Neil Young - Silver & Gold
Live-Aufnahmen von der 99er Solo-Tour.
Looking Forward, Out Of Control, Buffalo Springfield Again, Philadelphia, Dady Went Walkin, Distant Camera, Red Sun, Long May You Run, Harvest Moon, The Great Divide, Slowpoke, Good To See You Run, Silver & Gold.
“… Silver & Gold, which captures a pair of live performances shot during Youngţs solo acoustic tour last May at Austinţs Bass Concert Hall.
The seventy-one-minute concert film - which was directed and produced by longtime Young associate L.A. Johnson with additional help by Bernard Shakey (Youngţs nom de camera) - is elegant in itţs simplicity. The film showcases the musician at his most basic, as he shares the stage with six guitars (one of which once belonged to Hank Williams), a banjo and an old-fashioned pump organ. Young performs thirteen songs - seven of which are from his upcoming album, also titled Silver & Gold. Between the performance-opening "Looking Forward," the title track of the new CSN&Y album, and the closing "Silver & Gold," much of the audience interplay was left in tact - an aspect of the show that Young said was "more thoughtful" in Austin than other stops on the tour.
"It was like a conversation going on between me and the audience," he said. The comfort of the performance shines through, and Young comes across as an artist at his peak. In between plugging in a guitar or dousing his harmonica in a plastic cup of water, the musician showcased his dry sense of humor as he traded quips with the crowd, while crafting a fluid, graceful acoustic performance. But Young downplayed the filmţs stark effectiveness. "Thereţs nothing unique about this compared to my other concert films, except I guess itţs the only one thatţs been released where Iţm solo acoustic," he explained. "Itţs really straight ahead. Thereţs no theme, or anythin
|itţs just me singing and playing different instruments”.” (Austin American Statesman)
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