Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live

Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live

by Neil YoungNeil Young


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Compiled from a series of gigs in September 1973, Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live captures Neil Young & the Santa Monica Flyers just after they recorded the epochal Tonight's the Night. It would be another two years before Tonight's the Night hit the stores, the label sitting on the record because it was too dark and murky. On-stage, these same songs straighten themselves out and, in the process, get a touch lighter. On Tonight's the Night, it often appeared as if Young and his crew learned the songs as they recorded them, but on Roxy, the Santa Monica Flyers have the changes under their belts and are really in the mood to have a good time. For anybody who has bought into the dark mythos surrounding Tonight's the Night, it's startling to hear Neil and his band joking around on-stage and treating this as an Irish wake, not an occasion for mourning. As such, it's almost a necessary addendum to Tonight's the Night, since it illustrates how Young's music continually evolved.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2018
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624907961
catalogNumber: 567390
Rank: 13467

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Young   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals
Nils Lofgren   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Ben Keith   Vocals,Slide Guitar
Ralph Molina   Drums,Vocals
Billy Talbot   Bass

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Composer,Producer
David Briggs   Producer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Gene Eichelberger   Engineer
Denny Purcell   Engineer
Elliot Roberts   Direction
Jenice Heo   Art Direction
Frank Gironda   Direction
John Talbot   Equipment Technician
Carl Countryman   Equipment Technician
Ken Hughey   Cover Photo
Rob Rishmawy   Cover Photo
Tino Rishmawy   Cover Photo
Bj Heinz   Contributor

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