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Neil Young to release long lost album 'Road of Plenty'


Neil Young is planning to release Road of Plenty, an archival and previously unheard album which was originally recorded in the 1980s.

The record, a mix mash of material, pieces together recordings made with Crazy Horse in 1986 and, on top of that, work with a short-lived band he assembled for a 1989 Saturday Night Live appearance.

The title track of the album is an early working of ‘Eldorado’ which is taken from 1989 effort Freedom. “It was my fault that we didn’t get together at the time and have a reunion, tour and album,” Young wrote Road of Plenty announcement. “I don’t even know why. It was my own fault. I should have done it. Apparently I was distracted by other things at the time. Life was moving fast, perhaps a bit too fast for me to see.”

“We have a monster take of it!” Young continues. “How this song escaped is hard for me to believe… Road of Plenty includes that magical night in Minneapolis where the Horse nailed the song.” (Young seems to be referring to an October 17th, 1986 concert at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.)

He adds: “Also included are rarities from that period, including a 17-minute studio version of ’60-0′ with the Bluenotes, and the original studio take of ‘Fuckin’ Up’ – recorded at the Hit Factory in NYC with Poncho, Charley Drayton (bass) and Steve Jordan (drums), the band that played with me on Saturday Night Live when we did ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ and ‘No More.”

Young also confirmed that the album should be ready for release in 2021.

You can read Young’s full post on his archival website, here.