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Monday, August 11, 2008

Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway Concert Reviews: 08-11-2008

Neil Young will be performing tonight at 08-11-2008, Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway.

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At 8/11/2008 06:26:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

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At 8/11/2008 06:35:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Neil Young was received as a living legend in Oslo, the athosphere was magical, the band was on fire, they even got Sea Change right this time, and the Man kept banging the guitar as if his life depended on it, and on the final chords of A Day in the Life all strings broke but two, that kept singing after he left it by the amplifier.

Set list from Oslo Spektrum, August 11.2008:

Only love can break your heart
Hey hey, my my (into the black)
Everybody knows this is nowhere
Spirit road
Cortez the killer
Cinnamon girl
Mother earth
Needle and the damage done
Unknown legend
Heart of gold
Old man
Just singing a song won’t change the world (new song)
Sea change (new song)
Get back to the country
Mellow my mind (?)
Rockin’ in the free world

A day in the

At 8/11/2008 07:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least two mistakes in the setlist posted. First song was Love and only love, not Only love can break your heart. The song after Get back... was Powderfinger. I left (because I had to get to the airport) during Powderfinger, so I dunno about the rest.

Nice concert, Neil was on fire. Rosas and Keith looked as they were bored out of their minds during the first half of the gig. Lighten up, guys!

At 8/11/2008 08:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the two corrections, the set list is correct. The concert ended with Rockin' In The Free World and the extra A Day In The Life. Too bad you missed the final.

At 8/12/2008 01:55:00 AM, Blogger whitewatersky said...

just got this from the Letterman newsletter:

Tuesday, August 12
Original Airdate: 7/16/08
Maggie Gyllenhaal
(The Dark Knight)
Neil Young
(CSNY: Deja vu)
The Hold Steady (CD, "Stay Positive")

At 8/12/2008 04:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 8/12/2008 07:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From my position 5 meters from Keith and Rosas, I would not call them "on fire", if they were, I wonder how they look when they're bored. FYI; My contacts are brand new.

At 8/12/2008 08:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a short videoclip from the fantastic concert:

At 8/12/2008 10:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a difference between how you look and how you play, isn't it?

At 8/12/2008 11:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't play Mellow My Mind! But what a show they delivered. A mindblowing version of Rocking in the Free World, an extended version of Powderfinger, Helpless, as well as the new songs were just some of the highlights. Magical.


Espen- still natural high.

At 8/12/2008 12:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great show, but rather short by Neil's standard (1h 50 min:) He did not play Words and No Hidden Path this time. The opening songs Love and only Love and Hey, Hey, My, MY were abolutely brilliant. So were also the accoustic set. I do not think he was on top energy all of the time (though most of the time), as in the fantastic Hammersmith show March 8th., but when he was, it was hard to realize that he is 62 years old. Fun to hear Get Back to the Country from the underappreciated 'Old Ways'.

I am not sure what I think of the two new songs - I have to hear them a few times more, I guess. When introducing Sea Change: -We f**** this one up the other night. We are not going to do that tonight. You have never heard the song so you wouldn't know anyway.

Oslo Spektrum is not a perfect arene for concerts- no Hammersmith Odeon (or whatever it is called nowadays..)-but the sound was ok and the stage rather 'cosy'. Two concerts with Neil within a few months is not that bad!

The Loner

At 8/12/2008 04:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there what a concert, it was my first Neil Young concert and what a concert! Neil Young is in my opinion the best LIVE artist in the world!!! You just got to love him


At 8/12/2008 05:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a fantastic show and it was so good to hear Cortez the killer and Rockin´in the free world live. He started the show with so much energy! But spirit road was very short compared to his usually 20 minutes.. But the rest was just fantastic! I think I have to go to Bergen... or Denmark to see the final concert on this tour on the 28.


At 8/14/2008 05:09:00 PM, Blogger Harlowby said...

A great concert by a truely great man. What an awesome guitarist that guy is!
I must say I was a little disappointed that he didn’t play “Words” that he played so beautifully in Dublin.
He was really in a good mood. He picked up a bottle of Norwegian beer (Ringnes) and said. “This show tonight is sponsored by Ringnes”. What an ironic statement coming from Neil! I really enjoy that guy’s smile.

At 8/17/2008 01:42:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It could have been a great concert if it hadn't been for the arena.
Oslo Spektrum doesn't work for shows like this.
My first and last time at Oslo Spektrum, but hopefully not my last Neil Young concert.
His version of "Cortez the killer" was the highlight of the evening.

At 8/18/2008 03:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have uploaded 3 songs from the show to YouTube. Go to my page
I think the show was much better than the one I attended in London last March. Though I loved the acoustic solo set in London.

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