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Stream: The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition

The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition NPR says: “As much as this collection speaks to widespread support of The Bridge School, it also speaks to the gargantuan respect musicians maintain for the Youngs themselves: You don’t find many collections of live music broad enough to bring together Tony Bennett, Sonic Youth, Sarah McLachlan, Metallica, Jonathan Richman and No Doubt. But they’re all here, expertly recorded and placed lovingly alongside three different iterations of Neil Young as a performer: CSNY, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and a collaboration between Young and R.E.M. As a whole, The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition — out Oct. 24 — is generous in every sense of the word, asking listeners to support its cause while stuffing itself with incentives to do so. ”

:: it now streams on NPR. 

CD1 (58 min 36 sec)

  • Bruce Springsteen – “Born In The U.S.A.”
  • Dave Matthews – “Too Much”
  • No Doubt – “Magic’s In The Makeup”
  • Jack Johnson – “Gone”
  • Fleet Foxes – “Blue Ridge Mountain”
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse – “Love And Only Love”
  • Sonic Youth – “Rain On Tin”
  • Pearl Jam – “Better Man”
  • Gillian Welch – “The Way It Will Be”
  • R.E.M. with Neil Young – “Country Feedback”
  • Willie Nelson – “The Great Divide”
  • Nils Lofgren – “Cry Just A Little”

CD2 (1 hr 5 min 16 sec).

  • Sarah McLachlan – “Elsewhere”
  • Paul McCartney – “Get Back”
  • Elton John/Leon Russell – “A Dream Come True”
  • Band Of Horses – “Marry Song”
  • Metallica – “Disposable Heroes”
  • Thom Yorke – “After The Gold Rush”
  • Sheryl Crow – “The Difficult Kind”
  • Tony Bennett – “Maybe This Time”
  • CSNY – “Deja Vu”
  • Norah Jones – “Jesus, Etc.”
  • Jonathan Richman – “I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar”
  • Brian Wilson – “Surfin’ USA”
  • The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

Bridge Benefit show update (2)

Bridge-School Neil and Pegi Young invite you to the
25th Anniversary Bridge Gala
October 14, 2011

Entertainment by Dave Matthews
The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

Archives Guy says:

“We will be making a number of special announcements soon… including the LIVE webcast of the Saturday night Bridge Concert… with host Jimmy Fallon.

Bridge Benefit Concert lineup change: Diana Krall & Jenny Lewis cancelled. Devendra Banhart and Norah Jones w/The Little Willies added to both days.

Bridge Benefit takes place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, Oct. 22-23.

And yes, Pegi wore her blue dress at the Gala.

Pegi in blue

update: here is a photo of Pegi and Neil at the gala:



Bridge School 25th anniversary box

The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition On 24 October release of the Bridge School 25th anniversary box set: 3 DVD and /or 2 CD of Bridge School shows.

Click here for the tracklist. Here is the trailer.

Bridge School official site.





Bridge School Benefit Line-up

25th bridge school benefit

UPDATE: video trailer – The lineup for Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit Concert has been announced. And it’s a mammoth bill in celebration of the concert’s silver anniversary, which takes place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, Oct. 22-23.

Young will be joined by Arcade Fire, Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews, Mumford and Sons, Beck and Los Invisibles featuring Carlos Santana for the weekend festivities.

Other artists listed on concert’s official site include jazz queen Diana Krall (Saturday), Tony Bennett (Sunday) and Foo Fighters (Sunday). Yes, it seems the stars are all turning out for the cause closest to Young’s heart.

Check out the clip promoting the 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert below and get hyped on the weekend, which raises money for the special school Young and wife Pegi started back in 1986 to help their son Ben. Heavy hitters like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Crosby, Stills, Nash were on hand to kick off the inaugural concert, which has become a staple on the calendar for music lovers (with the exception of 1987 when the benefit was canceled).

Tickets go on sale Sept. 16 via Live Nation, with proceeds going towards assisting children with disabilities and communication needs.

Official Bridge School website with trailer video clip.

Bridge School Dates Announced

BridgeSchool Neil and Pegi Young announce this year’s Bridge School Benefit, designating late October in Mountain View, Calif., for the annual event.

Grab your planner and flag Oct. 22 & 23 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre for the 25th annual Bridge School Benefit.

Although a lineup has yet to be announced, the Bridge School shows are legendary for presenting artists delivering unique performances and collaborations. Last year’s Bridge School Benefit debuted a newly reconstituted Buffalo Springfield and past events have hosted a who’s who of music, including Elvis Costello, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and Paul McCartney .

Ticket sales have not yet been announced. Visit for more information.
thanx to Randy S.

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\"\'Crazy Mama\' by JJ Cale is a record I love. The song is true, simple, and direct, and the delivery is very natural.\" (The song was the closest thing Cale had to a hit single, peaking at No. 22 on the Billboard chart in 1971.) \"JJ’s guitar playing is a huge influence on me,\" Young continued. \"His touch is unspeakable. I am stunned by it.\"
by -- Neil Young in \"Waging Heavy Peace\"

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