First of the Neil Young Archives Releases Announced – Live at the Fillmore East 1970

From Billboard, Neil Young is releasing the first of the long awaited Archives releases. On November 14th recordings from the shelved live album with Crazy Horse from performances at the New York City venue March 6-7, 1970 when the late Danny Whitten was a member of the band. Something interesting I found out while looking into the details of this release is the fact that Miles Davis opened for Neil Young and Crazy Horse on one (or both) of the 3/7 show. This is captured on Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970): It’s About Time.

Fillmore will be available as a CD and also a CD and DVD edition with a high-resolution mix as well as handwritten lyrics and photos from the show. According to Bad News Beat, a Neil Young news aggrigator, the track listing will be

– Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
– Winterlong
– Down By The River
– Wonderin’
– Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown
– Cowgirl In The Sand

The version of “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown” is the same version that was included on Neil’s 1975 album Tonight’s The Night, the which explores the the pain of the deaths of Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry.

I have two bootlegs that include the recordings from these shows, one is called Blankness on The Genuine Pig Records and has seven tracks, and says that it is from 3/6/70. It is a clean recording if a bit thin-sounding. The other bootleg is called Everybody Knows on an unidentified label. This one has slightly better sound, but includes the LA Forum tracks that were part of the CSNY Four-Way Street mixed in with the other tracks. I guess the disappointing part of this new official release is that it is only six tracks! Based on what we know so far, the six tracks could be from any of the four shows on the two days (early show and late show for both days). The release looks like my Blankness boot minus “Cinnamon Girl” for some reason.

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