Incoming: New Neil Young Album

Neil Young 11-4

CD drops 11/4, but vinyl isn’t out until 12/16, no doubt due to all those well-documented delays at national pressing plants.

Neil Young’s camp confirmed today that Nov. 4 is the release date for his new Storytone album (Reprise); last week he teased fans with the digital release (3 versions in fact) of new track “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”—more details on that and streaming audio of it at BLURT right HERE.

According to the label, Young “took a different approach with this record, first recording the songs on his own in a solo-setting, then creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light with a 92-piece orchestra and big band, resulting in a deeply-personal emotional listening experience throughout the new record.

In addition to the new single other standout tracks from the album include the bittersweet album opener “Plastic Flowers,” the bluesy swing of “I Want To Drive My Car,” the aching “Tumbleweed,” or the heartfelt “When I Watch You Sleeping.”  Each song evokes an entirely different feel within the context of its presentation. The album was produced by The Volume Dealers (Neil Young and Niko Bolas), recorded and mixed by Al Schmitt with additional co-production, arrangements, orchestration, and conducted by Michael Bearden and Chris Walden.

Configurations for the album include: a standard CD edition that features the 10 orchestral song versions of Storytone, the deluxe CD edition (containing both standard and solo versions), and the deluxe 180 gram double vinyl pressing, which will be released on December 16th and will feature both versions of the album. (Exclusive album bundles for pre-orders include a limited edition, heavy stock lithograph of the album artwork by Young.)

 

Tracklisting:

Plastic Flowers

Who’s Gonna Stand Up?

I Want To Drive My Car

Glimmer

Say Hello To Chicago

Tumbleweed

Like You Used To Do

I’m Glad I Found You

When I Watch You Sleeping

All Those Dreams

 

Remaining 2014 Tour Dates:

Thu 10/09/14 Philadelphia, PA Academy Of Music
Sat 10/25/14 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre  “Bridge School Benefit”
Sun 10/26/14 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre  “Bridge School Benefit”

 

 

 

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