November 1, 2011 – 4:29 am

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Road Of Plenty: The Unreleased Songs (1966-2010 & Live Rarities 1969-1984) [The Godfather Box, 6CD]

Live and some studio tracks from various venues and dates. Released June 30, 2011. VG to Excellent stereo/mono. Boxset comes with a 44-page booklet.

Here are some highlights of Disc 5 and 6:

CD5 and CD6 The unusual live songs, mostly on CD6, are cut and pasted together to make a “live experience”. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of tape flutter and wobble that makes the listening experience unsatisfactory eg Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Birds.

A full review of the boxset by gsparaco can be read here.

The overall sound quality as Godfather themselves attest “were culled from the highest quality recordings”. We only want to add that it’s a bit “loud” after the remaster. The old Neil Young bootleg set, Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy, seems natural and organic next to this Monsanto-bred baby.

Thanks to thehappymundays for the artwork.

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Live Rarities 1969-1984

Track 501. Mr Soul [Bethel 18/8/69] 5:08 (7.0MB)
Track 502. Birds [Los Angeles 26/8/69] 2:40 (3.6MB)
Track 503. Sea Of Madness [Big Sur 13/9/69] 3:35 (4.9MB)
Track 504. Country Girl [Houston 18/12/69] 5:20 (7.3MB)
Track 505. Helpless [Houston 18/12/69] 3:39 (5.0MB)
Track 506. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [San Francisco 19/2/70] 2:14 (3.0MB)
Track 507. Everybody’s Alone [San Francisco 19/2/70] 2:34 (3.5MB)
Track 508. Dance Dance Dance [San Francisco 19/2/70] 1:33 (2.1MB)
Track 509. The Loner [Cincinnati 25/2/70] 3:36 (4.9MB)
Track 510. Southern Man [Inglewood 26/6/70] 12:34 (18.1MB)
Track 511. Out On The Weekend [London 23/2/71] 3:55 (5.3MB)
Track 512. The Bridge [London 27/2/71] 3:48 (5.2MB)
Track 513. Alabama [Bakersfield 11/3/73] 4:19 (6.2MB)
Track 514. Soldier [NYC 21/1/73] 2:33 (3.5MB)
Track 515. Words [Detroit 9/1/73] 7:35 (10.4MB)
Track 516. New Mama [San Francisco 4/10/73] 2:23 (3.2MB)
Track 517. World On A String [Manchester 3/11/73] 2:32 (3.4MB)
Track 518. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong [NYC 15/11/73] 4:11 (5.7MB)

Track 601. Pushed It Over The End [London 14/9/74] (10.7MB)
Track 602. Let It Shine [Clarkston 23/6/76] (6.6MB)
Track 603. The Last Trip To Tulsa [Hamburg 21/3/76] (6.8MB)
Track 604. Homegrown [Boston 22/11/76] (3.4MB)
Track 605. Stringman [London 31/3/76] (4.8MB)
Track 606. Human Highway [Santa Cruz 12/8/77] (4.0MB)
Track 607. Like An Inca [Palo Alto 4/8/82] (12.7MB)
Track 608. Goin’ Back [Santa Cruz 5/1/83] (7.0MB)
Track 609. Coastline [Santa Cruz 5/1/83] (5.0MB)
Track 610. Cowgirl In The Sand [Santa Cruz 5/1/83] (6.3MB)
Track 611. California Sunset [Santa Cruz 5/1/83] (4.1MB)
Track 612. Country Home [Santa Cruz 5/1/83] (5.2MB)
Track 613. Barstool Blues [Santa Cruz 7/2/84] (5.9MB)
Track 614. Saddle Up The Palominos [North Hollywood 19/6/84] (4.3MB)
Track 615. Southern Pacific [North Hollywood 19/6/84] (9.0MB)

The official boxset that all bootlegs aspire to. Buy it here.

In June 2011, Neil Young offered another archive release, A Treasure. Amazingly not a single song is found on the Godfather box. Buy it here.

  1. 12 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG - ROAD OF PLENTY CD 5, 6”

  2. Is it strange Neil has changed? I don’t know, why don’t Big O ask her?

    By Timmy on Nov 1, 2011

  3. This is a great set. Thanks, for offering it. As usual, a very fine job. have a nice day. Jim

    By Jim G on Nov 1, 2011

  4. Thanks for offering all 6 CD’s of this set. Got them all and love them. Once again BigO proves itself to be the best site out there for some of the best bootlegs out there.

    By Rick D on Nov 2, 2011

  5. Actually, Pushed It Over The End has been released. It was a B-side of a Neil Young 12″ single released in Italy. It was recorded by CSNY during their 1974 tour. Thanks for all these great tunes.

    By BrianK on Nov 2, 2011

  6. Thanks now for 5 and 6 and I omitted to thank thehappymundays for the excellent covers they provided to keep these treasures stored. Thanks to all … cheers.

    By Canute on Nov 2, 2011

  7. This is a nicely conceived series of discs with some really rare stuff (at least rare to me.) I so appreciate your taste and dedication to bringing a wide variety of great quality music to us. I’ve turned a lot of people on to this site and everyone seems to uniformly like it.

    By Jim Shelley on Nov 4, 2011

  8. Kudos to you, Big O! This certainly satisfies the Neil in me, especially the awesome country songs from his tour with waylon Jennings. I saw that show at Jones Beach and was blown away by the sights and sounds that night. It was pure ‘outlaw music’. That side of Neil Young has never been appreciated by most.

    By Adam Dean on Nov 4, 2011

  9. Wow–I used to have a CSNY bootleg tape with “Pushed It Over the End” on it, but didn’t remember just what an awesome song it is. Thanks, Big O!

    By YogaforCynics on Nov 5, 2011

  10. Has anybody seen this wonderful set in a better quality (320 kbps or FLAC)?

    By Walter on Nov 8, 2011

  11. ..Once again, outstanding collection of incredible music!..Thanks Big O for your tremendous efforts, what a treasure Neil Young is in the musical community–hours of listening pleasure. Best from Florida Beega

    By Beega on Feb 4, 2012

  12. Where can I find disc 1 and 2?

    By ian lawrence on Apr 21, 2013

  13. thank you for that, i see it 4 years after … i’m in neil young’s world these days, some tracks are not mp3 but html ? anyway thanks for this wonderful upload.

    By camonin on Mar 27, 2015

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