Young Shakespeare

Neil Young - Young Shakespeare
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March 26, 2021 / Release Date
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I've decided that my creeper goal for 2021 is to drive by Hunter Thompson's Owl Farm, along with Neil and Daryl's Telluride ranch.

This show is somewhat like a "best of" album for this point in his career. Similar to Live at Massey Hall, but a bit more intimate and a bit more humorous. 50 years later, I'd still rather listen to this than much of the new stuff that I keep trying.
Neil Young said about these recordings from 1971:" A more calm my fans, I say this is the best ever."
I guess Neil listened to more Neil Young shows than any other person on this planet so....I can´t disagree. I never heard a recording with him singing so good.
Each song is essential Young so even for novices I´d say this is a great guide to the acoustic Neil Young.
(And does his D-45 sound great)
All of his most timeless songwriting in one live set, a super-fan's dream; yet, with all of his iconic live sets, it's likely only going to attract the attention of completionist collectors. Still this lyrically-focused live set is unmistakably, undeniably one masterpiece after another, and sounds very intimate.
Let's face it. Release of this is just an attempted money maker. There is zero new creativity here.
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Track List

  1. Tell Me Why
  2. Old Man
  3. The Needle and the Damage Done
  4. Ohio
  5. Dance Dance Dance
  6. Cowgirl in the Sand
  7. A Man Needs a Maid/Heart of Gold (Medley)
  8. Journey Through the Past
  9. Don't Let it Bring You Down
  10. Helpless
  11. Down by the River
  12. Sugar Mountain
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Added on: February 12, 2021