Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Neil Young’s ‘Live at Massey Hall’ (1971) is set for release on March 13/07 By: Christine Albrecht

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On January 19, 1971, Neil Young performed at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada. This was a ‘homecoming’ of sorts because Young had left Canada in 1966, joined Buffalo Springfield in LA, and then recorded his self-titled debut solo album in 1968. In 1970, Neil recorded his best-selling album After The Gold Rush. When he recorded at Massey Hall, he had already acquired a huge fan base.

His performance at Massey Hall included his well-known songs ‘Down by the River’, ‘Ohio’ and ‘I am a Child’, but also included songs that had not been released at the time; such as: ‘Old Man’, ‘Needle and the Damage Done’ and ‘Heart of Gold’.

This is the album that should have come out between After The GoldRush and Harvest, Young says now.

Live At Massey Hall, produced by Young and the late David Briggs, is the second Reprise Records release in the Neil Young Archives Performance Series, following last year's Live At The Fillmore East album. The ‘Archives Volume I’ collection, due this fall, will be an 8-CD, 2-DVD audiobiography will include Young's music from 1963 to 1972, and will feature many unreleased recordings, both studio and live, along with concert footage and rare memorabilia from the first decade of Young's career.

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