'Songs For Judy' is thoroughly engaging collection of live acoustic performances culled from Neil's November 1976 solo tour and features...
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'Songs For Judy' is thoroughly engaging collection of live acoustic performances culled from Neil's November 1976 solo tour and features twenty-two songs recorded at various cities along the tour.
This song cycle of live recordings is particularly powerful and unique. Young had spent much of the year traveling around the world on tour with Crazy Horse. When touring on his own, he recharged and focused on songs that would not surface in recorded form for several years. Of the albums many treasures, "No One Seems To Know" would not see the light of day until now and it remains unreleased in any other iteration.
The raw versions of the tracks found on 'Songs For Judy' reflect an artist completely unvarnished and unafraid to allow the songs to breath and to find their own shape when performed in a solo setting. Songs written in that era would come into focus and then seemingly disappear only to re-enter Young's orbit somewhere down the road. "White Line" and "Give Me Strength" are such examples of finding the light in 1990 and 2017 respectively. It's also fascinating to hear Young revisit early gems such as Springfield's "Mr. Soul" ('67), "Here We Are In The Years" ('68), and "The Losing End" ('69) from some of his earliest solo recordings which remain as timeless as ever.
'Songs For Judy' is the debut release on Shakey Pictures Records, Young’s own imprint distributed by Reprise Records.
01 Songs for Judy (Intro) 02 Too Far Gone 03 No One Seems to Know 04 Heart of Gold 05 White Line 06 Love Is a Rose 07 After the Gold Rush 08 Human Highway 09 Tell Me Why 10 Mr. Soul 11 Mellow My Mind 12 Give Me Strength 13 A Man Needs a Maid 14 Roll Another Number 15 Journey Through the Past 16 Harvest 17 Campaigner 18 Old Laughing Lady 19 The Losing End 20 Here We Are In the Years 21 The Needle and the Damage Done 22 Pocahontas 23 Sugar Mountain