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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bergen, Norway Concert Reports: 8/26/08

Neil Young will be performing tonight at Koengen, Bergen, Norway.

Got a report? Drop a comment below. No registration required.

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8 Comments:

At 8/27/2008 04:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I wasn't there. Here is just the setlist:

Love And Only Love
Hey Hey, My My
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Powderfinger
Spirit Road
Down By The River
Cinnamon Girl
Oh, Lonesome Me
Mother Earth
The Needle And The Damage Done Unknown Legend
Heart Of Gold
Old Man
Get Back To The Country
Just Singing A Song
Sea Change
When Worlds Collide
Cowgirl In The Sand
Rockin' In The Free World

A Day In The Life

 
At 8/27/2008 04:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! almost every single song of my favorite neil record "everybody knows..." has been played! what a pity that i wasn't there...

 
At 8/27/2008 05:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first 5 minutes of Cowgirl was absolute faboulous. Neil took away my breath in the way he hit those opening chords. And I think he was amazed himself. In a moment he looked insane, he leaned back his body and head and made a "drinking-the-whole-bottle-in-one"-movement.

 
At 8/27/2008 12:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A superb concert! Great songs, great sound (could have been a little louder though); but what impressed me most was his vitality and what an inventive and expressive guitarist he is.

 
At 8/27/2008 05:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed this was a superb show from Neil and his fine band. The venue wasn’t full but 10000 people is not too bad for a show scheduled fairly recently in the middle of the summer.
He is really on fire and constantly moving around the stage like a wild panther roaming free. The sound was really good but maybe a little on the quiet side. There was no need for my earplugs!
A funny addition was the painter or road manager working away backstage. Most songs had their own painting positioned side stage.
Not all the songs were performed perfectly. Sometimes they get a little out there and Neil has to roam them in a little bit. But this is rock’n’roll and the rough edges provide us with all the charm we expect from Mr. Young.
No major surprises with the set list – the 3 new songs were good though not classic. But the really old 1969/70 material is performed with such energy and conviction that it doesn’t really matter.
The audience response was positive and thoughtful if not ecstatic. But you could really hear a pin drop on the acoustic section which was just beautiful and just long enough.
This year, we’ve had Kiss, Metallica, Foo Fighters and Eric Clapton all performing here. For my money, this was the best evening of music.
Check out this review: (in Norwegian): www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/hordaland/1.6194538

 
At 8/27/2008 08:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

amenwhen you post a setlist, kindly let me know what is performed as electric, acoustic, piano, with band or solo. i would be most appreciative.

thanks!

ps - seeing him in winnipeg this october and figure it will be one of the greatest shows ever!

 
At 8/30/2008 06:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Bergen gig and NY was truly awesome. I also enjoyed the Norwegian support band. Does anyone know their name or where I can find details about them?

 
At 8/30/2008 03:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great concert, the intesity was a real surprise to me when I saw him in Oslo, so I was prepared before the Bergen concert. The audience was a bit dull, but the people on stage worked magic!

The support band is named the Real Ones. Their two greatest hits "Lonesome Town" and "Ballad of an Old Man" can be found on their MySpace site:

http://www.myspace.com/realonesmusic

 

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