Set List: Desert Trip Weekend 2 with Neil Young and Paul McCartney

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Neil Young + Promise of the Real has played his second ‘Oldchella’ Desert Trip concert with equal parts country Neil, grunge Neil and new Neil taking up equal space in the set.

Neil Young must have a new album in the works. As with last week, he is road-testing Neighborhood, Show Me, Texas Ranger and Peace Trail, Something is brewing.

However Desert Trip was all about the classics and Neil divided his country with his rock. When you think about it, Neil Young, a Canadian, was probably the very first Americana artist. The irony!

This weekends setlist swapped Down By The River out for Cowgirl In The Sand, Like A Hurricane made an appearance and the show was top heavy on Harvest songs with one from the sequel Harvest Moon.

Neil Young + Promise of the Real, October 15, 2016, Desert Trip 2

Main Set
  • After the Goldrush (from After The Goldrush, 1970)
  • Heart of Gold (from Harvest, 1972)
  • Old Man (from Harvest, 1972)
  • Long May You Run (from Long May You Run, 1976)
  • Mother Earth (from Ragged Glory, 1990)
  • Out On The Weekend (from Harvest, 1972)
  • Comes A Time (from Comes A Time, 1978)
  • Harvest Moon (from Harvest Moon, 1982)
  • Neighborhood (new, unreleased)
  • Show Me (new, unreleased)
  • Helpless (from Déjà vu, 1970)
  • Words (Between The Lines of Age) (from Harvest, 1972)
  • Alabama (from Harvest, 1972)
  • Powderfinger (from Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
  • Texas Rangers (new, unreleased)
  • Cowgirl In The Sand (from Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969)
  • Seed Justice (from Earth, 2016)
  • Like A Hurricane (from American Stars and Bars, 1976)
  • Peace Trail (new, unreleased)
  • Rockin’ In The Free World (from Freedom, 1989)

Paul McCartney pretty much stuck to script for his second Desert Trip concert, with one exception … an appearance by Rihanna.

Rihanna (and the Donald Trump of rap Kanye West) gave McCartney his most recent hit. McCartney performed the song last weekend at Desert Trip, but this week it came it added Rihanna.

Young, who opened the show, came back on to perform The Beatles A Day In the Life, John Lennon’s Give Peace A Chance and for the very second time ever live The Beatles Why Don’t We Do It In The Road with Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney set list, Desert Trip, October 16, 2016

Main Set
  • A Hard Day’s Night (from A Hard Days Night, 1964)
  • Jet (from Band On The Run, 1973)
  • Got To Get You In My Life (from Revolver, 1966)
  • Letting Go (from Venus and Mars, 1975)
  • Day Tripper (single, 1965)
  • Let Me Roll It (from Band On The Run, 1973)
  • I’ve Got A Feeling (from Let It Be, 1970)
  • My Valentine (from Kisses On The Bottom, 2012)
  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (from Band On The Run, 1973)
  • Maybe I’m Amazed (from McCartney, 1969)
  • We Can Work It Out (single 1965)
  • In Spite Of All the Danger (Quarrymen song)
  • I’ve Just Seen A Face (from Rubber Soul, 1965)
  • Love Me Do (from Please Please Me, 1963)
  • And I Love Her (from A Hard Days Night, 1964)
  • Blackbird (from The Beatles, 1968)
  • Here Today (from Tug of War, 1982)
  • Queenie Eye (from New, 2013)
  • Lady Madonna (single 1968)
  • FourFiveSeconds (with Rihanna) (single 2015)
  • Eleanor Rigby (from Revolver, 1966)
  • Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite (from Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
  • A Day In The Life (with Neil Young) (from Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
  • Give Peace A Chance (with Neil Young) (John Lennon cover)
  • Why Don’t We Do It In The Road (with Neil Young) (from The Beatles, 1968)
  • Something (from Abbey Road, 1969)
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (from The Beatles, 1968)
  • Band On The Run (from Band On The Run, 1973)
  • Back In The USSR (from The Beatles, 1968)
  • Let It Be (from Let It Be, 1970)
  • Live and Let Die (single 1973)
  • Hey Jude (single 1968)
  • Birthday (from The Beatles, 1968)
  • Rip It Up (Little Richard cover)
  • Helter Skelter (from The Beatles, 1968)
  • Golden Slumbers (from Abbey Road, 1969)
  • Carry That Weight (from Abbey Road, 1969)
  • The End (from Abbey Road, 1969)

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