Neil Young Confirms Release Date, Cover of New ‘Storytone’ Album

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 10.09.14 in News

Neil Young has finally revealed the release date of his new album Storytone. Due out November 4 through Reprise Records, the effort is essentially the opposite of Young’s other 2014 LP A Letter Home, trading its phone booth-filtered rawness for a robust 92-piece orchestra and choir. Well one version’s like that; Young also cut solo recordings of all 10 songs for its deluxe CD/vinyl pressing.

“He took himself out of his comfort zone,” Joe Bearden — the album’s co-conductor, and Lady Gaga’s current musical director — told Rolling Stone. “He basically told us to do what we felt.”

Meanwhile, Young channeled drastic changes in his personal life through songs like the recently performed “When I Watch You Sleeping.” (Young and his wife/longtime collaborator Pegi filed for divorce over the summer after 36 years together.)

“It’s a big ball of vulnerability,” Bearden said, “and that’s what I love about it.”

Neil Young - 'Storeytone' album

1. Plastic Flowers
2. Who’s Gonna Stand Up?
3. I Want To Drive My Car
4. Glimmer
5. Say Hello To Chicago
6. Tumbleweed
7. Like You Used To Do
8. I’m Glad I Found You
9. When I Watch You Sleeping
10. All Those Dreams

Neil Young tour dates:
10/9 Philadelphia, PA – Academy Of Music
10/25 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre