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Town Square
Brescia, Italy
July 9, 2001

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The Confirmed Set List
  1. Don't Cry No Tears
  2. I've Been Waiting For You
  3. Love And Only Love
  4. Piece Of Crap
  5. Going Home   [new this tour]
  6. Hold You In My Arms   *   [new this tour]
  7. Don't Say You Love Me (?)   *   [new song]
    Solo/Acoustic set:
  8. From Hank To Hendrix
  9. Don't Let It Bring You Down
  10. Pocahontas
  11. After The Goldrush   [on pump organ]
    With Crazy Horse again:
  12. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  13. Standing In The Light Of Love   [new this tour]
  14. Gateway Of Love   [new this tour]
  15. Hey Hey My My
  16. Sedan Delivery
  17. Like A Hurricane
  18. Rockin' In The Free World   *
  19. Powderfinger   *
* Pegi and Astrid backup vocals on these songs

Town Square
Brescia, Italy, July 9, 2001

review by Rizzolo Francesco

Neil came on stage in the Brescia Town Square at a little after 10pm and played until past midnight. The audience of about 7000 or 8000 was lively throughout the show, except during two of the new songs: Don't Say You Love Me and Gateway Of Love. I talked with some friends and their opinion was that those two songs aren't Neil's style. It seemed strange to hear Neil Young sing a commercial love song like DSYLM.

A great surprise at this show was the first-time appearance during the Eurotour of Astrid (fantastic girl!!!) and Pegi (fantastic woman, too!!!) doing backup vocals. They came out onto the stage first during Hold You In My Arms (which is a wonderful new song), and for the following DSYLM. Later they come out for the encore songs.

It's my opinion that Crazy Horse's style don't need more backing vocals. The great Love And Only Love is good evidence that their harmonies are more that enough...

The band provided a great power surge with Hey Hey My My. This show was in the square of an old town with old monuments and a beautiful church nearby -- and I was thinking, "can these monuments stand up to the power of Old Black?" I checked again after HHMM and RITFW and they were still standing...

The newspaper wrote that Bob Dylan was side-stage for part of his friend Neil's show. They also said that Neil asked for a piano in his dressing room. Hmmm, working on another new song with the piano???

In my opinion, the highlights of this show were: Love And Only Love, Goin' Home, Don't Let It Bring You Down, and the their best performance: Hey Hey My My.

Thank you Neil for another great show.