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Concert Reviews of Neil Young at Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada - 4/22/09

Neil Young will be performing tonight at Prospera Place, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

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At 4/23/2009 02:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Soul
When You dance
R U Ready for the cuntry
Everybody knows this is kelowna
Pocahontas (grunge version)
Spirit Road
Cinamen girl
Feul Line
Mother earth
Needle and the Damage done
Light a candle
I want to feel love (new song?)
Unkown legend
4 Strong Winds
Heart of gold
Old man
Speaking out
Tonights the Night
get behind the Wheel
Singin a song
All Along the watchtower

I want to feel your love - "Here is a song you never heard, well maybe you heard it, its a song about a hotel" He said something like that. It was a good aquistic tune.

Good concert, For the price we paid you think he could of had Live Projection TV. I seen a lot poorer bands play the areana with Big Screen projection.


At 4/23/2009 02:34:00 AM, Blogger rdvdijk said...

Thanks for posting the setlist!

Was that 'new song' maybe "Feel Your Love"?

High on a balcony, right where we used to be,
This city dancing like a sparkling sea.
I wanna catch a wave, I wanna swim to shore.
Walk on that same beach like I did before.

I really want the sun, want the sun to rise,
I really want to end the night.
I really wanna feel, wanna feel your love.
I wanna feel your love.


At 4/23/2009 02:41:00 AM, Blogger Kevin Parnell said...

Unreal concert TV screens or not. Neil is the king there is no doubt.
The lyrics on the new song look right.
The Fork in the Road songs are very strong live and the album is kick ass.

At 4/23/2009 03:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have been a bit disapointed to see a big screen show at a Neil Young concert. For me, it was an unreal venture into perfection. You wont hear any of the guitars he played played as well ever again in my opinion ( unless of course you see him again). The entire band were the most professional in their field, and it was a rare experience indeed to see them. I feel 20 years younger and completly buzzed out.

At 4/23/2009 04:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a new song Kevin, it's been released for more than 20 years.

At 4/23/2009 08:42:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

C,mon fellow bloggers, with Thrasher's blessing(hopefully)... I'd like to again pose this question in the form of a survey.
entitled, "The Ideal Neil".

With the fans' diversity in tastes in Neil's music and the continual changes in the set list at each concert...just what is your dream live concert set list?

With a pick of 20 songs from any era plus the ideal encore/finale,
show us your "IDEAL NEIL"

It should be very interesting when correlating the results!

One thing's for two setlists will be the same, heh!

The Archives Four...'Ideal Neil' Live in concert!

At 4/23/2009 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Kevin Parnell said...

I figured the song (Feel your love??) was already released when neil intro'd it as one you "might not have heard or maybe you have, it's one or the other"

The original poster had mentioned it was a new song and that's how I identified it as well.

I think it's what might have previously have been called a bonus track on this tour. I see it's only been played one one other time so far.

There were so many highlights: Words and spooky versions of Speaking out and Tonight's the Night. Mr Soul...the whole night was great.

I really liked the Fork in the road songs and my buddy, who is not a Neil fan and hadn't heard anything said that his new songs sure rock a lot harder than the old stuff.

By the way, I always read this site but these are my first posts and I signed up with my real name. Not sure what everyone is afraid of.

At 4/23/2009 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel Your Love - CSNY, American Dream album. I heard him do it last week in London, great song.

At 4/23/2009 11:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, he also had big screens in London...bigger arena perhaps? (10000 people)

At 4/23/2009 01:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He had screens in the Sault as well.

At 4/23/2009 02:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show was good. Even if Neil put on a bad performance he would get the benefit of the doubt, as he has more than paid his dues. Lots of deposits in his fan's emotional bank accounts.

I went with my 16 year old son, and we were on the floor, which is always alot more fun than sitting, if your over 5'10". He was suprised at how many people were smoking weed, and how many drunks were stubbling around. Upon refleaction I think it is a good thing that he sees this sort of thing going on, so he can make his own decisions about how he lives his life.

So apart from hearing some great music, I got to watch a kid grow.

Thanks Neil.

At 4/23/2009 03:50:00 PM, Blogger dw said...

Feel Your Love is not a new song - it was recorded 21 July 1988 and is on CSNY American Dream

dw - Sale, England

At 4/23/2009 04:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heres my dream set list for when he plays europe - I've kept it kept realistic and am bearing in mind I saw a few shows in europe last year so don't mind missing some songs:

When You dance
The Loner
R U Ready for the cuntry
Barstool Blues
After the Goldrush
Give Me Strength
Light a candle
Lost in space
Walk on
4 Strong Winds
Old man
Speaking out
New Mana
Tonights the Night
Singin a song
Cowgirl in the sand


Rockin in free world

Maybe the next night he could fit in hey hey my my, Dangerbird, Flying On the ground is wrong, Burned, Feel your love & Surfer Joe. What a double header that would be!


At 4/23/2009 04:42:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Little Wing
New Mama
No Hidden Path
This Note's for You
Revolution Blues
Ambulance Blues
On the Beach
Just singing a song
Hippy Dream
Flying on the ground (is wrong)
Rent is always due
Country Girl
The Losing End
Barstool Blues

I think that's 20. Missed out about 40 others off the top of my head. Plus some new stuff he has yet to write!
Just to be controversial... I don't think Neil could do a worthwhile version of 'Another Day' by Roy Harper.
Be seeing you!

At 4/23/2009 04:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that the show was great,the only thing was the goon squad worrying about taking a few pictures. Whats the big deal. Sound was as good as it get for an arena too!

At 4/23/2009 05:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My ideal setlist would be:

Expecting To Fly
Flying On The Ground
Here We Are In The Years
On The Beach
Motion Pictures
Hey Hey, My My
Little Wing
Weight Of The World
Feel Your Love
No More
I'm The Ocean
Looking Forward
Mr. Disappointment
After The Garden
Ordinary People

Not in a million years would Neil play a show like this but it's nice to dream...


At 4/23/2009 07:15:00 PM, Anonymous Shittyhorse said...

Acoustic set
Nowadays Clancy can't even sing
Sugar Mountain
Don't let it Bring you down
For The Turnstiles
Hey Babe
Round and Round
Cortez (solo)
Losing End
Ambulance Blues
Dance, Dance, Dance

Electric Set (w/ Crazy Horse)
Hey Hey My My
Fuckn' Up
Down By The River
Tonights the Night
Homegrown (electric)
World On a String
I'm The Ocean
Piece Of Crap
Welfare Mothers
Walk On
No Hidden Path
Stupid Girl
Cowgirl In the Sand
Don't Be Denied
Rock'n in the freeworld
Big Time

Ok so it's more than 20 but it's my fantasy. Tomorrow I would pick different songs. Just too many. Can I plan a Tour instead?

At 4/23/2009 08:45:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

A couple days late but it was a long trip home. I've been to a dozen Neil concerts over the years and this was one of the best. It didn't hurt to be standing at the rail center stage. Spent 6 hours standing thinking this is hard on an old man - then there's Neil 2 years older. I only havew a short time left but I get to spend it rockin to Neil around the world tour. I get to see the archives. What a way to go. Kraunk in Montana

At 4/23/2009 08:50:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I forgot to mention the concert I was refering to was in Saskatoon

At 4/23/2009 10:07:00 PM, Blogger Shadow said...

My Ideal Neil
Cowgirl in the sand
Heart of Gold
Old Man
Dont let it bring you down
Harvest Moon
Razor Love
Buffalu Springfield Again
Silver and Gold
Falling off the face of the earth
The Painter

Man needs a Maid
love in mind
see the sky about to rain

Down by the river
Hey Hey My My
Cortez the killer
Walk On
Everybody knows this is Nowhere
Country Home

Keep on Rocking in the free world
Cowgirl in the sand

At 4/23/2009 10:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May as well include my setlist too then -

Southern Pacific
Rapid Transit
Goin Home
Computer Cowboy
Hawks And Doves
Nothing Is Perfect
Love And Only Love
Without Rings
Natural Beauty

Encore =

Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes

So if thats ok with you Shakey on Monday night in Denver, thanks, see you there then.

From Aitken the giblet, lost on the Needles Highway in South Dakota.

At 4/23/2009 11:42:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Whoa,...Aitken the giblet.
Was that lost on the needles highway.... or just lost on the needles! Talk about left of centre!

Hey, each to his own!

At 4/24/2009 01:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To me the highlight in Kelowna was when the whole arena sang along with Needle and the Damage Done. It was touching to hear all these people who knew every single lyric. Sounded beautiful.
from Penticton, BC

At 4/24/2009 01:32:00 PM, Blogger Greg Mantho said...

I guess I really am getting old. I tried to think of the highlights of 35+ concerts over the years, and could only come up with the following, plus a few "in my dreams" choices. I know I'll be kicking myself for posting this when I remember all the one's I left out, but...

It's an exercise in futility really. I recently put a chronological "best of" list together for a friend so he could create an Ipod list in order to get to know Neil, and I came up with well over 200 songs. How do you come up with a greatest hits list, or a perfect set list? I can't.

Anyhow, here goes- with my sentimental favorites from my first concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit, 1973 (the Time Fades Away tour with the Stray Gators)- Neil all alone on a stool with an acoustic guitar, decked out with red skull cap and flannel shirt singing "On The Way Home" right out of the box, and later Don't Be Denied with the band. I felt really weird the next day in school trying to come down from the experience- and no I didn't get high, although my friends did.

(in no particular order)

On The Way Home
Inca Queen
After The Goldrush
Expecting To Fly
All Along The Watchtower
I Am A Child
My My, Hey Hey (acoustic)
Cowgirl In The Sand (acoustic)
Country Girl
The Bridge
Falling From Above
Ordinary People (Bluenotes)
War Of Man
Sugar Mountain (RNS tour)
Natural Beauty
Ambulance Blues
On The Beach
Danger Bird

Greg M

At 4/24/2009 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

bsoYa know Greg, The diversity of taste in his music by his fans as shown in their "ideal neil" is quite amazing...but not surprising.

It just cements the fact that every fan has a different 'buzz'from his it 70's and 80's nostalgic, 90's grunge, christ even some like his rocker billy and FITR !(just stirrin').
Well thats the beauty of being a Neil fan..sometimes frustrated..sometimes blown away..
but its never ever boring 'coz ya just don't no what tangent or "fork' his gunna take heh.

P's. It's good to have a friend..even if its only one!


At 4/24/2009 07:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the show in Kelowna and have looked at 2 sites for the set lists and there seems to be something missing - maybe my brain? Anyways is there anyone out there who was at the show who can tell me what song it was - Neil at the piano - very bluesy - something about The Searcher or Searcher. I have Fork in the Road and it's not at that and I am at a loss... thanks.

At 4/24/2009 08:56:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

I don't know, maybe "Tell me why"?..
on piano?...with Luey Armstrong?

I obviously wasn't there(going green)... just guessing.

At 4/24/2009 10:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Neil Young dream setlist.

1. Walk On

2. For the Turnstiles

3. Pocahontas

4. Revolution Blues

5. Vampire Blues

6. Ambulance Blues

7. New Mama

8. Speaking Out

9. World on a String

10. Tired Eyes

11. Tonight's the Night

12. A Man Needs a Maid / Heart of Gold (piano)

13. Old Man

14. The Needle and the Damage Done

15. Don't Let It Bring You Down

16. After the Goldrush

17. On the Beach

18. Tonight's the Night

19. Don't be Denied

20. Ordinary People

Encore (three songs)

21. I've Been Waiting For You

22. Cinnamon Girl

22. Down by the River

I know I'll be kicking myself later for leaving off some tunes.

DBD (Halifax, Canada)

At 4/24/2009 11:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


We'll make number 18 Cortez the Killer... I posted Tonight's the Night twice.

Add Journey Through the Past, Thrasher and Barstool Blues to make it 25 songs like he played in Halifax a few weeks back.


At 4/25/2009 12:54:00 AM, Blogger Kevin Parnell said...

The only songs Neil sang at the piano were Speakin out and Tonights the night and Mother Earth on the pump organ.
Maybe Speakin out -- that had a real blues feel to it with Anthony Crawford playing guitar to Neil's piano

At 4/25/2009 03:40:00 AM, Anonymous Seth said...

Thanks to anon for the set list.

This show was recorded by at least 2 recordists.

At 4/25/2009 08:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He also did ready for the country on piano

At 4/27/2009 10:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lethbridge show was awesome. Would love to see a song list posted.Only one song was a little disappointing. On "Stepping Out", the Nils Lofgren solo on the album is fantastic, at this show the solo was a little weak. Should have got Ben Keith to play it. Would have loved to hear "All Along the Watchtower" or "Day in the Life", from tour down under. But overall, great to see him in an intimate setting like Lethbridge.

Jeff From Lethbridge.

At 1/02/2010 06:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I was just lookin' back on the second best night of my life, first best being October 22nd, 2008 in Vancouver for Neil, and I couln't help but smile when I recalled Neil bowing back to the crowd. My friends and I had been bowing to him all night long (I was front row center, IT was way too much goodness)and I remember him looking at us and saying "No." And then he bowed and the whole arena went nuts. It was quite a feeling.


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