Neil Young has shared a 28-minute long version of ‘Love and Only Love’ from his upcoming live LP ‘EARTH’.
Originally from 1990’s ‘Ragged Glory’, this new version is only being made available via TIDAL – an interesting move from Young, who has previously released his entire back catalogue on competing streaming service PONO.
Set to include recording’s from last year’s tour ‘The Monsanto Years,’ the album will also feature the previously unshared ‘I Won’t Quit’. The album will also include highlights from Young’s extensive discography, with new musical overdubs added to the mixes as well as a host of nature-inspired sounds.
According to a press release, bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows, and “sounds of the earth” can all be heard throughout the album, juxtaposed with “city sounds” like car horns. Young launched ‘EARTH’ at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles on May 6.
The Canadian singer-songwriter introduced his first ever album preview by quoting John Lennon, saying: “Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.”
‘EARTH’ then played in full and was captured by fans, who posted clips of the experience on Instagram. Young described the album as “ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes,” that stand “as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life.”
He continued that “our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times.” In an Instagram post, he said that the album “does not fit on iTunes.” Head to TIDAL to listen to the track.