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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: København Forum, København, Denmark - July 30, 2014


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Concert Review of the Moment: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Mainz, Germany - July 25, 2014

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2014-07-12, Hyde Park, London, England
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The Concert Review of the Moment is from Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Mainz, Germany - July 25, 2014 by Ruby Inthedust:
Neil Young, Crazy Horse and Rick The Bassplayer, Mainz Nordmole, 07-28-2014

Love To Burn

This is a story why I love the man, about the joy and pleasure of being a Rustie and it is the personal review of my last show of this amazing tour!

I am often asked by friends or colleagues "you go to several shows of the same artist in a row, isn't that boring?" I always tell them, that it is because I want to see my favorite artists as often as I can live... while thinking "You'll never understand, cause asking this question shows, that you don't have Love To Burn".

Neil proved again last night, that every show is different, a different mood, the same song never to be played the same twice, no talking to the crowd that was written down before, same words every show, just spontaneous interaction... sometimes more... and sometimes less.

When we arrived at this strange temporary site on the bank of the Rhine, that was part of an old harbour section, walking there from the bus stop, we could hear a rhythm from a far, loud intense.. boom... boom....boom... sound check... what song is it?...Tonight's The Night!!!... WOW!.. The closer we came, the more the song structure was building up... Wooo hooo what a welcome at the venue... will we get it tonight at the show? So exiting... well we didn't, but I guess the crowd in Copenhagen, can possibly look forward to listening to one of my favorite Neil songs.

The pleasure then of meeting all my Rustie friends again, like coming home! I knew she would be there and so I was able to hug her for the first time, my friend Hiroko... "so good to meet you"... she gave me a beautiful, beautiful necklace, one of those, she makes herself, "a tree of life" as she told me "Thank you so much Hiroko". Saying hello to all my friends, hugging Tomer again, my friend from Tel Aviv, who followed Neil spontaneously to three German shows, because Neil wasn't able to play Tel Aviv for the saddest resson of all... Living with war. Tomer gave me a button of Thrasher's Wheat, it will always remind me of meeting such a wonderful new friend and I will wear it with pride, as Thrasher of course is one of my favorite Neil pages, since....ever. There's a sweet story about these buttons, finding their way to Germany... I'll tell that story later.

Waiting in line, looking forward to the show, the weather.. oohhh not looking good, thunderstorms ( we were very lucky in the end, no rain), "come on guys, let us in", grabbing a free t-shirt and running to the stage... always the same, but always exciting!

The Magic Numbers again as support act. I really like them, especially their gorgeous song A Shot In The Dark. And again the tension rising for Neil and his fellow musicians to come on stage, only a short break for rearranging the stage... Old Black handy... and Wooo hooo, here they are!

Down By The River again first song!!! Yes!!! Even more intense than in Dresden! And Powderfinger to follow. The setlist the same as in Dresden...BUT... Cortez in addition! I had prayed for that song again. Tomer, who was standing next to me, had looked at the time, he told me both songs 24 minutes, incredible, insane, awesome, gorgeous!!! No one can do it like Neil, this playing like destroying the song, like tearing it apart, stripping it down to the single notes, only to rebuild it, making it whole again and again and again. Love To Burn also yesterday one of the longest and most intense versions ever. The show lasted 2.25 hrs... with 14 songs played... WOW! (my setlist wasn't quite right last night, too overwhelmed...).

Neil wasn't as talkative as the night before in Dresden, but his spirit and heart was with us, shown in his smiles, in waving to us! In the end he talked to us, telling us again, that we were given the free shirts to remind us of taking care of our Mother Earth! And of course the last song again the encouragement, the demand Who's Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth?... You've Got To!!!!

Waving good bye... "Who's gonna stand up?"... "Who's gonna stand up?"... "Who's gonna stand up?"... and off they went....

Thank You so much to Neil and his fellow musicians! It was worth every ride through thunderstorms and pouring rain, every train ride or flight! Following Neil on a tour is the most amazing journey and the most rewarding thing to do. I never went home disappointed, NEVER!

While saying good bye to all my lovely Rustie friends, see ya... somewhere down the road... I was thinking: "So this is it?... hmm..... but what about Colmar.... I will have to check out Colmar... the last show of the Euro-tour...hmm...."

Even if I shouldn't go, to me it was the most surprising and most intense Neil, I've ever seen. I am so grateful that he's still bringing us the gift of his wonderful music, thank you so much!!

Down By The River
Standing In The Light Of Love
Days That Used To Be
Living With War
Love To Burn
Name Of Love
Blowin' In The Wind
Heart Of Gold
Barstool Blues
Psychedelic Pill
Cortez The Killer
Rockin' In The Free World
Who's Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth

PS: I have told the story in my reviews before, that I have recently lost a friend, who loves Neil the same way I do. I had to think of him again last night and I will always miss him. But I also know, that we will always be connected in a way....through our love of Neil!
Thanks Ruby Inthedust, our roving rustie reporter! Another excellent review with vivid memories to share.

The amazing Neil Young has playing this song with Crazy Horse on an extraordinary location near the river Elbe at Dresden. It was my hope to hear the song as a bonus for closing the show. But it was the opener, incredible. Everything after that was a bonus, I think.
btw, it was quite exhausting to recording the song more than twenty minutes, but it was worthy. Thank you Neil, for the show.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert:: Mainz, Germany - July 25, 2014

28 July 2014 Mainz setlist (based on Frank Busjahn posts) via Rusties...

1. Down By The River
2. Powderfinger
3. Standing In The Light Of Love
4. Days That Used To Be
5. Living With War
6. Love To Burn
7. Name Of Love
8. Blowin' In The Wind
9. Heart Of Gold
10. Barstool Blues
11. Psychedelic Pill
12. Cortez
13. Rockin' In The Free World
14. Who's Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth?


Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be performing tonight at Zollhafen - Nordmole, Mainz, Germany.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review of the Moment: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Dresden, Germany - July 25, 2014

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
2014-07-12, Hyde Park, London, England
Photo by Paolo Brillo | Facebook
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The Review of the Moment is from Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Dresden, Germany - July 25, 2014 by Ruby Inthedust:
Down By The River

Art approaches our soul predominantly through the gate of our unconscious mind and therefore, when I'm asked, why Neil is my favorite artist, you will find me trying to explain a thing, that in fact is one of the hardest things to tell. But last night, I was given the explanation, why Neil is the musical love of my life... by the man himself!

Expectations were high before the show. The venue is one of the most beautiful I've seen. Down by the river Elbe, with a view to the old, historic city of Dresden. And in the queue there was talking about "will he surprise us again?", "will there be a different setlist?", "will it be special, because of the cancelled show last year?"... oh yes.. all of that should happen.

After queuing for hours and waiting for the support act (again great! The Magic Numbers) you could feel the tension rising)... the crowd clapping and shouting... wooo hooo!

And then they came, Neil waving to the crowd, getting his guitar.. Old Black... one chord... what?!?... The next chord.. WHAT?!?
25 minutes! I never saw it performed that way! Torn apart, cut into pieces and rebuilt again! Show me one artist, who will play one of his top songs, that other's would play as the last encore, as opener, in an incredible, epic, 25 minutes version, without being afraid, that he won't be able to keep the tension or even top that during the rest of the show!!

Powderfinger to follow, with a change of guitars from Old Black to Gold Copa 5... during the song...

Standing In The Light Of Love!! What a song that is! And what a crowd it was! After the song stopped... oho ohohoo.. Standing In The Light of Love... for minutes! .. the band smiling, happy, Poncho pure emotion! Love ya Poncho!!

Days That Used To Be... again so moving.. These lyrics so true!! Neil so nice, waving to the nearby Carola Bridge, that was packed with people.. watching and listening for free, who cares? Enjoy!

Living With War, the song, we all don't wanna hear anymore and Neil doesn't wanna play... a beautiful, beautiful version with harp and organ ( surprise, when it came down before the song started..).. and again my friend Tomer from Tel Aviv with me at the show... chivers down my spine... the saddest song of the night, yet so beautifully performed!

Love To Burn again... these awesome lyrics blow my mind.. everytime I listen to that song, it's like watching a phantasy movie, like watching a buildung of Gaudi, the genius architect, who has designed buildings like turning a dream into reality... "In the valley of hearts, there's a house full of broken windows...." The way it is performed on this tour, to me, can only be explained as Ultimate! Perfect!

Name Of Love... oh yes! The best advice ever! Do it in the name of love! And the acoustic set to follow with Blowing in the Wind again and Heart of Gold.

Barstool Blues... well.... that song also blew my mind, in all of the three shows.... the performance so pure, so intense! ... and Neil, Poncho, all of them, smiling being one with us... waving to the bridge again "how you're doing, there on the bridge?" so sweet!

And Psychedelic Pill!!! This song has undergone a kind of an evolution on that tour... such a powerful performance! And Neil telling us about "the song without meaning... "it's for Poncho, it's about women".. showing the shape of a beautiful woman with his hands, which he did several times throughout the performance of that song... looking at Poncho "women, women, women"... so funny!

Rockin'In The Free World! Yes! So fitting! ... always! But especially in the former eastern part of our nowadays reunited Homeland!

Neil was given a rose, that was thrown on stage.. he kept it, smelling the fragrance... "Thank you for giving me this, beautiful! Sniff! There should be a few sniffs left...." so sweet! AND telling us "you were given free t-shirts, reminding you of our EARTH... is there a hitch... yes! you have to do your part!" We will try Neil, at least we will try!

Who's Gonna Stand Up.... again the last song! Reply by Poncho: "You have to!" YES SIR!!

Whoa! What a night down by the river! I have seen Neil and Neil with Crazy Horse MANY times! I cannot point out the best show I have attended, but Dresden 2014 is definitely on the Top 5 list! Thank you so much to Neil and Poncho and Rick and Ralph and YaDonna and Dorene and to the whole stuff!

Sorry folks, all of you, who have missed that show, you missed Neil Young and Crazy Horse AT THEIR VERY BEST!!! If I have ever prayed for a good recording or even a video to show up, it would be for this show...
Thanks Ruby Inthedust! An excellent review and we're feeling like we're almost there in Europe with you and all of the rusties.

Incredible "Love to Burn" @ Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert:, Mönchengladbac... (Thanks Robin!)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Filmnächte am Elbufer, Dresden - July 25, 2014


Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be performing tonight at Filmnächte am Elbufer, Dresden, Germany.

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Concert Review of the Moment: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert:, Mönchengladbach, Germany - July 25, 2014

2014-07-12, Hyde Park, London, England
Photo by Graham Berry | Hit The Floor
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The Concert Review of the Moment is Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert:, Mönchengladbach, Germany - July 25, 2014 by our friend Ruby Inthedust:
Neil Young, Crazy Horse & Rick The Bassplayer Hockey Park Mönchengladbach, 25.07.2014

Woody... do you know?....

I'm afraid, this is gonna be a very emotional concert-review. When it comes to music, especially to Neil, I do not think, I feel!

The show last night was only a ten minutes drive from where I live. The closest to my home, Neil will ever perform. I have been talking to a friend, who's also a huge Neil-fan, about that show for hours and days, weeks ahead of this day, we wanted to enjoy that show together and we would have talked about it for hours and days after the show. I somehow managed to fuck up that friendship for a stupid reason and so it turned out, that the Mönchengladbach show should be the saddest show of the tour for me.

But Neil always gets me. He intensifies my joy, when I'm happy and he eases my pain, when I'm sad... and so it was yesterday!

The fabulous support act, The Magic Numbers, did a great act again. Please check them out, they are so great! Elliot Roberts was enjoying them at the side of the stage, looking very happy and very relaxed. When they dedicated a song to him, he was like "nah... not to me.." After a brief break to rearrange the stage, I could feel my heartbeat increasing... woo hoo! Live music is better!

When Neil and Crazy Horse came on stage, it was like bang! and my sadness turned into excitement. I was surrounded by my old and new Rustie friends... so happy to have met Roel there and Tomer my wonderful friend from Israel, who wanted to see Neil in Tel Aviv and as that show was canceled for the saddest reason of all, he decided to come to Mönchengladbach, Dresden and Mainz to see Neil here!

Love And Only Love! As if it was written for the world, we're living in today! Love and only love will break the hate down! Hopefully it finally will!

The setlist was pretty much the same as the ones from the shows before with a surprise for second song... first chord.. Roel and me, like one voice: "Powderfinger!!?!!". Great to hear one of my favorite Neil songs again.

Standing In The Light Of Love! Yes!! It was played in the sound check... I wanted to hear that song, the new lyrics, sung by that Young Neil who keeps fighting.. "Protect Earth"!

Neil was smiling, happy! Rick in such a good mood.. smiling all the way! All of them very much showing us, we're happy to be here with you! Neil was walking over to Woody several times, talking to him, listening, touching him... it was like "Woody, can you tell me, what happens to the world we're living in?"

Living With War was even more moving this time... with my friend Tomer from Israel so close to me and my dutch friend Roel, who's Facebook-photo has turned into the black (... out of the blue)...

Days that used to be... well I opened this review, telling why it was a sad show for me, so the song came crawling deep into my soul..."talk to me my long lost friend and tell me how you are... "

Love To Burn again was like deconstructed, torn down and built up again in 15 minutes... so intense! I felt like walking through a dreamland... in the valley of hearts!

And again it was Cortez! The song of the night!! I thought it myself and I heard it very often after the show : best Cortez ever!". So intense, so smooth, soft, powerful, all at the same time. You could almost feel being on one of the huge sailing vessels..." dancing across the water", way back in time in the 16th century!

And Rockin' In The Free World again! Also with new lyrics from Neil the warrior... two times the song ended... and two times it started over again.. Yes Neil we are with you: We will keep on rockin'in the free world as long as you will keep on fighting and playing for us.

Encore again: Who's gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth... The conclusion of a night full of anger and love, war and hoping for peace, of concern about our mother planet, the home for our children, full of joy and happiness, beautiful music and wonderful people!

"Who's gonna stand up! Who's gonna stand up! Who's gonna stand up!"

Neil was a wonderful medicine to ease my sadness, well, he is not Jesus, he cannot bring back my friend. But he can bring joy to us all in giving us his incredibly wonderful music.

Music Is Love!
Thanks again Ruby Inthedust! Music Is Love. Neil = Music. Good times will return. And we're so glad you're there with so many other rusties bringing it all back home for those who couldn't be there. May The Horse be with you. p&l

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