Neil Young — Songs for Judy

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Double LP with Gatefold Jacket

Songs For Judy is Volume 7 in Neil Young’s Performance Series, featuring a thoroughly engaging collection of live acoustic performances culled from Neil’s November 1976 solo tour, with 22 songs recorded at various cities along the tour. This song cycle of live recordings is particularly powerful and unique. Young had spent much of the year traveling around the world on tour with Crazy Horse. When touring on his own, he recharged and focused on songs that would not surface in recorded form for several years. Of the albums many treasures, “No One Seems To Know” would not see the light of day until now and it remains unreleased in any other iteration.

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The raw versions of the tracks found on Songs For Judy reflect an artist completely unvarnished and unafraid to allow the songs to breath and to find their own shape when performed in a solo setting. Songs written in that era would come into focus and then seemingly disappear only to re-enter Young’s orbit somewhere down the road. “White Line” and “Give Me Strength” are such examples of finding the light in 1990 and 2017 respectively. It’s also fascinating to hear Young revisit early gems, such as Springfield’s “Mr. Soul” (’67), “Here We Are In The Years” (’68), and “The Losing End” (’69) from some of his earliest solo recordings, which remain as timeless as ever.

Side 1:

  1. “Songs For Judy Intro” – Atlanta, GA – Nov 24 (late show)
  2. “Too Far Gone” – Boulder, Colorado – Nov 06
  3. “No One Seems To Know” – Boulder, Colorado – Nov 07
  4. “Heart Of Gold” – Fort Worth, Texas – Nov 10
  5. “White Line” – Fort Worth, Texas – Nov 10
  6. “Love Is A Rose” – Houston – Nov 11
  7. “After The Gold Rush” – Houston – Nov 11

Side 2:

  1. “Human Highway” – Madison, Wisconsin – Nov 14
  2. “Tell Me Why” – Chicago – Nov 15 (late show)
  3. “Mr. Soul” – New York – Nov 20 (early show)
  4. “Mellow My Mind” – New York – Nov 20 (early show)
  5. “Give Me Strength” – New York – Nov 20 (late show)
  6. “A Man Needs A Maid” – New York – Nov 20 (late show)

Side 3:

  1. “Roll Another Number” – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
  2. “Journey Through The Past” – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
  3. “Harvest” – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
  4. “Campaigner” – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
  5. “Old Laughing Lady” – Atlanta – Nov 24 (early show)

Side 4:

  1. “The Losing End” – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)
  2. “Here We Are In The Years” – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)
  3. “The Needle And The Damage Done” – Atlanta – Nov 24 (early show)
  4. “Pocahontas” – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)
  5. “Sugar Mountain” – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)

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