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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Arena, Leipzig, Germany Concert Reviews: 7/8/08

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Neil Young will be performing tonight at Arena, Leipzig, Germany.

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4 Comments:

At 7/08/2008 06:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Rusties,

it was an amazing evening (after 6 hours by train) in the Arena of Leipzig. As the rain started they opened the hall, I managed to stand directly in front of Neil, second row.

It was a very powerful first half with "Love and only Love", "Hey Hey" (my all-time favorite) and "Watchtower", to name just my personal highlights. "Watchtower" was almost metaphysical. "Spirit road" (which was started twice...) was powerful, too. After "Watchtower" Neil seemed to be a little exhausted, no wonder, but then came the slower part. "Words" and a surprising "Winterlong", great. "Heart of Gold" was as fresh as ever. "No Hidden Path" took 22 minutes.

Neil was in good shape, did hard working rock n roll, amazing energy. He said not very much but that he liked being here. The band was also in good form. Of course some songs didnt have the strength of Crazy Horse, but there is no reason to complain. What a good time being there!

Dont miss this tour!

Keep on rockin!

Rudy

 
At 7/09/2008 02:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Neil in Werchter, will see him friday in Weert.
I agree, crazy Horse sounds stronger, but with Ben keith, Rick Rosas and Chad Cromwell, you got better musicians. So, IMHO, if it doesn't sound stronger, it sure sounds better.

What a pity he did not play Winterlong at Werchter.

 
At 7/09/2008 03:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Rusties,

below I post the brief newspaper concert review of the Leipzig gig as it was online on the homepage of the "Leipziger Volkszeitung". This will be temporary, so I copy the article. Nice critique, only the lenghty "No Hidden Path" was thought to be too long. 9000 people were listening.

And here you can find 5 photos of the newspaper by Wolfgang Zeyen:

http://www.lvz-online.de/
slideshow/content/
080708_neilyoung.html

Nice shots.

Keep on rockin'
Rudy

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« Niemals stirbt der Rock'n'Roll - Neil Young begeistert 9000 Fans in der Arena Leipzig »

Niemals stirbt der Rock'n'Roll - Neil Young begeistert 9000 Fans in der Arena Leipzig

Leipzig. Der Mann arbeitet schwer. Der Mann malocht. Der Mann kniet in den Saiten. Der Mann ist ein Gitarrero. Einer, der noch weiß, wozu das Ding da ist. Die Haare wehen, die Stimme schleppt, die Riffs dröhnen. Unendlich. Immer wieder und wieder und wieder. So werden Songs zum Marathon.
"Love And Only Love". Neil Young im roten Lichtkegel. Viel braucht er nicht. Band, ein bisschen Licht, Gitarre, Mundharmonika. Keine Videowand. Keine Bildschirme. Da ist Neil Young ein Asket. Eine Legende auf der Niemalszuendetour. Bei den Folkern war er, auch in Woodstock stand er auf der Bühne. Da machte er schon das, was er jetzt immer noch macht: Er schüttet Rock und Country zusammen. Das klingt wie Feuer und Sehnsucht nach Feuer in einem Stück. Das rockt und rollt - und irgendwann mischt eine Steelgitarre mit. Oder ein Banjo. Das allerdings immer dezent.

Neil Young in Leipzig - und 9000 feierten in der Arena einen Mann, der nichts verlernt hat. Der rauskommt, die Gitarre nimmt und einfach loslegt. Mit Akustik- und Steelgitarre, mit seiner Stimme, die so sehr nach Fernweh und Heimweh klingt, dass man sich einfach nur noch wegträumen möchte. "Old Man", ein Blick zurück in Demut und Verwunderung. Was, so schnell ist das alles weggeflossen? So lange ist das schon her? Ein Banjo pickt sich hinein in die nachdenkliche Melodie. Dann wird's noch einmal rockiger - und bleibt doch ländlich. "Get Back To The Country". Gleich danach "Words" mit langem Gitarrensolo. Die dehnen sich in die Unendlichkeit mit "No Hidden Path", während die Lichter auf bunt und Party schalten. Blau, rot, grün, gelb. Neil Young lässt die Saiten krachen und heulen, dröhnen und drängen. Der Song wird zum Kaugummi. Länger und länger und länger. Neil Young macht Session - und ist nach knapper Zugabe schon on the road.
Norbert Wehrstedt

 
At 7/10/2008 04:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,

AMAZING show in Leipzig! Everybody was waiting for Neil and when he finally appeared with "Love And Only Love" people went nuts.
My My Hey Hey, which I don't listen to that much anymore (I just heard it so many times) was surprisingly fresh in this live version, the energy of all the people singing along was high, like in a football stadium. Followed by 2 Songs from "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and Spirit Road, one outstanding song from his latest album, I had already heard enough to consider this one of the best shows I've ever been to. Then, All Along The Watchtower: just GREAT. I'm a huge Dylan freak, so that made my day :) The Acoustic set including Oh lonesome Me, the timeless Mother Earth (which is now more applicable than by the time it's been recorded), the classics The Needle And The Damage Done, Heart Of Gold, Old Man and Unknow Legend... just perfect. They picked up the electric guitars again to continue rocking through the set into the final and endless No Hidden Path, in my opinion the second very outstanding song on Chrome Dreams II. The Beatles Cover A Day In The Life finished the amazing evening. Neil rose above all my expectations: really just amazing.

 

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