Neil Young Releases ‘See The Sky About To Rain’ 1970 Carnegie Hall Recording

Neil Young Releases ‘See The Sky About To Rain’ 1970 Carnegie Hall Recording

Neil Young shared a recording of “See The Sky About To Rain” captured during his concert at Carnegie Hall on December 4, 1970. The track is part of the initial installment of the new “Neil Young Official Bootleg Series.” An additional five installments in the series are expected in 2022.

Young will release The Neil Young Official Bootleg Series — Carnegie Hall on October 1 through Shakey Pictures Records and Reprise Records. The solo performance featured Young playing acoustic guitar, harmonica and piano, delivering such favorites as “Down By The River,” “Cinnamon Girl,” “Helpless,” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” “Old Man,” “After The Gold Rush,” “Cowgirl In The Sand,” “Ohio” and several others. Further details of the performance note:

Carnegie Hall, the first release, recorded on original analog multitrack, was mixed by “The Volume Dealers” – Neil Young and Niko Bolas. This recording was made from the show on December 4th 1970 and it was the first time Neil ever walked onstage at Carnegie Hall.

There were two shows at Carnegie Hall, one on the 4th and one followed at Midnight the next morning. No bootleggers ever captured this first show, and it was, by far, a much superior show according to NY.

Stream the performance of the at-the-time unreleased “See The Sky About To Rain” and (the previously shared) “Cowgirl In The Sand” below:

See The Sky About To Rain

Cowgirl In The Sand

The Neil Young Official Bootleg Series — Carnegie Hall Tracklist

  1. Down By The River
  2. Cinnamon Girl
  3. I Am A Child
  4. Expecting To Fly
  5. The Loner
  6. Wonderin’
  7. Helpless
  8. Southern Man
  9. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
  10. Sugar Mountain
  11. On The Way Home
  12. Tell Me Why
  13. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  14. Old Man
  15. After The Gold Rush
  16. Flying On The Ground
  17. Cowgirl In The Sand
  18. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  19. Birds
  20. Bad Fog Of Lonliness
  21. Ohio
  22. See The Sky About To Rain
  23. Dance Dance Dance