FIRST LISTEN: ‘Le Noise’ by Neil Young (Reprise Recs)

Le Noise

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‘Love and War’ by Neil Young (Reprise Recs)

Neil Young’s next album Le Noise will be released September 28, 2010.  It was produced by Daniel Lanois who produced Brandon Flowers’ new album this year as well.  The album includes a few acoustic tracks sans band and a number of electric tracks per usual Neil Young style.

HONEST SOUNDS: ‘Heart of Gold’ by Neil Young (Reprise Recs)

From the album Harvest this was the biggest hit of Neil Young’s career to date.  It was #1 on the US Billboard 200 following Harry Nilsson’s Without You.  It was also a #1 in Canada and #10 in the UK.

Young wrote the song using three parts and using an acoustic guitar since at the time he was experiencing back problems and felt unable to hold an electric guitar.