Neil Young Never-Before-Seen 1971 ‘Cowgirl in the Sand’ Performance

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Song was taped at Stratford, Connecticut’s Shakespeare Theater shortly after the release of After the Gold Rush

Neil Young has dug into his archives and unearthed an acoustic performance of “Cowgirl in the Sand,” filmed January 21st, 1971 at Stratford, Connecticut’s Shakespeare Theater.

The never-before-seen footage is available Monday on the Neil Young Archives.

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The video, which can be viewed at the Neil Young Archives, opens with a smiling floof happily flouncing through the snow, rolling on its back and making doggie snow-angels.

Hannah shoots and edits the entire show on her iPad. They initially tried to stream it live, but the bandwidth was too low at their home. To get around that and not risk exposure to the coronavirus, they devised a system where they leave her iPad outside their door where a friend, wearing a mask and gloves, picks it up and drives it to town where it can be properly uploaded to Young’s engineer John Hanlon.

“Our next fireside session is finally in the works and should be 12coming soon! There was a brief delay, as my lovely wife was ill for several days and had to isolate herself, even during our isolation,” he wrote without revealing if she suffered from COVID-19. “It proved particularily [sic]challenging on the food front, however, she recovered, all is well now and we’re back on track.”

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Hello there! Our next fireside session is finally in the works and should be coming soon! There was a brief delay, as my lovely wife was ill for several days and had to isolate herself, even during our isolation. It proved particularily challenging on the food front, however, she recovered, all is well now and we’re back on track. When we first tried to send a livestream out, it failed because our bandwidth is so low. @dhlovelife films, records and edits them all on her iPad and of course includes the obligatory commercial from our sponsor. Then our dear friend comes by, (in requisite mask and gloves) picks up the iPad outside the door, transports it to town many miles away in order to use the internet and sends it on to our home base, Lost Planet, all while shopping for food. Just sending the file takes an entire day…. For this, the third session, the file will head to J. Hanlon so he can see if there is any way to adjust the sound and deal with our limited tech…. And then, we’ll stream it directly to you from NYA! Stay tuned for an announcement in The NYA Times Contrarian when our next one will be posted, and on page #4, all of the previous sessions are still available. NeilYoungArchives.com remains free to all for the time being, so you can explore, and we hope you will subscribe to NYA so that you can hear all the music in High Resolution, watch the films and videos and dive deep 24/7! We hope these Fireside Sessions bring you a bit of comfort, a chuckle, or a small respite during these strange times. Most importantly- We hope you feel the love! All Together, Be Well N&D —

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He went on to explain how his wife, Daryl Hannah, films, records and edits each session on her iPad, and then sends it out to a friend in town because their bandwidth is too low at home. “For this, the third session, the file will head to J. Hanlon so he can see if there is any way to adjust the sound and deal with our limited tech…. And then, we’ll stream it directly to you from [Neil Young Archives]!” Young promised. “We hope these Fireside Sessions bring you a bit of comfort, a chuckle, or a small respite during these strange times. Most importantly- We hope you feel the love!”

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Neil Young has previously called Donald Trump a “dickhead,” criticized his “misogyny and racism” and taken offense over political usage of “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Now the musician, who was recently granted American citizenship, has taken his criticisms to another level, calling the president “a disgrace to my country.” (ultimateclassicrock)

 

 

 

 

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