Neil Young Sets Release Dates for Three New 'Bootleg Series' Releases

The icon has mined his '70s era for 'Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,' 'Royce Hall,' and 'Citizen Kane Jr. Blues'
Neil Young Sets Release Dates for Three New 'Bootleg Series' Releases
Fresh off detailing a new instalment of his Official Release Series, Neil Young has now set release dates for the next three entries in his Official Bootleg Series.

Following last year's Carnegie Hall 1970 are Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971Royce Hall 1971 and Citizen Kane Jr. Blues 1974.

As the artist's Neil Young Archives site outlines, all three titles will arrive May 6 digitally — except via Spotify — and on CD, while vinyl pressings will follow on June 3.

The sets played by Young on Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Royce Hall — both recorded in Los Angeles — are nearly identical, and though longtime Young bootleg collectors may be familiar with the recordings, these new issues promise "radically better sound from our masters," as the artist shared upon announcing the series in 2020.

Citizen Kane Jr. Blues will then take listeners to the East Coast, capturing an unannounced performance from Young at the Bottom Line in New York. "In my mind it's a hazy memory," Young wrote of the evening on his Neil Young Archives site in 2020, "but this moment really captures the essence of where I was in 1974. Two months later, the album On the Beach was released, including songs I played that night — 'Ambulance Blues,' 'Revolution Blues,' 'On the Beach' and 'Motion Pictures.'"

The next three instalments of Young's Official Bootleg Series are now available for pre-order. Find their respective tracklists below.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles: February 1, 1971):

1. On the Way Home
2. Tell Me Why
3. Old Man
4. Journey Through the Past
5. Cowgirl in the Sand
6. Heart of Gold
7. A Man Needs a Maid
8. Sugar Mountain
9. Don't Let It Bring You Down
10. Love in Mind
11. The Needle and the Damage Done
12. Ohio
13. See the Sky About to Rain
14. I Am a Child
15. Dance Dance Dance

Royce Hall (Los Angeles: January 30, 1971):

1. On the Way Home
2. Tell Me Why
3. Old Man
4. Journey Through the Past
5. Cowgirl in the Sand
6. Heart of Gold
7. A Man Needs a Maid
8. See the Sky About to Rain
9. Sugar Mountain
10. Don't Let It Bring You Down
11. Love in Mind
12. The Needle and the Damage Done
13. Ohio
14. Down by the River
15. Dance Dance Dance
16. I Am a Child

Citizen Kane Jr. Blues (Live The Bottom Line) (NYC: May 16, 1974):

1. Pushed It Over The End
2. Long May You Run
3. Greensleeves
4. Ambulance Blues
5. Helpless
6. Revolution Blues
7. On the Beach
8. Roll Another Number (For the Road)
9. Motion Pictures
10. Pardon My Heart
11. Dance Dance Dance