Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Neil Young shares rarity from 1970 Carnegie Hall package

Neil Young is sharing audio of “Sea The Sky About To Rain” from a 1970 Carnegie Hall show that will launch his Official Bootleg Series on October 1.

It’s one of a few songs that are featured in Young’s debut performance at the iconic New York venue that were captured before they were recorded in studio and released; in this case, the tune eventually appeared on his 1974 album, “On The Beach.”

Mixed from the original analog multitrack tapes by the rocker and Niko Bolas, “The Neil Young Official Bootleg Series -- Carnegie Hall 1970” delivers a solo acoustic show that took place three months after he issued his third album, “After The Gold Rush.”

“Listening to existing bootlegs, it seems that all the bootleggers got the second Carnegie Hall show,” shared Young on the Neil Young Archives last year when announcing the project. “There was one at 8:00 pm and one at midnight [about 27 hours later]. No one got that first one — the first time I walked onstage at Carnegie Hall, blowing my own 25-year-old mind.

“We have both show masters. That earliest show, the one no one made a bootleg of (that we can find), is the best one by a lot. Listening to it now, I hear things in my voice I’ve never heard before, singing those songs before they were recorded. After they are recorded, I seem to follow the recorded arrangement, but these takes are before those recordings.”

“OBS 1: Carnegie Hall 1970” will be available in multiple formats, including double vinyl, double CD and High Res Digital Audio.

Neil Young
Official Bootleg Series

“OBS 1: Carnegie Hall 1970”
(NYC: December 4, 1970 – Early show)
Release date: October 1

01. Down By The River
02. Cinnamon Girl
03. I Am A Child
04. Expecting To Fly
05. The Loner
06. Wonderin’
07. Helpless
08. Southern Man
09. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
10. Sugar Mountain
11. On The Way Home
12. Tell Me Why
13. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
14. Old Man
15. After The Gold Rush
16. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
17. Cowgirl In The Sand
18. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
19. Birds
20. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
21. Ohio
22. See The Sky About To Rain
23. Dance Dance Dance

See also:

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