Neil Young will release his latest studio album, entitled Storytone, on November 4th via Reprise Records. Storytone has 10 brand new compositions recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra, choir and Young.
He took a different approach with this record, first recording the songs on his own in a solo-setting, then creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light with an orchestra and big band, resulting in a deeply-personal emotional listening experience throughout the new record.
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 captivated audiences in its resounding plea to end dependence of fossil fuels in hopes of protecting the Earth’s fragile eco-systems for future generations. To learn more about the initiative, visit: http://www.neilyoung.com/news/.
In addition to the new single available on Soundcloud, other standout tracks from the album include the bittersweet album opener “Plastic Flowers,“ the bluesy swing of “I Want To Drive My Car,” the aching “Tumbleweed,” or the heartfelt “When I Watch You Sleeping.” Each song evokes an entirely different feel within the context of its presentation.
The pre-order for Storytone is available now at all participating digital retailers including iTunes & Amazon. Configurations include; a standard CD edition that features the 10 orchestral song versions of Storytone, the deluxe CD edition (containing both standard and solo versions), and the deluxe 180 gram double vinyl pressing, which will be released on December 16th and will feature both versions of the album.
Those who pre-order the deluxe CD edition, deluxe vinyl edition or the PonoMusic edition will receive instant downloads of both the orchestral and solo versions of “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?“
Exclusive album bundles include a limited edition, heavy stock lithograph of the album artwork by Neil Young. Click here to pre-order.
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.