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Disco de Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971

Disco de Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall 1971 (Anverso)
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Título: Live at Massey Hall 1971
Precio aprox.:$13.98 (USD)
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Tipo:Audio CD
Sello Discográfico:Reprise Records
Valoración de Usuarios :
Media (4.8) :(76 votos)
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Contenido :
1 On The Way Home
4 Journey Through The Past
6 Love In Mind
7 A Man Needs a Maid/Heart Of Gold Suite
9 Don't Let It Bring You Down
10 There's A World
11 Bad Fog Of Loneliness
14 See The Sky About To Rain
16 Dance Dance Dance
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One of the greatest singer-songwriters of the rock era. Solo. Acoustic. January 19, 1971. Live At Massey Hall, the legendary concert from Neil Young, is finally officially released, and in highresolution stereo. The acclaimed Toronto performance features classics "Old Man" and, in a suite, "A Man Needs A Maid" and "Heart Of Gold" (before they were recorded for Harvest) along with some of his most popular songs ("Cowgirl In The Sand," "Ohio") as well as the most obscure ("Bad Fog Of Loneliness"). Live At Massey Hall is a newly mined rock gem.
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"I'm gonna sing mostly new songs tonight," Neil Young tells the rapt Massey Hall audience, "...I've written so many new ones that I can't think of anything else to do with them other than sing 'em." He steps to the mic unadorned, distant from CSNY's rippled harmonies or Crazy Horse's yowl, hypnotically nailing 17 tracks on this unreleased 1971 solo set. You hear him tower at vocal heights on the chorus for "Old Man" (then a debuted, brand-new song) and name-check Canada on "Journey to the Past" and North Ontario on "Helpless," much to the Toronto crowd's delight. The sound is impeccable, and the closeness to Young in this spare setting exhilarates--especially his vocal quavering in the high registers, his intricate guitar work, and an overall vibe that exceeds description. And the DVD: Here you catch Young in tightly framed, starkly-lit shots, flourishing in the early years of an unparalleled rock career. Not only that, you get commentary from 1997, a rare window on how Young thinks, how he speaks, his humor. --Andrew Bartlett
(Buffalo, NY USA)
38 personas de un total de 38 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Honest, earnest (yet humorous), intimate, folksy...still wonderful.

This is Neil on stage with just a guitar, a piano and a mike, playing in front of a very appreciative and proud Canadian audience. Though relatively young in age to us at 26 years, Neil sounds mature and seasoned here, and is comfortably "in control" of this crowd. He talks in a down-home manner to the crowd between almost every song, occasionally to introduce a song that they (and sometimes we) have never heard before. The acoustics and mic'ing are fantastic, and Neil is in great voice throughout. He plays about two-thirds of the songs on guitar, and the rest on piano - I've never been more keenly aware of his unique skill at strumming/picking/soloing (sometimes sounds like two!). This is just a fabulous cd that makes you feel like you're right on stage with a gifted yet humble artist who is just coming into his own, playing his "best of" tunes of the time.

Just before I veered way left (or right?) into progressive rock, jazz fusion and classical music, it was folk rock that rang my bell. Listening to these short, sincere, unadorned souvenirs of beauty reminds me of why singer/songwriters like NY were so important to us around 1971...and why their music still rings true today. Recommended.

I value interesting music that is played and recorded well. This cd's rating was based on:

Music quality = 8.5/10; Performance = 9/10; Production = 9/10; CD length = 10/10.

Overall score weighted on my proprietary scale = 8.8 ("4-1/2 stars")

(Dallas, TX USA)
15 personas de un total de 15 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- What a Dream!

Well, as Matthew said below, I guess we now understand why Neil chose to omit the acoustic set from the first installment in his "archives" series; this entirely solo acoustic performance rivals the best live work Neil has ever released. Somehow, it outdoes the intensity of Neil's incomparable "Unplugged" set from 1993, and conjures memories of the night I saw Neil on his solo acoustic tour in 2000 to support the "Silver & Gold" album, which remains the most memorable concert I have ever attended.

Casual Neil Young fans tend to prefer specific dimensions of the wide range of sounds Young has explored throughout his career, but "Live at Massey Hall" is that kind of unifying performance that appeals across the entire spectrum of Young's audience. Crisp, marvelously intimate and characteristically intense, this set captures Neil just before he leapt into superstardom with the phenomenally successful Harvest, and it is just so fascinating to hear Neil perform songs like "Heart of Gold" when they were brand new and no one in the crowd had heard them before.

Several of these tracks would not be released until the following year, and there is a kind of curious and reverent timidity in Neil's performance of songs on this set that later became his staples--"Old Man" and "Needle and the Damage Done" in particular. He had just written them and still seems to explore them with almost the same degree of uncertainty that the audience surely experienced as he introduced them to this then-new material.

Neil's fingers hadn't quite developed the kind of effortless familairity with these melodies that they now possess nearly forty years later, and it's this kind of spontanaeity that distinguishes "Live at Massey Hall" as the most fascinating live album Neil has released in many years--and that includes the Fillmore East set.

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(Boston, MA)
7 personas de un total de 7 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Excellent Show, and a Nice Companion Set to the Fillmore Disc!

When the Neil and Crazy Horse at the Fillmore disc came out, many lamented that it omitted Neil's opening acoustic set. Albeit not from the same shows, here we have almost 70 minutes of unplugged Neil at the height of his creativity. The sparse arrangements of the `Harvest' and Buffalo Springfield material are particularly revelatory and the inclusion of oft-bootlegged tunes like `Bad Fog' and `Dance, Dance, Dance' are a treat to hear.

The audio, like the Fillmore disc, is supreme. An all-around great release!

5 personas de un total de 5 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- This is a Dazzling, Masterful Achievement; Young is Revealed at his Apex

If one were to look at Neil Young and what he accomplished during the years that Dylan retreated into obscurity, the result would be a peek at what may arguably be the most prolific singer-songwriter in history. While the sixties saw Dylan produce a remarkable string of landmark albums starting with "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" all the way up to "Blonde on Blonde," the late sixties to early seventies saw Neil Young take Dylan's place, opening with a remarkable self-titled solo debut album, and following it up with the stunning "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere", "After the Gold Rush," "Harvest" and "On The Beach", the latter being arguably his greatest, and perhaps one of music's most personal and remarkable achievements. As well, there were probably a host of songs made during that period that to this day he has not released. The speed at which Neil Young's creative fury was moving is purely witnessed on this live cd. As he announces that he "will be singing mostly new songs tonight,' Neil ventures into many raw cuts of the tracks that would come to comprise these subsequent albums. However, the main, and probably the most pivotal difference between Dylan and Young is in the ability of the listener to enter the song. Where Dylan is without a doubt the songwriting genius of our time, and simply one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century in any form, his songs are art, to be placed on a wall and admired, pondered and looked upon from afar. Neil, on the other hand, allows the fan to enter into every song, almost allowing the fan to swear that the song was written about them. Neil Young has been quoted as saying something of this sort: "Of course, the songs are about me, but why should I exclude everyone else from them?" Indeed, when Neil shares his music, he is true to his word. In this intimate concert with Neil Young, one feels as if they are sitting right there on the stage with him; while listening to the experiences of his journey, he always allows the possibility that you have experienced them with him.

5 personas de un total de 5 encontraron útil la siguiente opinión:
- Thank you Mr. Young

I've seen people reviewing the DVD/CD combo and am really suprised at some of the negative least from the audio side. I really enjoyed this CD alot, its clear, crisp, perfect acoustic Neil. In his youth, with humour and pure talent. Reminds me of his solo tour years ago, like you were one on one with a friend. I don't now what people expect, some of his "fans" are his biggest critics. Read the package, look at the songs on label, look at the setting and the artist, and enjoy.

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