Review of the Moment: Neil Young at Carnegie Hall in New York City - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - Show #2
The Concert Review of the Moment is from Neil Young at Carnegie Hall in New York City - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - Show #2 by Dan1:
Totally moved last night ...Thanks Dan! Nice report. So happy to hear you share your experience. we've heard similar tales of folks being very moved by these shows.
So grateful to Neil, to being on this lifetime journey with him and fellow fans, grateful to Thrasher for TW ... lots of thoughts and feelings ...
first, just blown away from seeing just Neil there alone with his instruments in a small, beautiful venue with him combing through his trunk of memories and playing gem after gem ... as irony would have it, as I was very anti-covers, literally had tears streaming down my cheeks during needle of death ... it was so haunting, so beautiful, it was somehow for me one of the highlights as was 'Changes' ...
'Someday' was another highlight where Neil pulled out a somewhat obscure song from his past a brought it to life with deep, haunting emotion ... again totally amazed by how Neil breaths life into songs and even after listening to them literally dozens if not hundreds of times he brings it to life live .. thats how I experienced "Someday' ... a few observations ... lots of the show was played on the pianos and organs ... made me wonder if these shows are inspired from his reconnecting with the 'Cellar Door' era ... stripped down Neil, taking things to their total essence ... hard to remember the last time Neil played only oldies ... no song played thats not 20 if not 40+ years old ...
lots of mentions of Stills and CSNY all conveying love and appreciation ... for some reason never thought he'd play 'Southern Man' ever again ... 'Goin Back' mindblowingly sublime ... wow ... it was worth being a Neil Young fan just for that one song ... overall to reflect on the ferocity of last year's PP Crazy Horse tour and then last night's gorgeous simplicity with just Neil, his instruments, and his soulfulness ... just feel fortunate to be plugged into whole scene ... it truly feels like these past 5-10 years have been awe inspiring ..
what can you say, so grateful!!!
Well, we're off to have our own experience!
Neil Young - Carnegie Hall 1/7/14 - Hank to Hendrix