Neil Young - Way Down in the Rust Bucket


I have been streaming this new release quite a bit this past week, and it just gets better with each listen.
First of all, the performances are top notch. Neil and Crazy Horse are in fine form. No wasted notes, just great guitar jams. Second, but no less important, the sound quality is fantastic. I’m streaming from Qobuz in 24/192 and it sounds great.
As for the era, I own Ragged Glory but have never considered it my favorite era of theirs. This show is from that tour, and now that I’m hearing this show I really wish I had seen them on this tour. They are every bit as tight as any of the 70’s era live stuff I have heard.
I am considering the vinyl/DVD box set.  Have any of you purchased this one?  I'm curious to know the quality of the vinyl.  
Enjoy!
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Thanks for mentioning this, I’ll listen to some soon.

Donna and I have seen Neil live several times, with various configurations of musicians, the best was way uptown at Reverend Ike’s United Palace.

I especially loved the sound of a black guitar he was playing, Donna said the review next day mentioned he played it for the first time in many years, Awesome!

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2007/12/new-york-city-concert-reviews-1212-13.html

"In 1967, Rev. Ike’s ministry purchased and restored the “Palace Cathedral” aka “United Palace”, the fourth largest theatre in Manhattan located at the corner of Broadway and 175th Street. The facility was built in 1927 as one of the five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” across the boroughs and New Jersey and designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, the former Ziegfeld Theatre) with interiors overseen by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall). It was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses."

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Some Crazy Horse, like some Bob Dylan, like some Band, can be called ’unlistenable’

However, Donna and I found this movie a real treat, the history and their attitude is revealed, and like some late Miles Davis, when you know more about it, you ’get’ it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Horse

I've been listening on Qobuz the last few mornings.  Good stuff!
My copy is enroute. I am excited for this release. Don't spook the Horse!

Happy Listening!
Can't stand his politics but love his guitar licks. An extremely underrated axe man.
Can't stand his politics but love his guitar licks. An extremely underrated axe man.

I agree about the politics.  I don't mind that he has strong political views, many of which I agree, but I prefer my music and politics separated.  This is not to say there is no place for politics in music, but I prefer the subtle approach.  Bob Dylan was very political, but his wording and phrasing made it more poetry than political rant.  Neil is not very subtle, at least not anymore.  One thing to say about Neil is that he cares a lot about the future of our country.  I can't fault him for caring, but I do get tired of the rhetoric.  He hasn't made any interesting music in a long time (IMHO), probably because he's let his politics take the front seat.  
I'll check it out on Qobuz. But 62.00 for the vinyl release is a hard pill to swallow.......


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62 bucks for almost 9 hours of music doesn't seem like such a bad deal when I often pay close to that for one MFSL release with 40 minutes of music.  I have a hard time making the time commitment to listening to big vinyl box sets though, it's much easier to digest in chunks streaming it.  Still listening, only 80 some songs to go.
9 hours?  I only see about 2.5 hours.  
Still, it's not overly expensive compared to other releases.  
I bought the vinyl/CD/DVD set.  Going to rock out tonight.
Listening on Qobuz right now. I have to say I'm pretty impressed. Good recording and some of my favs with the horse. I might have to pony up (you decide on the pun) for the vinyl.
My bad, I confused this release with what I've been listening to - Archives Vol II.
I will be listening to the vinyl today.
Just posted my thoughts on the *What's on your turntable tonight" thread.