Neil Young – Live Rust – Our Shootout Winner from 2012

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame

SUPERB SOUND ACROSS ALL FOUR SIDES! Neil Young and Crazy Horse are really tearing it up here, and on a White Hot copy like this the sound is amazingly REAL. Full and spacious with plenty of weight and presence, this gets you as close to the stage as any copy of this album can.

This KILLER live set, the ultimate Neil Young concert collection, combines brilliant early material, such as “After the Gold Rush,” with his wonderful middle-era material, including the amazing “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” and “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and “Tonight’s the Night.”

Side One

A+++, As Good As It Gets (AGAIG)! This side has Neil solo, accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica. So full-bodied and natural, with just the right amount of ambience and space, this one is hard to beat.

Side Two

A++. Big, rich and open with present vocals.

Side Three

A++ to A+++. Full and rich with the solid, weighty low end required for this music to ROCK! The vocals are clear and present with no hardness or edge. Check out the harmonies on Cortez the Killer — not many copies let you hear each individual voice this way.

Side Four

A+++, another stunner! Big, wide and amazingly three-dimensional, it’s hard to imagine live Crazy Horse sounding much better than this. The guitars jump right out of the speakers, there’s great weight to the low end, and the vocals are Right On The Money (ROTM)!

TRACK LISTING

Side One

Sugar Mountain
I Am a Child
Comes a Time
After the Gold Rush
My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

Side Two

When You Dance You Can Really Love
The Loner
The Needle and the Damage Done
Lotta Love
Sedan Delivery

Side Three

Powderfinger
Cortez the Killer
Cinnamon Girl

Side Four

Like a Hurricane
Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
Tonight’s the Night

AMG  Review

Young is effective in both his acoustic folksinger and hard-rocking Crazy Horse bandleader modes. The various distractions of the concert itself and the film, such as the pretentious props and cowled roadies, are absent, and what’s left is a terrific Neil Young concert recording.

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