Neil Young Archives To Release Multiple Crazy Horse Albums
Neil Young has “four to five” albums recorded with Crazy Horse “that are sitting there ready to come out.” In an interview with Yahoo, Young revealed the unreleased material a will soon be added to the Neil Young Archives website, along with an animated film to accompany Young’s divisive 1982 album Trans.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse just concluded a five-show run that marked their first live performances since 2014. Young launched his extensive online archival website late last year and used the site to webcast opening night from the NYCH show in Fresno last week.
It’s unclear when exactly the “four or five” Crazy Horse albums were recorded. The first Neil Young & Crazy Horse album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere was issued in 1969. They came together in 2012 to release Psychedelic Pill and Americana.
Young told Yahoo a 35-minute film accompanying his synthesizer-driven LP Trans will also soon be added to the archives website. A video was supposed to come out back in 1982, but Young’s label at the time disliked the album and pulled funding for the originally planned video. Young teamed with Micah Nelson of Promise Of The Real to create the soon-to-be-released animated Trans video.
“Some people loved Trans; a lot of people, they were just lost,” Young told Yahoo. “But without the [accompanying planned] video, it’s like really half of a letter, cut down the middle … This is what I wanted to do in the first place, and then the record company made me put it out without the videos, because they didn’t believe in the record, because it wasn’t Harvest. It would’ve been great [if the Trans video had come out in ’82], but it wasn’t to be. But we’re doing it now.”
[Hat Tip – Spin]