Neil Young - Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House (1968/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Neil Young - Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House (1968/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Neil Young - Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House (1968/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 70:12 minutes | 2.3 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968 the third installment from Neil Young's Archives although through some weird filing system this is Vol. 00, possibly because this dates before either of the previously released volumes in Archives Performance Series culls highlights from Neil Young's two shows at Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, MI on November 9 and 10, 1968. Like its two predecessors in the Archives series, the concerts captured on Sugar Mountain are legendary among Neil Young collectors, in this case because of the gentle, tentative version of the title track that showed up on Decade prior to this, the only official release from the concert. At first glance, Sugar Mountain might seem similar to Live at Massey Hall 1971, as they're both solo acoustic sets, but the tenor of the two shows is quite different. Massey Hall captured Neil in full flight, just before the release of Harvest, whereas the concerts on Sugar Mountain were just a month or two shy of the release of his first solo album. He had hits with Buffalo Springfield much of the set list leans heavily on Springfield songs, such as "Mr. Soul," "Expecting to Fly," "Birds," "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing," and "Broken Arrow" but he had yet to prove himself as a solo artist, so the endearing tentative quality of his performances shouldn't come as a surprise, and yet it does: Young's reputation as a steely renegade often suggests that he never second-guesses his moves. Neil doesn't second-guess here but he is fragile and human, telling stories (sometimes at considerable length) before sliding into these delicate songs, wryly lamenting that he should have some happy songs to sing before testing out the melody for "Winterlong," stopping short because the song isn't quite written yet. It's a marvelously intimate performance, unguarded and open-hearted, unique in its delicate touch: it's Neil Young before the myth crystallized, and listening to it anew, it's easy to fall in love with him all over again.


01. Emcee Intro
02. On The Way Home
03. Songwriting Rap
04. Mr. Soul
05. Recording Rap
06. Expecting To Fly
07. The Last Trip To Tulsa
08. Bookstore Rap
09. The Loner
10. “I Used To…” Rap
11. Birds
12. Winterlong (Excerpt) & Out Of My Mind Intro
13. Out Of My Mind
14. If I Could Have Her Tonight
15. Classical Gas Rap
16. Sugar Mountain Intro
17. Sugar Mountain
18. I've Been Waiting For You
19. Songs Rap
20. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
21. Tuning Rap & The Old Laughing Lady Intro
22. The Old Laughing Lady
23. Broken Arrow

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-10-12 08:17:13

Analyzed: Neil Young / Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR19 -0.53 dB -27.65 dB 0:45 01-Emcee Intro
DR14 -2.33 dB -20.84 dB 2:52 02-On The Way Home
DR15 -6.09 dB -27.33 dB 3:13 03-Songwriting Rap
DR13 -0.93 dB -17.32 dB 3:14 04-Mr. Soul
DR16 -7.50 dB -29.74 dB 0:30 05-Recording Rap
DR13 -0.33 dB -18.52 dB 2:39 06-Expecting To Fly
DR14 -0.60 dB -20.16 dB 8:36 07-The Last Trip To Tulsa
DR16 -2.69 dB -26.50 dB 4:27 08-Bookstore Rap
DR14 -4.23 dB -22.72 dB 4:41 09-The Loner
DR14 -9.14 dB -28.42 dB 0:38 10-“I Used To…” Rap
DR12 -4.63 dB -20.50 dB 2:17 11-Birds
DR15 -9.66 dB -30.11 dB 1:38 12-Winterlong (Excerpt) & Out Of My Mind Intro
DR13 -2.94 dB -20.42 dB 2:07 13-Out Of My Mind
DR12 -4.98 dB -21.39 dB 2:34 14-If I Could Have Her Tonight
DR13 -11.17 dB -32.52 dB 0:41 15-Classical Gas Rap
DR11 -8.91 dB -27.27 dB 0:29 16-Sugar Mountain Intro
DR14 -2.55 dB -21.84 dB 5:47 17-Sugar Mountain
DR13 -2.07 dB -19.19 dB 2:04 18-I've Been Waiting For You
DR17 -6.38 dB -26.80 dB 0:38 19-Songs Rap
DR13 -1.35 dB -17.56 dB 4:43 20-Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
DR17 -5.26 dB -27.67 dB 3:06 21-Tuning Rap & The Old Laughing Lady Intro
DR14 -0.55 dB -20.34 dB 7:26 22-The Old Laughing Lady
DR13 -1.90 dB -19.86 dB 5:09 23-Broken Arrow

Number of tracks: 23
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 4672 kbps
Codec: FLAC

All thanks go to the original releaser