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Neil Young
1973-03-11
Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA (plus other dates)

'Last Album'
Good Audience recordings
Mp3 @ 192 kbps
Artwork Included

Here's another 'oldie' from Neil. This one captures a rather dark and rough period for Neil (but musically rich). This comes from the 'Time Fades Away' tour, which was during the time Neil was dealing with the death of former guitarist Danny Whitten, among other things (while rehearsing for this 1973 tour, Young dismissed his guitarist Danny Whitten with a plane ticket and a $50 note. The next night Whitten was dead from $50 worth of raw heroin). From 1973-1975 Neil released Time Fades Away, On The Beach, and Tonight's The Night, all made within months of each other and sharing the same source of guilt, self-doubt and regret. That's a lot of pain to pour out onto three albums over three years after hitting the ceiling with Harvest and the million selling single, Heart Of Gold, in 1972. Those were chaotic days. Last Album is a two-CD set that offers the complete Civic Auditorium show in Bakersfield on March 11, 1973, plus several songs from a couple other early dates on the tour (at New York and Florida). It starkly captures Young's mood at the time. Nostalgic and pained. Last Album is a document of painful honesty that will likely never be repeated.

Disc 1
01 Sugar Mountain
02 Tell Me Why
03 Sweet Joni
04 Old Man
05 Heart Of Gold
06 Loner
07 Look Out Joe
08 Time Fades Away
09 Don't Be Denied
10 Alabama*
11 New Mama*
12 Last Dance*

Disc 2
01 Southern Man*
02 Cinnamon Girl*
03 Are You Ready For The Country*
04 On The Way Home
05 Here We Are In The Years
06 After The Gold Rush
07 Out On The Weekend
08 Harvest
09 Dance Dance Dance
10 LA
11 Journey Thru The Past
12 Borrowed Tune
13 Lonely Weekend
14 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

* w/ Graham Nash and David Crosby
All tracks from Bakersfield, except:
Disc 2, tracks 4-8, Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, FL., 1973-02-03
Disc 2 tracks 9-14, War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY, 1973-01-14

Disc 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R4K67J9B
Disc 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P9J4NSML

Also check out the BB Chronicles: http://bbchron.blogspot.com
 
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