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Friday, September 06, 2019

FILM PREMIERE: Neil Young Solo - London 2008 | NYA

Now showing in the Hearse Theater in Neil Young solo at Hammersmith Theater, London in 2008.

The concert film is directed by Tim Pope and has never been screened before. Recorded over a series of 4 nights (see here for reviews of March 5 & 6, 2008 and March 8 & 9, 2008, March 14 & 15, 2008) Recorded during the final 2 nights of a 6 gig run, the multi-camera film is stunningly intimate and features the "mic cam" for ultra close-ups. (Thanks for clarification Scotsman!)

Neil Young - Hammersmith Theater, March 2008

The film focuses on the acoustic portion of set and does not contain electric cuts. Presumably those will be made available eventually, as well as, the somewhat long lost and beloved Trunk Show film by Jonathan Demme.

Poster: Neil Young - Hammersmith Theater, March 2008
(See reviews on March 5 & 6, 2008 and March 8 & 9, 2008)

The set list for the gig on Saturday the 8th was:

From Hank to Hendrix
Ambulance Blues (!!!)
Sad Movies
A Man needs a Maid
Flying on the ground is wrong (!!!)
On the way Home (!!!)
Journey through the past
Love in Mind
Mellow my mind
Love art blues
Love is a rose
Heart of gold
Old man

Mr Soul
Dirty old man
Spirit road
Down by the river (!!!)
Hey Hey, My My
Too far gone
Oh lonesome me
Winterlong (!!!)
No Hidden Path (!!!)

Roll another number

Tim Pope is the director of numerous highly acclaimed 1980's Neil Young music videos such as "Wonderin'", "Touch the Night", "People On The Street"and "Weight Of The World".

"People On The Street" ‏Music Video by Neil Young
Director - Tim Pope

Frames from Neil Young music video "Wonderin'", 1983
Director Tim Pope

More on Tim Pope: Making "Wonderin'" Video with Neil Young.

Frames from "Touch the Night" -
Neil Young Music Video directed by Tim Pope

Also, see Making of "Touch the Night" Music Video by Tim Pope.

Also, see Tim Pope: Neil Young Music Video Director | PODCAST by Adam Buxton.

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Frame from "Weight Of The World" Music Video

Also, see MUSIC VIDEO: "Weight Of The World" by Neil Young, Directed by Tim Pope.

An excerpt from Neil Young's biography "Shakey" by Jimmy McDonough on Tim Pope's Music Videos:

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At 9/06/2019 01:01:00 PM, Blogger romat73 said...

Nice acoustic set there, I was able to watch it Thursday morning.
Like it was mentioned here and in a Facebook group, it makes me wish we could watch Trunk Show! (again)

At 9/06/2019 01:07:00 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Is the 2008 show down already? The theatre is now showing Tonight's The Night from Weld.

At 9/06/2019 01:11:00 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Nevermind....just saw the whole schedule and I missed it. Oh well, good stuff to come!

At 9/06/2019 01:27:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ romat73 - yes, Trunk Show has probably been one of the top mist persistent questions over the years. It was unfortunate this never had a proper release while Demme was still around.

@ Andrew - sorry we were a bit late getting this up. we tried putting together a Tim Pope post which took much longer than expected to update broken links as the internet continues to vanish before our eyes. day after day more and more content is removed.

we try and pull as much in here @ TW as we can but obviously wee can't archive and host everything with our very limited staffing and funding.

also, wee haven't figured out what the day period really is for NYA? It seems to be about Noon, EST. i.e., today, 9/6 @ Noon, Tonight's The Night from Weld started and presumably will go to Noon saturday. but it really seems to vary the start & stop times.

At 9/06/2019 01:51:00 PM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

I *think* only the last two Hammersmith Odeon (aka the Carling Apollo) shows were filmed. These were the two extra shows that were added after the first four sold out.

Tim's film seems to be mainly the 14th March with several tracks from the 15th, the final night of the tour.

Anyway, it's very good, regardless of dates.


At 9/06/2019 03:52:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Scotsman - thanks for clarification. So there were actually 3 blocks of dates, w/ 6 total.

well hopefully the electric sets show as well. Pope's film work is stunning in its intimacy.

maybe someday we'll discuss the finer points of Pope's & Demme's 2008 work?!

At 9/07/2019 10:17:00 AM, Blogger windsaloft said...

maybe someday you'll grow a pair and apologize to me for calling me a "paid monsanto shill"???

yeah, and maybe monkeys will fly out of my butt.

At 9/07/2019 01:38:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Some really great moments in that movie. Ambulance Blues specifically was really great, nice close up shots of his finger work.
Did anyone. make note of the setlist from the movie?

At 9/07/2019 03:57:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Biteme - stop embarrassing yourself with the immaturity.

@ Syscrusher - Definitely, AB was a real treat.

This is our best recall of the setlist based off of 2008-03-15 set ia SM

1. From Hank To Hendrix
2. Ambulance Blues
4. Sad Movies
7. Harvest
9. Journey Through The Past
10. Homegrown
11. Love/Art Blues

The movie seems to be a compilation of multiple night as Scotsman indicates.
See grid @
12. Love Is A Rose
13. Out On The Weekend
14. Old Man

At 9/07/2019 07:28:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

You forgot Cowgirl in the Sand, Mellow my Mind, Old King and Don't Let it Bring You Down

At 9/09/2019 10:51:00 AM, Blogger windsaloft said...




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