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NeilStorytone

With a press release issued earlier this week, Reprise Records confirmed that Neil Young’s new studio album will be released on November 4.

In addition to revealing the album cover art, Reprise also finally settled the million dollar question about the title:

It’s Storytone (not “Storeytone,” as mistakenly reported in an earlier statement from the label, and reprinted both here and elsewhere).

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As expected, the album features 10 brand new compositions recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra, choir and Young. A two-disc deluxe edition of Storytone will also feature solo versions of the songs (in addition to the full-on orchestral treatment on the standard edition). The album reunites the Volume Dealers production team of Young and Niko Bolas, who have previously worked on such notable albums as Freedom and Living With War.

From the original press release:

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.

Here is the track listing from the press release for Neil Young’s Storytone:

Plastic Flowers
Who’s Gonna Stand Up?
I Want To Drive My Car
Glimmer
Say Hello To Chicago
Tumbleweed
Like You Used To Do
I’m Glad I Found You
When I Watch You Sleeping
All Those Dreams

In other breaking news, the followup to Neil Young’s 2012 autobiography Waging Heavy Peace has apparently been given a release date. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the second memoir, titled Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars will be available on October 14.

Special Deluxe: A memoir of Life & Cars  by Neil Young

Neil Young also made news this week, by apparently putting any rumors of a CSN&Y reunion this year – or any year – to rest, when he quite unexpectedly announced to a crowd in Philadelphia that “CSNY will never tour again, ever, ” before adding “but I love those guys.”

So for now, it looks like Broken Arrow again. But if history is any indication, never say never. Stay tuned.

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