Neil Young Live at Massey Hall 1971

Neil Young Live at Massey Hall 1971
At long last the vaults are opening and it’s about time. What a thrill for Young aficionados that have patiently waited to sample the long lost songs from this treasure chest of unearthed classics for decades. This recording has been a favourite bootleg for years for "Rusties” — Young’s equivalent of Jimmy Buffet’s parrot heads. And, after a couple of listens, it’s no wonder why. Live at Massey Hall is an intimate experience — just Neil and his guitar. The record is a classic right from the opening strums of his trusty acoustic. Throughout, Young displays his deadpan humour talking about "inaresting times” and giving the audience a sneak peak of many new songs. As one listens to songs such as "Old Man,” "See the Sky About to Rain,” "Journey Through the Past” and "Love in Mind,” you try to imagine the experience of having a seat at Massey and being privy to these then brand new songs. Oh to dream. If this record is any indication of the other live and unreleased gems that lay buried in Young’s musical vault, start saving your money because rumour is that this is just the first of dozens of discs set for release in the coming year. (Reprise)