Neil Young
Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany (From pre-FM Soundboard tapes)

What this is

Following on from the Amsterdam 1989 pre-FM tape, as promised here is the Hamburg show from a similar source. The pre-FM tape is missing the last two tracks of the show - Rockin' In The Free World (2) and Powderfinger. When I transferred this show to CDR there was room on a 80min CDR for the complete show, so I added these tracks from an audience source I had.

The lineage for the soundboard tracks is
Soundboard tape>Cassette (1gen)>DAT>Hard Disk (via SPDIF)>Cool Edit 2000 (Resample to 44.1kHz)>CDR

The lineage for the two audience tracks is
Audience Analogue Master>DAT>Hard Disk (via SPDIF)>Cool Edit 2000 (Resample to 44.1kHz)>CDR

Some applause and intertrack silence may have been cut out to fit the show on a single CD.

Thanks to Viglione for the original trades back in the 90s.



01. My My, Hey Hey
02. Rockin' In The Free World (1)
03. The Old Laughing Lady
04. Don't Let It Bring You Down
05. Someday
06. Crime In The City
07. Eldorado
08. Too Far Gone
09. This Note's For You
10. The Needle And The Damage Done
11. No More
12. Fuckin' Up
13. After The Goldrush
14. Ohio
15. Rockin' In The Free World (2) (Aud)
16. Powderfinger (Aud)

Tour : 1989 European Tour with Ben Keith And Frank Sampedro
Band : Solo with support
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards, harmonica
Frank Sampedro - guitar, mandolin, vocals
Ben Keith - dobro, keyboards, vocals

Is this an upgrade?

This show appears on the tracker ( from a boot taken from a FM source of unknown lineage, but No More and RITFW(2) are missing and Eldorado and Cracking Up (sic) are from an audio source.

What this is not.

There have been at least two FM broadcasts of this show with different set lists. However I understand that
- Fuckin' Up has not been broadcast although it is on the pre-FM tape (This is also true for the Amsterdam show - perhaps Neil did not want a then unreleased track broadcast?)
- RITF(2) and Powderfinger have not been broadcast (Consistent with them not being on the pre-Fm tape ;-) )
This tape is not from an FM source.

There are many bootlegs of this show - from the two radio broadcasts and from an audience tape. This version is not from a boot source.