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Neil Young – Owned Personal “Cinnamon Girl” Acetate With Full Authentication and COA

A very rare original 10″ acetate of Neil Young’s live version of “Cinnamon Girl”, owned by Young himself and given to a longtime associate.

The provenance is best explained by the included letter of authenticity from Joel Bernstein: This letter is to authenticated a Gold Star acetates of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl”. This is a live version, from the album Live Rust, in Stereo. I was working with Neil at the time and he gave these to me.

I photographed Neil Young for the first time at his first East Coast show with Crazy Horse, at the Bitter End in New York City, in February 1969. I went on to work with Neil extensively, as both his and CSNY’s tour photographer, and shooting him for eighteen of his album covers (including After The Gold Rush, Harvest, Time Fades Away, Tonight’s The Night, Decade and Rust Never Sleeps) plus numerous other official projects including publicity, advertising, songbooks, posters, et al. On various tours from 1973-1993, I also worked with Neil as his guitar technician; and served as his archivist for 20 years, researching and presenting him with every source for audio, artwork and text used in his massive box set Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972. During the course of working for Neil, he gave me various acetates, test pressings, set lists and other memorabilia. Neil knew I was a collector and he wasn’t, so once he was done with things like this, instead of throwing it away, he often gave it to me. This is from my personal collection. Sincerely, Joel Bernstein

This 10″ acetate is one-sided and in near mint condition, and owned by Neil Young himself. An exceptional Neil Young collectible.

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