Neil Young - Young Shakespeare: A Solo Acoustic Concert (VINYL)
RELEASED 26TH MARCH
Just two months after the release of his seminal album After The Gold Rush, Neil Young played a solo show at the Shakespeare Theater, 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 realized that he had the full concert – the film of which is the earliest live footage of neil performing that is known to exist. 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 being released almost exactly 50 years after the original performance.