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Neil Young’s Incredible Carnegie Hall Shows: 10 Must-See Videos

See stunning performances of “Ohio,” “Southern Man” and other classics

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Neil Young fans are still reeling from last week's incredible four-night stand at Carnegie Hall. For reasons that remain unclear, Young devoted the vast majority of his solo acoustic set to his earliest work, with a special emphasis on Harvest, After the Gold Rush and tunes from Buffalo Springfield. Many of the songs had been unplayed for years, and the performances were breathtaking. The ushers at Carnegie Hall were more vigilant than usual about cameras and were quick to shine a flashlight on anybody filming, but fans still managed to flood YouTube with videos. Here are 10 must-see highlights. By Andy Greene

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“Mellow My Mind”

Only one song from Tonight's the Night made the Carnegie Hall run, but it was a real gem. As he did on his 2007 theater tour, Young performed a heartfelt rendition of "Mellow My Mind" on the banjo.

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The title track to Harvest was an extreme rarity until Young's 2007 tour, when he played it most every night. The lyrics were inspired by the tumultuous childhood of Young's onetime girlfriend Carrie Snodgress. 

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“Mr. Soul”

Young has played Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul" many times over the past five decades, but at Carnegie Hall he switched things up by doing it on the pump organ, completely transforming the rocker into something new. 

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“Long May You Run”

The first three nights at Carnegie Hall ended, appropriately enough, with "Long May You Run." The 1976 Stills/Young Band song was written about Neil Young's car, but it's taken on a whole new significance in recent years, and he's played it at everything from the final Conan O'Brien Tonight Show to the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. 

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