Chrome Dreams II: "Like 'After The Goldrush' or 'Freedom'"
Comments in a recent interview with Neil Young reveal some fascinating insight into the upcoming Chrome Dreams II CD. From MARKET WIRE (via Bad News Beat) Neil says "from a vacation retreat with his family":
"It's an album with a form based on some of my original recordings, with a large variety of songs, rather than one specific type of song. Where 'Living With War' and 'Everybody's Rockin'' were albums focused on one subject or style,'Chrome Dreams II' is more like 'After The Goldrush' or 'Freedom,' with different types of songs working together to form a feeling. Now that radio formats are not as influential as they once were, it's easier to release an album that crosses all formats with a message that runs through the whole thing, regardless of the type of song or sound.
"Some early listeners have said that this album is positive and spiritual. I like to think it focuses on the human condition. Like many of my recordings, this one draws on earlier material here and there. I used to do that a lot back in the day. Some songs, like 'Ordinary People,' need to wait for the right time. I think now is the right time for that song and it lives well with the new songs I have written in the past few months. I had a blast making this music."
The comments seem to indicate that the release could potentially be a real blockbuster. With reports that manager Elliot Roberts played Chrome Dreams II to an enthusiastic reception at Warner Bros' England and France headquarters, all signs are pointing to the release receiving considerable label backing.
Guess we'll know for sure in October.