Neil Young plays Words and Love And Only Love from his home

The much anticipated sequel to his first Fireside Sessions episode is here.

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Singer-songwriter Neil Young busts out more rarities in the second episode of his Fireside Sessions series. Just like the first, Young once again performs songs from his extensive catalogue in and around his home in Telluride, Colorado.

The icon opens his set standing outside in the snow with Four Strong Winds, an Ian & Sylvia tune he first covered on his 1978 album, Comes A Time. Taking us inside the house, he performs a piano-accompanied rendition of Birds from After the Gold Rush. Following that, he plays an acoustic version of On The Beach, and the studio B-side, Homefires.

Young then closes the set with acoustic versions of Words and Love And Only Love, two tunes he’s usually performed in a band setting. Watch the full session here.

The singer-songwriter was set to hit the road with Crazy Horse on a tour that would take them through “the old arenas” from their careers. Those plans have now come to a halt due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. On the subject, the singer has shared this open letter to fans.

Young joins a growing list of musicians who’ve decided to perform via livestreams and virtual concerts in lieu of touring. That list also includes Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Devin Townsend.

Stay up to date with COVID-19 related event cancelations/postponements here.

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