Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Santa Monica, CA (03/28/70)

Neil Young - Santa Monica 1970

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
March 28th 1970
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

LINEAGE: Master 7″ reel (3.5 ips) > metal cass. > DAT > CDR > Flac
>WAV>Cool Edit Pro v2.1>FLAC 6
Lossless origin checked with Trader’s Little Helper and EAC.

Artwork included

1. On The Way Home (cuts in)
2. I Am a Child
3. Everybody’s Alone
4. I Believe in You
5. Birds
6. Nowadays, Clancy Can’t Even Sing
(fade out added to avoid abrupt cut at end)
7. Down By the River (fade in added to avoid abrupt cut at beginning)
8. Wonderin’
9. Come On Baby, Let’s Go Downtown
10. Talking & tuning
11. Cinnamon Girl
12. Cowgirl in the Dand
13. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
14. Winterlong
(fade out added to avoid abrupt cut at end)

Decent sound quality.
Remaster process detailed in the original info file.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Philadelphia, PA (02/28/70)

Neil Young - Philadelphia - 1970 - Electric Factory70Front

The Electric Factory
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 28, 1970

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. On The Way Home
2. I Am A Child
3. Broken Arrow
4. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
5. Dance Dance Dance
6. Expecting To Fly
7. The Loner
8. Winterlong
9. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
10. Wonderin’
11. Oh, Lonesome Me
12. Cinnamon Girl
13. Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown
14. Down By The River

Source 1:
Electric Factory Bootleg

Source 2:
source: 1st gen aud > stand-alone cdr > cdr
macintosh > xACT 1.5b3 > wav > xACT 1.5b3 > flac

from the fz collection

notes: this aud tape was recorded with a cheap rig
35 years ago. the vocals are hot and there
is some hiss. this is still a wonderful show featuring one
of only two performances ever of “Oh Lonesome Me” and
one of the longest classic “Down By The River” at 31 minutes.

listen to the samples 🙂

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Crazy Horse – Gorham, ME (02/13/72)

crazy horse band

FEBRUARY 13, 1972

Download: FLAC/MP3







Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Winnipeg, Canada (11/16/12)


Neil Young
MTS Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
w/ Crazy Horse

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: Schoeps MK4> Tinybox> Edirol R-09 (16bit/44.1 Khz)
Transfer: SD/USB > Wavlab 6.0 saved to 16 bit>Soundforge 7.0 for slight editing > CD wave 1.93 split > Traders Little Helper 2.4.1 > flac
Location: right stack

01. Intro
02. Love And Only Love
03. Powderfinger
04. Born In Ontario
05. Walk Like A Giant
06. The Needle And The Damage Done
07. Twisted Road
08. Singer Without A Song
09. Ramada Inn
10. Cinnamon Girl
11. F*!#in’ Up
12. Mr. Soul
13. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
14. Roll Another Number

Tour: 2012 Crazy Horse Tour
Band: Crazy Horse, Line Up 3
Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Frank Sampedro – electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Boston, MA (11/22/76) “Well Known Secret”


Neil Young & Crazy Horse
“Well-Known Secret”
November 22, 1976
Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA

Download: FLAC/MP3

I previously posted the early show via a different source which you can find here.

Source: Hunger City post by “japrainbow” – thanks !!

(TomP) Remaster

Ex Stereo Audience Recording
Lineage: Screamer Bootleg CD > WAV > FLAC

Changes Made (Nero 7):

Phase correction of -0.12 msec
– Corrects balance offset of voices
– Clearer sound
Cross-mixed channels (96:4)
– More bass and body to the sound
– Individual harmonising voices now clearly / separately audible
– Neil’s guitar and voice clearer and more to the foreground
Fixed 200+ volume fluctuations in all the acoustic tracks
Reduced the applause volume by -2dB on all acoustic tracks
Increased music volume on all acoustic tracks by +2dB
Reduced left channel by 10% on electric disks to centre stereo image
Evened the different volume levels on different tracks

Quality: Got to be A++

IMHO this is possibly the best NY / CH ever !! The original boot wasn’t well edited, but
with the changes above, it is now truly great. Neil’s guitar is better recorded and more
to the foreground than most so if you like that…

…Don’t miss it !!

Neil Young: Guitar, Keyboards, Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals
Frank Sampedro: Guitar, Keyboadrs, Vocals
Billy Talbot: Bass, Vocals
Ralph Molina: Drums, Vocals

Disk1 Early Show (solo)

05.37 The Old Laughing Lady
03.51 Human Highway
03.36 Journey Through The Past
03.44 Pocahontas
02.40 The Needle And The Damage Done
03.52 Give Me Strength
05.19 A Man Needs A Maid
05.36 Sugar Mountain

Disk2 Early Show (electric)

06.20 Country Home
02.38 Don’t Cry No Tears
09.38 Down By The River
03.15 Lotta Love
10.58 Like A Hurricane
04.35 After The Goldrush
08.34 Cortez The Killer
08.28 Cinnamon Girl
05.08 Are You Ready For The Country ?

Disk3 Late Show (solo)

04.04 Tell Me Why
02.51 Roll Another Number
03.38 Journey Through The Past
02.21 The Needle And The Damage Done
02.59 Harvest
03.47 Campaigner
03.37 Pocahontas
04.29 A Man Needs A Maid
06.52 Sugar Mountain

Disk4 Late Show (electric)

05.21 Country Home
03.06 Don’t Cry No Tears
04.02 Drive Back
09.42 Cowgirl In The Sand
04.36 Bite The Bullet
03.17 Lotta Love
10.25 Like A Hurricane
04.14 After The Goldrush
04.13 Are You Ready For The Country ?
06.38 Cortez The Killer
05.20 Cinnamon Girl
02.53 Homegrown
06.23 Southern Man

Repost Bonanza: Neil Young – Brisbane, California (11/21/86 ) “In a Rusted Out Garage”

(San Francisco Bay Area)
NOVEMBER 21, 1986

Download: FLAC/MP3

Live Satellite TV Broadcast (mono)
Simulcast KLOS-FM Los Angeles (stereo)

First Set
2.Mr. Soul
3.When You Dance, I Can Really Love
4.Down By the River
5.Too Lonely
6.Neil’s mom calls
7.Heart of Gold
8.After the Goldrush
9.Inca Queen
10.Drive Back
11.Opera Star
12.Sam Kinison calls Neil on the phone
(Radio Station cuts to blip the language then audio goes to TV sound for this part and returns to FM about 2 seconds into Cortez)
13.Cortez the Killer

Second Set
1.Sample and Hold (Comes out of Tv sound about 2 seconds into song)
2.Computer Age
3.Violent Side
4.Mideast Vacation
5.Long Walk Home
6.The Needle and the Damage Done
7.When Your Lonely Heart Breaks
8.Around the World
10.Like a Hurricane
11.Hey Hey, My My
12.Prisoners of Rock ‘n’ Roll

I thought I’d try to break up the big FLAC file into smaller ones this time just to see how it goes. Obviously there were problems. Back in my windows days I used WinRar to compress the folders which gave me some nice options of how big to break each section into and then when unzipping them the folder would automatically be put into one folder instead of multiple ones. Well WinRar doesn’t exist on a Mac and what I could find only has the option of breaking them into nothing bigger than 100 mb chunks. As you can see that’s a lot of chunks which is totally obnoxious (please forgive me for not creating actual links for each part, I got lazy with my annoyance.) I was hoping Rapidshare would let me put this entire set into one folder and then link to that folder where you would then find all the links but that doesn’t seem possible either. All of this simply means I won’t likely be doing it this way again anytime soon.

Notes from the taper:

Cable TV broadcast w/ simulcast FM audio > unknown VHS Hi-Fi recorder >
(I think my videotape is the original if not it is a copy of a master) >
Fostex CR-200 > Wav via EAC > Editing with NERO > CDR (2002)
Revisited this concert for uploading in 2010
CDR > wav via EAC (secure mode) > combined all tracks and reviewed the entire show fixing a couple glitches using Audacity >
(Re) tracked with CD Wav > Flac (Level 8)
The TV feed was used during the Sam Kinison section to avoid the radio station censorship button.A volume difference on the videotape between these audio sources was fixed using NERO wave editor. NERO was initially used (in 2002) to remove some audio glitches and just generally clean things up.The changes between FM and TV were minimized at the time.
Then when I re-mastered this in 2010 I used Audacity to work on the volume changes a little more.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – New York, NY (11/20/76)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
11-20-76 early show
Palladium, NYC

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One (35:54)
Set One – Neil solo acoustic
01. audience
02. Mister Soul
03. Old Laughing Lady
04. Journey Through The Past
05. Pocahontas
06. Mellow My Mind (aborted)
07. Mellow My Mind
08. The Needle And The Damage Done
09. Roll Another Number For The Road
10. A Man Needs A Maid
11. Sugar Mountain

Disc Two (59:57)
Set Two – Neil with Crazy Horse
01. audience, tuning
02. Country Home
03. Don’t Cry No Tears
04. Down By The River
05. Bite The Bullet
06. Lotta Love
07. Like A Hurricane
08. After The Gold Rush (Neil solo)
09. Cortez The Killer
10. Cinnamon Girl
11. Encore: Helpless

Master Audience Cassette:
2 Sony ECM-33P Mics > Sony TC-153SD cassette deck, Dolby on, taped
onto Maxell UD-XL 90 cassettes. 15-foot mic cables from 6th row
balcony to the balcony front rail, and 20-foot mic-cord extensions
for a mic spread of approx 40-feet.

Master Cassette played back on Nakamichi Dragon > HHB CDR830Plus >
EAC > SoundForge 6.0 (for fades, tape flip) > CD-Wave 1.94.5 > WAV >
FLAC Frontend (with sector boundary align) > seeded to DAD Aug 2005

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Madison, WI (11/14/76)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin
Tour : 1976 US Tour with Crazy Horse

Download: FLAC/MP3

Band : Neil Young – vocals, guitar, keyboards, banjo, harmonica
Frank Sampedro – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

Audience Analog Master > Analog Copy > Audio Media 3 >
Protools > Peak > CD-R > EAC > Flac 8


As far as I know, only one recording of this show has ever surfaced. Several years ago I met the taper who kindly offered to loan me his master to copy. I have since transferred my 1st generation copy to CD-R. This isn’t a great sounding recording by any means. There is considerable noise caused by the hand-held microphone being moved around as well as the usual crowd noise. There is also a tape flip in the middle of “like a Hurricane”. This is doubly unfortunate since this is the performance that Neil played a portion on the piano. However, my copy is as good as anyone is ever going to hear of this show.

CD 1

solo accoustic set
1. The Old Laughing Lady > Guilty Train 6:23
2. Human Highway 3:13
3. Journey Through The Past 3:43
4. Pocahontas 4:06
5. Too Far Gone 5:15
6. The Needle And The Damage Done 2:21
7. A Man Needs A Maid 4:43
8. No One Seems To Know 3:20
9. Sugar Mountain 7:00

w/ Crazy Horse
10. Cowgirl In The Sand 9:15
11. Don’t Cry No Tears 2:50
12. Bite The Bullet 4:29

CD 2

1. Down By The River 10:18
2. Lotta Love 5:40
3. Like A Hurricane (brief edit) 17:24
4. After The Goldrush 3:57
5. Cinnamon Girl 4:11
6. encore break 4:46
7. Cortez The Killer 8:53
8. Drive Back 4:46

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (03/26/76)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Jaap Eden Hall
Amsterdam. The Netherlands

Download: FLAC/MP3

Two Sources:

First Source:
unknown lineage, vg-g audience recording

Second Source:
Source: Boombox with build in mics
Location: 10th row a little on the left
Taper: Old Dutch Master
Transfer: Analog Master > Nakamichi DRAGON > Pioneer D-05 > DAT > DAL Digital Only > EAC > WAV > editing > Flac (TLH, best)
Editing: Reel Records (Soundforge, Magix Samplitude, BBE Sonic Maximizer, sev. Plug-Ins > WAV > FLAC)
Release: JvV-2001-042-a/b


disc 1: acoustic set

01. Tell me why
02. Mellow my mind
03. After the gold rush
04. Sad movies
05. The needle and the damage done
06. A man needs a maid
07. No-one seems to know
08. Heart of gold

disc 2: electric set

01. intro
02. Country home
03. Don’t cry no tears
04. Down by the river
05. The losing end
06. Like a hurricane
07. Let it shine
08. Drive back
09. Southern man
09. Cortez the killer
10. Cinnamon girl

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Boston, MA (11/22/76)

Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Early Show
Music Hall
Boston, Massachusetts

Download: FLAC/MP3

I posted an alternative version of this show (plus the late show) here.

Disc one

01. The Old Laughing Lady/Guilty Train
02. Human Highway
03. Journey Through The Past
04. Pocahontas
05. The Needle And The Damage Done
06. Give Me Strength
07. A Man Needs A Maid
08. Sugar Mountain
09. Country Home
10. Don’t Cry No Tears
11. Down By The River
12. Lotta Love

Disc two
01. Like A Hurricane
02. After The Goldrush
03. Band Introductions
04. Cortez The Killer
05. Cinnamon Girl
06. Crowd Noise/ FalseStart
07. Are You Ready For The Country?
Fillers (with Booker T
08. Cinnamon Girl
09. The Loner
10. Southern Man
11. Helpless

Notes :
Tour : 1976 US Tour with Crazy Horse
Band : 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