Sunday, September 15, 2019

VIDEO: Neil Young performs 1975 rarity for first time in four decades

Neil Young performed his 1975 track, “New Mama”, for the first time in 42 years during a solo acoustic headline set at the Harvest Moon: A Gathering charity concert at Lake Hughes, CA on September 14.

According to Rolling Stone, Young last played the tune from his “Tonight’s The Night” album during an August 12, 1977 appearance with David Crosby and Graham Nash at the United Farms Workers Benefit at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, CA.

“New Mama” was one of 15 songs the rocker delivered during the event, which raised funds to benefit The Bridge School and The Painted Turtle, a summer camp for severely-ill children.

“All these places start off with kids,” Young told the crowd before playing the song. “Kids make it happen and families slowly realize how real it is and they realize they have nowhere to go. Then they find a place like this and a place like the Bridge School. That’s why it’s so important because it’s all about those little kids and their eyes looking at you.”

Alongside performances by Father John Misty and Norah Jones, the singer’s 14-song set also featured classics like “Old Man” and “Heart Of Gold” along with new compositions like “Rainbow Of Colors” and “Eternity,” both of which will appear on “Colorado”, his forthcoming album with Crazy Horse that will be released on October 25.

Video footage of Young’s full set is streaming online and can be seen below.

Young will perform at Farm Aid 2019 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI on September 21.

Neil Young
Harvest Moon: A Gathering

Lake Hughes, CA – Saturday, September 14.

01. Sugar Mountain
02. I Am A Child
03. Comes A Time
04. Heart Of Gold
05. Old Man
06. Rainbow Of Colors
07. I Do
08. Eternity
09. Green Is Blue
10. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
11. Tell Me Why
12. War Of Man
13. New Mama
14. Harvest Moon (accompanied by Norah Jones and her band)
15. The Losing End (accompanied by Norah Jones)

See also:

Neil Young And Crazy Horse stream new track Rainbow Of Colors
Neil Young And Crazy Horse return with new single Milky Way
Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce new album Colorado
Neil Young postpones tour plans to work on archival film projects
Search Neil Young at hennemusic