Neil Young & The Mynah Birds – Studio Outtakes

Neil Young & The Mynah Birds
Studio Outtakes

Download FLAC: Google Drive

It’s My Time, Mix 1
I’ll Wait Forever Mix 1
Masquerade, Take 1
Masquerade, Take 2
Fantasy, Mix 1
I’ve Got You In My Soul
Go On and Cry

Neil Young: Guitar
Ricky “I’m Rick James, Bitch” Matthews: Vocals
Bruce Palmer: Bass
Rickman Mason: Drums
John Taylor?: Rhythm Guitar

This is a very interesting recording. It is one of Neil Young’s earliest bands and features Rick James (yes that Rick James on vocals.) They were signed to Motown Records and what we have here is the beginnings of what would have been their first record, but Rick James got busted for draft dodging and the record got shelved.

7 thoughts on “Neil Young & The Mynah Birds – Studio Outtakes

  1. Fantastic! Thanks so much. I have been looking for these tracks forever. FYI, the versions of “It’s My Time” and “Go On and Cry” that were released in 2006 on the “Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966” box set sound somewhat differently-mixed than these versions, though they must be derived from the same recordings.

  2. Comments from a deleted repost:

    Grant says:
    November 27, 2018 at 5:24 am Edit

    Awesome!! Thanks for this!
    DylanDave says:
    November 28, 2018 at 3:04 am Edit

    ps good time to revisit the essential and awesome Neil at Princeton Landing ’96 shows doing the rounds at g101. Orig posted by Plumdusty, dead links for a few shows reposted in comments. Also see my additional comments/posts in vol 4 (1996-03-21) with essential repairs to vols 1 and2
    I think v1-5, 8 and 16 (last in series) are now available
    DylanDave says:
    November 28, 2018 at 4:54 am Edit

    ps I also have from alt rel series – an alt ver of vol 4 (1996-03-21), 22 May (Colosseum – Musique Arcane), 4 June, 9 June (alt to v 16)
    I make that 9 out of 16 (plus 2 alt versions) in total. It would be really great to finish this series off. There are 7 more to find. Dates 1996-04-10 to 1996-06-08 inclusive
    Can anyone fill in any of the gaps? Of course i’ll happily contribute what i have
    DylanDave says:
    November 28, 2018 at 6:14 am Edit

    Go here for more from me

    Mat Brewster says:
    November 28, 2018 at 6:38 pm Edit

    Thanks Dave!

    DylanDave says:
    November 29, 2018 at 3:15 am Edit

    just put this together – all links, repairs and my alts for all vols
    vol 12 is still missing, need to locate or req repost at Plumdusty’s blog. I don’t have the ID for that

    Neil Princeton 96 links.rtf
    DylanDave says:
    November 29, 2018 at 3:33 pm Edit

    vol 12 – EDGE to the rescue – all dates now complete and lossless!
    365musicmusings says:
    December 5, 2018 at 11:15 pm Edit

    Thanks so much! Have been looking for this since reading James’ autobiography, “Glow”. Which, by the way I highly recommend. Like sitting down with a crazy version of ‘Forrest Gump’!

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