- Album name: Young Man’s Fancy
- Artist name: Neil Young
- Year: 1971
- Number of discs: two
- Label: Zerocks
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Distinguishing characteristics: “Brenner” written on record, indicating that my mother owned it
- Buy it on Ebay: $89.00
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve never heard of this Neil Young record before, but it will be his eighth that I’ve reviewed so far. The previous seven were:
- Neil Young (1968): 4/5
- Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield (1969): 5/5
- Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970): 5/5
- Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More (1970): 4/5
- 4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1971): 5/5
- Harvest (1972): 5/5
- So Far by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1974): 4/5
What I expected
This is a live double album from 1971, and appears to include a bunch of Neil Young’s hits from the peak of his (early) career.
What it was actually like
This album was packaged like a bootleg, and the performance was entirely acoustic and definitely sounded intimate and really fun. I could hear audience members coughing at a few points, and laughing when Young joked, but I wasn’t able to make out much of his discourse between the songs. In general, I loved it.
My favorites were: Tell Me Why from side one, A Heart of Gold from side two, Sugar Mountain from side three and See the Girl Dance from side four.
5/5: love it
|↑1||I’m not sure why it’s called that on the album, since it’s Heart of Gold everywhere else.|