Back in 1976, Neil Young went out on his “Crazy Horse” tour and performed a number of songs in a stripped-down, acoustic setting. Today, the legendary singer/songwriter has dipped into his vault once again for Songs for Judy, a collection of some of those recordings that was previewed recently with the track “Campaigner.”
Joel Bernstein “boy photographer” music lover, collector and archivist, and Cameron Crowe, writer and music lover were responsible for the record album Songs For Judy. JB was on my solo tour in 1976, tuning my acoustic guitars. He also was recording cassettes of the shows from our P.A. board mixes. Basically, what the people heard. Joel and Cameron chose these songs and did a great job. The album is quite unique and I think the period was very well captured in the sound and performances. It was a moment in time, and it’s easy to tell why it’s called Songs For Judy.
Stream Songs for Judy below, via Spotify or Apple Music: