Neil Young :: A Perfect Echo Vol. I – Pt. I

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Repost: Below is part I of Volume I of the Neil Young soundboard-derived live collection, A Perfect Echo, capturing the years 1967 – 1971. Part II of Volume I can be found here. Additionally, Parts I and II of Vol. II can still be found here and here. 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.

Each track was checked out in Cool Edit with headphones, and may have had some cleanup done to remove any odd clicks, hiss, or other sound quality problems. The volume was set on each track so as to have them at similar volumes. Fades were added at the beginnings and ends of each track, so the tracks don’t segue, for the most part. There are a couple of segues where successive songs were taken from the same concert, so it still needs to be burned DAO. Most of the banter between tracks was removed to make room for more tracks.

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.”

DOWNLOAD:
MP3: Neil Young :: Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield – Hollywood, CA, 11-Aug-1967)
MP3: Neil Young :: Birds (CSNY – Los Angeles, CA, 26-Aug-1969)
MP3: Neil Young :: I’ve Loved Her So Log (CSNY – Los Angeles, CA, 26-Aug-1969)
MP3: Neil Young :: Sea Of Madness (CSNY – Big Sur, CA, 13-Sep-1969)
MP3: Neil Young :: Helpless (CSNY – Houston, TX, 18-Dec-1969)
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Neil Young :: Country Girl (CSNY – Houston, TX, 18-Dec-1969)
MP3: Neil Young :: Broken Arrow (Cincinnati, OH, 25-Feb-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown (New York, NY, 6-Mar-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (New York, NY, 6-Mar-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: Winterlong (New York, NY, 6-Mar-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: Cinnamon Girl (New York, NY, 6-Mar-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: Cowgirl in the Sand (New York, NY, 6-Mar-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: On The Way Home (CSNY – Los Angeles, CA, 28-Jun-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: Tell Me Why (CSNY – Los Angeles, CA, 28-Jun-1970)
MP3: Neil Young :: Out On the Weekend (London, England, 23-Feb-1971)
MP3: Neil Young :: Journey through the Past (London, England, 23-Feb-1971)
MP3: Neil Young :: Love In Mind (London, England, 23-Feb-1971)
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Video: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young :: Down by the River (Live 1969)

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12 thoughts on “Neil Young :: A Perfect Echo Vol. I – Pt. I

  1. Dear Mr. Drunkard, thanks so much for uploading all of this fine Neil material — a treasure trove! Now, to make myself look like a choosy beggar, is there a reason this part is at 128kbps when all of the other ones are 192? I’m not much of an audio snob, but even I can hear the flaws in 128. Any chance of getting this at 192?

    If not, thanks for everything regardless.

  2. I echo Mr. Whalemeat’s comments – having 128kb files seems like a downgrade on the previous 192kb files – I assume it’s ‘cos you did these ones previously ?
    Regardless of whether you can post 192 versions – I just want to say thanks for posting all this NY stuff. But also thanks for alerting me to lots of other great music through your wonderful site.

    Blue Koyote – Dublin – Ireland.

  3. Fantastic Neil Young bonanza. Great sounding live Buffalo Springfiled is especially a treat. Anymore Springfield? Thanks.

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