Neil Young

Young Shakespeare

£65.99
  • Neil Young - Young Shakespeare
26th March 2021 / Box Set, LP or CD / Warner Records
     

Neil Young

Young Shakespeare

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The earliest known live audio and footage of Neil Young. Just incredible. So so essential.

Released: 26th March 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 26th March 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

Just two months after the release of his seminal album After The Gold Rush, Neil Young played a solo show at The Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT on January 22 1971. The show was filmed and recorded, and the concert shown on German TV later in 1971.

 In 2020, while Neil and his team were reviewing his Archive for future projects, Neil re-visited the 16mm film and audio recording of this show that had been preserved in the Archive for almost 50 years. Piecing together the tapes and footage, Neil realised that he had the full concert – the film of which is the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist.

+ Deluxe Box Set includes LP, CD and DVD. 

Neil has written on NYA that this show is “superior to our beloved “Massey Hall”. A more calm performance, without the celebratory atmosphere of Massey Hall, captured live on 16mm. “Young Shakespeare” is a very special event. To my fans, I say this is the best ever.”

 As an insight into Neil’s prolific song writing at the time, the concert features two songs from the recently released After The Gold Rush but four songs from the classic Harvest album that was still over a year away from being released. The wonderful set list also includes acoustic renditions of favourites such as “Ohio”, “Cowgirl In the Sand”, “Helpless”, “Down By The River” and “Sugar Mountain”.

The ancient analog tapes have been lovingly restored – resulting in (as Neil says on NYA) “one of the most pure sounding acoustic performances we have in the Archive”.

Young Shakespeare is being released almost exactly 50 years after the original performance.

Format /Box Set, LP or CD
Released /26th March 2021
Catalogue / 0093624888093
Barcode / 0093624888093
Artist / Neil Young
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