Neil Young & Stray Gators - Tuscaloosa - 3 sided 2LP set Live in 1973
Neil Young & Stray Gators
Live in 1973 - a 3 sided 2 LP set
The new live album from Neil Young and The Stray Gators, is a 7 track LP featuring highlights from Neil's Feb 5th, 1973 concert at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Gators featured Ben Keith on pedal steel and vocals, Jack Nitzsche on keys, Tim Drummond on bass and drummer Kenny Buttrey. It was recorded just after the release of Harvest, and before Tonight's
The Night. "I found this thing and it had such a great attitude to it,” Neil told Rolling Stone of Tuscaloosa. “I just loved the whole night, so I put that together with [engineer] John Hanlon.” A recording of the concert never circulated in fan circles. Here’s more information about Tuscaloosa from an article posted when the LP was announced:
Only two tracks from Neil’s 1973 live album, Time Fades Away are
featured on Tuscaloosa. Time Fades Away was recorded during the same 1973 tour with The Stray Gators that included the show in Alabama. Young’s latest vault release contains five songs from his landmark 1972 studio album Harvest. Fittingly, the song “Alabama” made it on to Tuscaloosa. “Alabama” would disappear from Neil Young’s repertoire until 2015 following the early-1973 tour outside of a lone performance in 1977 as per Sugar Mountain.
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