Neil Young has announced Return To Greendale, a live album and concert film from his 2003 tour, which centered around his 25th studio record Greendale. The film and live record will be released on Nov. 6.
According to a press release, “the songs and performance remain topical as ever, powered by themes of environmentalism, corruption, and the destructive effects of capitalism. Featuring Young’s trusty partners Crazy Horse, the Toronto recording captures the epic experience of Young’s immersive, small-town rock opera. The multimedia exploit seamlessly blended Young’s powerful lyrics and Crazy Horse’s heavy blues thrash with musical theatre, as actors joined the band onstage to play out Greendale’s narrative as it unfolded. Like Greendale itself, the show eschews elaborate production in favor of a ragged and rough-hewn feel that does right by its source material.”
Return To Greendale will be released in multiple formats, the most comprehensive of which is the limited-edition deluxe box set. The set will include a Bly-ray of the full concert, two LPs, two CDs and a DVD of Inside Greendale, a documentary about the making of the album. The other formats will include a double vinyl, a two-CD set and a digital version available on Neil Young Archives and on streaming platforms.
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