Last night Neil Young performed at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times reviewed the show:
It wasn’t a big leap to wonder during Saturday’s opening night of Neil Young’s four-night run of solo acoustic concerts in Hollywood whether Jesus, if he returned to address a modern-day audience, would have to contend with a steady stream of shouts from the back for “Sermon on the Mount!” “Water into wine!” and “Free Bird!”
Young fielded a similar barrage of requests (“Cinnamon Girl!” “Down By the River!”) and comments (“You’re the man!”) from the sold-out crowd at the Dolby Theatre good-naturedly.
At one point he tacitly acknowledged the tone of almost spiritual pilgrimage in the air by shaking the water out of a harmonica onto folks sitting in the first few rows, a rock ’n’ roll priest anointing his flock. He even shifted into request mode himself after another outburst from fans, mock shouting “The Beatles!” “The Rolling Stoooooones!” “Free Bird!”
I’ve previous posted many video clips from Neil Young’s “Honour The Treaties” benefit show at Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This is a terrific concert.
Now a very good audio recording has showed up on YouTube.
Check it out:
From Hank To Hendrix
On The Way Home
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Love In Mind
Mellow My Mind
Are You Ready For The Country
Changes (Phil Ochs cover)
A Man Needs A Maid
Heart of Gold
Comes A Time
Long May You Run
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