Neil Young – Cincinnati, OH (02/25/1970)

Neil Young
Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH

Download FLAC: Google Drive

Acoustic Solo:
On The Way Home
Broken Arrow
I Am A Child
Dance, Dance, Dance
Sugar Mountain
Don’t Let It Bring You Down
The Old Laughing Lady

The Loner
Everbody Knows This Is Nowhere
C’mon Baby Let’s Go Downtown
It Might Have Been
Down By The River
Cinnamon Girl

Neil Young – vocals, guitar
Danny Whitten – guitar, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals
Jack Nitzsche – electric piano

Source 1:

Bootleg CD “Danny By The River”
Seymour Records SR 025/26

CD > eac (split tracks into solo set d1, CH set d2, bootleg had d2 starting at “It Might Have Been”) > fade out on d1t8 > TLH flac 8 & repair sbes d1

Label says “Digital remaster from new high quality soundboard master”

upped on Dime by mgwfall (08-01-04). Many thanks.

cd>eac (split tracks into solo set d1, CH set d2, bootleg had d2 starting at “It Might Have Been”)>fade out on d1t8>TLH flac 8 & repair sbes d1

This soundboard tape has been issued before on the two cdr set Winterlong on The Swingin’ Pig (TSP-CD-042-2). There also exists a Rust version. But the master reel-to-reel surfaced recently with much better sound. Seymour was the first who released it several month ago. This is the best quality of the three that are going around. It sounds like a generation earlier, doesn’t have the peak clipping or limited dynamic range of the others The first time this recording is at the correct pitch.

Has a complete Down By The River (missing section probably spliced in). To my ears it has less hiss but without loss of music.

Bootleg has a bonus song of DBTR from Philadelpia 1970-02-28, but it is a very average sounding audience recording & TLH only gave it a 43% likelihood of being lossless, so I didn’t include.

Source 2:
Danny By The River Remastered

LINEAGE: MASTER SBD SOURCE>?>cd>eac(split tracks into solo set d1, CH set d2, bootleg had d2 starting at “It Might Have Been”)>fade out on d1t8>TLH flac 8 & repair sbes d1>FLAC>WAV>Cool Edit Pro v2.1>FLAC 8

This is essentially the boot known as Danny by The River which is an upgrade to all previously available versions of this performance. The label it originates from, as mentioned in the source text where I downloaded this recording, says this version is derived directly from the SBD master. Whether this is true or not is anyones guess. If it is true, the master would seem to have deteriorated somewhat over time with some obvious distortions, imbalances, and other anomalies. Otherwise, this is a great recording and stands as the ultimate document of Neil Young & Crazy Horse live in 1970 in bootleg format. I did not attempt to completely rework this recording as it has been claimed to already have been remastered. To me , if this is a new source which was originally circulated by Seymour Records as the boot CD “Danny By The River” and taken from the master recording, it would not have been remastered but instead simply mastered from it’s original analog format. I have thus made some small adjustments to eliminate some of the pesky anomalies present throughout the recording and bring out an even clearer overall sound. The first disc contained a boomy, muffled low to mid range frequency range which was a detriment to the music contained within. I have thus cut back some of these unneccesary and non-musical low-mid sections, bringing out the brightness in Neil’s guitar and giving his vocal a little more edge. I have also adjusted relative levels of each track so they coincide with one another. The 2nd disc was edited very minutely, with very slight EQ adjustments and amplitude boosts. This disc sounded a little better than the 1st to start with and didn’t need really much work at all. I have removed a few clicks and pops here and there and adjusted overall relative track levels as well but it has remained very much the same as it began. I have included artwork that I found which reflects the tracks found here but I can’t say for sure that this is the art for the “Danny By the River” CD as there is no mention of this title or the record company. This artwork has also been remastered for optimal color, contrast and brightness levels. The original art was way too bright in my opinion. Let this version circulate as the superior take on this classic Neil & Horse concert and forever put to rest the inferior copy still circulating known as the “Winterlong” boot. For those at tapecity who have been in awe over the “Winterlong” boot, this really is a show you need to have! Enjoy!

upped by: theface07

Source 3:

Rust tree version, supposedly from master reels
CDRs from trade > EAC > wav > flac

Source 4:

Recording Notes
This particular recording has recently surfaced & comes from an all new source. This is not one of the many other versions of this show, it sounds like a soundboard & has eliminated most of the hiss that the others have. Old Crazy Horse recordings that feature Danny Whitten are so hard to come by, especially one’s that sound this good. Upon first listen, this became one of my all time favoites. If you’re a Neil fan or have one of the other sources, this is mandatory for your collection. It truely is pure bliss. There is but one minor flaw, a short cut during a blistering 20 minute version of “Down By The River.” You need this recording. A special thanks must go out to whoever provided us with this unbelievable bootleg.

Title: Winterlong
Label: The Swinging Pig
Cat #: TSP-CD-042-2

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: Silvers > EAC > WAV > MKW > SHN > FLAC

5 thoughts on “Neil Young – Cincinnati, OH (02/25/1970)

  1. Comments from a deleted repost

    brianfairbanks says:
    June 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm Edit

    The files include about half a dozen bonus (I’m guessing) tracks… any idea what these are?

    Mat Brewster says:
    June 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm Edit

    A very good question and I don’t have the slightest idea where they came from. Presumably I, long ago, mislabeled those songs, but what show they belong to I have no idea.

    Thrak says:
    July 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm Edit

    More info and cover scans –

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