Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall

The first I heard of this was yesterday when I went to Amazon and there was a sample video from this new album/DVD package. It looks very interesting. In trying to find out more about it, I came across a Neil Young News blog, which features a review.

Live at Massey Hall more than just captures Neil Young's triumphant return to his Canadian home town Toronto on January 19, 1971. It provides an intimate portrait of the artist opening himself up to his audience while becoming more confident and comfortable with his rising fame. While Live at Massey Hall has circulated as a bootleg for many years, this is the first time we hear a superb soundboard quality recording that fans have been yearning for with the Archives release series.

[...]In what appears to be an edited recording of 2 performances (early and late shows), the 17 song CD allows us to hear virtually what the Toronto audience experienced over 35 years ago.
If you read much more, you hear about The Archives, which I gather is an all-encompassing venture that Neil has been working on that covers other unreleased material. It *seems* that Massey Hall is a connected - but separate - part; i.e. The Archives, which is expected later in the year, won't include the Massey Hall material. At least, that's what I get from reading the reports on the blog...

[NOTE: I was going to include an image of the album cover, but Blogger isn't allowing me to upload images right now.]

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