Contest: Win A Neil Young Test Pressing
We're giving away a test pressing of the upcoming live album from Neil Young & Stray Gators, Tuscaloosa. Click the Contests tab at the top of the page & enter to win! One winner will be chosen at random on the album release date, June 7th, 2019.
On June 7th, Neil Young will release Tuscaloosa, from his ongoing live archival series. The previously unreleased, 11-track recording features Neil Young & Stray Gators recorded live at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa February 5, 1973. Young performs the first two songs solo before being joined by the band.
During 1971-1973, between solo shows and dates with Crazy Horse, Young would switch up his sound to suit the material he would focus on when touring with Stray Gators. Comprised of Tim Drummond (bass), Kenny Buttrey (drums), Jack Nitzsche (piano) and Ben Keith (steel guitar) this lineup, most notably, would record Harvest and Time 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).
The album also contains a stunning version of the title track from the live album Time Fades Away that would not surface until later in 1973, as well as songs from teh seminal classic Tonight's The Night that would eventually be released in 1975. Tuscaloosa is essentially a live greatest hits package with a stellar set comprised of some of Young's best-loved classic songs.