Neil Young: Exclusive First Listen

musicI apologize for not posting today, but I've been listening to Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968.

Neil Young was just a few days shy of his 23rd birthday when he took the stage at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Mich., for what would become a legendary performance. It was 1968, and Young was about to release his self-titled debut solo album. His old band, Buffalo Springfield, had split up six months earlier, and few people even knew who Young was. But to his own surprise, and to the surprise of the Canterbury House, Young drew a sold-out audience.

You can stream his album in its entirety for free at NPR Music. That's what I'm doing right now.

It's 40 years later and Neil Young and Reprise Records are finally releasing the long-awaited Canterbury House performance as part of the Archives Performance Series, Young's effort to release box-set editions of past live concerts. Live at the Fillmore East was released in 2006, with Live at Massey Hall 1971 following a year later.


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Fredericton Steve

I'm seeing Neil Young In Halifax and cannot wait.

November 25, 2008 @ 8:06 PM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

First rule of blogging: don't appologize for not posting.

Neil Young is pretty cool whe he's not hanging out with Pearl Jam...

November 25, 2008 @ 9:18 PM

Toronto Mike

I thought the first rule of blogging was not to talk about blogging.

November 25, 2008 @ 9:20 PM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

Appologizing for not posting IS talking about blogging!

November 25, 2008 @ 10:51 PM

Fredericton Steve

neil young is even cooler when hanging out with Pearl Jam

November 26, 2008 @ 1:48 AM

LEW

Jason – you are the barometer for what is cool? Then taking it to the level of determining when and how Neil Young is cool? WOW – someone has a hard time leaving the mirror!

November 26, 2008 @ 9:50 AM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

I'm allowed to have an opinion and you're allowed not to agree with it. As for the personal attacks..

November 26, 2008 @ 6:47 PM


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