The whole performance does, in fact. Live at the Cellar Door' unplugs and finds the comfort in just a voice and a couple of basic instruments. But so do several other 'Archives' volumes. And this one doesn't seem as epic as the Massey Hall show that was released in 2007. Still, fans will dig into the bounty of tracks from 'After the Gold Rush,' which was released just a few months before these shows, and the Buffalo Springfield songs in the sets.
Neil Young was in the middle of a major career transition when he played a six-show stand at the Cellar Door in Washington . in late November and early December 1970. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young had quietly split up in July, less than a year after playing their first live gigs. The group made him a superstar, but he was ready to stand on his own two feet and the success of After the Goldrush that August proved that was not going to be a problem. Young plays Cinnamon Girl on piano for one of the very few times in his long career. The shows also featured the live debuts of Old Man and See the Sky About to Rain. In This Article: Neil Young.
By the end of 1970, Neil Young was replacing his identity as former member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and becoming the solo performer we know today, playing a series of six shows at Washington . After the band had split up in July, Young released After The Gold Rush, which succeeded in boosting his name and reputation quickly. Young took a break from shows in 1970 to focus on new material, until he eventually booked two nights at Carnegie Hall for December. To prepare for these big solo shows, Young chose to rehearse with six gigs at Washington, .
In 2006, Neil Young delivered another hit album, Living With War, and toured with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Thirty-six years earlier, in 1970, Young toured with CSN&Y and released his platinum album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, after which he performed a series of shows at New York City's then-new Fillmore East with his band Crazy Horse. That concert finally makes its official debut in the annals of rock history with Live At The Fillmore East, and the circle is unbroken for one of rock's greatest singer-songwriters.
The latest Neil Young archival release will feature tracks recorded at a Washington, . The album pulls together 10 tracks recorded at a Washington, . night club in 1970 and includes such Young gems as After The Gold Rush and Down By The River. Neil played a series of six shows in 1970 at The Cellar Door from which this compilation is taken.
Recorded at the Cellar Door in Washington DC over a three-day period from November 30 to December 2, 1970, the latest in Neil Young’s archives series hits the record store shelves in vinyl format, lagging the CD by a few weeks. If you were patient enough to wait, you will be highly rewarded. The epitome of sparse production, the tracks all feature Young on guitar or piano, and while a hint of tape hiss creeps in from time to time, his voice is vibrant, dripping with decay and overtones, in the way that only a magnificent analog recording can – warts and all. Fortunately, the warts are very few, and on one level, kudos to Young for leaving them in. If this were a Katy Perry album, it would all be pristinely pitch corrected.
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