Neil Young + Promise Of The Real - Earth

Triple Album 3LP Vinyl Records

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Earth is a live album by Canadian musician Neil Young and supporting band Promise Of The Real, released in June 2016 via Reprise Records.

Neil Young used his union with the Promise of the Real -- the gangly crew fronted by Willie Nelson's kids Lukas and Micah - to tackle weighty social problems on The Monsanto Years, a record supported by a relatively expansive tour.

Earth, culled from their 2015 performances, goes one further, mining ecologically minded Young tunes and then addressing them to mother earth herself. According to Young, the catch is, "our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times".

This is an understatement. Animal sounds infect Earth, sometimes swallowing the guitars, sometimes chirping along in rhythm, an affect that is precisely the opposite of natural. Earth is aggressively artificial, the nature noises grafted upon performances that are indifferent to their presence. Perhaps this tension could be construed as a commentary - man plows through the world without care for his animal brethren - but as executed on Earth, the tension is entirely accidental. Young and the Promise Of The Real lumber along in their own world, turning out perfectly respectable versions of songs old and new and, just when everything seems normal, the chirps, crows, and moos all arrive on a downbeat, sending things into a realm where the psychedelic and the silly coexist.

Anybody looking for a straight-up document of Young & the Promise Of The Real may very well be disappointed - all those pesky critters keep getting in the way - but Earth is better because of its inspired madness: the weirdness isn't merely a reason to listen, but it elevates the album to the status of one of Young's genuinely inspired nutso albums.

Check out these tracks from the album: “After The Gold Rush”; “Hippie Dream” and “Western Hero”.

This triple LP album set is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, and is pressed in the USA.

(093624920663)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Mother Earth

5:40

A2

Seed Justice

3:58

A3

My Country Home

6:02

B1

The Monsanto Years

8:20

B2

Western Hero

4:03

B3

Vampire Blues

5:55

C1

Hippie Dream

5:54

C2

After The Gold Rush

4:09

C3

Human Highway

4:11

D1

Big Box

9:20

D2

People Want To Hear About Love

5:20

D3

Wolf Moon

6:30

E

Love And Only Love – Part 1

15:26

F

Love And Only Love – Part 2

11:35

SKU 093624920663
Record Label Reprise Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 554514-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 12 August 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 24 June 2016
Barcode # 093624920663
Shipping Weight 0.6100kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Triple Album 3LP Records, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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