Neil Young has provided an update on his new album with Crazy Horse, saying that “the Horse is back in the barn, shaking off the rust”.
This comes after the singer had confirmed last month that a new album was on the cards. He also said the album already contained five songs.
But now, Neil Young has now confirmed more details regarding this new album, in a blog posted on his official website, Young’s Archives.
“Crazy Horse recording is under way. The Horse is back in the barn now, shaking off the rust”, he wrote.
“A few tears had been shed”- Young on working with the band again
Young also spoke of his delight to be working with the band again which includes, Paul Davies, Larry Cragg, Bob Rice and Jeff Pinn.
“It has been a long time since we have been together, and more than a few tears have been shed”, Young admitted.
Young also spoke about the location for the album’s recording sessions. “We are so happy to be back in the barn, a barn built to replicate the 1850s barn that had collapsed in exactly the same place, high in the mountains of Colorado”, he said.
“It’s an exact replica of the original, built with Ponderosa pines by Ted Moews and his great crew of artisans”, he added. “It’s magic inside”.
“Mark Humphries is doing our monitors, continuing a near 50-year tradition. Mark notes that this is our ‘new barn’ to replace Plywood Analog on Broken Arrow Ranch, where we did ‘Ragged Glory’, ‘Freedom’ and other albums”.
“These are new times, with new songs and feelings after what our world has been through and continues to face”.
“The music we are making for our souls. It’s like fresh water on a desert. Life is going on”.
Neil Young had already released a live album earlier this year called “Way Down In The Rust Bucket” which included debut public performances and much of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. More on that story here.