Neil Young in Studio With Producer Daniel Lanois
UPDATE: 6/8/10 - Daniel Lanois in intensive care after motorcycle accident
Neil Young and David Crosby
Some news on upcoming recording of Neil Young's new album from RollingStone.com by Andy Greene.
Neil Young is reportedly in the studio with Producer Daniel Lanois. Lanois has worked with countless artists, including Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan and U2, among others. Album's working title is "Twisted Road".
David Crosby said:
"Neil told me last week that he was having a great time talking music with him and just relating to him [Lanois].From 2004 interview with Daniel Lanois:
"I think that Neil's been a little lonely for someone to interact that way because his best buddy [Filmmaker/ProducerL.A. Johnson] died and that just really left a hole there. The guy's paid an awful lot of dues, man. I suspect this will be a very heartfelt record. I expect it will be a very special record.
"He does that [solo acoustic] thing probably better than anybody.
"One of my most favorite concerts of his was him at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. He had a circle of his guitars around him and a chair, and he walked out there and sang. It was mesmerizing. He's a fantastic musician, but also a great storyteller. I was standing there in the wings with Bob Dylan. He and I are huge Neil fans, and we didn't move. We stood there the entire concert and just watched. We were as mesmerized as much as the audience was."
Kenley: You have stated you would be interested in producing Neil Young. Is that true?
Daniel: Yes, I have always been fascinated with Neil Young. He's a great storyteller, there is such imagination in his music.
Kenley: How do you imagine a Lanois produced Neil Young recording?
Daniel: I don't know what it would be. I wouldn't know until we had it done. It's almost better not to imagine. Preconception can get you into trouble.
Kenley: Where do you call home?
Daniel: Well, I usually say to people, I like wherever I am. I still maintain that. I can sort of set up shop, make friends, and be a contributor to a community pretty quick. I enjoy that part of my character. Obviously, I am a Canadian, and that is probably where I feel my roots are most connected. But, I like moving around and being inspired by other cultures.
As long as I can keep making a contribution to those places where I visit, I hope to keep doing that for the rest of my life. There are responsibilities that come with [moving around]. I see myself as an ambassador of sorts trying to spread as much good will as possible and leave anyplace in a better state than I found it in.
He said, "What we have got here is a perfect track"
- Crime in the City
The latest news seems to be resonating well across the internets and social networks in Twitterville.
Neil Young's "Twisted Road" lies ahead.