Neil Young can perform alone, backing himself only with an acoustic guitar, piano or organ. Or he can do the Crazy Horse rock-band thing. Our ears are pretty used to hearing both formats.
It's a little jarring, then, to hear Young backed by a sprawling orchestra and choir, which is what you'll find on this arrangement of "Who's Gonna Stand Up?"
Young's environmentally conscious song, which will appear on the upcoming album "Storeytone," has to do with ending our dependence on fossil fuels. "Protect the wild / Tomorrow's child," he sings at the beginning of the song, "Protect the land / from the greed of man."
Young and Crazy Horse performed the song at shows in the U.K., according to a Warner Brothers press release, and again in his acoustic solo set at Farm Aid in Raleigh, N.C.