Published on March 4th, 2009 | by Andrew Williams
Neil Young Makes Entire Concept Album About Electric Cars
Rock legend Neil Young has never made a secret of his radical eco-credentials. Now it seems he’s putting his (non-fossil fuel based) creative juices to good use by releasing an entire concept album about … electric cars.
The album, called Fork in the Road, focuses on the singer’s most recent obsession – a retooled 1959 Lincoln Continental that runs entirely on alternative energy. Its main themes are inspired by Young’s involvement with the Lincvolt Project, a collaboration between the singer and biodiesel innovator Johnathan Goodwin to develop a commercially viable electric power system for automobiles.
Following the earlier release of a single, also called Fork in the Road (video), Young’s label Warner Reprise have announced that the album will be available on April 7, and revealed the full tracklist (after the jump).
Here’s the Fork in the Road tracklist:
01 When Worlds Collide
02 Fuel Line
03 Just Singing a Song
04 Johnny Magic
05 Cough Up the Bucks
06 Get Behind the Wheel
07 Off the Road
08 Hit the Road
09 Light a Candle
10 Fork in the Road
I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed that the album won’t include tracks like ‘Keep on Charging in the Free (Energy) World’, ‘Cortez the (Volt) Killer’ and ‘Part of Gold’ – What do you think?
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