neil young earth

Neil Young has announced a new album, EARTH. The full-length, due out June 17 via Reprise, comprises recordings from last year’s tour behind The Monsanto Years. Its tracklisting includes the previously-unshared “I Won’t Quit,” along with highlights from Young’s discography. For EARTH, Young added new musical overdubs to the mixes, along with tons of nature sounds. Bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows, and “sounds of the earth” can all be prominently heard on the album, juxtaposed with “city sounds” like car horns, according to a press release. Young will play the record in full, and discuss its construction and themes at theNatural History Museum Los Angeles County on May 6. It’s the first time he’s held a public album preview event.

“98 UNINTERRUPTED MINUTES LONG, EARTH FLOWS AS A COLLECTION OF 13 SONGS FROMTHROUGHOUT MY LIFE, SONGS I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT LIVING HERE ON OUR PLANET TOGETHER. OUR ANIMAL KINGDOM IS WELL REPRESENTED IN THE AUDIENCE AS WELL AND THE ANIMALS, INSECTS, BIRDS AND MAMMALS ACTUALLY TAKE OVER THE PERFORMANCES OF THE SONGS AT TIMES.“ – NEIL

We made a live record and every creature on the planet seemed to show up. Suddenly all the living things of Earth were in the audience going crazy. Then they took over the stage, letting their wild sounds mingle with the Vanilla Singers perfect corporate harmony. Earth’s creatures let loose, there were Bee breakdowns, Bird breakdowns and yes, even Wall Street breakdowns, jamming with me and Promise of the Real! The show was non stop bliss for 98 minutes, no breaks. EARTH does not fit on iTunes. It breaks all their rules (and couldn’t all really be heard that way anyway) No one who was there will ever forget the love, wonder and beautiful madness of EARTH. I know I won’t. – Neil

Neil Young – Earth

Format: 2-CD / 3-LP
Label: Reprise Records
Release date: 17 June 2016

Track Listing

1. Mother Earth (originally from Ragged Glory)
2. Seed Justice (new title for the unreleased “I Won’t Quit” ? )
3. My Country Home (Ragged Glory)
4. The Monsanto Years (The Monsanto Years)
5. Western Hero (Sleeps With Angels)
6. Vampire Blues (On The Beach)
7. Hippie Dream (Landing On Water)
8. After The Gold Rush (ATGR)
9. Human Highway (Comes A Time)
10. Big Box (The Monsanto Years)
11. People Want to Hear About Love (The Monsanto Years)
12. Wolf Moon (The Monsanto Years)
13. Love & Only Love (Ragged Glory)

In other Neil Young-related news, two rare films starring the musician are coming to DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time. Digitally-remastered versions of 1979’s concert film Rust Never Sleeps and 1982’s comedy Human Highway (which stars Young, Dennis Hopper, Russ Tamblyn, and Devo) arrive June 10 via Reprise.

Website Neil Young : www.neilyoung.com