Neil Young Starts Recording New Album With Crazy Horse

Neil Young Starts Recording New Album With Crazy Horse | Society Of Rock Videos

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 26: Singer Neil Young performs at the 16th annunal Bridge School benefit concert October 26, 2002 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Neil Young is on a roll. He has started working with Crazy Horse on the follow-up to their 2019 album Colorado. The legendary rocker kept the fans updated through his Neil Young Archives website.

“Crazy Horse is back in the barn now,” he wrote. “Shaking off the rust…It’s been a long time since we have been together, and more than a few tears have been shed.”

They’re currently recording the LP at a barn in the mountains of Colorado. The structure was modeled after a barn in the same spot that collapsed.

“It’s an exact replica of the original,” Young described, “built with Ponderosa pines by Ted Moews and his great crew of artisans. It is magic inside.”

“Mark Humphries is doing our monitors, continuing a near fifty year tradition,” he added. “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.”

Colorado was Young’s first album with Crazy Horse following the retirement of the band’s longtime guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro, who was replaced by Nils Lofgren.

“The music we are making [is] for our souls,” Young said about the upcoming Crazy Horse record. “It’s like fresh water on a desert. Life is going on.”

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