Neil Young / Songs For Judy

Neil Young will release Songs For Judy in November an album of live performances from 1976.

This new album has 22 songs from Neil’s autumn 1976 autumn tour and includes solo acoustic renditions of ‘Heart of Gold’, ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’, ‘After The Gold Rush’. One song, ‘No One Seems to Know,’ hasn’t appeared before on any official release.

As you can see from the track listing below, this is a great collection culled from many different shows –  it was compiled by Joel Bernstein and Cameron Crowe. SDE expects this to be branded as volume seven in Young’s long-running ‘Archive Performance Series’ although it remains to be seen if that’s how he chooses to present it.

Songs For Judy will be issued on CD on 30 November 2018, and as a double LP vinyl set on 14 December. There are no UK listings for it yet (bizarrely).

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Songs For Judy - CD edition

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.99
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 16.99
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 14.98
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 16.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 17.76
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 24.13
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Songs For Judy Intro – Atlanta, GA – Nov 24 (late show)
Too Far Gone – Boulder, Colorado – Nov 06
No One Seems To Know – Boulder, Colorado – Nov 07
Heart Of Gold – Fort Worth, Texas – Nov 10
White Line – Fort Worth, Texas – Nov 10
Love Is A Rose – Houston – Nov 11
After The Gold Rush – Houston – Nov 11
Human Highway – Madison, Wisconsin – Nov 14
Tell Me Why – Chicago – Nov 15 (late show)
Mr. Soul – New York – Nov 20 (early show)
Mellow My Mind – New York – Nov 20 (early show)
Give Me Strength – New York – Nov 20 (late show)
A Man Needs A Maid – New York – Nov 20 (late show)
Roll Another Number – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
Journey Through The Past – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
Harvest – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
Campaigner – Boston – Nov 22 (late show)
Old Laughing Lady – Atlanta – Nov 24 (early show)
The Losing End – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)
Here We Are In The Years – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)
The Needle And The Damage Done – Atlanta – Nov 24 (early show)
Pocahontas – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)
Sugar Mountain – Atlanta – Nov 24 (late show)

31 responses to Neil Young / Songs For Judy

  1. klaas says:

    Beautiful cover.

  2. Harry J says:

    I have listened to the opening track and it sounds great. Actually I would prefer the vinyl version of the album.
    Is it coming with a download code?

  3. Bobby jean says:

    There’s a link to preorder the vinyl but you can’t actually preorder it

  4. Gisabun says:

    @noyoucmon @jon
    I’m too young, I guess, to know what Garland looked like 40+ years ago. :-)

  5. Nemo says:

    there is also Paris 1989 that will be released in november…

  6. DaveM says:

    As @Mic says, there is a chance this, Hitchhiker and I would add TTN Roxy might be in the next NYA box. If it is next May for NYA2, I might hold my nerve and wait and see. Don’t really want to end up with duplicate copies of all those albums.

  7. Isla Jones says:

    Judy Garland who had mental health issues throughout her life and ultimately committed suicide. Perhaps he is raising awareness of mental health and suicide.

    • Randy Metro says:

      Off topic: Garland’s death was due to an accumulation of medications during the last 24 hours & an eating disorder she developed late in her life. The coroner ruled her death as an unintentional overdose with no evidence of suicide. Garland did have mental problems & prior suicide attempts with razors & glass; her death wasn’t a suicide.

  8. Jim says:

    Good price and good track listens…….ordered! Thanks Paul

  9. LedMan says:

    Preordered looking forward to hearing vinyl.

  10. Shane says:

    Im surprised the title/cover hasnt been explained in the write-up. I never heard of this before.

  11. Mic Smith says:

    A very welcome release although I wonder if this and Hitchhiker will feature in the Archives Vol. 2 next May meaning the collector ends up with 2 copies of certain discs, as was the case with Archives Vol. 1.

    • Kenneth Tilley says:

      is there any news again on archives vol 2 ? i gave up waiting a few years ago, i’m still hoping.

    • Adrian says:

      I hope not
      The reason I refused to buy Archives 1 was several of the discs had already been issued and being a fan I brought them.

  12. Gisabun says:

    Bizarre that there is no Canadian pricing yet either [since he’s Canadian]. :-)
    Who’s Judy? Ex-girlfriend?

    • noyoucmon says:

      @Gisabun: It refers to Judy Garland, who’s pictured on the sleeve and was the subject of a piece of stage banter on this tour, which reportedly is going to be replicated on the album. An odd connection for sure.

    • Jon says:

      Judy Garland…it’s her picture on the cover.

  13. Eamonn says:

    Well…Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere would put some icing on it.

  14. Charles K says:

    Looks excellent, so glad his vinyl prices have gone down in the last few years…ordered!

  15. Kevin Pascual says:

    Mellow my Mind on Banjo and Harmonica…it’s glorious…

  16. Ken Evans says:

    If you’d like to read Joel Bernstein and Cameron Crowe’s recollections of this tour and making this compilation, check out

  17. Marco says:

    It’s nice to see two songs that will show up much later in NY’s catalogue: Too Far Gone (Freedom, 1989) and White Line (Ragged Glory, 1991).

  18. Phil Wilson says:

    Wonder if this is in response to all those ‘radio broadcast” live CDs from 1976 that show up on Amazon and now in HMV, but are poor quality compared to the official releases? Looks a great set of tracks though.

  19. Paul Rantzau says:

    You are not wrong about that track listing. Looks pretty damn near perfect to me, in terms of summing up his career to that point.

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