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Saturday, July 06, 2019

Neil Young + Promise of The Real - Olympiahalle, München, Germany - July 6, 2019


Neil Young + Promise of The Real continue their Europe concert tour at Olympiahalle, München, Germany, tonight, Saturday, July 6.

The summer concert tour of Europe with Neil Young + Promise of The Real leads up to the great co-headlining event of Bob Dylan & Neil Young Concert: Hyde Park, London on 12 July 2019 and Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, Ireland on 14 July 2019.


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At 7/06/2019 06:01:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

via sugarmtn.org/

Neil Young
2019-07-06
Olympiahalle, München, Germany
w/ Promise Of The Real

01. Mr. Soul
02. Mansion On The Hill
03. Powderfinger
04. Harvest Moon
05. Winterlong
06. Walk On
07. Words
08. Lotta Love (electric guitar)
09. Throw Your Hatred Down
10. Milky Way
11. F*!#in' Up
12. Cortez The Killer
13. Cinnamon Girl
14. Change Your Mind
15. Rockin' In The Free World
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16. I've Been Waiting For You
17. Like A Hurricane

Length: 120

Tour: 2019 POTR European Tour
Band: Promise Of The Real

Neil Young - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
Lukas Nelson - electric guitar, vocals
Micah Nelson - electric guitar, electric charango, piano, stringman, vocals
Corey McCormick - bass, vocals
Anthony Logerfo - drums
Tato Melgar - percussion

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At 7/06/2019 06:05:00 PM, Blogger Christian said...

Wow, Change Your Mind? How long has it been since that one was played?

 
At 7/06/2019 06:12:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Christian - per the the indispensable http://sugarmtn.org/sm_song.php?song=95 , Change Your Mind was last played w/ POTR in Germany, as well on 2016-07-20, Leipzig.

anyone want to guess how long? 15+ ? 20+?

 
At 7/06/2019 06:13:00 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Sorry to ask but does anyone know of on stage times for london?

 
At 7/06/2019 07:18:00 PM, Blogger NY 1970 said...

Wow Change Your Mind. I think this is a wonderful song, which I thought would be a live standard. Shows you what I know. The set list gets better and better. I wish I could have been there.

 
At 7/06/2019 07:35:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

For tonight's set, 15(!) different Neil albums are represented. That's truly one of the best things about POTR. Even albums like Mirror Ball and Sleeps With Angels get recognition from these guys.

Would love to see some tunes from Greendale return to the mix. And I still believe a "Walk Like a Giant" could be in the cards.

 
At 7/07/2019 01:36:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

@Jamie: Main stage schedule is Sam Fender, 2:15-3; Cat Power, 3:30-4:15; Laura Marling, 4:45-5:30; Neil, 6-7:45; Dylan, 8:30-10:15.

 
At 7/07/2019 02:33:00 AM, Blogger Dionys said...

At this concert Neil appeared to be in a very exhilarated (right word?) mood. I've never have seen him smile all the way through a show. He obviously liked that the front of stage audience knew the lyrics to every song by heart, with the exception of Milky Way, of course. For our American friends: That is not a given, because the audience in Munich usually is a very diverse one. Around me, (fifth row, slightly to the left of stage center) one could hear: Greek, Italian, Spanish, Swiss German, American English, and Bavarian, Austrian and a few other German dialects. And also as usual there were many twenty somethings in the crowd, who weren't even born when Mirrorball was released.
To my great amusement when the Dangerbird was coming down and everybody expected "Like a Hurricane" Neil and the Real lived up to a promise Neil had made on his Archives site and played "I've been Waiting for You". Sooner or later it all gets real.

 
At 7/07/2019 05:02:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Going next week canny wait

 
At 7/07/2019 06:06:00 AM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

I urge everyone to go and see this tour if possible. There's still time.

I've had some critical words for Promise Of The Real, but on this tour, right now, Neil is playing his heart out and his band are doing a pretty good job. That's my honest opinion, and there may even be some typical British understatement involved in it.

Yes, there's still some meandering guitar work going on, 5-minute guitar instrumentals that tread water, don't go anywhere. A Neil Young guitar solo is a JOURNEY, urgently headed to a magical destination, not an excuse to pass time.

But! Listen to Dangerbird from Berlin. Listen to Hurricane from Napa. And just LISTEN to Neil attack Cortez here, with a raw intensity rarely heard in recent years:

https://youtu.be/8GqM2NQfVuQ

The sound quality of the recording may sound like a relic of 1923, but listen THROUGH that and you will hear a performance light years away from some of the early meandering performances with POTR. This is the sound of a band firing on all cylinders, finding their niche. A band who understands what these beautiful songs need from them, and are comfortable enough in their own ability not to overplay. To play with class rather than style, intensity instead of extensity. Great musicians don't need to play every note under the sun, because as Thelonius Monk put it: "let some music go by: some notes just imagined. What you DON'T play can be more important than what you do!". And "stop playing all those weird notes! Play the melody!".

The famous Neil Young "spook" is a magical but fragile thing. And It's so easy for a band to trample on it with heavy-handed, overwrought performances. THAT is what Ralph Molina is talking about when he talks about "doing justice to the songs". And on this tour, POTR are doing justice to the songs.

People will say I am pontificating. Well, maybe I am. But I know great Neil Young music when I hear it (when I FEEL it), and if you go to a show on this tour, there is a very good chance you are going to hear plenty of it. I haven't been this excited about a Neil Young tour for...a while. More British understatement.

It's worth pointing out that Neil has been on something of a roll lately, musically. His performances with Crazy Horse were also excellent, his guitar playing especially good.

So if you can only afford to go to one show, POTR or Crazy Horse, which would you choose? It's a tough one. A lot more tough than I would have said a few months ago, and especially so considering the retirement of Poncho, one of Neil's most invaluable sideman. Though Nils Lofgren's reputation and ability speaks for itself, of course.

Unfortunately due to a family illness it's now looking like I will not be able to make a date this Euro tour. But there are plenty of people out there who still can: my advice is to find a reasonably-priced ticket and GO. Now stop reading this and go and find out for yourself.

Scotsman.

 
At 7/07/2019 06:24:00 AM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

PS

The above referenced version of Cortez from last night starts off a bit wayward, Neil trying to find a way into the song. He's shooting blanks. But as the song progresses, as Cortez gets closer to the shore, the guitar really starts cooking, the band comes together, the intensity is notched up. It just takes off. Neil rips into it, it hits you in the gut. It's not a contrived thing, it's just the natural progression of this song. That is what Cortez is SUPPOSED to sound like, what it has been born to do.

And yes, I know it is ridiculously POMPOUS to tell an artist what his songs are supposed to sound like, but in this case I'm quite happy to be considered ridiculously pompous. Not least because I think Neil would probably agree with me on this subject.

Scotsman.

 
At 7/07/2019 11:09:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Richie - wow, a set w/ 15 different Neil albums are represented?! seems unprecedented.

@ Dionys - so great hearing that Neil's smiling away. glad you enjoyed concert. thanks for rpt.

@ Scotsman - great Cortez video. Neil is playing in the zone, for sure.

posted vid w/ comment @
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2019/07/video-cortez-killer-neil-young-promise.html

"And they built up with their bare hands
What we still can't do today"

 
At 7/07/2019 12:04:00 PM, Blogger Art Carey said...

Will the most important social-issue return to center stage? Neil: please perform "Alabama."

 
At 7/07/2019 03:10:00 PM, Blogger sab1024 said...

Yep Neil you've been waiting for us and we been joyfully coming to you for such a long time now.

 
At 7/07/2019 04:34:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

#art
The most important social issue in Europe is not the problem of a marginal, impoverished and seemingly still backwards state overseas, but our global doings with the climate which already are victimizing millions of people, by making them migrants who drown in the Mediterranean by the hundreds or even thousands. Every other year or so Neil Young is singing for an audience that is not considering itself to be the navel of the world. I agree: the recent news from Alabama is deplorable if not discouraging and it can be rectified by the great American people.

 
At 7/08/2019 09:33:00 AM, Blogger Esa said...

Good times in Munchen! Felt like Neil and the boys picked up where they left off when I last saw them 3 years ago in Finland. This time we just had to settle for an hour less. Most importantly Neil seemed to be in a good mood throughout the evening. I got the impression that some of the minor technical difficulties they were experiencing, misunderstanding with tuning etc. shortened the set just a bit. A few personal highlights: Throw your hatred down, Change your mind, I've been waiting for you.
Now impatiently waiting for the Crazy Horse tour to be announced. Hopefully we'll see some scandinavian dates as well.

-Esa

 
At 7/08/2019 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Great show in Munich, strong performance and a great audience. Neil really touched a lot of people.
As a little contribution a video of Milkty Way for your pleasure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgresZcaIeQ

 

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