Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland Concert Reports: 6/29/08
Photo by SoulBoogieAlex on Boss Tracks
Photo by voodooswordfish
Cover of The Beatles "A Day In The Life"
Thanks David L. for the YouTube upload!!!
Swear I'm not Paul: Live Review: Neil Young and The Frames, Malahide Castle:
"But nothing could have prepared the crowd for the man himself. As soon as a glimpse of his paint-stained white shirt and pants were seen, a huge roar went up in north Dublin. The one and only Neil Young. Kids, cherish this day. He opened with a very long version of ' Love and Only Love' which I felt was a bit of a disappointment. He didn't seem on form, and his solo was a little jarring. 'I've Been Waiting for You' was a vast improvement, but I still wondered would this be a set of songs that only half the crowd knew. However, any fears I had that this would be one of the biggest disappointments of the year totally disappeared when he tore into 'Mr Soul'."
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A somewhat negative review from Thundercrack Playlist: Review: Neil Young Malahide Castle, Dublin 29th June 2008. However, a number of followup comments question whether the reviewer attended the same show?
Whoaa!! What gig were you at?? I was just to the left of the sound desk - sound was perfect! way better than the sound at springsteen in the rds (too quiet anyone?). As for the material, i was blown away. i dont know all his material but i wasnt expecting half as many 'hits' as we got. This was one of the best gigs iv ever been at. it was rockin! neil didn't pause for breath from start to finish. as for the extended guitar jams? highlight of my night. brilliant gig. really surprised with this review cus i thought the crowd were going nuts - I was anyway! =o)
From Boss Tracks:
"With the Frames opening Neil actually had something to prove. Neil's current touring band is aptly called the Electric Band with old road buddies Ben Keith and Rick Rosas delivering the cement. The set opened full electric, Neil hacking away at his guitar 'Blackie'. Neil's electric work is not everybody's cup of tea. Its a great big howling and growling monster threatening to stomp all over you. Young never quite got over his taste for noise, he loves letting the beats claw at you. His erratic way of attacking his guitar during solos leave a lot of room for failure, but I must admit that it all came together quite nicely. For a grumpy old man Neil was in quite the chipper mood, even talking to the audience some between songs."
"Oh Lonesome Me" [mp3]
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