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.



Blogger KK said...

I haven't seen this one yet but you can bet your sweet bippy that I'll be out searching for it at lunch today.

9:33 AM, December 05, 2008  
Blogger haahnster said...

It is well worth it, in my humble opinion.

Neil's between-song chats are hilarious.

There's a little good, old-fashioned tape hiss... but it certainly doesn't bother me too much.

2:08 PM, December 09, 2008  
Blogger KK said...

I got this for Christmas and have only listened to it seventy three times so far.

Can't wait for more archives!

4:17 PM, January 12, 2009  
Blogger KK said...

OK Haahnster, it's been 3 months since your last post.

Hook it up and bring it.

1:05 PM, March 02, 2009  
Blogger KK said...

It's been almost a year.....

3:25 PM, November 12, 2009  
Anonymous オテモヤン said...


9:36 PM, February 09, 2010  
Blogger KK said...

Eric, really missing some Neil Young wisdom.......come back!!!

1:37 PM, March 29, 2010  

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