Neil Young - Live at the Cellar Door LPReprise Records
Limited 180-gram vinyl LP pressing. Escaping from the vaults of singer/songwriter Neil Young, "Live at the Cellar Door" features the artist at his prime in 1970. The album is the latest in Young's ongoing Archives Performance Series, and it collects recordings made during the Canadian singer/songwriter's intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door, a venue in Washington D.C., between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970. Since the gigs were only a few months after his timeless third solo album, "After The Gold Rush," was released, five of the thirteen tracks here are from that very record, including "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" and "Don't Let It Bring You Down." "Cinnamon Girl" gets a rare performance on piano rather than guitar. Plus, a handful of Buffalo Springfield songs are covered, including "Expecting To Fly" and "Old Man." The latter wasn't released until two years later on 1972's Harvest album!