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Neil Young Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 39



5.0 star rating Warren Wright from Oakalnd, California


I saw Neil Young at the Greek Theater in UIC Berkeley and the Oxbow River stage in Napa. I was glad to hear him play whatever songs he chooses. He is 77 years old, so the days of CSNY are long gone. Watch the classics you want on Youtube. I hope he continues to tour and play in smaller venues.

5.0 star rating Beth M. from Longmeadow, MA


Neil did not disappoint at all in his performances. It was an incredible evening with a mixture of his old and new music. He can still rock it like he did in his younger days....I loved every minute of the mellow yet energized feel of the concert. The crowd never sat down...they were on their feet swaying or dancing to the music all night. My review of 5 stars is for Neil's performance. What let me down in a big way was the lack of screens....all of them except the stage were turned off. I suspect it was Neil's decision but it annoyed me. I spent way too much money to see a dot on the stage. What used to be lawn seats are now chairs. It had been so long since I went to the venue that I didn't realize they did that. Concerts have become so cost prohibitive....I find it so disappointing that I can no longer attend lots of concerts, let alone, afford the seats where you can actually see the performers.

4.0 star rating Curtis from Chula Vista , California


The Neil Young live show was unexpectedly mellow & chill, but included enough electric moments for my taste. It has been my experience that performances of longtime stars evolve over time, and often the evolution is characterized by a shift from edgy, energetic, & loud to softer, slower, & reflective. The tone and tempo of Neil’s performance was fine with me.

4.0 star rating G J from San Diego, California


Loved the concert overall. . Bummer though that the big screens which really add to the concert experience at the Shell were not in use. Only those in the most expensive seats upfront could actually see Neil. And front Bridgeview is usually a fairly good location. Was that Neil’s decision or Ticketmaster’s?

4.0 star rating Pete from Phoenix, Arizona


I never want to hear geezers complain about “kids and their phones “ again. From the moment he took the stage to the final number, the crowd distracted from the music. It was a massive demonstration of privilege and disrespect for the performers. Do they have such poor memory that they have to replay at home on a 6 inch screen? Enjoy the moment, the connection between artist and audience. Guitar playing was great, and Neil still has his voice. I just wish they’d ban the use of cell phones.

3.0 star rating Bill from Appleton Wisconsin


When you go and see Neil you never know which Neil Young will show up. You have the Electric Neil, the acoustic Neil, the country Neil. Last night it was mostly the acoustical Neil. He seemed subdued, very quiet, unsure what he would play next and the encore was just weird. 1 song on the ukulele. Concert was short but if you like Neil you loved it.

3.0 star rating Ralph Borzyczkowski from Madison, Wisconsin


Neil seemed old (and I'm 67!) and confused. 4 pianos onstage, 2 went untouched. 6 guitars, 3 went untouched. The highlights were brilliant but not sustained through consecutive songs. New music is cool, but less so without introduction. Clearly, no thought put into the setlist equals a less evocative concert. A great artist captured on an uninspired evening.


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