Neil Young is to release his new album EARTH, on June 17th via Reprise Records. The album features live performances of songs from a range of Young's albums, including last year's The Monsanto Years, 1990's Ragged glory, and 1970's After The Gold Rush. The audio was captured during Young's 2015 tour with The Promise Of The Real, the tour which includes Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show.
Earth features these live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows - creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere.
"Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together," says Young. "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 time.”
Also out on June 24th are two rare films. The critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic musical Human Highway, Young's 1982 comedy starring Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, and Devo, which has been digitally restored for the DVD and Blu Ray release. And Rust Never Sleeps, the full-length feature about Young's 1978 concert tour and includes such classic songs as ‘I Am a Child,’ featuring Crazy Horse, ‘Cinnamon Girl,’ ‘Like A Hurricane’ and both the acoustic and electric versions of his landmark song ‘Hey Hey'.
Pre-order EARTH here: https://WMNZ.lnk.to/NeilYoungEarthPR
Track-listing for EARTH:
"Mother Earth" (from Ragged Glory)
"Seed Justice" (previously unreleased)
"My Country Home" (from Ragged Glory)
"The Monsanto Years" (from The Monsanto Years)
"Western Hero" (from Sleeps With Angels)
"Vampire Blues" (from On The Beach)
"Hippie Dream" (from Landing On Water)
"After The Gold Rush" (from After The Gold Rush)
"Human Highway" (from Comes a Time)
"Big Box" (from The Monsanto Years)
"People Want to Hear About Love" (from The Monsanto Years)
"Wolf Moon" (from The Monsanto Years)
"Love & Only Love" (from Ragged Glory)