A specially recorded film of Neil Young covering Bert Jansch’s “Needle Of Death” was shown last night [December 3, 2013] during a tribute concert to Jansch.
A Celebration Of Bert Jansch took place at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Among the performers were original Pentangle members Jacqui McShee and Danny Thompson, Robert Plant, Ralph McTell, Martin Simpson, Bernard Butler, Martin Carthy and Beverley Martyn. Bert Jansch died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 67.
Robert Plant – accompanied by Butler – performed “Go Your Way My Love” and then joined Bonnie Dobson to play “Morning Dew” at the concert, which was staged to mark Jansch’s 70th birthday, which would have fallen on November 3.
Neil Young’s cover of “Needle Of Death” was recorded in Jack White’s Third Man Recording Booth in Nashville on Record Store Day. In the film – which you can see above – Young appears in the booth, while Jack White can be seen in the background.