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Friday, December 23, 2011

Neil Young - "Live in Chicago 1992" CD Review (Immortal)

Neil Young - 'Live in Chicago 1992' CD Review (Immortal)After enjoying Neil Young's acoustic set on the recently released Live on Air / The Lost Tapes CD (see review), I've been more attentive to some of Neil's one-off releases that have been coming out on little European labels. I recently picked up this 2CD set, Live in Chicago 1992, from for ~$15 (inclusive of shipping.

This 20-song / 110 minute set captures a tight solo performance by Neil which was recorded on Nov. 17, 1992 for broadcast on PBS' "Centerstage". As Neil's previously released live disc from his Harvest Moon tour, Dreamin' Man Live '92, contained only by-the-books live recordings of the 10-tracks from Harvest Moon, it is nice to hear these songs sequenced into the context of the full setlist. Live in Chicago 1992 contains nine of Harvest Moon's ten tracks along with a mix of tracks from Neil's career that include "Long May You Run", "Pocahontas" and a delectable version of "After the Goldrush".

While Live in Chicago 1992 is a great performance, Neil doesn't take any chances this night so the loose arrangement of "Old King" and the two unreleased numbers "Homefires" and "Love Art Blues", which were played on other nights on the tour, aren't included in this night's setlist. All-in-all though, this set is a major leap forward from Dreamin' Man Live '92.

Neil Young - "Live in Chicago 1992" Track List
1. Long May You Run
2. From Hank To Hendrix
3. Unknown Legend
4. Love Is A Rose
5. Pocahontas
6. Like A Hurricane
7. War Of Man
8. The Needle And The Damage Done
9. Tonight's The Night
10. One Of These Days
11. Such A Woman
12. Harvest Moon
13. Dreamin' Man
14. Natural Beauty
15. Don't Let It Bring You Down
16. Mr. Soul
17. Powderfinger
18. Sugar Mountain
19. You And Me
20. After The Goldrush

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