Published Sep 02, 2014We've already heard rumblings about Neil Young's impending orchestral album, and now it appears that the legendary songwriter is almost ready to release the record, since his collaborating composer Chris Walden has leaked the tentative title and release date.
The fan tumblr Neil Young Forever points out [via Stereogum] that Walden's website was updated to say that Young's album Storytone would be released on November 4. This information has since been removed and replaced with the far more ambiguous promise of an "upcoming Neil Young album."
Young still hasn't officially confirmed any information about the album. Assuming that the title Storytone is correct, it takes its name from a vintage electric piano.
Several months ago, Young spoke with Billboard about the project, saying, "I'd like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live — a mono recording with one mic. 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."
Since Young said that, various photos surrounding the project have emerged online, including the one above from Gina Zimmitti Music Contracting. (Note that Young is on the right in the photo.) The images have shown that a choir and big band horns are involved.
Stay tuned for more information about Storytone.