Neil Young to Release 1976 Live Album ‘Songs for Judy’. Archival album documents solo acoustic performances from his fabled fall ’76 tour. By. Simon Vozick-Levinson. The 22-song LP includes solo acoustic performances of all-time classics like Heart of Gold, After the Gold Rush and The Needle and the Damage Done, along with a number of rarer selections, including one song, No One Seems to Know, that has not appeared on any previous official release. Young spent the majority of 1976 on the road with Crazy Horse or on the ill-fated Stills-Young Band tour, which he famously dropped out of midway through that summer.
Judy And The Jerks has been played on NTS shows including Queen Kong, with Sweet Treat (For Me) first played on 2 February 2018. Original source Last.
But the heart of Songs for Judy is the palpable sense of Young in motion. Several tunes show up from Hitchhiker, recorded that summer but unissued until last year, like the dreamy breakup number Give Me Strength (virtually abandoned after the tour) and the incandescently Richard Nixon-humanizing Campaigner (buried near the end of the retrospective, Decade, released a year later). Too Far Gone presages alt-country but would stay in the vaults until 1989’s Freedom, the distant piano lament No One Seems To Know until now.
The singer-songwriter’s romance and breakup with Stills inspired classic songs including Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Almost 50 years on, they are releasing an album and touring together. Both the show and the album feature the same clear subtext: friendship trumps romance. Everybody Knows by Stephen Stills and Judy Collins is out 22 September in the US, and 2 March 2018 in the UK. Topics.
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