Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Like A Hurricane

I just needed to hear the Horse this morning. When Neil Young straps on Blackie and rocks out its Pono (righteous), man.

I Wanna Love Ya

Neil Young Joins Twitter, Premiere’s “Walk Like A Giant”, Truly Rust Never Sleeps

Neil Young launched his Official Twitter Account yesterday. It’s great to see Neil Young on Twitter and to know he will be interacting with us soon through the social networking medium. It is smart for him to set up a Twitter presence as this coincides with the release of his memoir, Waging Heavy Peace. I received my audio CD edition narrated by Keith Carradine yesterday too :). I am enchanted to no end with what Neil Young shares through the passages of the book. More to say about this in a future blog post…

Very cool to know Neil Young will be holding a Q&A session with us soon. I have my question ready for him now 😉

My anticipation is building for the Neil Young & Crazy Horse recording Psychedelic Pill.

Yesterday was also the Web première for “Walk Like A Giant”. It’s the first official video from Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Psyche!

Neil Young, Psychedelic Pill, That’s Where It’s At

Neil Young is providing fans a bountiful harvest of recorded music, accompanied by live performances, along with a full narrative composed from personal experience this Rocktober.

Here is what Neil Young and his team have in generous store for us, psyche!

September 25 Waging Heavy Peace Neil Young’s memoir
October 6 – Journeys the documentary video release
October 30 – Psychedelic Pill,  available as either Double-CD, Triple-Vinyl and Blu-Ray release

Fall Tour: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Patti Smith Group as the opening act.

The band resumes their 2012 tour on October 3rd in Windsor, Ontario. They  wraps up the tour on December 4th in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

Psychedelic Pill is Neil Young’s first album of original material with Crazy Horse in nine years. The recording highlights the full Crazy Horse line-up featuring Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank Sampedro.

The recommended high-resolution 24/192 full fidelity version of the album Psychedelic Pill will be released on Blu-ray and will include all the videos filmed during the session.

CD Tracklist:
Disc 1
1. Driftin Back
2. Psychedelic Pill
3. Ramada Inn
4. Born In Ontario
Disc 2
1. Twisted Road
2. She’s Always Dancing
3. For The Love Of Man
4. Walk Like A Giant
5. Psychedelic Pill (Bonus Track Alternate Mix)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse + Patti Smith Group Together On Tour

The artistic collaboration between Patti Smith and Neil Young is adding an exciting live dimensional aspect. Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced a fall 2012 North American tour. The Patti Smith Group will be the opening act for the 2nd leg of the tour. That tour closes in Bridgeport, Ct. on December 4, 2012, Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. It don’t get any closer or better than that 😉

God Save The Queen – Neil Young & CrazyHorse

The fourth video from Americana, God Save The Queen” by Neil Young & CrazyHorse.

More Neil Young & CrazyHorse Americana Information…

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about Neil Young & CrazyHorse’s soon to be released album, Americana. I mentioned the artwork being done for each song on the Americana album by Shepard Fairey.

I received an e-mail from the Neil Young mailing list today that provides a Web page with the links for all 11 Americana song art works.

This is my favorite song art so far 😉

The third video for Americana, “Clementine”  made its exclusive premiere today on AOL‘s the Boot.

Clementine video

Neil Young’s Americana will be 100% audio on BluRay and 180 Grade Vinyl

Neil Young has resurged my audiophile interest with his focused strategy to bring high resolution audio to music listeners. I support his initiative, happily denoting he has achieved the high resolution audio goal he set out to accomplish with his next recording, Americana. This recording will be available on BluRay and 180 Grade Vinyl where you will hear 100% of the audio.

On the Bluray product you can hear all of the nuances of the CrazyHorse sound exactly as recorded by John Hanlon at Audio Casablanca Studio. If you want the best, now you have a choice. The Americana Bluray also contains 12 videos of the Americana songs, with an alternate version of “Clementine,” plus documentary footage of the Americana choir as it was being recorded at East West Studios in LA. (Be advised the BluRay edition is not available until July 10th vs. the other products released on June 5th)

If you want to be part of Neil Young & CrazyHorse Americana history on June 5th, 2012 pre-order the high resolution audio recording 180G 2 LP vinyl + lyric book edition.

It’s important to note that in order to get the full benefit of 100% audio you will need a high resolution audio playback unit. This will mean a high fidelity turntable, receiver and speakers or a Sony Home Audio (Home Theater) system.

'Americana' artwork will feature original paintings by Shepard Fairey.

Americana is a work of art on other levels too. Shepard Fairey, prominent street artist has teamed up with Neil Young to create the artwork for the rocker’s new album with CrazyHorse, Americana.

Fairey isn’t just tagging the cover, he’s creating an original painting for each track on the album. The artwork will be for sale at a one-day private exhibition at Santa Monica’s Perry Rubenstein Gallery on June 1 and is expected to be on display for the masses in upcoming music videos and the staging of Young’s “Americana” tour.

Written in the 1800s based on an old Negro spiritual, this song refers to the second coming of Jesus, and “she” is the chariot Jesus is coming on. Some interpret this as the end of the world. Others have said that “she” refers to union organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones going to promote formation of labor unions in the Appalachian coal-mining camps. The Americana arrangement continues the folk process with a new melody, a new title and a combination of lyric sources. – Neil Young (Americana Liner Notes)

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