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Published: 2012/03/20

Neil Young and Crazy Horse to Release New Album Americana in June

Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release their first album in nine years, titled Americana, on June 5 via Reprise Records. The album features the group’s full lineup of Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Poncho Sampedro for the first time since 1996’s Broken Arrow. Americana is produced by Young and John Hanlon along with Mark Humphreys, and engineered by John Hanlon with John Hausmann and Jeff Pinn. It was recorded at Audio Casa Blanca by John Hanlon.

Included in the tracklisting (which can be viewed below) are a collection of classic, American folk numbers including songs from the 1800s like “Tom Dooley” and “Oh Susannah,” in addition to mid-20th-century folk classics like “This Land Is Your Land” and “Get A Job.” According to the release:

What ties these songs together is the fact that while they may represent an America that may no longer exist, the emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what’s going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written.

Young has penned historical details about each of the songs on Americana, which you can read here See below for the full tracklisting.

Americana Tracklisting

Oh Susannah
Tom Dooley
Gallows Pole
Get A Job
Travel On
High Flyin’ Bird
She’ll Be Comin ‘Round The Mountain
This Land Is Your Land
Wayfarin’ Stranger
God Save The Queen


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Royce Green March 20, 2012, 11:30:58

This is not Crazy Horse’s original line up. Poncho is the replacement for the original guitarist Danny Whitten who died from a heroin overdose in 1972.

Royce Green March 20, 2012, 11:37:06

Scratch the heroin overdose, was barbiturates and alcohol.

Earl Sweatshirt March 20, 2012, 14:37:37

Not to mention that the article doesn’t say it is the original lineup, but the “group’s full lineup.” And Danny Whitten was awesome.

adks12020 March 20, 2012, 15:58:08

Royce Green
March 20, 2012, 11:37:06
Scratch the heroin overdose, was barbiturates and alcohol.
————- aka, a replacement for heroin on that particular night.

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