Review of the Moment: Neil Young at Carnegie Hall in New York City - Monday, January 6, 2014 - Show #1
Carnegie Hall, New York City - Thursday, January 9, 2014 - Show #3
Photo by Tony
The Concert Review of the Moment is from Neil Young at Carnegie Hall in New York City - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - Show #2 by DBF:
These observations by so many well-spoken fans are spot on for the mind-blowing, trip that happened on Monday night when I saw him.Thanks DBF! We can say that many, many feel as you do of the concerts this week.
My wife surprised me on Christmas day with tickets for opening night. Cincinnati to NYC, three nights in the beautiful city capped by Neil solo at Carnegie Hall. Are you kidding me? Neil was absolutely on fire. The run into Needle and the Damage done from Needle of Death was haunting. Mr Soul on pump organ and harmonica cranked!! Carnegie Hall and her walls were shivering.
Neil was completely locked in.
It was a living room performance - at times he walked aimlessly throughout his instruments while changing harmonicas. The sound of the harmonicas locking in position as he places them into the harp rack. It was like thunder. For the most part you could really hear a pin drop. Neil's instruments are so dialed in sonically it is something to behold. This was a show by a master of dynamics. Very low-lows and screaming highs. A full space-ship synthesizer over top a grand piano on A Man Needs a Maid. At this point I was becoming one with Carnegie Hall and everything happening within it. Ohio into Southern Man sounded like it was always written as a suite. I could just keep writing about this night but just read the other comments and you'll get the picture. Any kind of seat for Thursday or Friday shows would be worth it just on sound quality alone.
I'm so thankful to have this experience.
We've heard it described as "staggering", "rapturous", "monumental", among others.
We'll have our report from Carnegie Hall tonight, Saturday, Jan 11 at 9:00 PM EST, the Thrashers Wheat Radio Hour from WBKM.org will be streaming.
Tonight's edition will feature lots of great Neil tunes and the latest Neil Young news.
Tune in details and podcast info @ Thrashers Wheat Radio Hour.
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