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."
- 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:
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
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
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