torsdag 31. mars 2011

"New" Neil Young album in June

The 80's were not the best years of Neil Young's career. He made one great album that most people didn't like anyway (Old Ways, 1985) and were even sued by his own record company at the time for making uncommercial records. That's maybe not too strange considering the quality of the synth album Trans (1982) and the rockabilly album Everybody's Rockin' (1983), but you can at least call it unusual.

I don't know if this is a way for Young to reclaim the 80's, but on June 10th he will release the album A Treasure under the moniker Neil Young & The International Harvesters. It's basically a country album with songs Young and his band performed on tour in 1984 and 1985. The little I've heard sounds great. There are some songs that have been released in different versions ("Bound For Glory", "Are You Ready For The Country", "Get Back To The Country") and some great unreleased songs such as "Southern Pacific" and "Nothing Is Perfect". On the latter sparks appear to be flying out of Young's guitar. It sounds like an electric country music storm.

You can listen a bit for yourself and watch Young talk about the album here.

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