Neil Young has confirmed the release of live album Songs For Judy, compiled by Cameron Crowe and Joel Bernstein from recordings of Young’s solo acoustic sets during his 1976 tour with Crazy Horse.
It’s out on November 30 (CD/digital), with a vinyl release to follow on December. Pre-order it here.
In a post on Neil Young Archives, Bernstein describes how he made a cassette recording of each show from a feed of the PA mix by Young’s in-house engineer Tim Mulligan. After the tour, he and Crowe convened to select the best performance of each song before cutting it to reel-to-reel and back to cassette, of which only three copies were made. One of those was lost, ending up as a famous bootleg known at ‘The Joel Bernstein Tape’. Mulligan and John Hanlon have now properly mastered these recordings for the 23-track Songs For Judy.
Intriguingly, at the end of the post, Bernstein reveals that he also taped the Crazy Horse sets from the same tour. “Let’s start the electric-set compilation…” he writes.
Peruse the Songs For Judy tracklisting below:
1. ‘Songs For Judy Intro’ Atlanta, GA Nov 24 (late show)
2. ‘Too Far Gone’ Boulder, CO Nov 06
3. ‘No One Seems To Know’ Boulder, CO Nov 07
4. ‘Heart Of Gold’ Fort Worth, TX Nov 10
5. ‘White Line’ Fort Worth, TX Nov 10
6. ‘Love Is A Rose’ Houston, TX Nov 11
7. ‘After The Gold Rush’ Houston, TX Nov 11
8. ‘Human Highway’ Madison, WI Nov 14
9. ‘Tell Me Why’ Chicago, IL Nov 15 (late show)
10. ‘Mr. Soul’ New York, NY Nov 20 (early show)
11. ‘Mellow My Mind’ New York, NY Nov 20 (early show)
12. ‘Give Me Strength’ New York, NY Nov 20 (late show)
13. ‘Man Needs A Maid’ New York, NY Nov 20 (late show)
14. ‘Roll Another Number’ Boston, MA Nov 22 (late show)
15. ‘Journey Through The Past’ Boston, MA Nov 22 (late show)
16. ‘Harvest’ Boston, MA Nov 22 (late show)
17. ‘Campaigner’ Boston, MA Nov 22 (late show)
18. ‘Old Laughing Lady’ Atlanta, GA Nov 24 (early show)
19. ‘The Losing End’ Atlanta, GA Nov 24 (late show)
20. ‘Here We Are In The Years’ Atlanta, GA Nov 24 (late show)
21. ‘The Needle And The Damage Done’ Atlanta, GA Nov 24 (early show)
22. ‘Pocahontas’ Atlanta, GA Nov 24 (late show)
23. ‘Sugar Mountain’ Atlanta, GA Nov 24 (late show)
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