Neil Young – Return To Greendale (Live) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:36 minutes | 1,67 GB | Genre: Rock
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Neil Young’s 2003/04 Greendale tour with Crazy Horse will be chronicled on Return to Greendale, a live album and film coming out on November 6th. It will be available as a two-disc set or limited edition box set with two LPs, two CDs and a documentary, Inside Greendale, about the creation of the album.
Greendale is a rock opera about a fictional small town that is rocked by the death of a beloved police officer. Along the way, it addresses corporate greed, a scandal-obsessed media environment and Bush-era propaganda. It climaxes with one of the central figures, a teenage girl named Sun Green, heading off to Alaska to fight for the environment.
Two months before it came out, Young and Crazy Horse launched a tour of North American amphitheaters where they played all 10 songs from the album in sequence with a large cast of actors and dancers. Many fans bought tickets thinking they were seeing a traditional Neil Young and Crazy Horse concert and were none-too-thrilled with the show, even if it ended with a brief set of Crazy Horse classics.
Time Fades Away, Live Rust, Weld, Arc, Year of the Horse, MTV Unplugged, Earth – Neil Young has always been a proponent of recording his live concerts. So, in that same vein, he has kicked things up a notch with his Archives Series, comprising of a dozen, often previously unreleased, live performances recorded throughout his extensive career. Recorded in Toronto in September 2003, Return to Greendale is taken from his Greendale tour. It includes the complete, chronological track-list of the album, and nothing else, in a nutshell! It is slightly frustrating to only hear those ten songs, as captivating as they are. Although it does make sense seeing as the Greendale project is a concept-album – a kind of musical novel which tells the story of a family confronted with murder in the small town of Greendale. The studio version of this rock music with folk, blues and country elements becomes slightly more edgy on stage – just a little – but demands the same attention and concentration as any other decent concept-album. With his loyal musicians from Crazy Horse (drummer Ralph Molina, bassist Billy Talbot and guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro), Neil Young paints a moving picture of his colourful characters to convey political and ecological messages that are important to him. – Max Dembo
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