The Art Of Neil Young

Neil Young’s new album comes out in a couple of weeks, but Shakey has something happening a bit sooner – his first-ever West Coast art exhibition.

Displaying watercolor paintings and prints done by Neil Percival Young, the exhibit, entitled “Special Deluxe,” opens with a reception Nov. 3 at Los Angeles’ Robert Berman Gallery and runs through Nov. 29.  Young’s new album, Storytone, drops Nov. 4 on Reprise.

What kind of images has Young created via easel, brush and paint?  One canvasis aso serves as the new album’s cover.

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The art exhibit is being held in conjunction with Young’s new book, “Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars.”  From the Robert Berman Gallery website:

“In Special Deluxe, Young has fashioned a work of extraordinary reminiscences about his Canadian boyhood, his musical influences, his family, the rock ’n’ roll life, and one of his deepest, most ebullient passions: cars.  Through the framework of the many vehicles he’s collected and driven, Young explores his love for the well-crafted vintage automobiles, and examines his newfound awareness of his hobby’s negative environmental impact.”

Young’s new album features him performing in several different scenarios inclouding tracks recorded live in the studio with an orchestra, choir and a big band.  You might have caught Young’s appearance last week on “The Colbert Report” where he and host Stephen Cobert dueted on the ecology-minded “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”  Here’s the video depicting the studio session:

Fans preordering the deluxe CD, deluxe vinyl or the PonoMusic edition will receive instant downloads of the orchestral and solo versions of “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”  Another enticement for the ordering of the exclusive album bundles is the limited edition lithograph of the album artwork.

For more information on the “Special Deluxe” exhibit, please click here for the Robert  Berman Gallery website.