Neil Young:live At The Cellar Door CD (2013)

Artist: Neil Young

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Product Overview


Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 257582888
UPC 093624943457
UPC 14 00093624943457
Format CD
Release Date 12/10/2013
Author Neil Young
Compilation Appearance Last Waltz (Live)
Compilation Appearance Duets
Compilation Appearance Man Alive
Compilation Appearance Last Man Standing
Compilation Appearance Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Compilation Appearance Chrome Dreams II
Compilation Appearance Revolutions In Sound:warner Bros. Rec
Compilation Appearance Half Nelson
Compilation Appearance Jerry Maguire (ost)
Compilation Appearance Philadelphia (ost)
Compilation Appearance Pearl Jam Twenty (Original Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Compilation Appearance Last Waltz
Compilation Appearance 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Time
Compilation Appearance Americana Christmas
Compilation Appearance Inherent Vice (ost)
Compilation Appearance Hand In Hand
Compilation Appearance Heavy Blues
Compilation Appearance Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Associated Artist/Work Buffalo Springfield
Associated Artist/Work Crazy Horse
Technical Info
Engineer Henry Lewy
Producer Neil Young
CatalogID 9362494345
Lable Name Reprise
Released 12/09/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00093624943457
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, piano).
Audio Mixers: John Nowland; Tim Mulligan.
Liner Note Author: John Segraves.
Recording information: The Cellar Door, Washington DC (11/30/1970-12/02/1970).
Photographer: Gary Burden.
In late 1970, Neil Young was coming down from a bustling stretch of touring with the immensely popular Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and had just released his third solo album, After the Goldrush. That album, lodged between the jammy country rock of 1969's Crazy Horse-aided Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and the hushed, hermetic folk of 1972's Harvest, found an ethereal and otherworldly middle ground for Young's rapidly developing songwriting voice. Live at the Cellar Door finds a solo Young just a few months after the release of After the Goldrush, playing a six-show stint at the tiny Washington D.C. club, running through a set heavy on the relatively new material from Gold Rush, but also getting into songs that wouldn't see album release for a few more records yet. It would have been impossible to gauge at the time of the performance, but the set list of Live at the Cellar Door is a non-stop string of what would become some of Young's many timeless classics, punctuated by the sound of the unthinkably small audience clapping politely as he wove through 15 magical compositions on spare acoustic guitar and occasional piano. Not just heavy on highlights, this is a rare live recording that lacks any duds or missteps at all. Apart from near-perfect selections from After the Goldrush like its fever-dream title track, the heartbreaking "Birds," or the long look at growing up in "Tell Me Why," Young debuts future hit "Old Man" as well as the On the Beach piano dirge "See the Sky About to Rain." He also offers up a piano-only reading of "Cinnamon Girl," announcing "That's the first time I ever did that one on piano." Part of an ongoing archival series of key live dates from Young's massive career, Live at the Cellar Door includes snippets of the usual between-song banter, but a noticeably tired Young is more subdued even when making dry jokes. Sticking mostly to focused readings of his then-brand-new songs, he cultivates a somber mood, tapping into all the sorrow, wonder, and wistfulness of his early solo material as well as a few Buffalo Springfield tunes. These tracks feel much more like an album of alternate versions than a typical live recording. The intimacy and raw beauty of Live at the Cellar Door makes it not just a must for super fans, but a valuable companion piece to any of Young's early studio output. ~ Fred Thomas
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's no shortage of standouts, including a handful of aching AFTER THE GOLD RUSH tracks..."
Paste (magazine) - "LIVE AT THE CELLAR DOOR Live captures moments of exceptional intimacy with historical significance."
Pitchfork (Website) - "LIVE AT THE CELLAR DOOR stands alone as an unexpected glimpse of Neil Young, piano man."
Disc 1
1 Tell Me Why
2 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
3 After The Gold Rush
4 Expecting To Fly
5 Bad Fog Of Loneliness
6 Old Man
7 Birds
8 Don't Let It Bring You Down
9 See The Sky About To Rain
10 Cinnamon Girl
11 I Am A Child
12 Down By The River
13 Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
Product Attributes
Artist Young,Neil
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
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