Live at the Cellar Door

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Live at the Cellar Door
Neil Young Live at the Cellar Door.jpg
Live album by Neil Young
Released December 10, 2013
Recorded November 30 - December 2, 1970
Genre Rock, folk rock
Length 45:06
Label Reprise
Producer Neil Young & Henry Lewy
Neil Young chronology
Psychedelic Pill
(2012)Psychedelic Pill2012
Live at the Cellar Door
A Letter Home
(2014)A Letter Home2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound4.5/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound9/10[4]
The Observer4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]

Live at the Cellar Door is a live album by Neil Young, featuring performances from his six 1970 concerts in Washington D.C.[7] It was released on December 10, 2013. The album is volume 02.5 in Young's Archives Performance Series.[8] The album features songs from both Young's early albums and Buffalo Springfield albums, including After the Gold Rush, Harvest, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, On the Beach, Buffalo Springfield and Buffalo Springfield Again.

Additionally, the album features the only known recording of Young performing his song "Cinnamon Girl" on piano. As stated by his comment on the disc "That's the first time I've ever performed that song on piano!"

The album closes with "Flying on the Ground is Wrong" in which Young quips: "I had it put in my contracts that I would only play on a nine-foot Steinway Grand Piano, just for a little eccentricity."[9]

Track listing[edit]

1."Tell Me Why"2:52
2."Only Love Can Break Your Heart"3:13
3."After the Gold Rush"3:48
4."Expecting to Fly"3:21
5."Bad Fog of Loneliness"2:00
6."Old Man"3:41
8."Don't Let It Bring You Down"2:38
9."See the Sky About to Rain"3:21
10."Cinnamon Girl"3:29
11."I Am A Child"2:43
12."Down by the River"4:24
13."Flying on the Ground Is Wrong"7:11



Chart (2014) Peak
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[10] 23
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[11] 3
US Billboard 200[12] 28
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[13] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[14] 14
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 75


  1. ^ "Live at the Cellar Door Reviews". Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Album Review". All music. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  3. ^ Hauser, Henry (2013-11-25). "Album Review". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  4. ^ Slaughter, Matthew (2013-12-09). "Neil Young - Live at the Cellar Door". Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  5. ^ Hoby, Hermione (2013-12-08). "Album Review". The Observer. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  6. ^ Hermes, Will (2013-12-10). "Neil Young - Live at the Cellar Door". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  7. ^ Greene, Andy (21 October 2013). "Neil Young Opening Up the 'Cellar Door'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "Reviewed! Neil Young, "Live At The Cellar Door". Unveiled! Neil Young: The Ultimate Music Guide. - Uncut". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  9. ^ Young, Neil (December 10, 1970). "Flying on the Ground is Wrong". Song. 1:43 Mins. 
  10. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2014. 1. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ.
  11. ^ "Neil Young Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Neil Young Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Neil Young Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Folk Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. 
  15. ^ "Top Rock Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard.