Young, Neil / Live At The Cellar Door
Album: Live At The Cellar Door   Collection:General
Artist:Young, Neil   Added:Jan 2014
Label:Reprise Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-24 Pull Date: 2014-03-28
Week Ending: Mar 30 Mar 23 Mar 9 Mar 2 Feb 23 Feb 16 Feb 9 Feb 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 30, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Expecting To Fly
4. Apr 28, 2016: Feng Shui
Tell Me Why
2. Jun 05, 2017: Mixed Nuts
After The Gold Rush, Tell Me Why
5. Aug 02, 2014: Fishbowl
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
3. Dec 10, 2016: Life Aquatic
After The Gold Rush
6. Mar 25, 2014: Eclectic Erudition
Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-23
Early Neil Young solo gig at the Cellar Door in Washington, DC. This set predates the killer Live At Massey Hall release, and the smaller space means there’s way less reverb, sounds “closer” to you. It’s an interesting turning point in his career where he’s still intensely cryptic with his Buffalo Springfield tunes but we’re starting to get some honest loneliness and depression that grows louder, though no less cryptic, on classic records Everybody Knows… and On The Beach.
RIYL Jason Molina, MV & EE, Crosby Stills etc.
FCC Clean, play any/all.

1. (2:52) emcee intro and applause, classic moody folk-rock strummer starts at :20
2. (3:14) Strummed waltz ballad, minor chords and ambiguous emotional content keep this from being too sappy
3. (3:49) classic piano ballad about the end of the world and what to do afterwards
4. (3:22) lesser-known Buffalo Springfield song, mellow and lovesick
5. (2:01) darkly upbeat tune about being lonely and missing that special someone, anyone can relate
6. (3:41) somber meditation on youth and aging, cynicism and idealism
7. (2:19) Piano, somber breakup song, “it’s overrrrrr…” but with hope for tomorrow
8. (2:39) Easily his best song until “Ambulance Blues” if you’re into sad slowcore singers like a soprano version of Jason Molina + Fahey-esque guitar tuning
9. (3:21) darkly depressive piano song about being sad, a haunting classic that later turns up in On The Beach
10. (3:30) piano version of Cinnamon Girl??? My ears are so confused
11. (2:44) another Springfield staple, swings from lilting summery folk to dark minor-chord angst
12. (4:35) Classic murder ballad, slow acoustic version.
13. (7:11) Lots of bantering with crowd, I recommend starting around 3:22 to catch him say “your life is crazy…” before starting his dark, smarmy Springfield song

Track Listing
1. Tell Me Why   7. Birds
2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart   8. Don't Let It Bring You Down
3. After The Gold Rush   9. See The Sky About To Rain
4. Expecting To Fly   10. Cinnamon Girl
5. Bad Fog Of Loneliness   11. I Am A Child
6. Old Man   12. Down By The River
  13. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong