songs for judy
By Harvey Kubernik © 2018
Neil Young has just issued Songs For Judy on CD and digitally on November 30. A vinyl edition is out December 14.
Songs For Judy is the debut release on Shakey Pictures Records, Young’s own imprint distributed by Reprise Records. Songs for Judy is available in hi-res at NYA, Neil Young Archives.com.
Songs For Judy houses live acoustic performances culled from Neil’s November 1976 solo tour and features twenty-two songs recorded at various cities along the tour. Writer and Cameron Crowe and photographer Joel Bernstein curated this collection.
This song cycle of live recordings is particularly unique. Young had spent much of the year traveling around the world on tour with Crazy Horse.
When touring on his own, he recharged and focused on songs that would not surface in recorded form for several years. Of the albums many treasures, “No One Seems To Know” would not see the light of day until now and it remains unreleased in any other iteration.
The raw versions of the tracks found on Songs For Judy find Young allowing the songs to breath and to find their own shape when performed in a solo performance. Continue reading