Halifax, Canada Concert Reviews: 4/10/09
Neil Young at Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 4/10/09
Photo by Ted Pritchard
From Young puts good in Good Friday - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca by S. Cooke:
'Thanks for being here, it’s like a deja vu experience. We had a good time last time and we’ll try and do it a little differently for you tonight,' Young told the crowd after opening with a tune unheard in November, When You Dance, I Can Really Love, and a spirited Are You Ready for the Country, with Ben Keith’s lap steel guitar floating over his fearless leader’s pounding on a battered upright piano.
There were other, fresher treats in store, like a stripped-down version of Pocahontas, marked by Chad Cromwell’s tribal drumbeat, and a raggedy Barstoon Blues, which provided a moment of levity when the band started one song and Young another.
'Well, what do you want to do?' he shrugged at Cromwell with a note of mock exasperation. 'Well, OK, we’ll do both of ’em.
'This is like rehearsals for retirement, only we don’t want to get it down,' Young told the crowd, which was cheering with encouragement. 'We always don’t want to be ready for that.
'Some of these songs we’ve never played, you’d never believe it.'
Neil Young will be performing tonight at Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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