Young plays two nights at annual benefit concert...

Young plays two nights at annual benefit concert…



Neil Young headlined the 28th Bridge School benefit concert on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26.

Among the other artists performing at this year’s concert were Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Tom Jones, Band Of Horses and Florence And The Machine.

On Saturday, October 25, Young played solo and with special guests, including Brian Wilson and Al Jardine on a cover of Jardine’s song,”California Saga”. The song originally appeared on the Beach Boys’ album Holland but from Jardine re-recorded on his solo record, A Postcard From California which featured Young, David Crosby and Stephen Stills on backing vocals.

Young was joined by Eddie Vedder for “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”, and Norah Jones and Puss N Boots for “Down By River”.

He also played two songs – “Mansion On The Hill” and “Country Home” with Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah, who had previously appeared with Young at Farm Aid and the Harvest For Hope concerts earlier this year.

The 1968 song “I Am A Child” made its first live appearance since 2011.

Neil Young’s set list for October 25, 2014:

1. Sugar Mountain

2. I Am A Child



3. Down By The River (w/ Norah Jones and Puss N Boots)



4. California Saga (w/ Brian Wilson and Al Jjardine)



5. Pocahontas

6. Heart Of Gold

7. I’m Glad I Found You

8. Mansion On The Hill (w/ Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Promise Of The Real)

9. Country Home (w/ Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Promise Of The Real)

10. Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (+ Eddie Vedder)

On Sunday, October 26, Young was once again joined by Norah Jones and Puss N Boots for “Down By River”. Wilson and Jardine also guested on a version of the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA” while Pearl Jam guested for the Mirror Ball track, “Throw Your Hatred Down”, which Young has not played live since the 2006 Bridge School benefit.

Lukas Nelson and his band Promise Of The Real once again played on “Mansion On The Hill” and “Country Home” as well as “Southern Man”, accompanied on the latter by Florence Welch.

Neil Young’s set list for October 26, 2014:

1. Sugar Mountain

2. On The Way Home



3. Down By The River (guests with Norah Jones and Puss N Boots)



4. Surfin’ USA (guests with Brian Wilson and Al Jardine)



5. Throw Your Hatred Down (guests with Pearl Jam)



6. Pocahontas

7. Heart Of Gold

8. Mother Earth

9. Mansion On The Hill (accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real)

10. Country Home (accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real)

11. Southern Man (accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and Florence Welch)

12. Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (accompanied by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and others)

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