Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sugar Mountain (NYAPS 00)

Oh, my! Another entry from the Neil Young Archives Performance Series... seems as though its release may not have been originally anticipated (hence the "00" numbering). Yes, there's a little tape hiss. It's clearly an old recording (November 1968), but pretty damned good (slight hiss and all).

And, the performance itself... wow! Solo-acoustic Neil is almost always awe-inspiring. But, here, you have added bonuses, such as #1) Neil's youthful exuberance, on prime display in the between-songs banter, and #2) The setlist... Buffalo Springfield classics when they were only a year or so old... and as-of-then-yet-to-be-released songs from his debut solo LP.

HIGHLY recommended, folks.

01. (Emcee intro)
02. On The Way Home
03. Songwriting rap
04. Mr. Soul
05. Recording rap
06. Expecting To Fly
07. The Last Trip To Tulsa
08. Bookstore rap
09. The Loner
10. “I used to” rap
11. Birds
12. Winterlong (excerpt) and Out of My Mind - intro
13. Out Of My Mind
14. If I Could Have Her Tonight
15. Classical Gas rap
16. Sugar Mountain – intro
17. Sugar Mountain
18. I've Been Waiting for You
19. Songs rap
20. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
21. Tuning Rap & The Old Laughing Lady – intro
22. The Old Laughing Lady
23. Broken Arrow

Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968 is a live album by Neil Young. On November 9-10, 1968, Young performed two shows at Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This album is compiled from these performances.