Monday, September 17, 2012

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Announce New Long-winded Triple Album

Neil Young has been trying your patience in him for well over a decade now, and with the latest album he's done with Crazy Horse, he appears to be trying your attention as well.

Check out the song lengths for Psychedelic Pill, in what's sure to be another major disappointment from an artist that is beginning to make me think that maybe David Geffen had it right all along when he sued him in the early 80's.

For Immediate Release:


September 11, 2012 - (Burbank, CA) - On the heels of their well-received summer release Americana, NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE have announced that they will release another album, entitled Psychedelic Pill, on October 30th. Produced by Neil Young with John Hanlon and Mark Humphreys, Psychedelic Pill was recorded right after Americana at Audio Casablanca and features eight tracks, plus a bonus track. The double-CD is available for pre-order here. The triple-vinyl, which will be available on Nov. 23, is also available for pre-order here

Due to the lengths of many of the songs, some of which were previewed during Crazy Horse's live performances in August, Psychedelic Pill will be released as a double-CD and as a triple-LP vinyl edition. In the spirit of Americana's release, full-length videos for each of the songs will be available for viewing and purchase. A recommended high-resolution 24/192 full-fidelity version of Psychedelic Pill will be released on Blu-ray and will include all the videos. Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, will hit the road for a North American tour beginning October 1st and continuing on for two months. The tour will visit cities from coast to coast, including stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York City. In addition, Young's annual Bridge School benefit will take place on October 20th and 21st at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. This year's line-up includes performances by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and label mates The Flaming Lips and Gary Clark Jr., as well as Jack White, Guns N' Roses and more. 

The track-listing for Psychedelic Pill is as follows:

Disc One: 
1.) Driftin' Back (27:36)
2.) Psychedelic Pill (3:26)
3.) Ramada Inn (16:49)
4.) Born In Ontario (3:49)

Disc Two:
1.) Twisted Road (3:28)
2.) She's Always Dancing (8:33)
3.) For The Love Of Man (4:13)
4.) Walk Like A Giant (16:27)
Bonus Track: 5 Psychedelic Pill (Alternate Mix)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Oct 3 Windsor, ONT WFCU Centre
Oct 5 Kingston, ONT K ROCK Centre
Oct 6 London, ONT John Labatt Centre
Oct 8 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
Oct 9 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
Oct 11 Chicago, IL United Center
Oct 13 Austin, TX Zilker Park / Austin City Limits Fest.
Oct 14 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Convention Center Arena
Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Oct 20-21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
Oct 25 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Oct 26 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
Nov 10 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Nov 11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Nov 13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov 14 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Nov 16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Nov 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Nov 20 Kitchener, ON Memorial Auditorium
Nov 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Nov 24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Nov 26 Boston, MA TD Garden
Nov 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Nov 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Nov 30 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Dec 3 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Dec 4 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard


Cousin J said...

Have you ever seen him live? I haven't (and probably never will) but he seems like he should be a bucket list type. I just have no desire. Likely due to pretentious releases like this. A greatest hits is plenty for me.

Todd Totale said...

You're drunk. I can think of at least a half-dozen NY releases that are essential records. But the last one-Ragged Glory-is approaching 25 years, so that equates to a quarter century of diminishing returns. I would only see him with Crazy Horse, but I would not pay the prices that he's charging. I saw him at Farm Aid. He played a fucking pump organ most of the set.