Thursday, September 13, 2007


This is the cover of Neil Young's upcoming album, Chrome Dreams II. I wrote about it in an earlier post. I've read that you get a free copy of the CD if you buy 1-3 tickets to his shows, and two copies if you buy 4 tickets. That's a pretty good deal, it will ensure him some sales, and - probably more importantly to him - will also ensure that people coming to his shows know that he has a new album out, and hopefully they'll have listened to it.
Of course, the true fans know all about the album: I just listened to the first single, "Ordinary People." Calling it a single is a bit funny, as it's 18 minutes long, but it's a classic track. In fact, I think it was recorded almost twenty years ago by Neil and The Bluenotes (the band that he used on his This Note's For You album). Ben Keith, who is playing dobro and steel guitar on the rest of the album and on the tour, played sax in that band, and Rick Rosas, who is playing bass on this tour (and played on his last two albums) was the bass player in that band. His current touring band is rounded out by Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina. I was really hoping for a Crazy Horse tour, but this lineup should be really interesting as well. Anyone know when tickets go on sale?

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