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.”
1. Plastic Flowers
2. Who’s Gonna Stand Up?
3. I Want To Drive My Car
5. Say Hello To Chicago
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