CSNY release their 2nd album (the 3rd for CS&N) on April 7, 1971.
The live cuts were recorded at The Fillmore East in New York, The Forum in L.A. and The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. It should be in your collection.
“That’s Neil Young on the guitar,” Dylan said. “Give him a hand!”
The track debuted on 1969’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Young’s first step into the wild with his new backing band Crazy Horse. The single ‘Cinnamon Girl’ would later be released as a single in 1970, peaking at 55 on the Billboard chart.
This is in my top 5 “Sing-along Road Songs.” Go ahead … turn it up.
Neil Young shared video of his second, Fireside Sessions, from he and Daryl Hannah’s house in Telluride, Colorado. The legendary singer-songwriter treated viewers to a live debut and a number of rarities during the seven-song set.
The album is stupid successful, topping the charts in the UK and US. Critics don’t handle it well. John Mendelsohn wrote in his Rolling Stone review: “He’s seemingly lost sight of what once made his music uniquely compelling and evocative and become just another pretty-singing solo superstar.” In 2003, smarter heads prevail and the magazine puts Harvest at #78 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Critics be damned … it’s a classic.
But maybe Mendelsohn was on to something. In 1977, Shakey included this in the liner notes to his Decade compilation album:
Heart Of Gold’ put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore, so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride, but I saw more interesting people there.Shakey
Congrats, Shakey … now let’s finish this.
Neil Young is an American citizen. His application was approved on Wednesday in time for the Canadian-born artist to vote Donald Trump out.