Saturday, March 24, 2007
Live at Massey Hall /Neil Young
Live at Massey Hall (CD/DVD) [LIVE]/Neil Young is a live recording at Massy Hall in Tront, Canada on January 19, 1971. Young said "This is the album that should have come out between After The Gold Rush and Harvest. David Briggs, my producer, was adamant that this should be the record, but I was very excited about the takes we got on Harvest and wanted Harvest out. David disagreed. As I listened to this today, I can see why. Love you, David.". After 36 years sleep, finally this came out. This is the only one official album which Young performed accoustic only.
In 1970, Young had a hernia of intervertebral disk, so he could not play electric guitar. But he started U.S. tour at around the end of the year. He played at Carnegie Hall in December. Stationed in Nashville, he was recording Harvest, but due to his hernia, he had to wait for electric sets until next year. In January he continued to record Harvest in Nashville. After Massy Hall, he played at Chandler Pavilion at Los Angeles Music Center. Up to then, only rock musician who played there was Laura Nyro (I don't know we can call her a rock musician).
Anyway, Massy Hall is one of the best lives of Neil Young. His No.1 hit, Heart of Gold, on the album, Harvest, with Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor on back vocal, was played on this live as a suite with A Man Needs A Maid, with Young's piano.
DVD is good, but it lost color.