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Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Neil Young's 1st 6 ‘Official Bootleg’ Releases Details Announced



Details on Neil Young's 1st 6 ‘Official Bootleg’ releases have been announced on  NYA's Surf Shack.

The tentative release schedule is April 2021. Titles include:

  • Carnegie Hall Dec 4, 1970 - first show.
  • Royce Hall. January 30, 1971
  • Dorothy Chandler Pavillion [sic]. Feb 1, 1971
  • Under The Rainbow. Nov 3, 1973
  • The Bottom Line aka ‘Citizen Kane Jr. Blues’ May 16, 1974
  • The Ducks - ‘Trick of Disaster’ August 1977

For more details, see Surf Shack | Volume Dealers | OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SERIES |NYA.

"I’m So Happy That Y’all Came Down"
Neil Young: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles - February 1st, 1971

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At 10/07/2020 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Marty Halpern said...

I was in attendance at that 1971 Royce Hall performance! As a student at UCLA at the time I was able to purchase tickets the first day they went on sale, a Monday morning. However, to do so required staying up all night, in line, outside on the patio of the Student Union Center. Of course, being January, it drizzled during the night, so all the students lined up the outdoor patio tables end-to-end and we all sat under those table to keep from getting too wet. I was doing a campus radio show at the time (10pm until 2am at KLA Radio, located in the Student Union building!), but since the line monitors only took roll call (by name) once each hour, I was able to do my radio show, put on a long track just before the hour mark, and head down to the waiting line for roll call. Lots of long songs got played that evening: "The End," "Alice's Restaurant," "In A Gadda Da Vida".... I've had the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion bootleg from February 1, 1971, since it was first released as my way of listening to -- and reliving -- that show. But now, to have an album of the actual show I attended, well, it's been a long time comin'....

At 10/07/2020 07:00:00 PM, Blogger wardo said...

I'm more excited about the latter three than the first three, which all come from the same well mined period (Massey, Shakespeare, Cellar Door). But hey, it's something!

At 10/08/2020 04:27:00 AM, Blogger Thos said...

Hope these are released on CD!!!!

Really excited, and Neil wouldn’t release them if the quality wasn’t decent. Thank you Neil Young!

At 10/08/2020 06:25:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Reading the details on NYA, this looks to be a unique and captivating series. Having all of these released at once will make for a fairly significant monetary investment, particularly if they are released on vinyl. I’m assuming that vinyl is the plan, as the original bootlegs were originally only available on vinyl. One can never be sure about these things when dealing with Neil, but vinyl did outsell CD’s in the first quarter of this year. Whichever format (or both) is used, I will be adding them all to the collection regardless. I’m particularly interested in the 77’ Ducks show, as it was a unique grouping that was only together for a short time.

If all the planned releases come to fruition, then the next few years are going to cost a small fortune just to keep up, but that’s the way of Neil. Feast or famine.

Peace..... VOTE🙏

At 10/08/2020 10:49:00 AM, Blogger David Rart said...

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At 10/08/2020 10:51:00 AM, Blogger David Rart said...

Does anyone else feel that there seems to be mountains of announcements about what is and what might come from NYA/NY, but a much slower trickle of new content? Sometimes I think his team do a lot of thinking out loud too early on in projects. I know it will all come out someday, and will all be well received, but it is frustrating at times!

At 10/08/2020 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Harm said...

I think I have all these bootlegs. I wonder if the official releases are sourced from the same audience masters (how would one track these down?) and properly polished and mastered (re-mixing of mono or two-track recordings is not viable) or if Neil has made professional recordings at the time. In any case, of these Carnegie Hall sounded the worst, due to digital de-noising, Bottom Line sounded very good. Probably a small venue. Looking forward to these!

At 10/08/2020 02:51:00 PM, Blogger CrazySwede said...

I wish Neil would release something like where you can buy and download official live recording. Archives is a treasure but sometimes I don't have access to Internet, hence I prefer downloads over streams

At 10/09/2020 03:21:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

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At 10/09/2020 03:25:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

In his show by show assessment in the Surf Shack on page three of the Times Contrarian, these shows are sourced from his master tapes so they should sound superior to any audience recordings.

Peace 🙏

At 10/09/2020 04:40:00 AM, Blogger Dionys said...

The Bottom Line show appears to be the remastered "original audience tape", not a "master tape" produced by the soundboard crew I understand, that this will include some of the background sounds. In my ears that creates some of the original magic of this recording. If I remember correctly Neils Young's show at the Bottom Line Club on May 16th, 1974 was an inpromptu appearance after the Ry Cooder concert scheduled for the day. So there was no time for recording arrangements.

At 10/09/2020 02:40:00 PM, Blogger Bubba Hotep said...

Well, looks like Under the Rainbow addresses my complaint about Archive Vol. 2: TTN show with Flying on the Ground, Human Highway, Helpless and Don't Be Denied!

At 10/09/2020 08:11:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Will we ever hear the first rock show I ever saw? Neil backed by the Eagles at San Luis Obispo’s Cuesta College, spring of 1974. I guess getting the OK to release it would be problematic, but I sure would like to hear it

At 10/11/2020 03:55:00 PM, Blogger Hippie Dream Productions said...

This is the story of Johnny rotten the king is gone but not forgotten... Neil Young

At 3/27/2021 12:50:00 PM, Blogger handfularain said...

Yes! That is the key question; are they sourced from the original bootleg recordings, or Niels professional versions of the same shows. If they are from the actual bootlegs, it will be interesting to see just how much he can “clean them up”. Can’t wait to hear them.


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