Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Reprise | Autor: SaS
Neil Young's archival work is becoming increasingly opaque. For years, they have been waiting for the second part of his "Archive" series, which begins around 1973 and could reveal plenty of unpublished studio and live material. Young recently came over with individual recordings of gigs from the eighties and nineties. And now he suddenly recalls the first "Archive" period, which was actually already covered, with a concert from the year 1970, which is quite similar to the legendary "Massey Hall" performance already released. Which of course doesn't mean that the shots aren't spectacular in themselves. Slowly one has to ask oneself how Young succeeds in creating such an optimal sound quality for such an old material. Songs and performance are also extraordinary: Only Young and his guitar or piano, but with less announcements than in "Massey Hall", but with a loosely stupid Young in the final piece "Flying On Ghe Ground Is Wrong". Nevertheless, we would have been more grateful for a small sign of life from the second "Archives" phase.
Top track: Old Man