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EARTH, new Young’s Neil Album complete with animal sounds

 “We made a live record and every creature on the planet seemed to show up,” Neil Young writes of 98-minute uninterrupted album

Neil Young’s upcoming album Earth (in stores June 17th) is one of the most unconventional releases in his long catalog, according to Rolling Stone.

On May 6th, Young will unveil Earth at the Natural History Museum Los Angles County’s First Fridays series.

The album features 11 songs from his 2015 tour with Promise of the Real mixed with sounds of the Earth.

“Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience,” Young said in a statement. “And the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times.”











1. “People Want to Hear About Love” (from The Monsanto Years)
2. “Big Box” (from The Monsanto Years)
3. “Mother Earth” (from Ragged Glory)
4. “The Monsanto Years” (from The Monsanto Years)
5. “I Won’t Quit” (previously unreleased)
6. “Western Hero” (from Sleeps With Angels)
7. “Vampire Blues” (from On The Beach)
8. “Hippie Dream” (from Landing On Water)
9. “After The Gold Rush” (from After The Gold Rush)
10. “Wolf Moon” (from The Monsanto Years)
11. “Love & Only Love” (from Ragged Glory)

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Revolution Blues

Neil Young and Promise of the Real kicks of their 2016 Tour at Whitewater  Amphitheater, New Braunfels, Texas.

Also appearing Lucinda Williams, and surprise guest Willie Nelson.

Neil in Texas 2016








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Young plays rarities at private show in Paris

Neil in Paris





Mystery surrounds the private show Neil Young and Promise of the Real performed in Paris the evening of Jan. 25, 2016.

According to UNCUT the event at Theatre Mogador  was hosted by Carmignac, who describe themselves as “one of the leading asset managers in Europe” on their Twitter feed. And apparently billionaire Eduardo Carmignac joined Neil & musicians on stage.

Among the surprises in Young’s set the After the Goldrush track “Til the Morning Comes” made its live debut, 46 years after the album’s release.

Another cut from the same album, “Cripple Creek Ferry,” was played for the fourth time only, and the first time since 1997.

The set also included Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”

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Neil Young and Promise Of The Real have announced a batch of UK tour dates as part of their Rebel Content tour.

Young announced he would play Belfast (for the first time ever) and Dublin, as well as shows on mainland Europe – Leipzig on July 20 and Berlin on July 21.

The itinerary has now been expanded to take in Glasgow, Leeds and London.

The tour dates are:



Young turns on power in Vermont, donates $100,000 to fight lawsuit

Neil Young in Vermont


A review from the Burlington Free Press  staff writer Brent Hallenbeck says Sunday’s show July 19 in Essex Junction was Neil Young’s first-ever headlining show in Vermont. He played with Promise of the Real for the ninth show of the tour.

Prior to the show he spoke at a press conference  in favor of Vermont’s GMO labeling law. Activist booths were set up outside the concert.

Hallenbeck writes that Young was driven in large part by his support for the state’s law requiring food manufacturers to label products containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The Grocery Manufacturers Association has filed suit against Vermont over that law, and Young announced Sunday that he’s donating $100,000 to the fund helping the state fight that lawsuit.

Here’s a clip from the review:

“Given that impetus behind the show, though, Young’s nearly two-and-a-half-hour concert was largely restrained about politics – for instance, he didn’t talk about the presidential candidate he favors, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont – and focused on the music that has made him one of rock’s top songsmiths for nearly half a century. He came out in blue jeans, a dark brimmed hat and a black T-shirt reading “Earth” and began with quieter tunes featuring his naturally strained, upper-register voice on top of acoustic guitar (with occasional harmonica interludes).

This was not the angry 69-year-old man raging against the corporate machine on “The Monsanto Years.” This was calm, reflective, often celebratory Neil Young as he played old favorites such as “Heart of Gold” and “Old Man.”

Lukas Nelson  moved from guitar to piano as he played “Moonlight in Vermont,” an old standard his father often covers, even singing it with a warm, wavering tone like Willie Nelson employs. The crowd gave Nelson one of its heartiest ovations of the night.





Neil Young
Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA
w/ Promise Of The Real

01. After The Gold Rush
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Long May You Run
04. Old Man
05. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
06. Out On The Weekend
07. Unknown Legend
08. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
09. From Hank To Hendrix
10. Harvest Moon
11. Wolf Moon
12. Words
13. Lookin’ For A Love
14. Moonlight In Vermont (cover) Lukas Nelson on lead vocals and piano
15. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
16. People Want To Hear About Love
17. A New Day For Love
18. Country Home
19. Down By The River
20. If I Don’t Know
21. Workin’ Man
22. Monsanto Years
23. Love And Only Love

Tour: 2015 Rebel Content Tour
Band: Promise Of The Real

Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, pump organ,
Lukas Nelson – electric guitar, piano, vocals
Micah Nelson – electric guitar, electric charango, piano, vocals
Corey McCormick – bass, vocals
Anthony Logerfo – drums
Tato Melgar – percussion

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Random Quote

Indeed, \\\"Fuckin\\\' Up\\\" (the best track on Young\\\'s much-ballyhooed \\\"Ragged Glory\\\") is more than a great song; it\\\'s a lifestyle choice.
by Shannon Zimmerman; Salon, 20 August 2003.

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