Neil Young "Young Shakespeare"

Neil Young "Young Shakespeare"


Just two months after the release of his seminal album After The Gold Rush, Neil Young played a solo show at The Shakespeare Theater, Stratford, CT on January 22 1971. The show was filmed and recorded, and the concert shown on German TV later in 1971.  

In 2020, while Neil and his team were reviewing his Archive for future projects, Neil re-visited the 16mm film and audio recording of this show that had been preserved in the Archive for almost 50 years. Piecing together the tapes and footage, Neil realized that he had the full concert – the film of which is the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist. 


Young Shakespeare is being released almost exactly 50 years after the original performance.




Side A

01 Tell Me Why

02 Old Man

03 The Needle and the Damage Done

04 Ohio

05 Dance Dance Dance

06 Cowgirl in the Sand


Side B

07 A Man Needs A Maid/Heart of 

     Gold medley

08 Journey Through The Past

09 Don’t Let It Bring You Down

10 Helpless

11 Down By The River

12 Sugar Mountain


Formats Available: 


Standard CD - Shop Price £11.99

Black Vinyl LP - Shop Price £28.99,

LP / CD / DVD Box Set - Shop Price £68.99



Release Date: Friday 26th March 2021