Phonygraf 1105: Neil Young with Crazy Horse :CBM 3940 /Mushroom

Young Neil w. CH

Young Neil wCH 2

Source: Cleveland Music Hall on February 25 1970

“Young played six shows with Crazy Horse in February 1969 at The Bitter End in New York, but Cincinnati is the first show on the first proper tour with his band as he explains before “Broken Arrow”, “This is the first of a series of concerts with Crazy Horse, mostly in the east. Only one west coast gig.  Even though we live there we play here.”

They played ten shows over a month and this is one of the longest with sixteen different songs performed over an acoustic solo set at the beginning and a full band electric set in the second half.  “On The Way Home” opens the show and is followed by the Buffalo Springfield tune “Broken Arrow”, which Neil sings in a very shaky and out-of-tune voice.” 

The original set list was: (acoustic):  On The Way Home, Broken Arrow, I Am A Child, Helpless, Dance Dance Dance, Sugar Mountain, Don’t Let It Bring You Down, The Old Laughing Lady

(electric):  The Loner, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Winterlong, Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown, Wonderin’, It Might Have Been, Down By The River, Cinnamon Girl, Neil talking

Also available as CBM 3940. The quality rating is ‘Vgs’ while Phonygraf’s is ‘Vgm’ but due to the differences in the track listing, no label copied the other. Track list for the CBM LP:

Side 1: Down By The River/ Broken Arrow/ Loner
Side 2: Crazy Horse Int./ Downtown/ I’m Wonderin/ It Might Have Been/ Sugar Mountain (another version)/ Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere/ Winter Long

Young N & Crazy Horse

Mushroom then reissued the Phonygraf version on red and blue mcv:

Neil Young with Crazy Horse red


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