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Neil Young will release his latest studio album ‘Storytone’ on November 3rd via Reprise Records. ‘Storytone’ features ten brand new compositions recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra and choir. The deluxe edition comes with a bonus disc including a solo album of Storytone.

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  • Vinyl
  • Label: REPRISE
  • ASIN: B003YW8NOG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Marc B on 7 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
If you are a Neil Young fan my advice is not to hesitate in buying this. Granted it is not as an assured a performance as Massey Hall but as a historical document of one of the most important artists of the 20th Century it is essential. This is Neil Young as a shy unsure 22 year old stepping out of the shadow of Stephen Stills in his first solo concert since the break up with the Buffalo Springfield, It's fantastically intimate with a lot of amusing anecdotes and stories even taking requests at one point. He audibly displays a nervousness in his ability that no release has ever highlighted, it is utterly compelling. The material is taken mostly from his first solo album but includes his best known Springfield tracks (a lot of which were sung by Richie Furay and not Neil) also includes Birds which was re-recorded for After the Goldrush and Sugar Mountain the same version which was included on Decade.
A word of warning as it is bound to come up and someone will cry rip off as on Amazon.com at present. The DVD is a DVD-Audio disc (commonly abbreviated as DVD-A) and is a digital format for delivering very high-fidelity audio content on a DVD. DVD-Audio is not intended to be a video delivery format and should not be confused with video DVDs containing concerts and music videos. It's actually very good value for money and gives you the same material on 2 different formats. If you don't have a DVD-Audio player then play the CD, as someone who has a DVD-A player I have the CD to enjoy in the car.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Fletch-a-sketch TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Neil Young not long after Buffalo Springfield and way before he hit his stride with `Everybody knows..' and `Harvest'. This live album find Neil young in fine form telling stories and setting mental pictures for many of the songs which would later appear on his first two solo album.
Just acoustic guitar and vocal it is all you really need a two channel recording replicated very well from a 40 year old tape. The show while not quite as good as the Masey Hall release from last year is still a very compelling listen.
The bonus is that this comes with a DVD which gives anyone with a DVD player the opportunity to listen to the concert at maximum fidelity (there is not much video content but who cares it's about the music). As with most of Neil Young's recent releases this comes in a gatefold paper sleeve with a disc in each side. Reminiscent of the old days of LP's but with the need for much stronger spectacles.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Neil on 4 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD
... you can't really be disappointed with Neil's live albums (though some reviewers seem to be). I used to get disappointed by the way he would often choose to omit tracks I really wanted to hear, but that doesn't matter anymore. I just find the various selections and performances fascinating, as any Neil Young fan should with this release. In terms of context, history and artistic development, this record is absolutely essential - a chance to hear Neil before the release of his first solo album, when his future was yet to be decided. Try imagining hearing this performance at the time, not knowing what you know now.

Previous reviewers have already mentioned the selections that are on this album. I'll just go so far as to say that, as usual, it's the songs you weren't expecting to be impressed by that impress most. For me, it was "If I Could Have Her Tonight" and "I've Been Waiting For You", tracks that weren't favourites of mine from the first album as well as "Out Of My Mind".

Throughout Neil's voice is strong and his playing steady. The sparse arrangements highlight the imagination present in Neil's songwriting. Sure, the inbetween song banter can only be described as goofy, but the artistry present in the writing and performance is professional, even virtuoso.

It is fascinating (the first time, at least) to hear Neil's banter, but it is a little lengthy and silly at times to make repeated listenings comfortable. I guess it's lucky we have MP3 players now so that we can trim the performance down a little - even if that goes against Neil's intention to provide the highest quality sound possible.

In summation, if you're fanatical about Neil Young, you will need to get this at some point. If you're not sure, there's a chance this record might make your mind up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By street-legal on 11 Dec. 2008
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Buffalo Springfield could have been a very big band indeed. Nevertheless, due to infighting and Neil Young's continual restlessnness, they became a group lauded only by musos. Hence the slightly nervous and goofy chatter that punctuates this release; Neil Young's future was by no means certain. Indeed his first album would sell poorly and, just like Bob Dylan, would quickly release a magnificent follow up in an attempt to cancel it out.
This concert from 1968 predates that first album and indeed appears to be a very rare early solo venture fresh out of Springfield's security. The chatter shouldn't come as such a surprise, his humour was evident all through Massey Hall though in an albeit more subdued sense. The music is genuinely what counts and here we have such a collection of songs that we are only likely to hear Neil sing live on this cd/dvd and that makes it such an attractive buy.
On The Way Home kicks it off, the same as Massey Hall as it happens. The version here doesn't match up to that by any means, though the follow up Mr Soul is strummed to such a different beat to any I've heard that it immediately pricks one's ears up. The next two songs really raise the stakes though; an acoustic Expecting To Fly (without a doubt my favourite Sprinfield era Neil Young song) which is gorgeous, and a version of Last Trip To Tulsa which is far more urgent and less rambling than the album version.
There follows The Loner (like Mr Soul this is strummed in a quite unique style) and Birds which was eventually released as a piano version on After The Gold Rush. It sounds like it would have sounded at least as good if it had remained a guitar song. Another Springfield song follows (Out Of My Mind).
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