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22 August 2021

Neil Young Official Bootleg Series To Begin With ‘Carnegie Hall 1970’

Neil Young
Shakey Records/Reprise
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Neil Young has announced that the first release in his much-anticipated Bootleg Series – giving official releases to fan-favourite recordings – will be Carnegie Hall 1970 on 1 October. Five more releases in the series will follow in 2022.

Carnegie Hall 1970 was recorded on original analogue multitrack and was mixed by The Volume Dealers: Neil Young and Niko Bolas. This recording was made from the early show on 4 December, 1970, and it was the first time Neil ever walked onstage at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. There were two shows at Carnegie Hall, one on the 4th and one followed at midnight the next morning. No bootleggers ever captured this first show, and it was, by far, a much superior show according to Young himself.

The concert’s generous setlist covers one of the most revered eras of Young’s career, with stripped-down versions of the tunes Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Down By The River, Helpless and Sugar Mountain plus After The Goldrush from the album of the same name, released only nine weeks prior to the Carnegie Hall show. Neil even plays the poignant songs Bad Fog Of Loneliness, Old Man and See The Sky About To Rain before they were recorded and released.

Carnegie Hall 1970 is available to pre-order here and will be released on double vinyl, double CD, and high-res digital formats.

Official Bootleg Series 1: Carnegie Hall 1970 tracklist:

1. Down By The River
2. Cinnamon Girl
3. I Am A Child
4. Expecting To Fly
5. The Loner
6. Wonderin’
7. Helpless
8. Southern Man
9. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
10. Sugar Mountain
11. On The Way Home
12. Tell Me Why
13. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
14. Old Man
15. After The Gold Rush
16. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
17. Cowgirl In The Sand
18. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
19. Birds
20. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
21. Ohio
22. See The Sky About To Rain
23. Dance Dance Dance

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