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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Nantes, France - Neil Young Concert Reviews: 6/3/09

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Neil Young will be performing tonight at Le Zénith Nantes Métropole, Nantes, France.

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At 6/04/2009 01:24:00 AM, Anonymous Crazy Bear said...

a short review of the show (In French)

Neil has played 2 hours but nothing about the setlist.

At 6/04/2009 02:16:00 AM, Anonymous crazy bear said...

from sugar montain

Mansion On The Hill /
Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) /
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Spirit Road /
Words /
Cinnamon Girl /
Mother Earth /
Don't Let It Bring You Down /
Goin' Back /
Comes A Time /
Heart Of Gold /
Get Back To The Country /
Just Singing A Song /
Get Behind The Wheel /
Down By The River /
Rockin' In The Free World //
A Day In The Life

At 6/04/2009 02:39:00 AM, Blogger astrololee said...

6/04/09 01:24:00 AM Translated...
by google widget..May not be perfect but for others like me whom do not speak french its better that nothing.

HEADING - "Neil Young is Still"
PHOTO CAPTION - "The atmosphere was fired yesterday at the Zenith, for the only concert of Neil Young in the province. Photo - Nathalie Bourreau"
STORY - Nantes and Paris only french appointment of Neil Young. But it is in the west it began its shows.
With his buddies Crosby, Stills and Nash, he had played in front on nearly 500,000 people in Woodstock, May 1968 for the concert of madness.
Forty-one years later, he was at the Zenith, Nantes for his only date in French outside of Paris.
In a room heated by an audience of fans, from a very large grand West, Neil Young has proved that he had lost nothing of its superb!.
Even if the hair turned gray. The voice did not move and therefore \Hey, hey, my my\the communion was great sequence total. The \revival\ of nostalgia could beat its full.
And on the stroke of 23h 45, after 2h ofa great show, everyone asks for more.
Phillipe Corbou
Woodstock at the Zenith, Neil Young has retained its outstanding.

At 6/04/2009 04:14:00 AM, Anonymous w3c said...

Electrical & powerful show from the Loner yesterday evening. This concert was a perfect complement for the European Chrome Dreams Tour 2008, with a lot of known songs, perfectly played, backup from the other musicians was as excellent as ever.
Personal note: I much much prefered the 2008 concert (at the Grand Rex in Paris), it was more intimist and Neil told a lot more stories. He barely spoke yesterday evening, keeping the energy to rock the Zenith.

At 6/04/2009 04:29:00 AM, Anonymous Philippe7 said...

A first clip of yesterday's concert by french LGO Michel - more to come

At 6/04/2009 06:34:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry Crazy Bear but I haven't heard Powderfinger yesterday in Nantes but Pocahontas...
and Old man too...
Excellent ce concert, Neil a mis le feu au Zénith !!!

At 6/04/2009 06:42:00 AM, Anonymous Crazy Bear said...

I wrote: "setlist from SugarMontain"

La source de l'info est le site SugarMontain.
Mais je suis ravi d'entendre qu'il a joué Pocahontas.
J'espère donc qu'il va également la jouer ce soir, et nous gratifié d'un Cortez ou like a hurricane (ou les deux !!!)

At 6/04/2009 07:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm writing in French...

Les Parisiens, vous savez s'il reste des places pour ce soir au Zénith? Merci!

At 6/04/2009 07:31:00 AM, Anonymous Crazy Bear said...

C'est complet dans la fosse debout !
La semaine dernière il restait qq places en gradins en vente sur le web.
Aujourd"hui à qq heures du concert, je ne pense pas, peut être en allant directement au Zenith ...

At 6/04/2009 07:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does everyone write in english except french people?

At 6/04/2009 08:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should French people talking to French people not write in French? At least we're not anonymous ;-)

At 6/04/2009 08:30:00 AM, Anonymous Crazy "French" Bear said...

To Philippe7 (and i'm writing in english for anonymous)

thank you for sharing your videos !
It looks so good

At 6/04/2009 08:35:00 AM, Anonymous w3c said...

Yep, Dominique is right, it was "Pocahontas" instead of "Powderfinger". But I can't remember when did he played "Old Man". Was it between "Heart of Gold" and "Get back to the country"?
And yeah, FYI, I'm french.

At 6/04/2009 09:00:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Hey, all languages are totally cool!

French, Italian, Greek, whatever it's all one language!

We got a global thing going here!

At 6/04/2009 09:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Young rocked last night in Nantes. Starting off with Mansion On the Hill on his Gibson Gold Top, he immediately set the tone for a largely electrical concert. As always, the sound was big and clear, the voice sounding amazingly assured for such a start. The soloing was loose against a very tight rhythm (Cromwell/Rosas). The next song was "Hey Hey My My", which set the standing crowd (of which I was) on fire. A great version with much stomping on the big red pedal to reach supersonic sounds on the solos. Everybody Knows this is nowhere came next, very tight, superb. Then an electric Pocahontas, complete with changes in the verses running order (he started off by the second verse then came back to the first. This was followed by a rocking version of "Spirit Road", with great vocals full of spite and fire. A the end, Larry Cragg came to him with a Gibson Blackburn, but Neil stopped him and said "Words", so Larry went back to stage left and came back with the Gretsch White Falcon, on which Neil played a great version of the song from "Harvest". It's remarkable to notice how his soloing changes when he plays the Gretsch, taking a more jazzy feel and sound. "Cinnamon Girl" came next, very tight again (it looks like those short songs from EKTIN don't need to be overplayed).
Neil then went at the back of the stage to play a magnificent "Mother Earth" on pump organ. The song, in this version is reminiscent of the traditionnal tune "My Lagan Love". Then "Don't Let it Bring You Down", with a guitar that seemed tuned way lower than on 4-Way Street, but that did not prevent him from NOT reaching the high notes ! Then came a real treat : two harmonic chord led into "Goin' Back" (one of my favourites in the acoustic canon) with the full band on acoustic, but the changes in tempo were hard to follow for Chad Cromwell and... Pegi who started the last verse way before Neil, menacing to ruin the song. But they managed to get to the end. Then came "Comes a Time", "Heart of Gold" adn "Old Man" with the full band, Ben Keith magnificent on pedal steel and Larry Cragg on banjo on the chorus of Old Man.
The 2nd electric set began with "Get Back to the counrty" (very country) followed (at last ?) by two extracts from the latest album : "Just Singing A Song" (which grows on me more and more and is definitely a classic on a somewhat poor album) and "Get Behind the Wheel" whose riff sounds great live, and had the crowd roaring ! Then "Down By the River", a very long and great version, loose, but again not so far from the original, except for the guitar sound (again supersonic) and Chad Cromwell's drumming that I find too tight for this kind of loose jamming (sorry Chad, I miss Ralph Molina's drumming on this one). "Keep on Rocking in a Free World" was fantastic, rockin on and on, with some 5 (or was it 6 or 7?) false endings and a hell of a feedback chord at the end (but shorter than the 1996 Broken Arrow tour with Crazy Horse).
We were not yet on our knees and asked for more. Neil came back for "A Day in the Life", a great version, close to the one he did last year on the 2008 tour (and that can be enjoyed on the DVD of "Fork in the Road". Then off they went after 2 hours of a very dense show.
Neil was smiling all along, very at ease, and saying the place was great and that he enjoyed playing here.
Hope there will be other surprises ("Mansion onthe hill", "Going Back", "Words" for all of you who will be attending the next European shows.
Take care

At 6/04/2009 09:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would love to see him play some other songs than the usual stuff he's been doing for almost 2 years now.
why not time fades away ( as he did in germany last year) instead of that boring spirit road or that piece of shit called mother earth .
come on neil ! show some more guts, like your pal bob who surprises his audience day after day.

At 6/04/2009 02:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh! Neil has gotten fat!!

At 6/04/2009 03:09:00 PM, Anonymous zeepotter said...

this guy is forever young in my heart ! with is music along !
tremendous and surprising energy ( I was at Le GRand Rex too )
Man after all those years of playin' my Guild guitar I went today and finaly bought a used D35 Martin , too much the great sound !
gettin' old , gettin' younger though !

At 6/04/2009 07:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Neil in Kelowna. It was a truly great show, but I was so hoping he would do A Day in the Life. However, he ended with All Along the Watchtower. Not too bad.


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