Neil Young plays rarities at first UK show in five years

The legend plays a half-acoustic, half-electric set

Neil Young played rare and unreleased material at his first UK show in five years last night (March 3).

The half-acoustic, half-electric set at Edinburgh Playhouse featured the likes of the previously unreleased ‘Sad Movies’ and ‘Try’, which was scheduled to appear on his aborted album ‘Homegrown’ in the early 70s, but was then shelved.

Other acoustic highlights included a version of ‘Ambulance Blues’ from his classic 1974 album ‘On The Beach’ , while the electric set featured classics like ‘Down By The River’ and set closer ‘Cinnamon Girl’.

The set was:

‘From Hank To Hendrix’

‘Ambulance Blues’

‘Sad Movies’

‘A Man Needs A Maid’

‘Try’

‘Harvest’

‘After the Gold Rush’

‘Mellow My Mind’

‘Love Art Blues’

‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’

‘Heart Of Gold’

‘Old Man’

‘Mr Soul’

‘Dirty Old Man’

‘Spirit Road’

‘Down By the River’

‘Hey Hey, My My’

‘Too Far Gone’

‘Oh, Lonesome Me’

‘The Believer’

‘Powderfinger’

‘No Hidden Path’

‘Fuckin’ Up’

‘Cinnamon Girl’

A full review of the show is available at Uncut’s website.

The sold-out tour continues at the following venues:

London Hammersmith Apollo (5/6/8/9/11/14/15)

Manchester Apollo (11/12)