Backed by Promise of the Real – a Los Angeles based rock band featuring Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas – as he was on 2015’s The Monsanto Years, Young hasn’t produced a standard live album as, for better or worse, plenty of overdubs have been thrown into the mix – both in the gaps between songs and over the songs themselves. Overdubs of animal and insect noises, sounds of thunder and rain, and the occasional bustle of traffic. Yep, the sounds of nature, of earth, just in case Young’s message of environmental activism has escaped your attention.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 28th June 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.