Archive live album from 1971
Neil Young's 1971 solo show at The Shakespeare Theater (in Stratford, Connecticut) will be released next month as Young Shakespear.
The show was filmed and recorded on 22 January 1971, just two months after the release of After The Gold Rush and the concert was shown on German TV later that year. The performance has an amazing setlist but features only a couple of songs from After The Goldrush while Neil previews four from Harvest which, amazingly, was still over a year away from being released at that point.
The concert was shot on 16mm film and is apparently "the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist". Young himself considers the performance "superior to our beloved 'Massey Hall'" and says "Young Shakespeare is a very special event. To my fans, I say this is the best ever."