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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Update on Neil Young's 2017 Sabbatical


Neil Young w/ Willie Nelson's Band
Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Indio, CA - April 29, 2017
Photo by Vanessa Franko, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

Last month, Neil Young was supposed to induct Pearl Jam into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, however he fell ill (fortunately, "nothing major"), so David Letterman performed the induction honors instead.

As Neil Young’s self imposed 2017 sabbatical continues, we know that creativity never sleeps.

So at long last, Neil Young has emerged in public at a Willie Nelson concert at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio on Saturday, April 29. It was Willie Nelson's 84th birthday and he led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” during which Neil Young joined in on the harmonica.



In other Neil Young sabbatical news, we've also learned that he is co-starring with Daryl Hannah in a film described as a “post-apocalyptic western fantasy musical.” This report comes from cinematographer Adam Vollick who is working on the film.

So -- just to clarify -- while we call 2017 a "sabbatical year", so far it only applies to touring. Clearly, Neil is still young and restless at heart.

(Thanks Hounds That Howell!)

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At 5/03/2017 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

In other Neil Young sabbatical news, we've also learned that he is co-starring with Daryl Hannah in a film described as a “post-apocalyptic western fantasy musical -oh dear that'll make a big splash.

 
At 5/03/2017 01:55:00 AM, Blogger Simon said...

A man needs a mermaid.

 
At 5/03/2017 02:09:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

A Rustie needs a new joke.

 
At 5/03/2017 02:09:00 AM, Blogger Simon said...

Currently on offer on eBay is a gatefold vinyl On The Beach. Apparently withdrawn after release the inner gatefold is the glorious floral design printed on the inside of the cover on standard copies. Quite rare I imagine. Not something I!ve seen before. Off topic I know but I!m having a sabbatical.

 
At 5/03/2017 06:42:00 AM, Blogger John said...

Black Sabbatical - Ozzy Osbourne goes on holidays.

 
At 5/03/2017 07:39:00 AM, OpenID 4f2a2310-29e6-11e7-961d-57bfa1da7682 said...

Oh dear god...please no! Just don't do it...Neil.

 
At 5/03/2017 08:10:00 AM, Blogger Andy Watt said...

Haha Neil being Neil. Starring in a film with Daryl. Oh dear.

 
At 5/03/2017 08:56:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

In other sabbatical news, the two original release series CD box sets have been delayed until late June. We must wait just a bit longer for Time Fades Away on CD.

 
At 5/03/2017 08:58:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

....and it's good to see both Willie & Neil are feeling better.

 
At 5/03/2017 09:05:00 AM, Blogger joe lookout said...

“post-apocalyptic western fantasy musical"?!? Pegi and Dave Crosby have already started...'Laughing'

 
At 5/03/2017 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Well, judging by the reaction here, many are more intrigued by the filming than Neil's "recovery".

Anyways, for those interested in the filming, word on the street while in Telluride last year was that some scenes were filmed. Apparently that's the explanation for the western outfits they were wearing on stage which can be seen here:

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2017/01/review-neil-youngs-compelling-peace.html

 
At 5/03/2017 01:07:00 PM, Blogger Art Carey said...

Any word on whether Daryl wants a release of Archives II?

 
At 5/03/2017 02:34:00 PM, Blogger Arthur said...


I'm looking forward to the post-apocalyptic Archives II....

We all know that sooner or later....it all gets real. Doesn't it?

 
At 5/03/2017 02:46:00 PM, Blogger Arthur said...


Crosby was in town last night.
Tickets going from $58-$558......

The $558 tickets got you a meet and greet
and signed material.

I stayed home and watched the CSNY "Deja Vu" film.
It was fun watching all the pissed off fans.

 
At 5/03/2017 03:15:00 PM, Blogger Sandy Horne said...

Good grief. I figured she had something to do with

 
At 5/03/2017 04:42:00 PM, Blogger joe lookout said...

Hi folks: sorry if I am out of subject I was reading the lyrics of the Old Homestead and I found something in the following paragraph "Just then the sound of hoofbeats was heard
And the sky was darkened by a prehistoric bird
Who flew between the unfulfilled moon
And the naked rider, to a telephone booth" that reminds me the civer of Zuma and the song Danger Bird. Could Someone tell me the dates of when the two sonha were recordes? Tks um advance. Peace and love

 
At 5/04/2017 12:38:00 AM, Blogger Arthur said...


@ Joe lookout:

Hey Joe!
Homestead was released on the Hawks and Doves album in 1980.
But I read somewhere Neil said that song had been around for a while.
So my guess is between 1975 - 1980. I'd say closer to '75.
Of course, deeper research would probably find an exact date.

My feeling is Neil has a lot of songs in the can already and is sitting
on some great material yet to be released.

I think of him as an old friend who used to always make me wait.

 
At 5/04/2017 04:40:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

"Old Homestead" was recorded in January 1975 toward the end of the "Homegrown" sessions (after being debuted live during the CSNY tour in 1974). "Danger Bird" is from July 1975; the "Zuma" cover artist, James Mazzeo, says in "Shakey" that "Neil told me some images he had in his mind of birds flying women over the desert, pyramids and stuff."

 
At 5/04/2017 06:06:00 AM, Blogger joe lookout said...

Many many thanks to Arthur and Babbo B.

@ Arthur : Knowing Neil he could probably release Archives II later than Archives III

peace&love

 
At 5/04/2017 10:05:00 AM, Blogger andrea1bianco said...

The Old Homestead was recorded at the Quadrafonic Sound Studios, Nashville on 8th December 1974.

 
At 5/04/2017 12:29:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Indirectly related, here's a great live compilation from 1976 showing vintage solo Neil and some great Crazy Horse work including the new guy Poncho.

I'm sure many of you have seen it, but I just stumbled across it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8D-bhRmV7Y

"Take my advice
don't listen to me"

 
At 5/04/2017 01:35:00 PM, Blogger joe lookout said...

Mille grazie, Andrea.

 
At 5/04/2017 04:18:00 PM, Blogger joe lookout said...

@ Topanga:got a bootleg named 'Neil Young live ar Colosseum, songs sound like the ones of the link you send. Neil never came to Italy until summer 1982, according to comments that bootleg could have Venn recorded in Paris 1976;

Side one: old man, maid, once I was in love, too far gone, needle, Atgr

Side two: the losing end, last trip to Tulsa (electric), don't cry no tears, it' is gonna take a lot of love, hurricane.

Funny things is that color if vynil is black and white....

Peace&love

 
At 5/05/2017 12:38:00 AM, Blogger the rider said...

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At 5/05/2017 12:39:00 AM, Blogger the rider said...

I previously owned this bootleg. The record was red and the show was Hamburg 1976.

 
At 5/05/2017 01:53:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Link TopangaDaze posted is to what's commonly called "Yesteryear of the Horse," from Budokan, Tokyo and Hammersmith Odeon, London in March 76 (plus the famous Glasgow busking scene at the end): http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f146/neil-young-yesteryear-horse-1976-pro-ntsc-dvd-113092.html

And yes, "Roman Colosseum" is from Hamburg, also March 76 between the Tokyo and London shows: https://themidnightcafe.org/2016/09/10/lossless-bootleg-bonanza-neil-young-hamburg-germany-032176/

 
At 5/05/2017 03:02:00 AM, Blogger joe lookout said...

Many Tks Babbo B. and the Rider!

 
At 5/08/2017 12:05:00 AM, Blogger (D.) Ian Kertis said...

Re: The Movie... Do I smell Human Highway Revisited?

Long and short, there's nothing new in Neil doing eccentric movies, and I have a feeling this will be another of those novel items pulled out of the attic occasionally by absolutely incurable Neil-maniacs (like me) just to make sure it hasn't gone any less bizarre and unapproachable. In other words, a curio for the devotee but most people will never see it. Which is fine with me. It's not even like there's anything left to prove at this point in Neil's career.

Let him grow old and wear purple gloves, as it were.

 
At 5/08/2017 03:17:00 AM, Blogger (D.) Ian Kertis said...

Clarification: My mind got muddled a little with the "purple gloves" bit, but here's what I was thinking of: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning/. I got two lines of the poem confused in my memory. Still, kind of describes the time of life Neil may be entering.

 
At 7/13/2017 02:29:00 PM, Blogger Triple B said...

Human Highway 2.0

 

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