Published Mar 04, 2009It's official: Neil Young will roll out his Fork in the Road LP on April 7. And, yes, it is a concept album about eco-friendly cars.
The album was recorded with Young's touring band, which includes Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar, keyboards), Chad Cromwell (drums), Rick Rosas (bass), Pegi Young (vocals) and Anthony Crawford (vocals, guitar), and the track "Johnny Magic" will be released as the album's first single on March 24. (Apparently, that song is a tribute to Young's Linc Volt partner Jonathan Goodwin.)
In addition to confirming the details to his new album, Young went on record Monday (March 2) in support of Warner's policy of deleting and muting its artists' videos on YouTube, after negotiations broke down between the two companies in January.
"YouTube has a responsibility to respect the artists it facilitates and resist punishing them to make a business point," Young wrote on his website. "It is time for industry-wide standards of artist compensation on the Web. Warner Bros. artists deserve what artists from other labels are getting."
Like countless others, much of Young's music has been removed from YouTube, not only on official videos but also on user-generated vids that use his songs. However, the audio and video are still there for Fork in the Road's title track (see below).
As previously reported, Young also has several Canadian tour dates lined up. Here are those stops, plus the new album's tracklisting:
Fork in the Road:
1. "When Worlds Collide"
2. "Fuel Line"
3. "Just Singing A Song"
4. "Johnny Magic"
5. "Cough Up The Bucks"
6. "Get Behind The Wheel"
7. "Off The Road"
8. "Hit The Road"
9. "Light A Candle"
10. "Fork In the Road"
Neil Young tour dates:
4/6 St. John's, NL - Mile One Centre
4/10 Halifax, NS - Metro Centre
4/11 Saint John, NB - Harbour Station
4/13 Kingston, ON - K-Rock Centre
4/15 London, ON - John Labatt Centre
4/17 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Essar Centre
4/20 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
4/22 Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
4/23 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
4/25 Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Centre