Details for the new Neil Young and Crazy Horse release have now just become much clearer.
The album is going to be titled Americana and is going to be released on June 5th.
It’s the first time that Neil Young and Crazy Horse have released an album in nine years, with that being Greendale in 2003. However, it’s the first full album with all three Crazy Horse members them since Broken Arrow, that was 1996. “The Horse” remains Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums and Frank “Poncho” Sampedro on guitar and organ. Sampedro sat out the Greendale sessions feeling that a one guitar voice was more fitting for the project.
Neil explained the newest project in a March 19 press release.
“A very young choir of children plays with Crazy Horse” 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. 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.”
- “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”