Neil Young's upcoming album Live at the Cellar Door is now streaming in full via Warner Bros Records on SoundCloud. According to Rolling Stone, the live recordings have spent 44 years in the vault and are finally being released on DC and 180-gram vinyl.
It features Buffalo Springfield classics such as "Flying on the Ground is Wrong" and "I Am A Child" as well as solo tracks "After the Goldrush" and "Tell Me Why." It also includes a rare rendition of "Cinnamon Girl," which Young played on piano, as well as the live debuts of "Old Man" and "See the Sky About to Rain."
The 1970 concert at the Cellar Door came about when Young was in the middle of a career transition. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young had split up earlier that year after less than 12 months playing together live. A month after the breakup, Young released the smash album After the Goldrush. He spent the second half of 1970 writing songs at his new ranch in northern California and booked two highly anticipated shows at Carnegie Hall for that December.
To rehearse for the upcoming shows, he played two nights of solo-acoustic sets at Washington D.C.'s Cellar Door. A tape recorder captured the whole show.