Neil Young & His Electric Band
August 19, 2008
Zitadelle Spandau – Berlin, Germany

Two Berlin shows in one year! Thanks Neil, I missed the first in February… Zitadelle Spandau is a fine place as well; an open air venue of about 6000 is just the right size. Weather warm and almost dry, airplanes in a red sunset sky… Mother Nature’s video show!

This was not a ‘Living with War’ concert, nor a ‘Chrome Dreams II’ show, simply a fun show (Neil in good mood as well) with old favorites. Some of them very old…

Though not as impressive as with Crazy Horse (God, was that already seven years ago?), the old man still rocks! My personal hightlight: a 13 minutes version of “Cowgirl in the Sand” with great inspired guitar solos by Neil.

Unexpexted for me, but impressive, the show’s closer: The Beatles’ “A Day in Life” in true Neil Young fashion:

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Setlist:

Hey Hey, My My
Love And Only Love
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
I’ve Been Waiting For You
Powderfinger
Spirit Road
Cortez The Killer
Cinnamon Girl
Helpless
Mother Earth
The Needle And The Damage Done
Unknown Legend
Heart Of Gold
Old Man
Get Back To The Country
Just Singing A Song (new song)
Sea Change (new song)
Cowgirl In The Sand
Rockin’ In The Free World

Encore:
A Day In The Life