Neil Young's new/old live album A Treasure, which pairs tracks from his underrated '80s albums with unreleased material, is due out next week, and today the Canadian rock god dropped the first new/old music video for its first single, "Amber Jean." As evidenced by Young's fantastic honky-tonk outfit, this clip dates back a few decades and focuses on his more country-influenced output. The performance comes from the September 20, 1984 episode of Nashville Now and marks one of the few times this unreleased track - which shares its name with Young's then-recently born daughter -- was ever performed live. This unearthed "Amber Jean" will probably also feature on the Blu-ray that's accompanying some formats of A Treasure.
Young's backing band, the International Harvesters, play a starring role here, and the real highlight is watching the heavy-set fiddler over Young's left shoulder when he isn't playing his fiddle; the way he awkwardly taps his leg with the beat is a lost art. TheRead More »from Neil Young Wearing a Funny Outfit, Performing ‘Amber Jean’ in 1984