Neil Young :: A Perfect Echo Vol II – Pt 1 of 2

Over the past couple of years I shared A Perfect Echo Volume I in sections. As promised, here is part 1 of 2, of Volume II, chronicling the years 1978 – 1984. Stay tunes for part two.
For those interested in the back story, here are notes on the series via sharing the groove:

“Braden Strickler has done it again. He’s compiled and lovingly mastered, almost exclusively from soundboard recordings, an 8-DISC SET which runs chronologically from August 1967 to January 2001. It’s like an expanded version of the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy” concept, but with far superior sound.

This is a compilation of soundboard recordings from 1967-2001. The term soundboard is a bit of a misnomer. By soundboard I mean, basically, not an audience recording. Some are true soundboards, while others are FM, TV, ALD, or video-sourced recordings. The recordings were all taken from cdrs or videos that are circulating in the trading community. There are a total of 115 tracks (109 songs, as 6 get repeated). Some years were heavy with available recordings (1976 and 1989 come to mind). I tried to balance the set by not using too many songs from a single show. The entire 8 discs run in, roughly, chronological order.

MP3: Neil Young :: Thrasher (san francisco, ca, 22-oct-1978)
MP3: Neil Young :: Little Thing Called Love (berlin, germany, 19-oct-1982)
MP3: Neil Young :: Old Man (berlin, germany, 19-oct-1982)
Neil Young :: Transformer Man (berlin, germany, 19-oct-1982)
MP3: Neil Young :: Sample And Hold (berlin, germany, 19-oct-1982)
MP3: Neil Young :: Don’t Be Denied (dayton, oh, 18-sep-1983) FIXED
MP3: Neil Young :: Barstool Blues (santa cruz, ca, 7-feb-1984)
MP3: Neil Young :: Touch The Night (santa cruz, ca, 7-feb-1984)
MP3: Neil Young :: Inca Queen (1974)
MP3: Neil Young :: Tonight’s The Night (santa cruz, ca, 7-feb-1984) FIXED
MP3: Neil Young :: Comes A Time (austin, tx, 25-sep-1984)
MP3: Neil Young :: Southern Pacific (austin, tx, 25-sep-1984)
MP3: Neil Young :: Down By The River (austin, tx, 25-sep-1984)
MP3: Neil Young :: Heart Of Gold (austin, tx, 25-sep-1984)
MP3: Neil Young :: Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (new orleans, la, 27-sep-1984)
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25 thoughts on “Neil Young :: A Perfect Echo Vol II – Pt 1 of 2

  1. hi!
    thanks a lot!that is a masterpiece! it prepares us to the archive boxset!
    tracks 6 and 10 are impossible to download, though.can you fix this?
    thanks again!

  2. Well, there! you’ve gone and done it again. This is too cool. The sound quality of these is blowing my mind.
    Perhaps it says something about my contrary nature, but my favorite Neil release is Trans. If you are sitting on anymore live Trans tracks, I would be forever indebeted to you, should you decide to post them at some future date. No rush, mind you. This was such an unexpected treat my mind is reeling.
    Hail you! Aquariam Drunkard.

  3. Isn’t that picture of Chris Gunst from Beachwood Sparks? He does look uncannily like a young Neil. Cheers for all the great music.

  4. Thanks a lot for these, look forward to the rest. You ahve a great blog, one of my favs. You are one of hte few people who I trust to actually turn me on to new things. Thanks.

    Oh, and Don’t be Denied and Tonight’s the Night don’t work. “File doesn’t exist.”


  5. I think Brad said it perfectly. Hopefully the broken links can be restored. Another GREAT post, as usual. Thanks.

  6. I discovered the Aquarian Drunkard looking for Neil, and he keeps bringing me back. Bring on the Archives!

  7. This is a great set, and for the guy asking for FLAC files, it was seeded not too long ago at the Hunger City torrent site, so you might check there.

  8. thank you thank you thank you. Cannot get enough of Neil Young. Will be looking for the part 2

  9. I missed 1.1 as well…anyone know where this can be found, if thats possible? Thanks for these….great stuff!

  10. Wow, I’d just finished downloading Vol.1, and when I moved on to Vol.2, it’s gone! I’m seriously begging and groveling for you to repost it. For guys like me (with dial-up who can’t download huge .zip files) guys like you (who post individual tracks) are a godsend. Please?

  11. Just stumbled upon your site yesterday and I must say, it’s fantastic. Thanks very much for making so much great hard-to-get music available. I must echo Darren’s comment above though, I’m gutted I’ve missed out on Volume 2. I realise you won’t want to keep re-posting the same stuff but it would be great if I could get this.
    Thanks again, you’re now in my favourites.

  12. Man, I go on vacation and come back and turns out I missed this! Any chance of these being reposted or .zipped?

  13. I just found this site, can anyone help me out getting these songs?
    I know it’s a pain to upload and email files. If anyone could send me Heart of Gold, Southern Man and Rockin’ In The Free World. I would be eternally grateful.
    I’ve never found an mp3 live version of heart of gold and I’m dying for one.
    m email’s

  14. Hey, I too just found this site. In fact, I’m a newly minted die-hard Neil Young fan. Anyway I can get a re-up on these file links. Looks like some truly maazing stuff here. Thanks for sharing the awesome music! : )

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