Neil Young – Handwritten Setlist for 1984 Austin Opera House Concert
Neil Young’s handwritten setlist for his June 23, 1984 concert at the Austin Texas Opera House. This setlist includes a number of Young’s best loved songs, including ‘Are You Ready For the Country,’ ‘Comes a Time,’ ”Heart of Gold,’ and ‘Old Man.’
The provenance is best explained by the included letter of authenticity from longtime Neil associate Joel Bernstein:
“This letter is to authenticate a Neil Young handwritten setlist from the Austin Opera House on June 23, 1984, as part of his first International Harvesters tour, for which I was the guitar technician.
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”
Very little authentic Neil Young handwritten material has surfaced over the years, and this setlist is a truly museum-quality Neil Young collectible with exceptional provenance.
In excellent condition. 8 1/2″ x 13 1/8″. With Joel Bernstein’s letter of authenticity, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
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