Those fans who caught Neil Young's gigs at Toronto's Massey Hall earlier this week are keeping their fingers crossed that the shows, which were filmed by director Jonathan Demme, will see release on DVD sometime soon, but there's actually another film on the legendary artist heading our way. A new documentary called Here We Are in the Years: Neil Young's Music Box aims to trace Young's artistic evolution through his musical influences.
A press release for the film pumps it up as an in-depth documentary focusing on the artists that inspired Young over the years.
"Despite remaining a hugely original singer, songwriter, performer and, let's face it, human being, across a career spanning almost 50 years, Neil Young has never been immune to the influence of others," a statement for the flick reads.
From the early rock licks of Duane Eddy to instrumental rockers the Shadows straight up to grunge gods Pearl Jam, the film analyzes how deeply affected Young has been by the music that surrounds him.
Other areas that will be covered will be Young's adoration of Canadian folkies Ian & Sylvia, whom he immortalized in his 1978 number "Four Strong Winds," his admiration for punk rocker Johnny Rotten and Elvis Presley in the classic cut "Hey Hey, My My" and his experimental work with new wavers Devo for 1982's Trans.
Throughout his career, Young has made a number of game-changing records, and Here We Are in the Years hopes to shed light on the musicians that helped him shape rock'n'roll history.
The film will be released on DVD June 21 on MVD. You can check a clip of the flick below.