Thursday, October 15, 2015

Neil Young Bluenote Cafe From 87-88 Set for Release

The next release in Neil Young's Performance Series comes from an era in his career that has never really been represented well on record. For reference his Wikipedia entry states that from 80-88 were his "experimental years", before the fantastic Freedom put him back in the national spotlight. Coming November 13th we will see the release of Bluenote Cafe
As fans of the man, but far from die-hards, we are very excited to hear this release and hope to grab the vinyl when it is out. Neil is an artist that notoriously follows the muse, we don't like a lot of his music, but what we've heard from around this period, specifically this bootleg, and the Eldorado EP are really solid, Eldorado in particular we go back to often.

The press release including the full track listing of Bluenote Cafe is below as is "Crime In The City" officially released from the album in advance. If you want more info Thrasher Wheat is the best site for Uncle Neil news. 

Press Release:
October 9th, 2015 - (Burbank, CA.) - Neil Young has announced that the latest Performance Series release from the Neil Young Archives is Bluenote Café - which will be released on November 13th via Reprise Records. The album collects various performances captured during Neil's 1988 tour.

This superb live 2-CD, 4-vinyl LP set documents one of Young's most funky and heartfelt periods and features seven unreleased songs: "Soul of a Woman," "Bad News Comes to Town," Ain't it the Truth," "I'm Goin'," "Crime of the Heart," "Doghouse," "Fool for Your Love," and a searing 19+ minute version of the immortal "Tonight's the Night" from The Pier in New York City. The album is available for pre-order as of today at: and here.

Those who pre-order will receive and instant download of "Crime in the City". Other instant downloads will become available at regular intervals leading up to street date and will also be available through, iTunes and all participating digital retailers.

Please see below for the full track-listing:

Disc 1:
Welcome To The Big Room*
Don't Take Your Love Away From Me**
This Note's For You***
Ten Men Workin'****
Life In The City****
Hello Lonely Woman****
Soul Of A Woman****
Married Man+
Bad News Comes To Town++
Ain't It The Truth++
One Thing++

Disc 2:
I'm Goin'#
Ordinary People##
Crime In The City###
Crime Of The Heart####
Welcome Rap####
Fool For Your Love####
Encore Rap####
On The Way Home+++
Sunny Inside####
Tonight's The Night####

Recorded on location at:
* Mt. View Theater, Mt. View, CA - 11/7/87
** The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA - 11/12/87
*** The Palace, Hollywood, CA - 4/13/88
**** The World, NY, NY - 4/18/88
+ The World, NY, NY - 4/21/88
++ Agoura Ballroom, Cleveland, OH - 4/23/88
+++ Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, IL - 8/16/88
# CNE, Toronto, Canada - 8/18/88
## Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT - 8/23/88
### Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY - 8/27/88
#### Pier 84, NY, NY - 8/30/88

Neil Young - guitar & vocals

Bluenote Café:
Rick Rosas - bass
Chad Cromwell - drums
Frank Sampedro - keyboards
Steve Lawrence - lead tenor saxophone
Ben Keith - alto saxophone
Larry Cragg - baritone saxophone
Claude Cailliet - trombone
Tom Bray - trumpet
John Fumo - trumpet
Billy Talbot - bass
Ralph Molina - drums

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