SOURCE: Reprise Records

Reprise Records

December 02, 2010 09:00 ET

Warner Bros. Records to Release Neil Young's Le Noise Film on Blu-ray and DVD on December 14th

Package Features Eight Critically Acclaimed Films of Young Performing Each Song From His Universally Praised Album Le Noise

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - Le Noise Film -- a 38-minute black and white film of eight live-in-studio performances of the eight songs that appear on legendary rocker Neil Young's current album Le Noise -- will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively through Amazon initially on December 14th by Reprise Records.

The performances, shot by filmmaker Adam CK Vollick, feature Young on acoustic and electric guitars at Lanois' home studio in Silverlake, CA, where Young and Lanois recorded Le Noise.

The eight-song Le Noise, which is Young's most critically applauded album in years, is a collaboration between the influential rock icon and musician, songwriter, and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Lanois, known for his work with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers and many others.

Le Noise features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just "a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording," as Lanois puts it.

Writing about Le Noise after hearing it at Lanois' home, The Los Angeles Times commented: "What's striking about Le Noise is the way it both summarizes and distills Young's singular approach to music, predominantly just Neil and a guitar: Arguably Young's most consistently potent work in the last decade."

The Chicago Tribune enthused, "One of Young's finest recordings."

Rolling Stone Magazine awarded the album 4 Stars and concluded, "Le Noise is, ultimately, an extreme simplicity: the sound of a man who won't give up."

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Contact Information

  • For further Neil Young information, contact:
    Rick Gershon
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity