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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Paris, France Concert Reviews of Neil Young: 6/4/09

Neil Young will be performing tonight at Le Zénith de Paris, Paris, France.

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At 6/04/2009 06:59:00 PM, Anonymous JTx said...

I just got back from le Zénith :

Love and Only Love
Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Spirit Road
Cortez The Killer (maybe the most beautiful version I ever heard)
Cinnamon Girl
Mother Earth
Don't Let It Bring You Down
Comes A Time
Goin' Back
Heart Of Gold
Old Man
Mansion On The Hill
Get Behind The Wheel
Rockin' In The Free World

Like A Hurricane
A Day In The Life

It totally blew my mind.

Merci Neil !!!!!

At 6/04/2009 07:32:00 PM, Blogger michielster said...

Cortez, rockin', like a hurricane AND a day in the life? WOW. I'd love to see all of those in antwerp! DLIBYD is great as well :)

At 6/05/2009 12:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For French fans, you may be interested in te French forum at

Jacques-Eric, Xroads

At 6/05/2009 02:34:00 AM, Anonymous crazy bear said...

Neil really rocks the Zenith
A great show !
He played a lot of classicals songs: Mansion on the Hill, Old Man, Love & Only love, Cortez

A excellent Rockin in a free world + Like a Hurricane + Day in The Life

At 6/05/2009 03:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad that Neil won't come to Italy :(... I'd really love to hear Mansion On The Hill live.

At 6/05/2009 04:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost a perfect setlist, would love that in Aberdeen!!!! Wow Neil!!!!!!!!!

At 6/05/2009 04:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just a good show, to short, not as famous as the dates in Canada.
No surprises, only classic songs...
Too bad, only one song of FITR...
Rick the bass player is really good, Neil , please come back , with others songs....

At 6/05/2009 06:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi There
great pics from the show here:

At 6/05/2009 07:14:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I woke up this morning, with love in mind.

At 6/05/2009 07:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there, it was pretty awesome, so happy to finally hear Cortez, Hurricane, Rockin', and Cinnamon Girl in concert.

Sound coulda been better however, seemed to be better last year when I saw him in Cork.

Great gig tho'

At 6/05/2009 08:44:00 AM, Anonymous Bubu said...

Fantastic show !!
When Neil took the stage around 9:15 PM, the audience was hot because of the long pause between first part (don't like it at all) and the first notes of "Old Black"
In the beginning of Love And Only Love, Neil waves his hands to explain to the others to get soon at at another level of energy. I just love when he do that. It was obvious on the next song "Hey Hey.." This man has 64 and he fight with his guitar just like his life depend on it. I've seen him 9 times, this show was perfect to me from Neil, only the sound could be better.
Last year in Paris, or Colmar it was a better sound.
But this is a unique live experience, i was watching the faces of some peoples in the audience, they were in heaven !!
Just like me during "Cortez", i love so much this song and the version was so powefull than i found some tears in my eyes.
The accoustic songs were done perfectly like usual, i was pleased to hear songs like "Comes A Time" or "Going Back"
The audience made an incredible roar on the first notes of "Old Man" and it was just a perfect moment of love, music, energy until the very end of the show.
I was surprised by "Mansion On The Hill" never heard that tune live and i just have one word: WAOW !!!
Just like the only song from "Fork In The Road": Get Behind The Wheel, i found it very good on stage, i don't understand why people hates this album, but hey ! Neil doesn't care he's already working at something else !
And the last song was over the top; "Rockin' In The Free World" what a fantastic song ! Seeing Neil performed this song on stage is seeing Rock'n'Roll, I mean this is incrediblly powerfull and you jump on your feet and you shout whitout even noticed that you are doing these things !!!
This guy is a treasure and i know i'll go to see him next time he choose to come 500km around the place i live ( but please come in Nancy just one time, i 'll spend less money on the hotel, road gasoline ect..;-)

At 6/05/2009 10:51:00 AM, Blogger RSS said...

Cant wait for Sunday in Rotterdam. Have seen neil 5 times in past 2 years in Europe, UK and US. This will be my third Holland show.

Set list looks good. Would ,love Neil to bring back a 20 minute No Hidden Path or bring out Ordinary People.

That said, I'll settle for another Cortez, which I only saw in NYC.

Never seen Pocohontas so that may be a thrill. Every show is unique no matter how many times you've heard the songs live.




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