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Neil Young ‘Alchemy’ Summer Tour: Behind the Set List

We examine Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s setlist from Red Rocks on August 5th, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s 2012 Alchemy summer tour was supposedly in support of their new album Americana, which featured garage rock renditions of standard tunes like “This Land Is Your Land” and “Tom Dula.” 

But when the tour began in August, he essentially ignored the entire thing, playing “Jesus Chariot” a mere three times and not going near the other songs at any point. Instead, they busted out tunes from their entire history, including many that had yet to even be released. Check out this video where we examine the group’s setlist from Red Rocks on August 5th, 2012. 

It was a magic night that featured explosive renditions of “Powderfinger,” “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and the grand finale of “Over and Over,” a deep cut from Ragged Glory he hadn’t touched since 1990. 


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