Neil Young's newest studio album, "Fork In The Road," is coming on April 7th, but you can pre-order the special CD/DVD version (which comes with select videos of the album's songs) right now by going to neilyoung.com and clicking on the banner on the homepage.
Neil has been an activist his entire career, and over the past few years has become involved in developing different fuel possibilities. Along with Johnathan Goodwin, their Linc Volt project (lincvolt.com) using alternative energy to power Young's 1959 Lincoln Continental is now finished. From that development and other inspirations, the songs on "Fork In The Road" are an emotional response to the current social and ecological questions facing the world’s population. Recorded in 2008 between tour dates, Young and his band Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar, keyboards), Chad Cromwell (drums), Rick Rosas (bass), Pegi Young (vocals) and Anthony Crawford (vocals, guitar) were instantly sparked playing new songs like "Johnny Magic," "Fuel Line," "Light a Candle" and others, roaring through the sessions at top speed.
Uncut magazine's Bud Scoppa writes about the album: "Fork In The Road" finds Young back in his rusted-out garage, looking under the hood of a world badly in need of an overhaul. Employing the classic American metaphor of the endless highway, he sets out on a road trip through these troubled times, finding much to fret about, but fueled by the dogged belief that we can get through this mess. And if 'Just singing a song won't change the world,' as Young acknowledges in the rousing, Zuma-like 'Singing a Song,' that's not gonna keep him from rockin' in whatever’s left of the free world."
Get it now at neilyoung.com! And stay tuned for more videos coming from the new album!