Full Orchestra + Choir Version of Neil Young's "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" Now Available for Free Download
Zollhafen / Nordmole, Mainz, Germany 28 July 2014
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The full orchestra and choir version of Neil Young's song "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" is now available as a free download.
To anyone who wants to spread the word:
Here's a new song I wrote called "Who's Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)." It's in three different versions for you here:
orchestral (with a 92-member orchestra & choir)
a special remix LIVE version with Crazy Horse
(more song info at NY Times)
I'm giving you permission to please use this music in videos, clips and communications, or in any way you see fit during this critical time.
I hope this music can assist you in the important work we do to reach out for understanding and action in the world.
September 20, 2014Neil Young shared the new song to coincide with yesterday's People's Climate Marches around the world.
What started as a live Crazy Horse song and was introduced to thousands of audience members wearing organic cotton EARTH shirts this fall in Europe has now been recorded live on the old MGM Sound Stage, (Now SONY), in Hollywood. With over sixty of the music industry's finest musicians and a thirty-voice choir, this epic version resonates with a sound that has never been heard on a protest song before.
Neil Young and all of these ninety musicians and singers recorded the song live together with no overdubs. Arrangement is by Christopher Walden. Mix is by Al Schmitt, who is one of the great "eminences grises" of the American music world, the most decorated engineer/mixer in Grammy history, and the recording is produced by "The Volume Dealers."
New York City - 9/21/14
And, lastly, in other green Neil news...