Neil Young + Promise Of The Real Releasing Live Album "Earth"
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:59:52
Neil Young is releasing a new album entitled Earth, due out June 24th via Reprise Records. The album features 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 Promise Of The Real, fronted by Willie Nelson's sons, Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals). The tour included Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show.
Along with the tunes, the record is filled with natural and animal sounds from all over the planet. Neil Young says about the album, "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.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."
Two Neil Young films will also be coming out on DVD on June 24th. Human Highway, which was directed by Young and also features him in a starring role, and Rust Never Sleeps, a 1979 concert film about Young's 1978 tour of the same name, have not been viewable in years.
The tracklist for Earth is as follows:
"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)
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff