8.0MB)
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Track 207. Cortez The Killer (electric guitar - Old Black) (8.8MB)
Track 208. Cinnamon Girl (electric guitar - Old Black) (7.8MB)
Track 209. Walk With Me (electric guitar - White Falcon) (9.3MB)

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  1. 15 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - DURHAM 2011”

  2. “For the encore, Young broke out the “Le Noise” song “Walk With Me,” and he closed by waving his guitar in front of the onstage amplifiers to induce feedback drones. That’s a trick Young probably learned from touring with Sonic Youth 20 years ago.”

    Well, actually, he was doing it 20 years before Sonic Youth in Buffalo Springfield.

    Nice varied setlist!

    By Just Bill on Apr 19, 2011

  3. Just Bill: yeah, I was gonna say…..

    By rick on Apr 19, 2011

  4. hey bigo, thanks! this is good. i played it walking earlier. it’s similar to the show you offered last year from albany, ny. i got it too. maybe just bill might want to get it. do a search for neil young albany 2010 on the top right above recent comments.

    will try to get boise 07, but there’s way too much stuff to get. i also download old thrash demos and rare albums i had growing up. i love it. durham makes 14 young shows in my library. that’s good.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Apr 19, 2011

  5. Thanks …. a recent Neil set is good to hear. Ps … please change the way you put up covers. Can we now just have the covers so that we can click and save them to our desk tops for printing to the right size. Cheers.

    By Canute on Apr 19, 2011

  6. yes another good show by my favorite man…the real king of rock n’ roll….

    By James on Apr 20, 2011

  7. I agree with Canute on the covers. The open, click & save is great. Adobe sucks! And yeah, I know, I shouldn’t be bitchin’. Just adding my two cents worth. Trying to help us all is all! Thanks!

    By Reed Wehrley on Apr 20, 2011

  8. Once more, a gem! Thank you Big O. A fine fine set from Jimi Hendrix’s favourite guitarist (sic!)
    Keep on keeping on y’all. Covers are cool whichever whichway they come down the turnpike….

    By Swappers on Apr 20, 2011

  9. Thanks for the completing part … and thanks for the cover advice! Appreciated. Cheers.

    By Canute on Apr 20, 2011

  10. @covers: Make #em big, BigO! I prefer the covers as big as possible (I would not care about a 1-MB-jpg-file for the front cover alone). The PDFs are usually too small (not the size but the resolution).

    @audience: I like Menconi’s remarks about the audiences (”the reaction of the audience … was borderline belligerent”, “oh my god, he’s playing harmonica!” - i know that from Dylan concerts). It seems that people get dumb and dumber. In almost every concert there are idiots (to say it politely) who are talking the whole time at full volume - and especially during the quiet parts of a show. How can anybody be so stupid to pay 30 or 50 or 70 Euros just to talk? These morons don’t care about music and they are absolutely ruthless against other people who came to the venue because of the music. Does anyone here have a good idea to make them shut up? (except shooting *g*)

    By Walter on Apr 21, 2011

  11. I agree with Canute on the covers. The unlock, click & save is huge. Adobe sucks! And yeah, I be familiar with, I shouldn’t be bitchin’. Just addition my two cents worth. Trying to help us all is all! appreciation to you.

    By Mark Jassy on Apr 28, 2011

  12. I taped the Cincinnati show. Just editing with Audacity. And hoping to post it here shortly.

    Canute how do you suggest I do the CD covers? I’m going to use the same graphics as Durham bc the setlist was the exact same. What application do YOU use to “just click and open on your desktop”? Explain to me, I’m not familiar. You have to have an application to create the cover. If the cover is so important, please share, or else your going to get it the way I would do it…and no complaining :)

    By cincygman on May 5, 2011

  13. BTW Thank you BigO! Nice job!

    By cincygman on May 5, 2011

  14. BTW Thank you BigO! Nice job! Thanks for sharing

    By cincygman on May 5, 2011

  15. Always nice to have another Neil show. Thanks

    By Matt on May 11, 2011

  16. love the site you got here..keep going

    By Harvey Mcmerrin on Feb 10, 2012

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