Monday, July 26, 2004

Neil Young Tribute in Prospect Park - June 26, 2004

From Glorious Noise on the Neil Young Project in Prospect Park
Celebrate Brooklyn, New York. A great rundown titled "My Head is the Event of the Season" by Kristy Eldredge (July 6, 2004):

"The Neil Young Tribute in Prospect Park last Saturday night was fittingly immense. Neil's career is like this behemoth by now, and listening to musicians cover his songs is both a revelation of how sprawling and eclectic his oeuvre has become, and a trip down about twelve different memory lanes, depending on the amount of gray in your hair. Only true Neil-o-philes could have known every song, so long stretches of time were spent wondering when Neil had penned this tune, in what mood, and who was up there singing it."


Highlights included:

- Jane Siberry's light, tender version of "Don't Let It Bring You Down" was lovely and swinging, an optimistic cousin of the original.

- Ron Sexsmith's waif-like croon did something magical to "Wrecking Ball," though his "Like a Hurricane" was a shade subdued.

- James Blood Ulmer tore into "Scenery" like the song possessed the power of the devil (and by the time he was finished with it, it did).

- Cat Power's Chan Marshall gave an exuberant rendition of "Mr. Soul."

- James Blood Ulmer's churning version of "Fuckin' Up" and Antony and Joan Wasser's duet of "Cinnamon Girl" both achieved this intensity.

Complete setlist below:

Act 1

1) A Dream That Can Last – ANTONY/TEDDY THOMPSON/JENNI MULDAUR/AMBROSIA PARSLEY
2) The Loner – STAN RIDGWAY
3) Don't Let It Bring You Down – JANE SIBERRY
4) Don't Cry No Tears – TEDDY THOMPSON
5) Horseshoe Man – RON SEXSMTIH
6) Cowgirl in The Sand – IRON & WINE
7) Comin' Apart At Every Nail – PETER STAMPHEL & JOHN KRUTH
8) A Man Needs A Maid – ANTONY
9) Harvest – JENI MULDAUR
10) Mr. Soul – CAT POWER
11) The Losing End – SHAWN AMOS/JANINE NICHOLS
12) Helpless – ERIC MINGUS
13) Scenery – JAMES BLOOD ULMER
14) Albuquerque – SUN KIL MOON
15) BIRDS – THE BE GOOD TANYAS
16) Transformer Man – ADAM DORN & KEMBRA PFAHLER
17) Safeway Cart – JANE SIBERRY
18) On The Beach – JOAN WASSER
19) The Needle and the Damage Done – CAT POWER/BONFIRE MADIGAN
20) Weight of The World – STAN RIDGWAY
21) Music Arcade – ED HARCOURT/AMBROSIA PARSLEY

Act 2

1) Music from "Dead Man" – ELLIOT SHARP/BONFIRE MADIGAN
2) What Happened Yesterday – BONFIRE MADIGAN/ELLIOT SHARP
3) Running Dry – IRON & WINE
4) Expecting To Fly – IRON & WINE
5) Wonderin' – FRED ARMISEN
6) Star of Bethleham – PETER STAMPHEL & JOHN KRUTH
7) Southern Man – SHAWN AMOS
8) Wrecking Ball – RON SEXSMITH
9) Through My Sails – ED HARCOURT
10) I Believe In You – TEDDY THOMPSON
11) For The Turnstiles – THE BE GOOD TANYAS
13) Powderfinger – SUN KIL MOON
14) Bandit – AMBROSIA PARSLEY
15) Cinnamon Girl – ANTONY/JOAN WASSER
16) Fuckin' Up – JAMES BLOOD ULMER
17) Like A Hurricane – SUN KIL MOON / RON SEXSMITH
18) Ohio – STAN RIDGWAY/EVERYONE

More on Bands Covering Neil Young songs.


4 Comments:

At 6/16/2005 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. This might sound crazy, considering that this show was almost a year ago, but I am desperately looking for a recording of the The Neil Young Tribute in Prospect Park last June 26. Do you have idea of where I can find one? Please help if you can.

Thanks!

 
At 6/16/2005 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. It's me again, the person desperately looking for the Neil Young Tribute in Prospect Park recording. I just realized that you might need my contact info:
sandy1380@gmail.com

 
At 8/18/2005 04:11:00 PM, Anonymous Arie said...

If this is around, please let me know too
vriendelijke groeten
Arie
aeuwijk@chello.nl

 
At 4/08/2008 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Vocalion said...

That wasn't Iron & Wine who sang Expecting to Fly. That was Sam Beam with Janine Nichols, Hal's partner in these shows and a singer in her own right.

 

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