domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

Neil Young nuevo disco (Earth)

Con una duración de 98 minutos sin interrupciones, en palabras del propio Young ‘EARTH’ fluye como una colección de 13 canciones que han sido parte importante en la carrera del músico canadiense. Canciones que hablan sobre la vida en nuestro planeta. El reino animal está bien presente en el álbum: animales, insectos, aves, mamíferos, llegan a tomar el control de las canciones en ocasiones. ‘EARTH’ incluye grandes clásicos como ‘After The Gold Rush’, ‘Vampires Blues’ y una espectacular versión de 29 minutos de ‘Love & Only Love’. Neil Percival Young (Toronto, Ontario, 12 de noviembre de 1945) es un músico y compositor canadiense, considerado ampliamente como uno de los más influyentes de su generación. Comenzó su carrera musical en Canadá en 1960 con grupos como The Squires y The Mynah Birds, antes de trasladarse en 1966 a California para fundar Buffalo Springfield con Stephen Stills y Richie Furay. En 1968 inició una carrera en solitario que abarca más de 45 años y 37 álbumes de estudio hasta 2015, con una continua exploración de diferentes géneros musicales, especialmente durante la década de 1980, cuando experimentó con estilos como el swing, el blues y el rockabilly. Ingresó en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll como miembro de Buffalo Springfield y artista en solitario, descrito como «uno de lo mejores compositores e intérpretes de rock and roll». Su trabajo se caracteriza por unas letras marcadamente personales,11 en ocasiones con crítica social y posiciones antibelicistas, y por su voz de tenor-alto. Aunque toca instrumentos como el piano, el banjo y la armónica, su trabajo se caracteriza por un distintivo empleo de las guitarras acústica y eléctrica, y en particular por el uso de una Gibson Les Paul de 1953 modificada y apodada Old Black. Su trabajo más reconocido se divide en dos estilos musicales: el acústico, con canciones folk y country rock como «Heart of Gold» y «Old Man»,11 y el eléctrico, con canciones rock y hard rock como «Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)» y «Rockin' in the Free World», interpretadas principalmente con el grupo Crazy Horse y caracterizadas por una alta distorsión del sonido. A partir de la década de 1990 adoptó elementos de estilos como el grunge, y su influencia en bandas como Nirvana o Pearl Jam le valió el sobrenombre de «el padrino del grunge». Como director cinematográfico publicó, siempre bajo el seudónimo de Bernard Shakey, largometrajes como Journey Through the Past, Rust Never Sleeps, Human Highway, Greendale y CSNY Déjà Vu.18 Es también un destacado defensor de causas humanitarias y ambientales, y en 1985 fundó Farm Aid con Willie Nelson y John Mellencamp para ayudar económicamente a los granjeros de Estados Unidos en riesgo de exclusión social.19 Un año después fundó con Pegi Young una organización educativa para niños con discapacidades psíquicas llamada The Bridge School, que financia con la recaudación de los Bridge School Festival, una serie de conciertos benéficos anuales. Young contrajo matrimonio en tres ocasiones: en 1970 con Susan Acevedo; en 1971 con la actriz Carrie Snodgress, con quien tuvo un hijo de nombre Zeke, y en 1978 con Pegi Morton, con quien tuvo dos hijos, Ben y Amber Jean. Reside en Broken Arrow Ranch, una propiedad ubicada en Redwood City, California y no ha adoptado la nacionalidad estadounidense a pesar de residir en el país desde hace más de 45 años.

Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromizing exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll's greatest songwriters and performers". He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997. Young's music is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and characteristic alto or high tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles throughout a varied career, including electronic music, most of his best known work is either acoustic folk-rock and country rock or electric, amplified hard rock (most often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Musical styles such as alternative rock and grunge also adopted elements from Young. His influence has caused some to dub him the "Godfather of Grunge". Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He has also contributed to the soundtracks of films including Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995). Young is an environmentalist and outspoken advocate for the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled LincVolt. The project involves his 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology as an environmentalist statement. In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School, an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his ex-wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young, has epilepsy. Young lived on Broken Arrow Ranch, about a thousand acres[19] near La Honda, California until his 2014 divorce from Pegi, when he gave her the ranch and moved to Los Angeles with his current partner, Daryl Hannah. Although he has lived in California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship. On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba, and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
(Extraido de wikipedia)

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