Neil Young + Stray Gators ‘Tuscaloosa’ Out Now
Legendary rocker Neil Young played the University of Alabama back in 1973, and now you have a chance to listen to tracks from this incredible show.
Young and Stray Gators concert from February 5, 1973, previously unreleased, is now available on an 11-track album from Warner Records titled Tuscaloosa.
As a huge fan of Neil Young, I was stoked to listen to Tuscaloosa. Hearing a version of "Harvest" recorded in my hometown some 46 years ago was like stepping into a time machine. It's incredible. The sound quality of Tuscaloosa is fantastic--listen with some quality headphones, and you'll feel like you're truly there to witness the concert first-hand.
I'll be playing a few tracks from Tuscaloosa on Alt 101.7's Alt-Country show, Front Porch Radio, tomorrow. The show kicks off at 10 a.m., and if you just can't wait until then (I don't blame you) stream Tuscaloosa here and read more about this album from the official Warner Records press release below.
TUSCALOOSA is available on a single disc CD, a double album over 3-sides with etched artwork on side 4, and on high resolution digital audio via NYA. Young performs the first two songs solo before being joined by the band comprised of Tim Drummond (bass), Kenny Buttrey (drums), Jack Nitzsche (piano) and Ben Keith (steel guitar) who would record Harvest and Times Fades Away with Young. TUSCALOOSA features live versions of songs from Young’s self-titled 1969 debut (“Here We Are In The Years”) plus classic songs from his two most commercially successful albums of his early career, After The Goldrush (1970) and Harvest (1972). Essentially a live greatest hits package, TUSCALOOSA is comprised of some of Young’s best-loved songs including “Heart Of Gold,” “Old Man” and “Don’t Be Denied.” TUSCALOOSA was produced by Neil Young, Elliot Mazer and mixed by John Hanlon and mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman from the original analogue tapes. The sonic quality of these tracks is nothing short of astonishing making this album an essential listening experience. Live photographs by Joel Bernstein complete the packaging.