Where were you on the night of Nov. 9, 1968?
I think I was watching "Bewitched" or "Beverly Hillbillies."
The people at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Michigan, were being treated to the coming-out party of Neil Young as a solo artist.
Young, just about to turn 23, had departed from Buffalo Springfield six months earlier. The gig was an "experiment" to see if Young could be effective with his music stripped down to just voice and acoustic guitar.
We all know the answer, and it was evident for two nights of music and storytelling captured on a TEAC 2 track tape recorder.
On Nov. 25, Reprise will release "Sugar Mountain Live At Canterbury House 1968" as part of the continuing Neil Young Archive Performance Series.
Here is the track list:
1. (Emcee intro)
2. On The Way Home
3. Songwriting rap
4. Mr. Soul
5. Recording rap
6. Expecting To Fly
7. The Last Trip To Tulsa
8. Bookstore rap
9. The Loner
10. "I used to" rap
12. Winterlong (excerpt) and Out of My Mind - intro
13. Out Of My Mind
14. If I Could Have Her Tonight
15. Classical Gas rap
16. Sugar Mountain - intro
17. Sugar Mountain
18. I've Been Waiting For You
19. Songs rap
20. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
21. Tuning Rap & The Old Laughing Lady - intro
22. The Old Laughing Lady
23. Broken Arrow