Genre: Rock, Documentary
Release date: 2011/2012
• In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Demme, a long-time fan and collaborator, captured these tales of Young’s childhood and masterfully weaved them together with his mesmerizing music including songs from the 2010 album Le Noise and powerful renditions of classics including Ohio, Hey Hey, My My, Believe in You and previously unreleased songs “Leia” and You Never Call. Through the tunes and the tales, Demme portrays a personal, retrospective look into the heart and soul of the artist. In NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS, Young’s intense performances are presented in full, along with passages from the funny and sometimes wistful ride into town. Demme and Young previously collaborated on two other documentaries, Neil Young Heart of Gold, which chronicled Young performing in Nashville, the year after he survived a brain aneurysm and Neil Young Trunk Show, which memorialized a Pennsylvania concert during Young’s “Chrome Dreams II tour.
• The following songs are performed in concert:
1. Peaceful Valley Boulevard
3. Down By the River
4. Sign of Love
6. Love and War
8. After the Gold Rush
9. I Believe in You
10. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
11. You Never Call
13. Walk With Me
• Journey to Slamdance: A Conversation with Neil Young & Jonathan Demme (HD, 35:35): The musician and the filmmaker sit down with Moderator Paul Rachman for a Q&A session.
• 92Y Talks with Neil Young & Jonathan Demme (HD, 33:32): The musician and the filmmaker sit down for a chat with the nonprofit organization.
• Making Journeys (HD, 6:35): A short piece with Young and Demme discussing the history of their lengthy collaboration and the storytelling nature of the concert photography.
• Neil Young Journeys Theatrical Trailer (1080p, 2:04).
• Previews: Additional Sony titles.