Presenting one of the most sought-after recordings from Neil Young's vast archives, Roxy - Tonight's The Night Live.
Young performed with band Santa Monica Flyers as the venue's opening act September 20-22, 1973. The performance featured songs that would later become part of Young's celebrated album Tonight's the Night.
Tonight's The Night would not be released until June 1975. The album's final track "Walk On" would not appear until the release of On The Beach, in July 1974.
Young would be the first artist to christen the stage at what would become one of the world's great clubs, The Roxy Theater on the riotous Sunset Strip, right next door to the already infamous Rainbow Bar & Grill. Produced by Young and the late David Briggs, these resultant recordings were mixed by John Nowland with updated post-production and mastering by John Hanlon — along with Chris Bellman — at Bernie Grundman Mastering using the original analog master tape source. Close your eyes and you'll be right there in that dark, smoky, 500 capacity room in West, L.A. on a hot summer night in 1973.
Tonight's The Night would go on to be named one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, and universally praised for its dark honesty and unapologetic raw delivery. The very same can be said for Roxy - Tonight's The Night Live.