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Friday, October 09, 2015

New Performance Series Release: Neil Young Bluenote Café + "Crime In The City" (Official Audio)

October 9th, 2015 - (Burbank, CA.) - Neil Young has announced that the latest Performance Series release from the Neil Young Archives is Bluenote Café - which will be released on November 13th via Reprise Records. The album collects various performances captured during Neil's 1988 tour.

This superb live 2-CD, 4-vinyl LP set documents one of Young's most funky and heartfelt periods and features seven unreleased songs: "Soul of a Woman," "Bad News Comes to Town," Ain't it the Truth," "I'm Goin'," "Crime of the Heart," "Doghouse," "Fool for Your Love," and a searing 19+ minute version of the immortal "Tonight's the Night" from The Pier in New York City. The album is available for pre-order as of today at: www.NeilYoung.com and here.

Those who pre-order will receive and instant download of "Crime in the City". Other instant downloads will become available at regular intervals leading up to street date and will also be available through PonoMusic.com, iTunes and all participating digital retailers.

Please see below for the full track-listing:

Disc 1:
Welcome To The Big Room*
Don't Take Your Love Away From Me**
This Note's For You***
Ten Men Workin'****
Life In The City****
Hello Lonely Woman****
Soul Of A Woman****
Married Man+
Bad News Comes To Town++
Ain't It The Truth++
One Thing++

Disc 2:
I'm Goin'#
Ordinary People##
Crime In The City###
Crime Of The Heart####
Welcome Rap####
Fool For Your Love####
Encore Rap####
On The Way Home+++
Sunny Inside####
Tonight's The Night####

Recorded on location at:
* Mt. View Theater, Mt. View, CA - 11/7/87
** The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA - 11/12/87
*** The Palace, Hollywood, CA - 4/13/88
**** The World, NY, NY - 4/18/88
+ The World, NY, NY - 4/21/88
++ Agoura Ballroom, Cleveland, OH - 4/23/88
+++ Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, IL - 8/16/88
# CNE, Toronto, Canada - 8/18/88
## Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT - 8/23/88
### Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY - 8/27/88
#### Pier 84, NY, NY - 8/30/88

Neil Young - guitar & vocals

Bluenote Café:
Rick Rosas - bass
Chad Cromwell - drums
Frank Sampedro - keyboards
Steve Lawrence - lead tenor saxophone
Ben Keith - alto saxophone
Larry Cragg - baritone saxophone
Claude Cailliet - trombone
Tom Bray - trumpet
John Fumo - trumpet
Billy Talbot - bass
Ralph Molina - drums

Neil Young - Crime In The City (Official Audio)

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Neil Young + Promise of the Real: Eugene, OR, Oct. 8, 2015 - CONCERT REVIEWS

Neil Young 2015 Rebel Content Tour Screen Print
Poster by Shepard Fairey

Neil Young + Promise of the Real will be performing tonight at Matthew Knight Arena Eugene, OR, Oct. 8, 2015.

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates and Chronological Grid, Recording Summary, Statistics and Extras.

Also, see Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2015 Concert Tour Dates - 1st Leg, Summer 2015 and Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2015 Concert Tour Dates - 2nd Leg, Fall 2015 (West Coast, North America) for reviews, photos, videos and more.

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Concert Photo of the Morning: Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Vancouver, BC, Oct. 5, 2015

"Hold Back The Tears"
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Vancouver, BC, Oct. 5, 2015
Photo by Joseph Boltrukiewicz | Straight
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Your Concert Photo of this Morning Moment is Neil Young + Promise of the Real in concert at Roger's Arena, Vancouver, BC, on Oct. 5, 2015 by Joseph Boltrukiewicz | Straight.

Note the elaborate stage effects (when clicking to enlarge image above) at bottom of frame -- actual real, live flowers. Nice.

And a comment of the moment from Terry, who said...
I've been to many NY concerts over the last 40+ years, and this one ranks at No. 3 all time, right behind his solo tour and the original Rust Never Sleeps tour. Neil is clearly re-energized by the youthful vigor of POTR; he's having fun. He's not carrying this band; they are punchy and in-sync on their own, thanks to a crisp drummer and a high-energy bassist. And Neil again has another lead guitarist with whom he can trade distinctive licks, reminiscent of exchanging riffs with Stephen Stills.

The set list was well designed, starting with some solo acoustic greatest hits (Heart of Gold, Comes A Time), gently adding in the band with calmer old/new material (Human Highway, Wolf Moon), then gradually amping it up with a smart blend of rocking classics (Alabama, Southern Man) and Monsanto Years songs (Big Box).

Neil was powerful, clear and energetic, as if rediscovering songs with a fresh set of bandmates. Old songs sounded familiar, but brighter. New songs sounded much stronger than the album versions. If Neil decides to continue this partnership with POTR, they could probably keep up with him for another 20 years.
Thanks Terry! Number 3 in 2015 ain't too shabby for a guy pushing 70, eh?

And a comment of the moment from Alan in Seattle, who said...
Neil Young is really sticking it to the Idiot Fascist Oil Co. Whores like Stephen Harper.

What a horrible set of anti-Environmental Policies his Gov't has cooked up. They are Nazi Thugs, essentially, squelching Environmental Protest, and not giving a Damn about Mother Earth. These guys don't love the Land, Canada. They are ignorant Pawns, talking heads from Hell, really. Neil Young has got huge Balls.

I applaud his Courage to Tell it like it IS! Time is too short to stick our heads in the sand and Plunder every last ounce of Carbon Fuel out of the ground. This is a destructive path which leads to deplorable living conditions for the next generation and those to come. Stephen Harper will be thought of as the Devil to future generations of Canadians, as the Earth burns and the weather goes haywire. Neil Young is the voice of reason in an otherwise sparsely covered topic.

Neil Young is trying to make a difference.

I knew when I paid a high price for a ticket in Seattle that he was up to something with a Charity. I told my wife. Sure as shit, he goes Green, putting his $ where his mouth is. A Rock Star Bucks a Fu*k Up!

Alan in Seattle
Thanks Alan in Seattle! A Rock Star Bucks a Fu*k Up! And right there in Seattle's face, no less. btw, you may be interested in this latest Monsanto news.

We know who's standing up in Seattle. And Portland, too. Well, we only harvest some -- being the miners for a heart of gold that we are. are you passionate? have you ever been experienced? the rebel content walks on... the hour is getting late...

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

CONCERT REVIEWS: Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Portland Center, OR, Oct. 7, 2015

Neil Young 2015 Rebel Content Tour Screen Print
Poster by Shepard Fairey

Neil Young + Promise of the Real will be performing tonight at Portland Center, OR, Oct. 7, 2015.

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates and Chronological Grid, Recording Summary, Statistics and Extras.

Also, see Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2015 Concert Tour Dates - 1st Leg, Summer 2015 and Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2015 Concert Tour Dates - 2nd Leg, Fall 2015 (West Coast, North America) for reviews, photos, videos and more.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Neil Young Donates $100,000 to Blue Dot Environmental Campaign

Neil Young, at a news conference yesterday with David Suzuki, announced that $100,000 from his Vancouver concert will be donated to the Blue Dot campaign. The goal of the Suzuki Foundation campaign is to have the right to a healthy environment enshrined in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

From The Globe and Mail:
“I think it’s pretty obvious a lot of people are upset about what’s going on in Canada today,” Mr. Young told reporters in Vancouver on Monday when asked about the campaign. “I’m not happy about Canada’s endless search for a drop of oil; I am not happy about the backwards leadership that is looking over its shoulder at what used to be and trying to make it happen again. I think that it’s sad that Canada’s leadership is so irresponsible. It’s tragic.”

“The true north strong and free; [it’s] a pretty amazing situation – when you think about Canada and Canada’s history in the world, what a great country this is and how many amazing resources we have – how recent leadership has trashed what we have and made it such a negative thing and given Canada such a negative image on the planet among forward-looking countries. It’s a tragedy to see what this government has been able to do,” he said.

“Canada used to be a leader and Canada used to be known as a company – as a country – that was a Freudian slip,” he said, “with a conscience. And this leadership is ... just backwards. They’re not looking towards the future of the world. They’re not looking towards what we have to do. We have to take care of the planet.”

“We’re just digging a huge hole; like that hole in Alberta,” said Mr. Young, 69, clearly referring to the oil sands. “We’re digging a huge hole and we’re going to have to dig our way back out of it because all our children are going to be at the bottom of that hole. … Twenty years from now, the economy is going to be trashed because of what we’re doing.”

Comments following article and donation announcement were met with general hostility by Canadians.

This highly rated comment by David Gibson is a somewhat typical reaction:
"Neil has spent his entire adult life counting his money on his California ranch. Occasionally he travels to Canada to lecture and admonish the peasants who are stupid enough not to be rich rock stars.

He long ago ceased to be Canadian in anything but legal status."
It would seem that many Canadians are less than grateful for Mr Young's generosity and concern for his home country of Canada. Now why would that be?

Maybe Canadians just want to hear songs about love or something?

In addition, Neil Young has launched a website GoEARTH.org to help rescue the planet.

Earlier this year, Neil Young announced his support for the Vermont Food Label Law with another $100,000 donation.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin & Neil Young

Who's Going To Stand Up and Save The Earth?
Neil Young
2014-07-12, Hyde Park, London, England
Photo Paolo Brillo |Facebook

That Neil Young... what a Humanitarian Rebel With Causes.

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Monday, October 05, 2015

CONCERT REVIEWS: Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Vancouver, BC, Oct. 5, 2015

Neil Young 2015 Rebel Content Tour Screen Print
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Neil Young + Promise of the Real will be performing tonight, Oct. 5, 2015, at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC (Honour The Treaties Benefit).

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates and Chronological Grid, Recording Summary, Statistics and Extras.

Also, see Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2015 Concert Tour Dates - 1st Leg, Summer 2015 and Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2015 Concert Tour Dates - 2nd Leg, Fall 2015 (West Coast, North America) for reviews, photos, videos and more.

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Neil Young Launches GoEARTH.org

Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Seattle, WA, Oct. 4, 2015
Photo by Northwest Music Scene

At last night's concert in Seattle, WA, (Oct. 4, 2015), Neil Young with his band Promise of the Real announced the launch of the new website GoEARTH.org.

We live in an unimaginably beautiful paradise that's dripping with Mangos, Tree Frogs, Orcas, rainforests and a zillion other miracles of life surrounding us. Generations of concerned citizens have been fighting to protect this amazing planet from the destructive effects of industrialization. In the last decades, environmentalism has become a lot more serious than hugging trees & saving Whales. The Earth itself has become an endangered species!

We are in the midst of the largest die-off of plants and animals since the extinction of the dinosaurs & this time, the comet hitting the Earth is human 'progress' itself. Our remaining rainforests are a mere fraction of what they once were. Our wildlands have all but vanished. Our oceans are terribly polluted & overfished. Our very survival depends on working together to protect the Earth & we must act now!

There is no "Planet B." Here's a list of leading organizations who are tackling these problems and making a powerful difference ... Join them!
So GoEARTH.org!

Neil Young
Zollhafen / Nordmole, Mainz, Germany 28 July 2014
Photo by Takahiro Kyono | Flickr
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What does the song mean?

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I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


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You Shut the Fuck Up

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Love and Only Love

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Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
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Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

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"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
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