Neil Young
Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL
July 1, 2018

** 16 BIT **

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter (@ 80hz, middle setting) > Tascam DR-2d @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) (iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades) > CDWav tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: Section: Center Gallery, Right Row: A Seat: 19
Recorded by: Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist: (1:38:47)
01 Crowd
02 On The Way Home (1)
03 Homefires (1)(5)
04 Chat
05 Love Is A Rose (1)(5)
06 Only Love Can Break Your Heart (false start) > Chat
07 Only Love Can Break Your Heart (1)
08 Chat
09 Mellow My Mind (1)(5)
19 Chat
11 Ohio (2)
12 There's A World (3)
13 Love In Mind (3)
14 One More Sign (3)(6)
15 Chat
16 Are You Ready For The Country? (3)(5)
17 Chat
18 After The Gold Rush (4)(5)
19 Chat
20 Tonight's The Night (3)(5)
21 Chat
22 Speakin' Out (3)
23 Chat
24 Angry World (2)
25 Love And War (1)
26 Chat
27 Peaceful Valley Boulevard (1)
28 Chat
29 Out On The Weekend (false start) > Chat
30 Out On The Weekend (1)(5)
31 The Needle And The Damage Done (1)
32 Heart Of Gold (false start) > Chat
33 Heart Of Gold (1)(5)
34 Encore Break
- Encore -
35 Tumbleweed (1)

(6) First time played

Neil Young - vocals, acoustic guitar (1), electric guitar (2), piano (3), organ (4), & harp (5)

Show Notes:
Well, God was in town, and it *was* Sunday, so figured I'd check out all the fuss.

Imagine, if you will, chilling in Neil's basement. The stage was as fung shui as could be, with a nice little acoustic patch in the middle, and Neil was surrounded by *four* pianos. The show started with him on acoustic for 5 songs, then electric (Ohio), then he worked his way around the keys (some only used for one song), back to electric (Angry World), then back to the acoustics for the end of the show.

He was in fine spirits, with his dry, deadpan humor in full display.

Still trying to absorb it all.

This was taped from the gallery, but between the Alaskan hippy lettuce and my 'negotiating skills' (I promised all within 3 seats of me a copy of the raw file via link, and handed out some nugs), and other than the jackass who decided "Hey, Peaceful Valley Boulevard would be a GREAT time to open and eat a bag of chips...", I think the audience did a fine job in cooperating with the taper in their midst.

Probably one of the top 10 shows I've seen in my lifetime, with the history of the venue (with Neil) and Neil's humor itself being strong points..."Ohio" had the tears welling (but not falling), as it was just such power from one man on stage.

Once again, kudos to Dennis for the prompt turnaround...translation: MEGA THANKS!

And fuck me for not dropping the coin on a 'spendy ticket' and instead trying to milk a "good 'un" out of the gallery (your ears can be the judge).

Hopefully you kids dig it as much as I did.

What could be next?

Stay tuned!

---Dr. Deep is moving to Peaceful Valley Boulevard

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