Neil Young – Osaka, Japan (03/05/76)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Festival Hall-Osaka, Japan
March 5, 1976

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Disc One

01 Tell Me Why
02 Mellow My Mind
03 After The Goldrush
04 Too Far Gone
05 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
06 A Man Needs A Maid
07 No-One Seems To Know
08 Heart Of Gold

Disc Two

01 Country Home
02 Don’t Cry No Tears
03 Down By the River
04 Lotta Love
05 Like A Hurricane
06 The Losing End (When You’re On)
07 Drive Back
08 Southern Man
09 Cinnamon Girl
10 Cortez The Killer

Crazy Horse, Line Up 3
Neil Young – vocals, guitar, keyboards, banjo, harmonica
Frank Sampedro – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

Upgraded version from 2nd generation source including the last two missing songs.

Audience Master > 2nd Generation Tape > Akai GX-R60EX > Cool Edit Pro (Indexed/Volume Smoothing) > CDR > Flac

This is an upgrade to “superdav’s” re-posting of the March 5th Osaka located here:
Thanks to “superdav” for re-posting which motivated me to dig my 2nd generation source tapes out to confirm this show is available complete.

I never relieved that the circulating show from the 5th was incomplete, the bootleggers apparently screwed this one up, the re-posted version appears to be the silver disc bootleg “Osaka” which according to “Ghosts On The Road” is missing the last 2 songs.

So here is the complete March 5th Osaka show and I wanted to make sure this was made available true to the 2nd generation source.
I did some volume smoothing and boosted the overall levels slightly, there was a major volume gain the last 2 minutes of “Cinammon Girl” with some
high end distortion and I smoothed that portion to be more aligned with the rest of the song. The high end distortion of course remains and I did not try
to eq that at all, I did not want to mess with the orginal integrity of the source tape. Who knows what caused the volume gain on the original but I get the feeling that unlike the main portion of the show the audience is likely standing on the last two songs making recording a bit more challenging and
creating some fluctuations in volume, mainly heard during “Cinnamon Girl”. “Cortez” has no distortion and is aligned with the main portion of the
show in quality.

“Cortez” is interesting in that Neil cuts it short at about five and half minutes (the March 4th version runs seven minutes long).
During the solo you can hear Ralph Molina continuing the song after the main solo but Neil apparently gives him the “we’re done” high sign and quickly wraps it up. The whole “dancing across the water” ending section is absent from this version.

The March 6th show from the same 2nd generation source is still available here:

As usual sound samples attached…


Source 2:

Liberated Lone Wolf bootleg
Excellent soundboard

thanks to Pinkrobert

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