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Friday, March 5, 2010

Neil Young Trunk Show

The Silence of the Lambs/Stop Making Sense director Jonathan Demme is an old hand at filming Neil Young, filming live shows, and filming Neil Young live shows. Demme previously directed Young's 2006 concert film Heart of Gold, as well as the non-Neil concert docs Storefront Hitchcock (Robyn Hitchcock) and the aforementioned Talking Heads masterpiece. You might remember too it was Demme who managed to get TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe to sing Young's "Unknown Legend" in Rachel Getting Married. You know the film you kinda liked with Anne Hathaway? The man is clearly a fan of Shakey and this comes as welcome Neil News.

On March 19th, Young's movie Neil Young Trunk Show will open at a few theaters across the US, where it will run for a week only. Reprise will release it on DVD and Blu-ray to the wider populous sometime later in the year. Demme filmed Young playing two shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania when he was on his 2007 Chrome Dreams II tour. In the movie, he plays both electric and acoustic songs, and the set list includes "Mexico", "Kansas", "The Sultan", "Cinnamon Girl", "Cowgirl in the Sand", "After the Gold Rush", "The Believer". The special set also features an extended 20-minute version of "No Hidden Path".

No word if Demme tracked down David Byrne’s big suit for the Young film. (I think k d lang may still have it from her appearance at the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. ed)

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