Neil Young is Back in the Recording Studio + TONIGHT: Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour
George Doering, Chris Walden, and Neil Young (L to R)
Recording Chris Walden's arrangements at Sony Pictures Scoring Stage
via Gina Zimmitti Music Contracting | Facebook
All week, we've been receiving numerous reports that Neil Young is back in the recording studio.
Fresh back from the just completed Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour with Crazy Horse, Neil Young appears to be fulfilling his latest desire to record with an orchestra. Earlier this year, in an interview with Billboard, Neil said:
"I have new songs that I'm working on, and I haven't stopped doing that," he says. "I do it when I feel like it and I'm collecting them. And sometimes I play them live before they come out as a record, and because of the way everything is people hear them before they come out, on the Internet. But I still feel like I'm gonna make records of them."
"I'd like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live -- a mono recording with one mic," he explains. "I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that's a challenge and it's a sound that's unbelievable, and you can't get it any other way.
So I'm into doing that."
Neil Young project today. Arranger/ conductor Chris Walden. Contractor Gina Zimmitti pic.twitter.com/cAkkAEciRH— JoAnn Kane Music Svc (@JKMSlibrary) August 21, 2014
As for what Neil Young might be recording? Well, if we had to guess (and we have no particular inside info on this), we'd say "Who's Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth?", which debuted on the Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour. Maybe "Separate Ways" and "Standing In The Light Of Love", which while not new songs, are unreleased and were re-worked this summer in Europe.
And what else might there be going on in the studio? Well, we'll have a bit more to say on all of this tonight, Saturday, August 23 at 9:00 PM EST, on the Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour from WBKM.org.
Tonight's edition will feature concert highlights from the just completed Europe tour, discussion and news.
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