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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2 Videos, 1 Song: Red Sun by Neil Young - The O2, London, 17.06.13 - YouTube

The first appearance of "Red Sun" in about thirteen years at the O2 in London on the 17th of June 2013.

Here are 2 videos of the lovely, little song from different angles. The video above is more complete while the video below includes shots of the concert video screens.


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At 6/27/2013 05:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really one of his better songs, but nice to hear Neil play it with emotion!

At 6/27/2013 10:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great song from a superb record! Would be cool to hear some of those other ones live. Besides Daddy Went Walkin , that is. Bring em on!

At 6/27/2013 12:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these live versions of "Red Sun" in the original dropped tuning that he used on the album version?

At 6/27/2013 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this, Thrasher. It is a good song. But I certainly agree with anon above about "Daddy Went Walkin'"... Thanks but "No thanks"... Or a rambling jive-ass 16-minute live version of "Old King" ??? Gag me with a guitjo !!!

Apologies for being such a bring-down,

-- Eric in sunny FLA

At 6/27/2013 02:59:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Great song!! Sounds/looks like he's playing the song in standard tuning as opposed to drop D in the recorded version.

At 6/27/2013 08:55:00 PM, Anonymous Johan said...

Seriously Neil why THAT song? Silver and Gold is my favourite record, probably because it's the first one of his I got into, but that song is so bad I deleted it off my iTunes years ago and forgot all about it. Without Rings or Razor Love or almost anything but Daddy Went Walking would be soooooo nice to hear again live!

At 6/27/2013 10:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Sun is a fantastic song. Sorry , Johan, just can't relate. But it would be awesome to hear Without Rings. Or Distant Camera. Great to see something from this album resurface.

At 6/27/2013 11:49:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

This is an amazing song and an amazing performance. I was standing right in front of Neil during that first verse. Made me cry like a baby! It was beautiful and for him to sing it rather than HOG was a pure joy!!!! I'd take this song any day of the week. Thank you Neil!

At 6/27/2013 11:50:00 PM, Anonymous Terri Haram said...

This is an amazing song and an amazing performance. I was standing right in front of Neil during that first verse. Made me cry like a baby! It was beautiful and for him to sing it rather than HOG was a pure joy!!!! I'd take this song any day of the week. Thank you Neil!

At 6/28/2013 01:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, this was a pure bonus - he did "Comes a Time" in the HOG slot (like he also did in Brussels, Newcastle and Dublin)

At 6/28/2013 01:54:00 AM, Anonymous Simon said...

'and the bars begin to laugh with the jolly sound'
Lovely how Neil replaces 'happy' with 'jolly' for his English audience.
I was welling up on the front rail.

At 7/02/2013 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Jim Breeds said...

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing! I was there at the O2. Love this song for it's gentle simplicity.


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