Neil Young – Osaka, Japan (03/06/76)

Neil Young
Festival Hall
Osaka, Japan
w/ Crazy Horse

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Disc 1 (31:09)
1. Intro
2. Tell Me Why
3. Mellow My Mind
4. After The Gold Rush
5. Too Far Gone
6. Let it Shine
7. A Man Needs A Maid
8. No One Seems To Know
9. Heart Of Gold

Disc 2 (59:18)
1. Intermission
2. Country Home
3. Don’t Cry No Tears
4. Down By The River
5. Band Intro
6. Lotta Love
7. Like A Hurricane
8. The Losing End
9. Drive Back
10. Southern Man-master tape damaged 3:58-4:00 & 4:07-4:09
— (encore)
11. Cinnamon Girl

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

Source 1:

Source : Audience recording > Bootleg (Tarantura Label) > CDR
Transfer : CDR > EAC > xACT1.5b3 > flac(8)

This is another show of 1976 Japanese Tour and is from a previously uncirculated
master. This is a recent release from the apparently exclusive Tarantura
label and is supposed to be direct from the original cassette masters. This show contains
the first live version of Let it Shine.

The sound is very good.

Source 2:

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

I couldn’t locate this on the tracker currently and it’s a favorite show from a great tour.

All credit goes to the taper of this and the other Osaka shows, excellent location, nice equipment, a well mannered Japanese audience and an awesome performance make this one of the very best documents of the 1976 Tour Of Japan & Europe.

The 1973 tour had been a moody affair in which Neil was in no mood to pull out the hits to suit his audiences expectations.
In contrast, Neil was clearly having fun on the 1976 tour and many new songs were debuted at these shows: “Too Far Gone” would remain unreleased for 13 years until finally making it’s appearane on 1989’s “Freedom”, a rarely played “Let It Shine”, “Lotta Love” not appearing officially until 1978’s “Comes A Time” and one of the highlights of the shows a lengthy version of the yet to be released at the time “Like A Hurricane”.

This 1976 tour is legendary, a tour I never get tired of listening to and this show is one of the best examples of how great Neil Young & Crazy Horse were on any given night.

Sound samples below…


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