Heart of Gold (DVD)
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Neil Young Heart of Gold DVD Prairie Wind review

Heart of Gold DVD

Editorial Note:
This is a very good film as both musical as well as the audio and video quality are top notch. You get a live version of the very good album Prairie Wind and excellent versions of some of his country tinged hits. I hadn't heard "Comes a Time" for ages and "Four Strong Winds" also brought memories of Neil's appearance at The Last Waltz

Product Description
Academy-award winning director Jonathan Demme beautifully captures Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Neil Young as he prepares and presents the performance of a lifetime with the help of his wife Peggi and friends country star Emmylou Harris, steel guitarist Ben Keith and more at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. 

Special features: Disc 1: Bonus, Prairie wind song/He was the king; previews. Disc 2: Fellow travelers; cruising with Neil; these old guitars; cruising with the players; rehearsal diaries narrated by director Jonathan Demme; finishing touches; warming up with Neil and the Jubilee Singers; "Blast from the past": the 1971 Johnny Cash show performance.

From Wikipedia
Songs in the film

The performance captured in Neil Young: Heart of Gold was filmed over two nights on August 18 and 19 2005, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. In order to increase the length of the concert film, director Jonathan Demme asked Neil Young to supplement the songs from Prairie Wind with an encore set of older songs. Young agreed and selected songs that he had previously recorded in Nashville. The two sets are set apart by a costume change for the musicians and a different backdrop on the stage.

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Neil Young Heart of Gold DVD Prairie Wind review
Track List

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All songs are written by Young, except where otherwise noted.
Prairie Wind set

* "The Painter"
* "No Wonder" – featuring Neil Young's longtime friend Grant Boatwright playing "Old Black", the only use of electric guitar in the concert.
* "Falling Off the Face of the Earth"
* "Far From Home" – Young introduces the song by telling a story about his father giving him an Arthur Godfrey ukelele when he was about 7 years old and working on a chicken farm.
* "It's a Dream"
* "Prairie Wind"
* "Here for You"
* "This Old Guitar" – duet with Emmylou Harris; Young notes that he is playing a guitar (a Martin D-28) once owned by Hank Williams.
* "When God Made Me" – features Young playing piano, backed by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and Spooner Oldham on organ.

Encore set

* "I Am a Child"
* "Harvest Moon"
* "Heart of Gold"
* "Old Man"
* "The Needle and the Damage Done"
* "Old King" – features Young on six-string banjo, accompanied by Emmylou Harris on rhythm guitar and harmony vocals.
* "Comes a Time" – dedicated to Nicolette Larson who sang on Young's Comes a Time album; features the backing singers and crew lined up across the front of the stage playing acoustic guitars.
* "Four Strong Winds" – written by Ian Tyson.
* "One of These Days"
* "The Old Laughing Lady" – over the closing credits; Young on solo acoustic guitar, alone on stage in a chair, playing to an empty auditorium.

DVD special features

* "He was the King" – A bonus song from Prairie Wind, not included in the film.
* "Needle and the Damage Done" – 1971 performance from The Johnny Cash Show.

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* Grant Boatwright – harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar (Old Black)
* Larry Cragg – guitar technician, 12-string guitar, six-string banjo
* Anthony Crawford – acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
* Chad Cromwell – drums, percussion
* Diana DeWitt – Harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp
* Clinton Gregory – Fiddle, backing vocals
* Emmylou Harris – Harmony vocals, rhythm guitar
* Karl T. Himmel – Drums, percussion
* Ben Keith – Pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, vibraphone
* The Memphis Horns
o Wayne Jackson – Trumpet
o Tom McGinley – Baritone saxophone
o Jimmy Sharp – Trombone
* Spooner Oldham – Hammond B3 organ, piano, vibraphone
* Gary W. Pigg – Harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
* Rick Rosas – Bass guitar
* Neil Young – Vocals, acoustic guitar, six-string banjo, piano
* Pegi Young – Harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
* Fisk University Jubilee Singers
* Nashville String Machine

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Paramount - June 2006

Neil Young Heart of Gold DVD Prairie Wind review


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