Neil Young Sugar Mountain: Live At The Canterbury House 1968 on 180g 2LP Set
Unique Live 1968 Document Captures Neil Young at Start of His Solo Career: Unvarnished, Acoustic, Candid
You-Are-There Sonics: 2LP Set Rivals the Best-Sounding Young Records in Terms of Intimacy, Clarity, Presence, and Tonalities
Must-Own Pressing for Both Performance and Sound: A Time Capsule Like None Other, With Breathtaking Realism
Third Installment in the Critically Acclaimed Neil Young Archives Performance Series: A Window on Classics-To-Be and the Singer's Normally Hidden Giddy Personality
A more intimate live portrayal of solo Neil Young doesn't exist. Recorded on a TEAC 2-track tape recorder at Canterbury House on November 9-10, 1968, Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 is, for all intents and purposes, the start of the iconic singer-songwriter's solo career. It's a unique document not in just Young's catalog, but in all of music.
Armed with just an acoustic guitar and his voice, Young charms an intimate crowd on his own terms with renditions of many now-classic songs that hadn't yet even been released. Fortunately, for everyone, the performances are captured in you-are-there sound. Experienced on this exquisite analog pressing, sonics don't get any more realistic. Acoustic properties and liveliness abound. The wood-bodied tones of the guitar, inflections of Young's speech, and warble of his timbre come to life as if you have been transported back to those two cool, fall November days in Michigan.
In addition to songs such as "Birds," "Winterlong," and "The Last Trip to Tulsa," an extremely rare portrait of Young emerges. Evidently nervous about the gigs (he just broke apart from Buffalo Springfield), the 22-year-old Canadian is actually talkative and giddy, two characteristics that soon left his onstage repertoire. We hear stories of his job in a bookstore to his thoughts on songwriting amidst an unvarnished, up-close presentation that, by some fortunate stroke of karma, was documented for everyone to hear.
Trust us: Young's records are long-time favorites among audiophiles for their music and sound qualities. Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 rivals the very best of the legend's performances and will make you and your stereo glow with happiness.
Do not miss this pressing. It is seriously THAT good!