New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 71

cords/Republic Records. Known for elaborate production and thematic CDs, TSO has crafted a bold, conceptually provocative album that pushes the proverbial envelope once again -- this time with what TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill calls TSO’s “first hybrid album”. Letters from the Labyrinth, TSO’s first world banking controversies (“Not Dead Yet”) and bullying (“Not The Same”), which O’Neill co-wrote with his daughter... Neil Young has announced that the latest Performance Series release from the Neil Young Archives is Bluenote Café an album that collects various performances captured during Neil’s 1988 tour. This superb live 2-CD, 4-vinyl LP set documents one of Neil Young’s most funky and heartfelt periods full-length album since 2009’s Night Castle, is a major change for th e way Trans-Siberian Orchestra creates new works. It is the first album not built around a completed story with songs dealing with subjects as broad as humanity’s journey through the ages (“Time & Distance”), and as specific as the fall of the Berlin Wall (“Prometheus”), the This superb live 2-CD, 4-vinyl LP set documents one of Young’s most funky and heartfelt periods and features seven unreleased songs: “Soul of a Woman,” “Bad News Comes to Town,” Ain’t it the Truth,” “I’m Goin’,” “Crime of the Heart,” “Doghouse,” “Fool for Your Love,” and a searing 19+ minute version of the immortal “Tonight’s the Night” from The 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 71