XPN MusicNotes: Read about Neil Young’s new live album, watch Wilco, R.E.M. & Yo La Tengo cover Big Star’s “Third ” album

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Neil Young | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | www.joedeltufo.com
Neil Young | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | www.joedeltufo.com

Neil Young will release his latest live album-“Earth” in June, with performances from his 2015 Monsanto Years tour with Promise of the Real.

“Earth” is expected out on June 17 (or June 10 via Amazon)

According to Neil Young

“At Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together. 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.”

Checkout the track list for “Earth” below:

People Want to Hear About Love (from The Monsanto Years, 2015)
Big Box (from The Monsanto Years, 2015)
Mother Earth (from Ragged Glory, 1990)
The Monsanto Years (from The Monsanto Years, 2015)
I Won’t Quit (previously unreleased)
Western Hero (from Sleeps With Angels, 1994)
Vampire Blues (from On The Beach, 1974)
Hippie Dream (from Landing On Water, 1986)
After The Gold Rush (from After The Gold Rush, 1970)
Wolf Moon (from The Monsanto Years, 2015)
Love & Only Love (from Ragged Glory, 1990)

Big Star tribute show

A photo posted by Jason Overbeck (@bentclouds) on

 

It was an all-star cast of musicians gathering in LA last night to pay tribute to Big Star by covering the band’s 1978 album “Third.” Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco joined R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, Jessica Pratt, the Kronos Quartet, Robyn Hitchcock, and Big Star members Jody Stephens, Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer at the Alex Theatre.  The concert was filmed for a DVD and is set to be released in the spring of 2017. 

Read more from Billboard.

Check out some fan videos below.

Mike Mills “September Gurls” #bigstar

A video posted by Jason Overbeck (@bentclouds) on

Tweedy “Kizza Me” #bigstar

A video posted by Jason Overbeck (@bentclouds) on

More from the Big Star tribute here via Stereogum.

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