For the last several years iconic rocker [lastfm]Neil Young[/lastfm] has been releasing gems from his extensive archives. Fans and collectors have rejoiced over this steady stream of live cuts, rarities, studio demos and other delicious tidbits spanning Young’s 40+ year career.
The latest offering is titled A Treasure and it chronicles one of the most interesting periods in Young’s musical history: the period from 1984-85 when he toured with the International Harvesters. Click through to find out what to expect from this incredible new live album, another gem from the archives.
When [lastfm]Neil Young[/lastfm] initially began making music with International Harvesters it was a controversial move (like so many of Young’s moves over the years). Label head David Geffen felt the music was “too country” and would damage Young’s reputation. This probably only served to further motivate Young, who hit the road with the Harvesters for a now-legendary tour in 1984 and 1985.
At the time the [lastfm]International Harvesters[/lastfm] included steel/slide virtuoso Ben Keith, fiddle player Rufus Thibodeaux, Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins on piano, Tim Drummond and Joe Allen on bass, Anthony Crawford on mandolins and guitars and Karl Himmel on drums.
The full track listing for A Treasure is below, including the date and location that each song was recorded.
1. *Amber Jean (9/20/84) Nashville Now TV – Nashville, TN
2. Are You Ready For The Country? (9/21/84) Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
3. It Might Have Been (9/25/84) Austin City Limits TV – Austin, Texas
4. Bound For Glory (9/29/84) Gilleys Rodeo Arena – Pasadena, TX
5. *Let Your Fingers Do The Walking (10/22/84) Universal Amphitheater Universal City, CA
6. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (10/26/84) Greek Theater – Berkeley, CA
7. Motor City (10/26/84) Greek Theater – Berkeley, CA
8. *Soul Of A Woman (10/26/84) Greek Theater – Berkeley, CA
9. Get Back To The Country (10/26/84) Greek Theater – Berkeley, CA
10. Southern Pacific (9/1/85) Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
11. *Nothing Is Perfect (9/1/85) Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
12. *Grey Riders (9/10/85) Pier 84 – New York City, NY
* Denotes Previously Unreleased Track