Last week, an announcement was made that Neil Young + Promise of the Real's new album "Noise & Flowers" is scheduled for release on August 5th.
Along with the announcement came the track list and cover design.
And here is the exclusive story behind the album cover.
The cover photo is by Jay Blakesberg Photography. As Jay told us personally at the 2015 Bridge Concert, the photo was taken at the Neil Young + Promise of the Real concert in Berkeley, CA, on Oct. 17, 2015.
As Jay described the shot, in between songs, Neil walked to edge of stage and plucked a flower from one of the pots of flowers decorating the stage. Neil seemed deep in thought as he just stared at the flower. Jay snapped it and told me it was one of his favorite Neil shots of all time.
And Jay has lots of favorite Neil Young concert photo shots, as we know.
Thanks for memories Jay!