The six-and-a-half-minute version of the song was recorded and performed live with the Santa Monica Flyers at West Hollywood venue the Roxy Theater on September 22nd, 1973. He was the first artist to perform at the Sunset Strip venue. The track appears on Disc Four, Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live, and is the only previously unreleased song on that disc.
In addition to Archives Volume 2, Young will release live album Return to Greendale on November 6th, which includes “Bandit.” A 50th-anniversary edition of After the Gold Rush on vinyl is due in March 2021. Other archival releases in the works include Way Down in the Rust Bucket, Carnegie Hall 1970, Road of Plenty, and Noise and Flowers.