New Neil Young Album, Storytone, October 31

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Neil Young will release his latest studio album, entitled Storytone, on October 31 via Reprise Records. The album has 10 brand new compositions recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra and choir.

Young first recorded the songs on his own in a solo-setting, then created versions of the songs for orchestra and big band.

The first track released from the album is ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up?’, which was originally performed at Crazy Horse shows in the U.K. this summer and more recently, as part of Young’s solo acoustic set at Farm Aid. The track is a plea to end dependence of fossil fuels in hopes of protecting the Earth’s fragile eco-systems for future generations.

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The pre-order for Storytone is available now at all participating retailers. Configurations include; a deluxe CD edition (containing both solo and orchestral versions), and the deluxe 180 gram double vinyl pressing, which will be released on December 19 and will feature both versions of the album.

All of the Storytone music 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.

The track-listing for Storytone 2CD deluxe is as follows:

DISC 1

1. Plastic Flowers (Solo)

2. Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (Solo)

3. I Want To Drive My Car (Solo)

4. Glimmer (Solo)

5. Say Hello To Chicago (Solo)

6. Tumbleweed (Solo)

7. Like You Used To Do (Solo)

8. I’m Glad I Found You (Solo)

9. When I Watch You Sleeping (Solo)

10. All Those Dreams (Solo)

DISC 2

1. Plastic Flowers (Orchestral)

2. Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (Orchestral)

3. I Want To Drive My Car (Orchestral)

4. Glimmer (Orchestral)

5. Say Hello To Chicago (Orchestral)

6. Tumbleweed (Orchestral)

7. Like You Used To Do (Orchestral)

8. I’m Glad I Found You (Orchestral)

9. When I Watch You Sleeping (Orchestral)

10. All Those Dreams (Orchestral)

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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