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5.0 out of 5 stars Do we need another live NY album? - hell, yeah!!!!!!!, 15 Feb 2012
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This review is from: Cow Palace 1986 (Audio CD)
OK so this hasn't arrived on the scene via Neil's official company, however as this was a broadcast by KLOS FM in LA, the sound is pretty good, although the crowd noise is very loud at times. Cow Palace was not designed as a concert hall, but there were some great gigs there (check out Live At The Cow Palace: New Year'S Eve 1976 for starters), and this was surely one of them.

We have a wide selection of Neil's music from the Springfield's Mr Soul which opens the show to the famous acoustic works such as Heart of Gold & After the Goldrush to not so popular (with some folks)songs from Trans, Sample & Hold and Computer Age. The classics Down By The River, Cortez & Hurricane are all worth a listen. So a great concert from the 80s which runs for about 2hr 10min at well under a tenner - bargain.

Packaging is a slimline plastic jewel case in a cardboard slip case (why the slip case) - it's not my choice, but it does the job I guess, after all it's the music that counts, and that's simply great!!
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2012 15:40:27 GMT
Ian Williams says:
It's about time that Trans was re-evaluated as it's one of my favourite NY albums. You are right about GD at the the Cow Palace being pretty good.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2012 16:48:16 GMT
We've heard it all before, poor recordings by 86 Neil was in the middle of a career crisis with the dreadful Life & Landing On the Water- why buy this when we have Live Rust & Weld? It's just a piece of crap.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2012 23:59:20 GMT
clive says:
Ok it may be a poorer cousin of the official cds you mention but its a very good recording and the more of this stuff the merrier i would think for most fans

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2012 22:06:34 GMT
It's a far wider range of Neil's work than either of the two you mention Mr Riggs. Whilst "Landing" was one of his weaker albums, I have always considered "Life" pretty good, but the production leaves much to be desired.
This live double is well worth having and essential for anyone who collects Neil's work IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2012 22:07:04 GMT
Well said clive : )

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2012 16:39:45 GMT
'wider range of Neil's work' maybe so but some of those songs just aren't good enough - in the studio or live they are below par -

Posted on 21 Mar 2012 11:46:27 GMT
Great album for new and old fans alike. I also concur with another comment left that " Trans " needs to be re-visited as it also one of my favourite albums as well. Now...all we need is a change of heart from Mr Young about his reluctance to re-release " Time Fades Away " and " Journey Through the Past " we're good to go.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Mar 2012 13:57:46 GMT
TFA will never be released.
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