But then at 2045 the volume knob was turned up for Neil Young and his electric band. The guitars were loud but Neil’s voice has softness about it. The guitars are distorted but the feeling is mellow. Whatever Neil has it works and has done for over 40 years.
I don’t have a lot of his albums what what I got during his 1 hour 50 minutes was enough to please me. His band consisted of himself and another guitarist, a 2 man rhythm section and 2 backing vocalists (one being his wife) who also helped out on other things as the night went on.
Best songs were Are You Ready For The Country?, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Cinnamon Girl (extended), Heart Of Gold (which from viewing other set lists I wasn’t expecting o was a nice surprise) Down By The River (extended), Rockin' In The Free World (extended) and an interesting version of The Beatle’s A Day In The Life to end the night.
If he wanted Neil could have requested full use of the stage. But all he needed was somewhere to put his various piano based instruments and a space front centre to jam with his band in close proximity.
I guess that anywhere he plays he plays the same and gives a good show with no frills, just plenty of good music that has survived the passage of time.
Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
Mansion On The Hill
Are You Ready For The Country?
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Don't Let It Bring You Down
On The Way Home
Heart Of Gold
Comes A Time
Down By The River
Get Behind The Wheel
Rockin' In The Free World
A Day In The Life
Oh I also saw Transformers 2 the other day. It was long and action packed but missing a certain something.