Neil Young at Carnegie Hall in New York City - Monday. January 6, 2014 - Show #1
8+ guitars/banjos, 2 pianos, 1 organ and one man.
"Staggering" was the one word review we received last night from our buddy Brian "KLH".
Setlist for 1st half of show from Sugar Mountain (Thanks Tom!):
1. From Hank To Hendrix (acoustic guitar)
2. On The Way Home (acoustic guitar)
3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (acoustic guitar)
4. Love In Mind (grand piano)
5. Mellow My Mind (banjo)
6. Are You Ready For The Country? (upright piano)
7. Someday (upright piano)
8. Changes (acoustic guitar)
9. Harvest (acoustic guitar)
10. Old Man (acoustic guitar)
11. Goin' Back (12 string acoustic guitar)
12. A Man Needs A Maid (piano/synthesizer)
13. Ohio (acoustic guitar)
14. Southern Man acoustic guitar)
15. Mr. Soul (pump organ)
16. Needle Of Death (acoustic guitar)
17. The Needle And The Damage Done (acoustic guitar)
18. Harvest Moon (acoustic guitar)
19. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (upright piano)
20. After The Gold Rush (upright piano)
21. Heart Of Gold (acoustic guitar)
22. Comes A Time (acoustic guitar)
23. Long May You Run (acoustic guitar)
From Rolling Stone reporter:
It's intermission at Neil Young's Carnegie Hall show. It's simply stunning, beyond my wildest expectations. Perfect setlist.— Andy Greene (@greeneandy) January 7, 2014
From Neil Young Revisits Seventies for a Spellbinding Carnegie Hall Show | Music News | Rolling Stone by Andy Greene:
Thankfully, Neil Young had no such surprises for the capacity crowd at Carnegie Hall. Instead, he treated them to an absolutely jaw-dropping two hour and 20-minute show that focused largely on his golden period of 1966 to 1978. He only deviated from that era for two songs from 1992's Harvest Moon, the 1989 obscurity "Someday" and a pair of covers by Phil Ochs and Bert Jansch. The opening notes of classics "Harvest," "A Man Needs a Maid" and "On the Way Home" sent shockwaves of recognition and joy through the crowd, who then listened to them in near silence.
It was, without a doubt, one of the greatest Neil Young shows of the past decade, at least when he wasn't playing with Crazy Horse.
Neil Young - Heart of Gold - Carnegie Hall, NY - 1.6.14
From A Temperamental Neil Young Starts His Run at Carnegie Hall - NYTimes.com By NATE CHINEN:
At times, there was a rustling quiet while Mr. Young fiddled with his harmonicas; these moments were often punctuated by exhortations or song requests. (“You guys finished?” Mr. Young groused at one point, shooting a look toward the balcony. “No, you paid real good money to get in here, so you should be able to listen to each other.”)
But whatever tensions gathered around the stage, they served a function, notably when Mr. Young was unpacking songs with a social or political bent. The tune that got derailed by the offbeat clapping, and then successfully restarted, was “Ohio,” which he wrote in response to the 1970 Kent State shootings, and recorded as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It led into a grave, potent version of “Southern Man,” with Mr. Young tightening his voice into a blade as he spit the lyrics “I heard screamin’/And bullwhips cracking.”
Twice in the concert he paused to pay tribute to a fellow songwriter, beginning with Phil Ochs, whose final album, “Gunfight at Carnegie Hall,” was recorded in 1970. Covering the contemplative Ochs song “Changes,” Mr. Young sang in a muted lower midrange, and with a murmuring cadence. The other subject of his homage was Bert Jansch, whose haunting elegy “The Needle of Death” he recalled hearing as a young man; here it made for a chilling companion piece to his own “The Needle and the Damage Done.”
Looks like Neil Young is going acoustic at Carnegie Hall. Nice looking J200 guitar in back of setup pic.twitter.com/QLUMuIyGF4
— Edward Lewine (@EdwardLewine) January 7, 2014
Neil Young starts a four-show run at Carnegie Hall in New York City tonight. Dates are January 6, 7, 9 and 10, 2014.
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