In a year of a parade of impressive reissues comes Return To Greendale, one of Neil Young's most ambitious and winning projects...Robert Kinsler
Deluxe Box Set Out November 6 Via Reprise Records Includes Album and Film of Unprecedented Eco-Minded Concert, and Making-Of Documentary
|Neil Young / Photo: Henry Diltz |
September 30, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) — NEIL YOUNG is pleased to announce the release of Return To Greendale, a live album and concert film of the historic 2003 tour that brought his 25th studio album, Greendale, to life both musically and theatrically. Out November 6 via Reprise Records, the songs and performance remain topical as ever, powered by themes of environmentalism, corruption, and the destructive effects of capitalism. Featuring Young’s trusty partners Crazy Horse, the Toronto recording captures the epic experience of Young’s immersive, small-town rock opera. The multimedia exploit seamlessly blended Young’s powerful lyrics and Crazy Horse’s heavy blues thrash with musical theatre, as actors joined the band onstage to play out Greendale’s narrative as it unfolded. Like Greendale itself, the show eschews elaborate production in favor of a ragged and rough-hewn feel that does right by its source material.