Neil Young & Crazy Horse Announce New Album ‘World Record’ & Share Single

Stream "Love Earth," the lead single from the legendary band's second new studio album in a year.

By Scott Bernstein Sep 29, 2022 9:27 pm PDT

Neil Young & Crazy Horse continue their prolific ways with World Record, a new album due out via Reprise Records on November 18. The LP co-produced by Neil Young and Rick Rubin features the lead single and opening track, “Love Earth.”

Young assembled with Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina, guitarist Nils Lofgren and bassist Billy Talbot at Shangri-La in Malibu to record the 10-track follow-up to 2021’s Barn. The four musicians tracked the album live “in order to wrangle the Horse’s long-running spirit of spontaneous, collaborative, and electrifying performance” as per press materials. Rubin then guided the process in which World Record was mixed to analog tape at Shangri-La.

“The music on this album of course is very special to me,” Neil wrote in a message on his Neil Young Archives website back in July revealing the album was finished. “Now, with this recording, something special is happening and we know we have a good one. It’s too early to say any more because in this world things come and go so fast. But real magic lasts and we think we have it.”

“We know we have something special,” noted Young who added, “Music lives. It’s the same band, Crazy Horse, but the music is unlike Barn.”

Listen to Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s “Love Earth” below:

Earlier this year, Neil Young & Crazy Horse issued Toast, a “lost” album recorded in 2000 and 2001. Barn arrived last December which combined with World Record will make it two brand new Crazy Horse studio albums within 12 months. Additionally, Young put out the live album Noise & Flowers documenting his 2019 tour of Europe with Promise Of The Real last month.

World Earth will be issued in a number of physical formats including as a three-sided 2-LP as well as on cassette, CD and standard vinyl. High-resolution streaming audio will be available through Neil Young Archives, Qobuz, Amazon and Apple.

World Record Tracklist

  1. Love Earth
  2. Overhead
  3. I Walk With You (earth ringtone)
  4. This Old Planet (changing days)
  5. The World (is in trouble now)
  6. Break The Chain
  7. The Long Day Before
  8. Walkin’ On The Road (to the future)
  9. The Wonder Won’t Wait
  10. Chevrolet
  11. This Old Planet reprise

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