Neil Young “Hitchhiker” (Reprise 2017)

This is truly lost treasure indeed. In the midst of a purple patch (that most artists never see) in the year 1976 Neil Young went into the studio with his drug buddy producer David Briggs. They took with them some dope, some coke, some new songs and sense of artistry that perhaps has disappeared in the interim. With the simple question “Are you ready Briggs?” Young launches into a single night’s recording wherein he laid down 10, in any language, classic tracks. Continue reading “Neil Young “Hitchhiker” (Reprise 2017)”

Neil Young posts Facebook update on his new album

This is from Uncut this afternoon: “Neil Young has provided an update on his latest studio album. Young has reunited with Promise Of The Real for the new album. The band, headed up by Lukas Nelson, have their own record due on August 25 via Fantasy Records. Posting on his Facebook page, Young wrote “Yesterday, when we finished our new album, we were playing it back for the first time. Lukas was on the floor of the studio signing hundreds of these vinyl LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL albums for you. A while a go, we heard this on the bus and it sounds amazing!” As yet, the album has neither a title nor a release date.” Which makes this probably our most boring story of the week so far and it’s only Monday.  Continue reading “Neil Young posts Facebook update on his new album”

Neil Young exhumes rare solo acoustic album “Hitchhiker”

Some exciting news from Consequence of Sound this morning: “On September 8th, Neil Young will open up his vaults to reveal a previously unreleased solo acoustic album. Titled Hitchhiker, it was originally recorded back in 1976 and spans 10 tracks, including two that have never been commercially released until now. Hitchhiker was recorded at Indigo Studios in Malibu, California in just one single session. Continue reading “Neil Young exhumes rare solo acoustic album “Hitchhiker””

New album release from Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Just signed to Fantasy Records and for the last two years the backing band for rock royalty in Neil Young, Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, and his band are releasing an album at the end of August. Described as country soul, the self titled album is the band’s third full length release and features Lady Gaga on backing vocals on a couple of the songs.

The band will be playing some live dates in the UK in late October and they also have an appearance on Jools Holland’s Later lined up. You can hear three of the songs from the album here 

Video: Neil Young & Promise of the Real “Children of Destiny”

We occasionally sneak an extra video in to our daily dose for you when it’s as epic as this new track from Neil Young and band, which features a 56 piece orchestra (but no kazoo). According to Uncut “part of the track appears to have been worked on at Capitol Studios earlier this month [June 2017] with Storeytone arranger Chris Walden.”  The track is available to buy or stream now.

This year’s Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young and more

Who knew that a benefit gig for family farm agriculture could conjure up such a stellar line up?  Rolling Stone report: “Farm Aid, the annual charity concert that has raised over $50 million since its 1985 inaugural show, is set to take place September 16th at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania’s KeyBank Pavilion. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews will perform in addition to Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs. Robots.  Continue reading “This year’s Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young and more”

Neil Young shares video for ‘Peace Trail’ – Watch

NPR are being good to us again this week – they’re carrying the new Neil Young video (which is really quite lovely) with the following blurb: “When Neil Young gets fired up, sometimes his best music comes to pass. Just weeks after the election, Neil Young released his second album of 2016, the quietly optimistic Peace Trail, recorded in “about a week” according to The Los Angeles Times, with drummer Jim Keltner and bassist Paul Bushnell. The largely acoustic record’s title track closes with classic electric-Neil, but is driven by classic lyrical-Neil:  Continue reading “Neil Young shares video for ‘Peace Trail’ – Watch”