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Friday, August 08, 2014

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Colmar, France - August 8, 2014

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be performing tonight at 2014-08-08, Foire aux Vins de Colmar, Colmar, France.

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At 8/08/2014 09:32:00 PM, Blogger Bruno said...

I just came from the show, after 2 hours in car to reach back my town. It was better than the 2013 tour, at least to my opinion. Neil was in great shape, great guitar playing and singing during the whole show. Ralph seems a bit tired and Rick Rosas is a wonderfull bass player to replace Billy; Franck was really great too and the show was emotional for me. I can't really say why, but they make me cry twice during "Living With War" and "Heart Of Gold" I feel so lucky seeing Neil for the 11 times. My friend Jean-Michel and his wife "Dédé" bought me a ticket, thanks again to them, they are great people and i'm really happy to have shared this show.
The set list for the last show from that tour:
1) Love And Only Love (from "Ragged Glory" 1990)
2) Be The Rain (from "Greendale" 2003)
3) Standing In The Light Of Love (unreleased, last played on 2001 tour)
4) Day That Used To Be (from "Ragged Glory" 1990)
5) Like A Hurricane (from "American Star's And Bars" 1977)
6) Living With War (from "Living With War" 2006)
7) Blowin' In The Wind (Accoustic solo - Bob Dylan Cover)
8) Heart Of Gold (Accoustic solo - from "Harvest" 1972)
9) Powderfinger (from "Rust Never Sleeps" 1979)
10) Down By The River (from "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" 1969)
11) Name Of Love (from CNSY album "American Dream" 1988)
12) Rockin' In The Free World (from "Freedom" 1989)
Encore:
13) Who's gonna Stand Up And Save The World (Unreleased new song 2014 )

It was a fantastic Neil Young & Crazy Horse show with a wonderfull set list, i was waiting for 25 years to hear "Down By The River" and that version was awesome, it almost make me cry another time !
To me it's kinda perfect set list even if it's too short "only" 2h10 !
Rockin' In The Free World is the perfect song if you want to change an average audience in mad screamers and clappers. What a fucking moment !
"Hurricane" was a surprise for me, i didn't notice he play that one on that tour. I read some comments about the two womens who sings on stage, some don't like because it "would not be" Crazy Horse. Honestly i don't care, these singers were damn good and fitted so wel with the songs, on "Be The Rain","Standing On The Light Of Love" and "Living With War" for example.
Don't hesitate to buy a ticket if the show come near your town, Neil is maybe around 68 but he can still shake your mind & soul with his wonderfull skills. Thanks (again) Neil, love you.

 
At 8/09/2014 06:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Magnifique concert du début à la fin.
Belle interprétation de chaque morceau.
L'ajout de choriste est parfaitement réussi par exemple sur Be the rain.
La setlist était magnifique avec notamment Like a hurricane. et Down by the river, environ20mn chacune.
Rock'n roll will never die

 
At 8/09/2014 07:04:00 AM, Blogger Ruby Inthedust said...

Last Trip To Colmar

The second week of August is usually blocked for my second passion besides the music: historic motor racing. That's why I was booked for the Nürburgring since last year and didn't buy a ticket for the Colmar show. But after seeing Neil Young and Crazy Horse four times during this AMAZING tour, I decided to go to Colmar as well. I had to see them again!
So I went to Colmar on Friday, 3.5 hrs chaotic drive, but so excited for the show!
The venue was in a wine fair in Colmar, a beautiful old town in the heart of the lovely Alsace region of France.
Of course I went to the venue early, even though I wasn't able to get one of those priority entrance tickets. But it's always part of the experience to meet all the Rustie friends, to get excited for the show together, to chat about concert experiences, expectations and of course to have fun! Neil Young fans are the sweetest people and so it started with a big surprise, when I was given a birthday present by my Facebook friend Tom. I was hoping for Danger Bird, as that song was on the options list and not played yet... He bought me a beautiful, beautiful belt clip, showing an eagle and said "Here you go Ruby, if he plays it or not, here you have your Danger Bird." So sweet, thank you so much Tom. It will suit my Cowgirl hat perfectly!
And then queuing, mixed emotions, excited... special song tonight? , sad in a way ... last show of the tour, nervous... will I make it to the front?.. 600 people with priority tickets in front of me... ?
Later we all, queuing in line had to laugh... many of the priority ticket holders just took their time, walking in, looking for a seat... phew.. I made it: second row!!
First surprise: no keyboard on stage for the Magic Numbers... hmm... And then: Two of Neil's crew members came on stage! An acoustic guitar and a gorgeous voice! Little Red Rooster and DEAR MR. FANTASY! WOW!!! Another song and off they went. The crowd was wooing! What a performance! Later we heard, that the Magic Numbers didn't make it to Colmar, cause their bus broke down. What a wonderful idea to have these two great musicians instead!
And then 9:15 pm: the Man himself enters the stage, waving, smiling...

 
At 8/09/2014 07:08:00 AM, Blogger Ruby Inthedust said...

Love And Only Love ...will endure. ... could be the message of that tour!

Second song, first surprise: Be The Rain! What a version of that song. I LOVED Rick Rosas' bass playing on that one! We've got to save Mother Earth! So true! We! No one else!
Standing In The Light of Love and
Days That Used To Be... that song touches my soul like no other song in these days...

And then.. the dove, the organ came down... aahh Living With War.... but wait... what's that? An awesome thunderstorm of guitars begins, Rick's bass touching us to the bones... Hurricane?!?... HURRICANE! !! WOO HOO! What an intense version, Neil's guitar playing like destroying the guitar, the song, every single note like hammered, nailed ... One of the best Hurricane ever. .. and I 've seen many ....
After Hurricane the dove had a funny flight.... up and down again, up and Neil calling her finally down again. .. There it was, the saddest song of the Tour... and my friend Tomer from Tel Aviv on my mind...

Acoustic Blowing In The Wind and Heart Of Gold again. ...

Expecting Love To Burn after that... first chord. .. WOW! Down By The River! Much shorter than the versions I saw before on this tour, but so intense, like a psychedelic journey 'out of my mind'... and the crowd making it so soulful in responding during the repeated "Be on my side" sequence "I'll be on your side", Neil taking it up... for minutes. .. still sends chivers down my spine... no one I talked to and also I never experienced a crowd responding that way during that song. .. moment of the night for me!

Name Of Love. .. do it in the name of love... yes we should. .. always!

And then the most beautiful bass line started... Rockin' In The Free World! Rick smiling, seeing him playing bass on that song was the highlight of that tour for me! (with best wishes to Billy on my mind).

Woom... guitars taken off, waving to the crowd....

Who's Gonna Stand Up.... it was clear when that song started, that this would be the last song, ending with the last chord of that OUTSTANDING, AMAZING tour... waving, bowing, a quite short Who's gonna stand up with the crowd... Off they went!

It felt unreal for a moment, that this was it! 10 thoughts on my mind at the same time. ..

Please come again -
So glad I could see them 5 times -
What an amazing journey -
They seemed so young, so happy -
My friend, who's spirit was with me all the time, how he would've loved it! -
This will have to sink in first -
Memories for a lifetime -
These gorgeous 26 minute versions we heard. .. -
So good to have met all these wonderful Rustie friends -
Thank you Neil, Poncho, Rick, Ralph, YaDonna and Dorene!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

PS: No word from Neil during that show. .. not even one! He was so focused on the music... But during Blowing in the Wind and Who's gonna stand up he looked me in the eyes, directly, for a couple of seconds... no words needed. ... We're all one song!

 
At 8/09/2014 07:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only fan who was disappointed last night ? Compared to other shows in this Tour, the last gig seemed like an obligation. As if Neil had written the songtitles on peaces of paper, en drew them to pick the order. After LAH th organ went up, came down, no, went up again, Poncho had already his guitar, and then had to give it back, because LWW had to follow.
DBTR : In Lokeren 26 minutes of magic; yesterday about 10.
Start at 21.15, end at 23.00.
I left with mixed feelings.
On the other hand : no harm done, even Neil Young is entitled an offday.
Luc

 
At 8/09/2014 12:30:00 PM, OpenID flyingscotzman said...

Just watching some of the videos on youtube. Neil seemed a little bit tired, as you'd fully expect on the last night, but still some great performances I think. Biggest surprise: after the dull "noise fest" version of Hurricane from Liverpool, the Colmar version is really back on form. Great stuff.

I've really enjoyed this tour. I was very pleased that Goin' Home was given some outings, as well as Down By The River. Those were the highlights of Hyde Park for me. The new arrangement of After The Goldrush was also excellent, particularly the version from Ireland.

After a few misfires and a mid-tour rearrangment, Living With War was also done pretty well. Cortez, rearranged to sound more like it's atmospheric 1990 and 1991 versions, has quickly regained much of it's former glory.

Lowlights of the tour (in my opinion): Love And Only Love. It's a great song, but it's been played to death, with almost all recent verisons lacking the masterful dynamics and gradual build-up in tension of the definitive 1991 versions. Some of the versions early on in this year's tour were pretty good, to be fair.

Stand In The Light Of Love is very mediocre. Same For Name Of Love, which was far better in it's 1987 incarnation. Just about everything else though has been great.

Luc - I wouldn't judge songs (or concerts) by their length: some of the all-time great DBTR's and Cortez's have been "only" 8-10 minutes long, whereas some of the 20 minute versions are very dull in comparison.

The Flying Scotsman.

 
At 8/10/2014 04:57:00 AM, Anonymous AD said...

Well, to be exact DBTR was 19 minutes long, not 10. Pretty decent, don't you think? But this doesn't matter so much. The intensity with which Neil was playing - especially Hurricane and RITFW - was tremendous. The response of the audience was amazing as well. I was sitting quite at the back of the crowd, but even there people were really into it. Definitely a great, great, great show for me. Thanks to Neil & the Horse! Blown awaaaaay...

 
At 8/10/2014 10:18:00 AM, Anonymous Cathy said...

I understand Luc's feelings,compared to Lokeren,the Colmar gig was a bit disapointing for me too but my (very sick)husband standing beside me loved the show, and the french newspapers said Neil looked like a teenager that night...
we were also in Lokeren and Colmar was our fifth show of the tour, we were on the rail very close to the stage...and right away, I felt like Neil was not very happy to be there, tired ..?..( he was in Monaco just the day before)...he cuddled Woody a lot like a teddy bear, well, it's obviously his good silent friend...:-)
"love and only love" was cut a bit short, but after the three first ( short) songs, probably because of such a great and enthusiastic (french-german) audience, he really got into his game ....
Lokeren was really fabulous, my best Neil's show ever ( and I've seen many) ! : most songs lasting for hours with very long, meandering guitar solos , he played fifteen songs and the show lasted for two hours and forty minutes..!!...he looked very happy and relaxed..hard to top that really...! you can't be perfect every day...
but yet a "so so" Neil's gig is a lot better than any other show from anyone else and that's why we love him ...his "young"(or new) crazy horse band is just great, everyone.....the girls are fantastic !...Rick is so cool....and the guitar techs obviously had fun playing an entertaining support act, Elliot and Mark watching them and laughing by the side of the stage...
Neil, come back to europe soon, we'll miss you...! Get well Billy...!...

 
At 8/11/2014 04:41:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

For many reasons too numerous to mention here, this was, on a personal level, a very special NY&CH concert experience for me. Special thanks to David who provided me with some invaluable Neil/crew member insights and anecdotes that added to the overall experience. For me, when you see Neil Young and Crazy Horse play you are not just appreciating and experiencing the music but you are also buying into the whole mythological and historical package. To see Neil's best friend, the legendary Elliot Roberts, on stage in the background looking on laughing and smiling, was something that will stay with me until the day of my passing. As I pondered on that brief, but for me nevertheless profound moment, I'm reminded of the famous black and white photograph of Neil and Elliot at the USA film festival in Dallas in 1973. For so many other reasons, this was a concert I will never forget. It was an extremely emotional experience, that for me culminated in what was to become a seminal 'Hurricane'. For the sheer pleasure and intensity of feeling that particular version evoked, was worth the entry price alone. It was a tremendously exhilarating rendition of the song - the best I've heard which reached a level of beauty bordering on the transcendent. I cried during that song because it was the realization of what (for me at least) being a Neil Young fan is all about - a perfect moment encapsulating both time and place. It was also great for me to finally meet in the flesh the legendary Ruby In the Dust as well as Tom who were both delightful company.

 

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