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Saturday, April 02, 2022

NEW OUTTAKES: "Natural Beauty" and "Inca Queen" | Neil Young Archives

Neil Young @ Berlin Film Festival 2008

After all of yesterday's major Neil Young news, it's hard to know exactly where we go next?!

What with Spotify bringing Neil Young back and dropping Joe Rogan, Neil and David Crosby recording a new track together on Ukraine and Canada liberation, the CSNY Reunion Summer Tour announcement, and the upcoming Crazy Horse Electric Train Spring Tour the following Neil news seems almost trivial.

Oh, these contrarian times in which we live. Such a joy.

From Neil Young Archives Times-Contrarian:

March 30, 2022

We’ve just published two new outtakes on NYA: The original live performances of Natural Beauty (Harvest Moon) and Inca Queen (Life) without the studio overdubs recorded for the album versions.

Inca Queen was performed with Crazy Horse at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles during the 1986 Rusted Out Garage Tour — a rollicking good time that will be well-represented on the forthcoming Archives Vol III.

Natural Beauty was performed at the Portland Civic Auditoreum during the first of several now-legendary 1992 solo tours — see Dreamin’ Man Live ‘92 if this recording whets your appetite.

You can find these outtakes by following the links in this article or by navigating to their respective albums, where they reside in their own purpose-built sections at the bottom of the track lists.

-john o

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At 4/02/2022 05:58:00 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

From stevehoffman forums:

Neil and The Ducks OBS2 tracklist has leaked for the triple vinyl set:

Side One:
1., I Am a Dreamer
2., Younger Days
3., Gypsey Wedding
4., Are You Ready for the Country?
5., Hold on Boys

Side Two:
1., My, My, My (Poor Man)
2., I’m Toor Down
3., Hey Now
4., Wide Eyed and Willing
5., Truckin Man

Side Three:
1., Sail Away
2., Gone Dead Train
3., Silver Wings

Side Four:
1., Human Highway
2., Your Lowe
3., I’m Ready
4., Little Wing
5., Car Tune

Side Five:
1., Windward Passage
2., Leaving Us Now
3., Mr. Soul

Side Six:
1., Two Riders
2., Honky Tonk Man
3., Sailor Man
4., Silver Wings

At 4/03/2022 10:19:00 AM, Blogger the rider said...

This is definitely cool. But I've heard the bootlegs, and the only thing that excites me is when Neil sings lead vocals. The Ducks did not have my two favorite members from Moby grape which was skip Spence and Peter Lewis. Nonetheless, this is a great addition to Neil's archives from his 1977 residency with this cool bar band.

At 4/03/2022 03:29:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Thomas - thanks for sharing here. Just out of curiosity, the date of the stevehoffman forum post?

While we haven't looked back at some of the setlists, or not that we don't have faith, but you know how things are around April 1.

@ rider - yeah, cool that Ducks might see the light. right, the Moby Grape angle is interesting and maybe more will be learned.

lots of funny stories about the coastal bar tour.

legend has it that some folks brought duck calls to shows and would quack instead of clap. but audience tapes don't really verify that. maybe these tapes will confirm the legend for all. The Ducks sounded like quacks?!

At 4/03/2022 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

I have a couple of friends here in Santa Cruz who saw The Ducks back in 1977. And yes, the stories about the duck calls were definitely true, I believe they were actually given out to people at a couple of the shows. That was the summer when Neil could be seen anytime riding his bike around Santa Cruz. Supposedly he went to the Del Mar Theater to see Star Wars a bunch of times. Many years later, I watched the Greendale film at the same theater with Neil and Pegi in attendance.

Almost all of the places The Ducks played that summer have turned into different businesses. One of the places is now a public library near the Pleasure Point part of town. I've visited all of them, and you can't imagine how TINY a couple are. It must have been pretty cramped with the band and audience in them. I believe even The Catalyst was at its original Front St address back then, though I could be wrong on that.

At 4/04/2022 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Tomatron said...

The Ducks sounds like a cool document of a laid-back seventies summer, will spin it for sure on the site, even if Neil only sings in a fraction of the tunes.

Gave another listen to Inca Queen over the weekend. The LP version is still my favorite because of the low-pitched, repeated “Inca Queen has…” added in the studio. But it’s a tough choice, because this outtake mix is fresher sounding overall.

At 4/04/2022 04:17:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

I can't wait for this one


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