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Monday, April 06, 2009

St. John's, Canada Concert Reviews: 4/6 & 7/2009

"Words" - 4/7/09

Thanks Julie and RodneyMaxwellFord.

From The Telegram - St. John’s, NL: Arts & Entertainment | The night is Young by JUSTIN BRAKE:
"Launching his 2009 Continental Tour in Newfoundland and Labrador, Young and his electric band (Ben Keith, Chad Cromwell, Rick Rosas, Pegi Young, and Anthony Crawford) performed what not only shaped up to be as electrifying a show as their reputation predicates, but they played a few 'bonus tracks,' in the words of Young himself."

Neil Young will be performing tonight at Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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At 4/06/2009 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous colp said...

excellent show couldn't ask for more..except maybe tomorrow night

At 4/06/2009 11:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in shock from this concert. There were so many surprises(Four TTN songs!!). Can't wait for tomorrow.

Here's the Set List:
Love & Only Love
Hey Hey My My
Everybody knows...
Cortez The Killer
Spirit Road
Mother Earth
Needle & Damage Done
Lost in Space (Talk about random)
Heart of Gold
Unknown Legend
Ready for the Country
Speakin' Out
Tonight's the Night
World on A String
Just Singing A song
Rockin in The Free World
All Along the Watchtower (Encore)

I think that's accurate.

At 4/06/2009 11:35:00 PM, Anonymous RiotAct said...

Yep, that's accurate. Except I think Albuquerque and WOAS should be reversed.

At 4/06/2009 11:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I'm so jealous!

At 4/07/2009 12:01:00 AM, Blogger astrololee said...

Can Neil get a bunch of guys to invent "tellyport" then I would be able to space travel over and see another great concert. If you're going, please rock for me..of course I will be real jealous cause I won't be there and nothing "beats" being there. Everyone have fun and enjoy. I would love it too if I saw "light a candle" on the list, now that would be a real surprise.

At 4/07/2009 12:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the set list is similar on the 17th when I see him. Id love to see him do all along the watchtower.

At 4/07/2009 01:24:00 AM, Blogger Rasputin1981 said...

"Lost in Space (Talk about random)"

First time live??

"Speakin' Out
Tonight's the Night
World on A String"

What an insane run... SOOO jealous

At 4/07/2009 01:40:00 AM, Anonymous wiggy said...

that is an awesome set list. jesus i wish i was in canadia right now!

At 4/07/2009 02:03:00 AM, Anonymous jonathan said...

i can't imagine what possesed neil to play half of tonight's the night. all i know is that i would have given anything to have gotten this setlist at msg.

At 4/07/2009 03:03:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

What,.... nothin' from Fork?
With this "Field of opportunity"..
and this new release.. this is very 'un Neil like'....don't you think?
Well, at least he's giving the strings of 'old black' a rest after the "annihilation" with finishing with his amazing anthemic rendition of "a day in the life of". Set list looks great, even for his "optional fan's hey!
Can't wait till he comes back to Oz in 2010!
"Whoops, Did I say that?!"

At 4/07/2009 04:49:00 AM, Blogger astrololee said...

Hey dr dip are you prophesising or are you for real. 2010 Get me a seat now. Pleassssseeeee.

At 4/07/2009 04:59:00 AM, Blogger Harm said...

LOL, only one song from FITR... and indeed Lost in Space was the first time live, at least according to numbers on the site (which hasn't been updated for 2 years): Let's hope he keeps this up until he hits Europe, with 4 TTN songs in a row and all :D

At 4/07/2009 06:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The jam he did on tonights the night was amazing.

"tonights the night...every one sing it quitly now...tonights the every one sing it really spooky"

I couldn't believe how hard he still rocks. Awesome show.

P.S any one see that guy painting all of the pictures behind the stage? what was up with that?

At 4/07/2009 06:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know what was with the painting...would love to know....but the show???? OMG...out of this world....Mother Earth was amazing!!!! It was all amazing....Totally blown away by it....first time I have ever seen him live and WOW!!!!!!!!!Needle and the Damage done????just amazing....could go on and on....speechless :):):)

At 4/07/2009 07:01:00 AM, Blogger Sigma6 said...

dr dip do you know something about 2010 that we don't know or are you playing with us?

At 4/07/2009 07:07:00 AM, Anonymous Joko Ono said...

Is lost in space the song from Hawks & Doves??? what a surprise !!

At 4/07/2009 07:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy hell Batman!

I sure would love that setlist when he hits the UK in June. Who knows, maybe even more surprises in store!

Brilliant, bloody brilliant! :-D


Davie from Scotland

At 4/07/2009 08:19:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hey, I love reading the comments and the excitement surrounding Neil and co. in concert. As a former inhabitant of NF(Grand Falls), now living in the States, I'm happy for all you 'Newfies' that get to see Neil (I did x2), you deserve it!

I'm assuming he took the N. Sydney to Port-Aux-Basque ferry and drove across the Province. anybody know? Just wonderin'..

Nfld is beautiful!, I miss it!

At 4/07/2009 08:29:00 AM, Anonymous Zeebo in NL said...

The show by Young and the band last night at Mile One Centre in St. John's NL was a special treat. I'd seen their show in Halifax in November 2008, which in itself was a fine performance, and was so pleased to see changes in the set list so as to experience more of Young's music live. Never expected to hear tunes from Tonight's the Night and Lost in Space from Hawks and Doves was also unexpected candy. Loved the encore. Young's guitar work was superb and the band was solid. Crowd was into the show and I'm sure that Neil and band felt the energy. Going to tonight's show too so am curious to see what minor changes are made to the set list. To the rest of Canada, hang on to your seats. Neil Young and the band are coming at ya'.

At 4/07/2009 08:42:00 AM, Anonymous Bubu said...

He he, what a wonderfull time to be a Neil Young fan !
He is so creative and in a good shape these days. It begin to look like a neverending tour, i've seen hime twice last year (Paris and Colmar)and i'm very happy to have a ticket to the next Paris show on June 4. This set list is a dream with these Tonight's the night songs.
Ooops forget to tell you, i'm listening to Fork In The Road right now and I love it, it's an album with a lot of electric guitars and it rocks.

At 4/07/2009 09:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sugar mountain has cinnamon girl in the set after spirit road. can anyone confirm if CG was played?

At 4/07/2009 09:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to hear Neil isnt palying the FITR songs..... only one. Nice treat for th efans with the great setlist. Considering he was playing 6-7 FITR songs at the end of the last leg of the tour, this chnage is a pleasant suprise.when the tour started with CD2, he held onto those songs for a longgggg time in concert, so I was expectign the same here.I guess Neil is already bored with those songs otherwise he would be playing 5,6,7 of those songs becasue thats what Neil does.I guess he realizes most of the songs suck and doesnt like them too much himself.So good for the fans to hear 5 or 6 other tunes instead of boring out with FITR.

At 4/07/2009 09:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I guess he realizes most of the songs suck and doesnt like them too much himself"............

Its all one song!

He told us that himself.

Write your own songs and then tell me they suck!

At 4/07/2009 09:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil's ripping solo on Cinnamon Girl was one of the highlights of the night!

At 4/07/2009 09:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could be happy the rest of my life.......

At 4/07/2009 09:50:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Sorry, Sig it was only wishful thinking...but I'm workin on it!

It would be the perfect presription for my 'Neil Blues!'


At 4/07/2009 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cinnamon Girl was played - awesome version! He really jumped on 'er in the solo!!!

There are a few videos on Youtube from last night's concert - Heart of Gold, Cinnamon Girl, Hey Hey My My (most scuttering distortion I've heard in a long time - good thing!), Needle and the Damage Done.

At 4/07/2009 10:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so jealous, you guys got Albuquerque, my personal all time favorite! Wish I could have been there.

At 4/07/2009 10:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to deliver Neil, Playing the best tune off FITR as well. I'm on a Neil marathon at work till the Kelowna concert. YA!!!!!!

At 4/07/2009 11:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4/07/2009 12:08:00 PM, Anonymous Marc C said...

was tonight`s the night performed with neil on piano or guitar?

and what about speakin` out? neil on guitar or piano?cuz i know back on the TTN tour neil would play piano and lofgren played guitar..

amazing setlist,can`t wait for st john!!

hope he plays words and albequerque!!

-Marc C

At 4/07/2009 12:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now its even tougher to figure where to spend my cash: Beatles box sets remastered in Mono and Stereo!

At 4/07/2009 12:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4/07/2009 12:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a surprise setlist!

Thought he'd do the basic set he'd being doing in Oz but wow.

I was over the moon with the set list at Dublin last year but this would have been a dream to see. Can't wait for Antwerp!

If you'd have asked what surprise songs I'd have wanted Lost in Space would have been up there towards the top with Albuquerque not far behind.

What next? Pardon My heart? Transformer Man?

I reckon he's been working on Archives #3 before this tour & realised what a song Lost in Space is.

Oh yeah - & he played the best song off the new album too!



At 4/07/2009 12:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think Neil is listening to any of you. First some quick context from a CAnadian. Neil has NEVER played in Newfoundland EVER - not once over a 40 year period. I think this two night outing in St. John's is probably as special for Neil as it is for the "Rock". Maybe he feels a tad guilty and felt like giving them a special set - who knows. So you probably have to wait until he hits a few more cities to confirm what to expect over the next few months (ie. will more FITR songs come in). Going to Kingston in a few days - crossing fingers.

At 4/07/2009 12:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show by Young and the band last night at Mile One Centre in St. John's NL was a special treat. I'd seen their show in Halifax in November 2008, which in itself was a fine performance, and was so pleased to see changes in the set list so as to experience more of Young's music live. Never expected to hear tunes from Tonight's the Night and Lost in Space from Hawks and Doves was also unexpected candy. Loved the encore. Young's guitar work was superb and the band was solid. Crowd was into the show and I'm sure that Neil and band felt the energy. Going to tonight's show too so am curious to see what minor changes are made to the set list. To the rest of Canada, hang on to your seats. Neil Young and the band are coming at ya'.

Zeebo in NL

At 4/07/2009 01:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The run of TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT numbers was unbelievable. After the first two he chuckled into the mike and said "Hmmm....we seem to have wandered into a very stange place." Then he strapped on that tan colored Telecaster and tore into "World on a String" it was unbelievable. TtN is my favorite record and last time I saw him live he didnt play a single song from it. But this was like half the album! Far more then I could have ever hoped for.

Way to go Neil. Way to go Newfoundland!

At 4/07/2009 01:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting the impression that this tour will be as good as the show I saw at Massey Hall in Toronto. If this is the case we're all in for a treat!

At 4/07/2009 01:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight's the NIght was performed on piano

At 4/07/2009 01:49:00 PM, Blogger CCTB said...

I hate to see set lists, spoils the anticipation. Now that I check this forum out "daily", I couldn't help but see it.
There goes the surprise for my 20th, sons first concert in London Ont. No problem tho, I asked for it. One thing about Neil is he rarely plays the same stuff except for certain standards. This is what makes him so cool to see, hopefully never at a Casino Rama or whatever. I think I keep going because he throws these bombs at you, these ones he holds for 25+ years and blows you away. Tonights the night is a fab album and can't wait, but I do wish they play a lot of FITR, cuz once it's gone, It's gone.
Theres my bit for the day!

At 4/07/2009 02:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4/07/2009 02:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What,.... nothin' from Fork?
With this "Field of opportunity"..
and this new release.. this is very 'un Neil like'....don't you think?"

Doesn't surprise me at all ... he played FITR tunes during the last tour ... it was one of those cases where he was writing new songs by day and singing them by night ... then he put them on an album, did the videos ... now he's probably moved on to the next thing already .. with CDII I seem to0 recall that he put out the album close to the start of the tour but hadn't played those tunes during the prior one ...

Anyhow, amazing set lists. Leave it to Neil to reach into to his canon and pull out classic after classic tour after tour! What a great time to be a NY fan! Thanks Neil and Co!

At 4/07/2009 03:11:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Neil, Keep this up. I want to see "Are You Ready for the Country" and "Words", and of-course the Tonight's the night stuff. Holy Shit

At 4/07/2009 03:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna get killed
For doin' this again
But I just can't help it
It's under my skin

At 4/07/2009 03:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what time did he hit the stage last nite?

At 4/07/2009 04:08:00 PM, Anonymous Shittyhorse said...

Wow...see this is how Neil's shows should be...he's got SOOOO many great tunes to choose from why play the same ones night after night? I have a hard time understanding why with Neil's newer material he writes the playing the new stuff and the old classics then the next year new album new material and no sign of the previous stuff from the year before. Like chances are we'll never hear 'No hidden path' again (we'll that one possibly) but no 'Big time', 'Slip away', 'Piece of Crap' 'Are You passionate', etc. There are a few exceptions of course Harvest Moon, Spirit Road', 'Love and Only Love'. If I had 3 wishes one would be to write Neil's set list for one great would that be! I've seen the man live 15 times now since 1996 and I've heard a big selection of tunes (a long running thing for was I never heard him play 'Cowgirl'Live but that dream came true finally the last time I saw him at MSG.) but there are So many I'd love to hear live! Dont ever stop touring NEIL! You got too many song still to play! Thanks

At 4/07/2009 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Hey shitty, can I have one of your wishes!
No matter how many times I hear Cowgirl I can never get sick of the riff and especially the ending!!!
p.s. Sorry Thrash...It's a new day in OZ!

At 4/07/2009 04:30:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Sorry Shitty, I actually meant to say Cinnamon Girl.. live... but Cowgirl's a close second

At 4/07/2009 06:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer a previous post he hit the stage just after 9:00 and played for two hours. It was a terrific show. All Along the Watchtower was a treat - a great way to rock out the night.

At 4/07/2009 07:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I refrained from listening to too much "fork" material before I got the album yesterday. I have now played this album from start to finish about 6 times (I have been doing a lot of driving - no pun intended). In a nutshell the whole album is superb and excellent. Neil Young is on the most prolific rich vein of song writing excellence he has ever been on in his life. Since greendale his output has been incredible. When I saw him in Manchester UK last year it was the best I have ever seen him and I have not missed him since 1983. My 3 kids love him and they are all under 7. Being a Neil fan gets better and better, no one else in the world does this ... and thanks to Thrasher for this excellent resource, Fudge from England.

At 4/07/2009 08:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I have some of whatever you're smoking ?

At 4/08/2009 03:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow...concert of a lifetime,I will be happy for the rest of my life. A dream come true. I am in shock..... I still can't believe that I actually saw Neil Young live. wow thank you for coming to Newfoundland and giving us our dream.

At 4/08/2009 05:17:00 AM, Anonymous Peter M (4% Club Member) said...

"Neil Young is on the most prolific rich vein of song writing excellence he has ever been on in his life. Since greendale his output has been incredible" Fudge, did you miss the '70's or something? :-)

Great setlist for sure, but gee, it really highlights the double standards and inconsistencies of some of you people. Anyone who has come out and bagged the new songs here lately gets shot down and told that they're stuck in a timewarp, and "new is always better" - and then Neil delivers a setlist missing the new songs, but full of '70's classics - and what's the reaction? You're all beside yourselves with unbridled joy! And rightly so too... :-)

At 4/08/2009 06:17:00 AM, Blogger Bernard said...

I AM SO CURIOUS TO HEAR RECORDINGS OR VIDEOs OF LOST IN SPACE! Can anybody tell me how he performed it...arrangements?
I'm so jealous...this is a dream setlist! Albuquerque??

what is next? on the beach? change your mind?

Neil is really pleasing us

At 4/08/2009 06:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reprise announced on their website that ARCHIVES is delayed again until July 17th. Neil had evidently recorded another group of songs, all about his dogs, and wants to release that first.It's called " BARK".
Pre-order on Amazon.
Track listing...

1.Pullin at the leash
2.Clean up the poop
3.Old King(new electric version)
4.Goin to the vet
5.Vaccination Blues
6.Wagging his tail at the sun
7.Rollin in the meadow
8.Don't bite now

I guess we'll be hearing these tunes soon in concert.

At 4/08/2009 07:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


1. Mr. Soul
2. When You Dance, I Can Really Love
3. Are You Ready For The Country?
4. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
5. Spirit Road
6. Barstool Blues
7. Words
8. Mother Earth
9. Change Your Mind
10. The Needle And The Damage Done
11. Lost In Space
12. The Ways Of Love
13. Goin' Back
14. Heart Of Gold
15. Old Man
16. Tonight's The Night

At 4/08/2009 07:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome set for the second night. Really unsure which I'd have preferred to see if I was there...



Davie from Scotland

At 4/08/2009 08:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT?? He played Change Your Mind and Goin'Back????

He really has rehearsed a number of old songs with this band...

THIS REALLY SEEMS TO BE A PROMISING TOUR...maybe we can expect him to play Little Wing or even PUSHED IT OVER THE END?? who knows...I am so jealous of all of you and I am thinking more and more of going to see him somewhere in europe

Chris from Azores

At 4/08/2009 08:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the 2nd night he also played:

Speakin Out
World on a String
Just Singing a Song
Love and Only Love

Love and only love was the encore, not sure about the order of the rest. They all came after tonight's the night, but I don't think it was the same order as monday night. I think there was another track from Fork in the Road in the mix as well, not 100% sure though. I was at both shows and they were both absolutely amazing.

At 4/08/2009 08:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


It's like people who like Neil's music are a walking contradiction. Where in the world do you suppose that attitude comes from....

But great sets. New or old it's all one song! Rock on Neil bro!


At 4/08/2009 08:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sugarmtn has updated the 07 setlist, since there is some confusion over here I just copied it. Look at this:

1. Mr. Soul
2. When You Dance, I Can Really Love
3. Are You Ready For The Country?
4. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
5. Spirit Road
6. Barstool Blues
7. Words
8. Cinnamon Girl
9. Mother Earth
10. Change Your Mind
11. The Needle And The Damage Done
12. Lost In Space
13. The Ways Of Love
14. Goin' Back
15. Heart Of Gold
16. Old Man
17. Speakin' Out
18. Tonight's The Night
19. Albuquerque
20. World On A String
21. Hit The Road
22. Get Behind The Wheel
23. Just Singing A Song
24. Love And Only Love

Isn't that amazing?
And the new site is amazing too. What a cool site with all the new statistics. Neil rules! BSM

At 4/08/2009 09:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time. Leave that crap album "fork in the road" behind before it gets released. This is the Neil people want to see.

At 4/08/2009 09:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's about time. Leave that crap album "fork in the road" behind before it gets released. This is the Neil people want to see."

He played 3 songs from it, you prat.

And here's hoping he keeps doing so, if it pisses you off so much. I can't wait to see him live, I hope he plays some FITR tunes when he comes to the UK.

At 4/08/2009 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous peter murphy said...

wow..i played fork in the road 5btimes today...just ges to show how weak the internet can be,,these songs sounded kinda weak and lame via the pre veiws on here ..but getting the cd today reveiled just how rockin and great the album really is ..i love it,,

At 4/08/2009 09:57:00 AM, Blogger Greg McGarvey said...

lol @ Bark

Good LORD... I am flabbergasted at that setlist. I hope St. John's proves me wrong in thinking that no one taped the shows!

At 4/08/2009 10:05:00 AM, Anonymous SONY said...

6. Barstool Blues
14. Goin' Back
19. Albuquerque

Worth the price of admission right there!

And of course my favorite

17. Speakin' Out (in NY=SONY)

At 4/08/2009 10:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm also hoping someone taped at least one of the shows....I saw the white stripes a few years ago at the same venue, with a much smaller crowd, and that was taped (albeit really poor quality)and online within a day or two, so hopefully these shows will pop up. Any suggestions on the best sites to look for em?

At 4/08/2009 10:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more for sure makes the can't miss list!

2. When You Dance, I Can Really Love

At 4/08/2009 11:08:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Hey, notice...every new concert.. he's just slippin in a few sly "forks"...Very tactful Shakey!

At 4/08/2009 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the southern dates Neil was supposed to have. If he anounced them today it would be short notice. I'm going to have to drive to Missouri to see him do the tonights the night stuff and are you ready for the country. when you dance, ohhhhhh, i can really love. Hopefully some stupid girl

At 4/08/2009 11:54:00 AM, Anonymous AdamP said...

He DID play Cinnamon Girl, how could anyone forget????

At 4/08/2009 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous AdamP in Twilly said...

and, the show was filmed. I missed a lot of my favorites though. I have hey hey my my, rockin in the free world, all along the watchtower, (these 3 are amazing), Needle and the damage . . , Cortez, his "bonus track" (Lost in Space?), and parts of a couple others, all in HD,

At 4/08/2009 01:16:00 PM, Blogger The Red Horse said...

share the hd buddy give us a link.can t wait to see Neil in Kingston. Every show of Neils is worth the ticket. I show know Ive seen about 20. Cheers for all the years Neil. Sound familliar? :)

At 4/08/2009 01:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love reading this reviews right after a show.

Really builds it up for my show in Halifax.

Hope folks keep writing these teasers!


At 4/08/2009 01:25:00 PM, Anonymous set list thief said...

So far, Neil's not scheduled to come to my corner of the world, but after these two setlists I may have to go on the road myself to wherever he is. The man is always full of surprises. Personally I'd love to hear "Vampire Blues." (It kinda fits the FITR theme.) Consider that an internet request.

I sure hope the tapers' alert has gone out for this tour-looks like every night's going to be a classic show.

At 4/08/2009 01:51:00 PM, Anonymous Mary M. said...

I think Neil young is the greatest. Wish I could be there to see him. He puts 110% into everything he does. I love his backup singers as well...his wife & Emmy lou Harris & the band. Every song tells a storey. I was lucky enough to see him on Bravo TV in concert one evening for three hours & he didn't even sweat. Saw him a few months ago on Letterman & he still looks great. My husband & I have all of his CD's. Don't miss out on this wonderful performer, he's worth every dollar. AMazing !!!!

Mary M.
Richmond Hill, Ontario

At 4/08/2009 02:47:00 PM, Anonymous pieceofcrap said...

Wait a minute folks, this set list has me gasping for breath. "Goin' back" AND "Albuquerque"?? Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord, as Mick Jagger once said.
Also, finally, the boring "Love and only Love" is shoved to its only rightful place, as a show closer when everybody's over the top and beered up. Dying'to see the man!

At 4/08/2009 03:56:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Yeah, righto Thrash, I got the hint!!One a day!
luv Dip

At 4/08/2009 05:26:00 PM, Blogger DanBenLee said...

Chances of Danger Bird on this tour?

Really excited for 4 months time in Nottingham and Glasto :D Probably be completely different to eachother :D

At 4/08/2009 05:49:00 PM, Anonymous horsewifnoname said...

Lost In Space? Albuquerque?
Neil! Come to Roswell for the UFO Fest 4th of July week! Starship is scheduled and we need you!!

At 4/08/2009 06:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I just had to look up the Lost in Space lyrics. These lines struck me:

Losing you
I heard I was losing you
That's not the only thing that I got to lose
I got to lose
The deep see blues
Look at these blues
The deep see blues

Live with me, live with me.

I sort wondered if this was aimed at Pegi for all the time Neil's spent on Lincvolt? Or is it for his audience?

I guess I'd have to say Pegi because Neil never seems to worry about his audience.


At 4/08/2009 06:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To JJ,
For me, 'Lost In Space' is one of those lesser known classics that makes Neil so timeless to me and I suppose many other fans. I can clearly recall getting that album when it came out, playing it until I could count them in my sleep!
... like I've said here before... "like a naked rider, he still feels the pull!" As for speculation on how it relates to his life at this time, who knows?
As for how it relates to me? "...Live with me!"

Ont. Canada

At 4/08/2009 07:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear Alburquerque live, and even Lost in Space (Little Wing would be great too!)
and there I was thinking the show would be similar to last year's

Looking forward to the UK vist...

At 4/08/2009 08:29:00 PM, Anonymous RiotAct said...

FYI, Watchtower was on the setlist as the closer but LAOL was played instead,

At 4/08/2009 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wagging his tail at the sun. Ha Ha!

At 4/08/2009 10:02:00 PM, Anonymous SONY said...

St.Johns -
You have been blessed.

Love and Only Love to open and close. 29 different songs. WOW !
A "Prime" of Life "Number" for sure.

Its looking like Rust Never does Sleep.

At 4/08/2009 10:16:00 PM, Blogger Ian G said...

So given the outstanding set lists were these shows recorded? I really really really hope so. Nothings shown up on dime yet.

At 4/09/2009 12:30:00 AM, Anonymous D Raver said...

Hey Oh...

Going to see NY (finally) in KC 4/30. Was wondering about the stage set up as for the ticketbasterd web site they show the stage arranged in the middle of the arena. SO is this somewhat an in the round lay-out?


At 4/09/2009 03:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Neil, if you're listening, it looks like you're really digging in the back-catalogue now. I would hope you keep on digging for the entire tour and can't wait to see you in Rotterdam (Holland). I just hope that, when you've arrived there, you suddenly remember what a beautiful song 'Deep forbidden lake' is. And, what a coincidence, you have Ben Keith in the band this time with his beautiful pedal steel….

So… let's hear it for 'Deep Forbidden Lake', one of the few 'bonus-tracks' you have been serving us on your first 'Archives'-attempt called 'Decade'.
It was the first album (3LP) I bought from you and it always amazed me that you could put such a beautiful song as a 'bonus' on a retrospective. And never played it live! Please honour it and give it 'full' status by playing it live for the first time EVER in Rotterdam.

(if however by any chance you decide to play the complete FITR and in between some songs from RE-AC-TOR or Evrybody's Rocking, you won't hear me complain).

Best wishes,

Peter Dees (Holland)

"I never could figure out what a 'bonus track'
was," Neil Young - Mile One Centre, St. John's

At 4/09/2009 06:16:00 AM, Anonymous lostinspace said...

soooo beautiful!

At 4/09/2009 09:24:00 AM, Anonymous POT HEAD PETE said...

dr dip..+ mr gratton.....
did someone say ..PUSHED IT OVER THE END..and LITTLE WING?? FUCK..two of neils most beautiful songs..imagine being at a show and he did those go anywhere in the worLd to hear neil play those Two..and im down in meblourne..which is heaven and mars..i think we all agree the more obscure songs neil plays from the back Cataloge the better...why is it more artist dont play more obscure songs?? go to any fan it deep floyd eX meMbers.. dylan..tom waits..pearl jam the rollong yawn stones..and all any fan wants is the real odd albums tracks one gives a fuck about hearing the same old songs..we wants the unplayed ones..hey neil EMPEROR OF WYOMING?? ANY CHANCE NEXT TIME YOUR IN MELBOURNE

At 4/09/2009 09:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with you on that PH Pete!

Love that name too

At 4/09/2009 12:05:00 PM, Blogger elvisbowmark said...

What a show! When he leaned into "World on a String" I leaned over to my wife and said "That's four in a row from Tonight's the Night!" I couldn't believe it! And then there was "Everybody Knows this is Nowhere", "Barstool Blues" and "Words" to boot. And also several of his bigger "hits". "Powderfinger" would have been icing. I've never seen Neil live but knew he had a reputation for pushing newer material a little more than 'since forever' fans like myself would like, so this set list was a dream. The only complaint (and it's a minor one) is that he ended off with four of his "newer" tunes and didn't hit us with "Rockin in the Free World" and "Watchtower" like he did the night before. I knew he closed with "A Day in the Life" earlier on this tour and I had my fingers crossed for that but Hey! I ain't complainin'! Just being there to see him dig into the back catalogue like that ("Bonus Tracks", as he called them!) was awesome. Another great show for Mile One - keep 'em comin!

At 4/09/2009 05:36:00 PM, Anonymous sconjin said...

Hey, Hey
I was there both nights and it was everything i could hope and want. I've got over a dozen vids on youtube. Including Lost In Space. I missed Cortez and ready For the Country unfortunately, among others.
I've seen a lot of concerts, but i've finally seen the best!!!

At 4/10/2009 01:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Anthony Crawford's new site with awesome photos of Neil and the band along with videos and a new record coming out! He posted a song from the album on myspace too. very cool.

~Anonymous, LACA

At 4/10/2009 12:47:00 PM, Anonymous Kip Bonnell said...

I'm still in awe over the St. John's! Neil and his band were simply amazing and inspiring. It's an incredible thing to have listened to the genius of his music on his albums, and its sheer range of emotion, and then see it unfold in person for the very first time.

Lost in Space was a gift...Spirit Road was drool-worthy. Everything just gelled, including the newer songs which stand comfortably alongside his best, in my opinion.

The ultimate highlight for me: Change Your Mind. That song acted as a portal for me into the rest of Neil's catalogue when I first heard it back in '94. At the time, it was like a musical band-aid for the strange feelings so many of my generation had following Kurt Cobain's death a few months earlier. It was gripping to hear it performed live at this point in my life--it gave reference to the past, and somehow put everything I'm doing now in context.

I hope Neil enjoyed his time here in Newfoundland...we were truly honoured by his presence, humour, wit...and timeless music.

Kip, in St. John's

At 4/10/2009 08:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"""""was tonight`s the night performed with neil on piano or guitar?

and what about speakin` out? neil on guitar or piano?cuz i know back on the TTN tour neil would play piano and lofgren played guitar..

amazing setlist,can`t wait for st john!!

hope he plays words and albequerque!!

-Marc C""""""


At 4/10/2009 09:35:00 PM, Anonymous Kip Bonnell said...

I forgot to mention incredible highlight of the second show:

How lucky were we? Amazing!

At 4/11/2009 11:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what about the fact that he opened the second show with "Mr. Soul". I haven't seen that one on any set list lately.

At 4/11/2009 10:33:00 PM, Anonymous helpless said...

is it safe to say that Neils' set begins around 9 every night?


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