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Albums Of The Week: Neil Young With Crazy Horse | Return To Greendale

Shakey revists one of the kookier albums of his long, strange career.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: Return to Greendale is the next instalment in Neil Young’s Performance Series (#16) and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album Greendale.

On the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The 10 songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words — adding to the intensity of the performance.

The film of the ambitious live show captures the vibrancy of Neil Young and Crazy Horse on stage in a unique multi-media experience. It seamlessly blends together the live performance, the actors portraying each song, with the story occasionally enhanced by scenes from the Greendale — The Movie.

The live album Return to Greendale is available in several formats: Double vinyl, a two-CD set, and a limited-edition deluxe box set that includes a Blu-ray of the full concert, a DVD of Inside Greendale (the making of the album documentary), two LPs and two CDs. Both the live concert film and the Inside Greendale documentary are directed by Bernard Shakey (aka Young) and produced by L.A. Johnson.”