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Americana to hit stores on June 5th

Neil Young And Crazy Horse to Release New Album ‘Americana’ on June 5th
Disc features traditional American songs like ‘Tom Dooley’ and ‘This Land Is Your Land’
By Andy Greene, March 19, 2012 8:00 PM ET

‘Americana’

Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release their new LP Americana on June 5th. It’s their first album together since Greendale in 2003, and their first album with the full Crazy Horse line-up of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank “Poncho” Sampedro since Broken Arrow in 1996. The songs on Americana are all classic American folk songs, including “This Land Is Your Land,” “Gallows Pole,” “Tom Dooley” and “Clementine.”

At the Slamdance Film Festival earlier this year, Young talked about the album. “A very young choir of children plays with Crazy Horse [on the album,]” he said. “They’re songs we all know from kindergarden, but Crazy Horse has rearranged them, and they now belong to us.”

“What ties these songs together is the fact that while they may represent an America that may no longer exist,” says a press release announcing the new album.”The emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what’s going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written.”

The disc was recorded at Audio Casa Blanca and was produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon with Mark Humphreys.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse made their first live appearance since 2004 last month at the MusicCares tribute to Paul McCartney in Los Angeles. They played “I Saw Her Standing There” that many critics called a highlight of the star-studded show, though the band has released no touring plans. “I honestly have not heard a solitary thing about touring,” Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina wrote on his Facebook page last month.

Here is the complete track-listing for Americana:
“Oh Susannah”
“Clementine
”
“Tom Dooley”
“
Gallows Pole
”
“Get A Job
”
“Travel On
”
“High Flyin’ Bird
”
“She’ll Be Comin ’Round The Mountain”
“This Land Is Your Land
”
“Wayfarin’ Stranger
”
“God Save The Queen”

Read more: www.rollingstone.com/…/neil-young-and-crazy-horse-to-release-new-album-americana-on-june-5th-2012

Americana – Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Americana_Neil-Young-Crazy-Horse_2012

new Neil Young & Crazy Horse album:

http://neilyoung.com/

in stores 5 June 2012.

Tracklist:

"Oh Susannah"
"Clementine
"
"Tom Dooley"
"
Gallows Pole
"
"Get A Job
"
"Travel On
"
"High Flyin’ Bird
"
"She’ll Be Comin ’Round The Mountain"
"This Land Is Your Land
"
"Wayfarin’ Stranger
"
"God Save The Queen"

Neil&CH honor Paul McCartney

“LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney racked up yet another honour on Friday when he received the MusiCares’ 2012 Person of the Year award at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Grammy organisers ahead of this weekend’s major music awards.

The line-up of artists celebrating the former member of the Fab Four at the charitable affair included veteran artists Neil Young and James Taylor, singers Katy Perry, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and Diana Krall, and pop rockers Coldplay and Foo Fighters, …

Neil Young rocked the house with I Saw Her Standing There.

Article has photo gallery with pix of Neil and Crazy Horse.

Crazy Horse back for Paul

Crazy Horse Neil Young And Crazy Horse Play Heaviest Beatles Cover Ever
Le Noise11, by Paul Cashmere on February 11, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed a full-on grunge version of The Beatles’ ‘I Saw Here Standing There’ for Sir Paul McCartney’s MusiCares Person of the Year dinner last night (February 10) in Hollywood.

This was the first public performance for Neil Young and Crazy Horse since Neil announced they had reformed and recorded a new album just a few weeks ago.

The day before Neil introduced Sir Paul McCartney onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame when the former Beatle became the last of his mates to receive a star outside of the Capitol Records building.

Sir Paul McCartney is in full-tilt promo mode talking up his new album ‘Kisses On The Bottom’.

Images:
(AP Images of the evening)

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thanx to Falco

Moar videos on Neil & Crazy Horse

it has been said, they will play childhood songs, like

“Clementine,” “This Land Is Your Land,” “Oh Susanna” and “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.”

Even Rolling Stone reports about that. Then it must be true.

 

Here is the video 3/4 (?) from Slamdance: Part 3 .

older videos @ Slamdance coffee

sources:
video 1 | video 2 | video 3 | video 4 |

It’s so fine: Neil understood the Intertubes.

Random Quote

Well its not like Neverland or anything. We just have horses, cows. We don\'t have a giraffe, we don\'t have a preschool group. We had some emus for a while. They were pretty cool.
by -- Neil Young

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