Neil Young Presents ‘Fireside Sessions III’ Video
Neil Young delivered the third installment in his Fireside Sessions video series from he and Daryl Hannah’s house near Telluride, Colorado. Young would offer up both classics and rarities from his extensive catalog.
As he has with the previous two Fireside Sessions, Neil got things underway around his outside fire, this time with “New Mama” off of 1975’s Tonight’s The Night. The song made its first appearance in over 40 years last fall as per Neil Young fansite Sugar Mountain. Next, Neil headed inside for a piano version of “See The Sky About To Rain” from 1974’s On The Beach ahead of the Buffalo Springfield classic “I Am A Child.” “Throw Your Hatred Down,” a tune appearing on the 1995 album Mirror Ball and debuted live that same year with Pearl Jam, saw Young returning to the piano.
Back on guitar (and with harmonica), more Tonight’s The Night material followed with “World On A String,” a song that only saw one performance in 2019 but several in ’18 ahead of a nine-year hiatus. The Young-penned CSNY classic “Helpless” came next. Then, back outside with a gorgeous fiery sunset, Neil closed out the session with “Already One,” a rarity from 1978’s Come’s A Time that has only been played live outside of ‘78 five times.
Head here to watch the entire session. (Note: The link is for desktop only. Mobile users can view the video via the Neil Young Archives app).
Setlist (via Sugar Mountain)
Set: New Mama, See The Sky About To Rain, I Am A Child, Throw Your Hatred Down, World On A String, Helpless, Already One