Neil Young has detailed his upcoming archival live album “Roxy – Tonight's the Night Live”, a collection of the rocker's performances at the Los Angeles venue in 1973.
Recorded between September 20-22, 1973 alongside Young's backing band the Santa Monica Flyers, the album boasts the live debuts of nine of the songs that would feature on Young's classic 1975 album “Tonight's the Night”, one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, as well as On the Beach's “Walk On”.
The album, produced by Young and the late David Briggs, will first be released as an exclusive Record Store Day edition on April 21 before a standard vinyl, CD and digital version arrives the following week. The Record Store Day edition of the 2LP set will feature an etching on its fourth side as well as a print of Young and his band onstage at the Roxy.
“Roxy – Tonight's the Night” is among the first of a wave if promised archival releases tied to opening of the Neil Young Archives, the recently launched high-quality streaming site that digitally houses Young's work.