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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Crazy Horse Reschedules Europe Concerts!? + New Neil Young Album Recorded @ Jack White's "Third Man" Label

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As we often like to say, expect the unexpected from Neil.

Some major Neil Young news via bh @ BNB
Scott @ NYAS reports:
Confirmation that Neil's next album was recorded in Jack White's record booth.

It should be out sometime in the new year. I don't know its release details but would be surprised if it's only available via Third Man. But this is Neil, so who knows. I anticipate this will be a very big seller. It is an album of covers. In it, as anticipated, he pays tribute to other renowned singer-songwriters. There are 12 tracks on it. There are no Neil Young originals, but...each side starts with an introduction (part 1, part 2) of the same title. That could be a Neil Young original although I have another theory on what these might be... A couple of the songs chosen will astonish you. Sorry for the secrecy but more on this might leak soon...

Ralf speculates:
I guess the regular Album will be released by Warner/Reprise but Jack Whites "Third Man" label will release exclusive a special edition of twelve 6" vinyl 111 seconds copies which were cut directly in the booth. This wouldn't affect Neil's contract with Warner. Perhaps it will also be the start of Neil's PONO system.
Thanks to all including Kleon for previous post.
Thanks bh, Scott & Kleon!

Kleon also reports:

NEIL AND CRAZY HORSE are going to play in Ulm, Germany on the 20.07.2014.

I heard at the press conference in Ulm they said, that crazy horse wants to play the cancelled shows from this year, and added a few…;art4329,2341872

Via Rustie Ian MacD.:
Also organizer Rolf Weinmann of "provincial Tours" is very satisfied with the coup. "Neil Young plays only four concerts in Germany and Ulm is the only concert in southern Germany," she informed the concert organizers. He estimates call for fans. Within a radius of several hundred kilometers from Ulm in the guest performance by the Canadian rock legend under the cathedral tower -Be is confident that the concert - similar to the appearance of Eltion John two years ago - will make for busy hotels in Ulm and Neu-Ulm. Praise was also from the town. "My compliments on the part of the city to this choice. Neil Young joins the list of top stars on the Cathedral Square, "said mayor for finance Gunter Czisch at a press conference at City Hall. The concert was also a "tourist attraction that will lure across regions, many visitors to Ulm." Neil Young, who celebrated his first success in the 60s and is often referred to as the inventor of grunge because of its distorted guitar tones, was in 2012 by Rolling Stone chosen Magazine Artist of the Year. too, with 68 years playing the Canadian impressive, energetic concerts. A big concert of the rock legend, therefore, the organizers expect in summer on the cathedral square. these days will see a new album "Live At The Cellar Door" with different recordings of six live concerts from the year 1970. thus fans can look wonderful on the concert on July 20 to join in Ulm. Tickets are on sale on Tuesday 11 December in time for Christmas. Tickets cost 69 euros or 89 euros in the "front of stage" area, so close to the stage. Franziska Salzer
Well, so much for a slow news day...

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At 12/05/2013 03:00:00 PM, Anonymous SandCowgirl said...

Such great news...for them and for us! So glad to hear they will be playing again...

At 12/05/2013 03:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This explains the Farm Aid set.
Neil has been following the same pattern for as long as I can remember.
He road tests new songs before the album is even recorded and/or released.
Expect good things from the NY shows next month.

At 12/05/2013 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, there goes the CSNY reunion tour.

At 12/05/2013 04:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 12/05/2013 05:12:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Yes SandCowgirl it is fantastic news on all fronts.

Try and bring some good will back to Europe fans. CH rides again.

Poncho's hand is better. Whatever real or imagined difficulties between him & Neil are resolved.

At this point, don't rule out the box set or CSNY. Maybe no CSNY this summer but maybe again.

Don't say it's over...

At 12/05/2013 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on the Farm Aid setlist, and his recent cover of Needle of Death, we can presume some of the covers are by...

Bob Dylan
Gordon Lightfoot
Hank Williams
Tim Hardin
Phil Ochs
Ivory Joe Hunter
Bert Jansch

I'd love it if Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed were in there too.

- vertigone

At 12/05/2013 10:34:00 PM, Anonymous Johnny TheSongDog Yuma said...

There were some German sources that mention Saturday, July 20 and here it says tickets on Tuesday, December 11 - has anybody checked a calendar? July 20, 2014 is a Sunday and December 11, 2013 is a Wednesday!
That's news from last year!

At 12/05/2013 11:51:00 PM, Blogger TomCrac said...

So, maybe my tickets for The Capital Theater in Port Chester will be valid? :) ... I am excited to see Neil @ Carnegie Hall but I just can't seem to get excited about seeing him doing a bunch of covers. (Yes, I'm still WAY dissapointed about missing out on seeing Psycedelic Pill again!)

At 12/06/2013 01:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrasher, you're implying there were problems between Neil and Poncho? I had not heard that before. Was there friction? Couldn't tell by looking at them.

I hope the quality of his Jack White Record Booth album is better than this -

That gets hard on the ears in a hurry! Yeah, launch Pono with a recording that sounds like it was made in Robert Johnson's day. That would actually be kinda awesome in a weird Neil sort of way! I still doubt Pono will even be released at all. I've been watching that guitar picture go from grainy to clear for seems like forever now. I signed up for the newsletter too. Should be coming any day now.

And that Trunk Show trailer never gets old!

And now two out of his last three albums are cover records! That's never a good sign, although this one sounds more interesting than Americana. And while it was awesome to have a new Crazy Horse album, Pill doesn't exactly rank near the top of the list. Hell, Greendale is still the best thing he's done in the last 10 years. It was awesome seeing the Horse live though!! Very much so.

No CSN&Y, No Crazy Horse. Enjoy the high priced covers show at Carnegie Hall folks. He'll throw in a few you know so the casual fans don't go home totally pissed.

It's not over but its getting close.

Negative Man

At 12/06/2013 05:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Crazy Horse?

Neil Young und seine Band Crazy Horse treten am 20. Juli 2014 in Ulm auf dem Münsterplatz auf.

At 12/06/2013 08:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I will say is. I will be very happy indeed if Crazy Horse have rescheduled the London show.

...Can't say I'm particularly thrilled by the idea of a covers album; Neil seemed a bit depressed at Farm Aid, "life is short" and all that...a few shows with Crazy Horse is just what the Doctor ordered!

The Flying Scotsman.

At 12/06/2013 08:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the FarmAid covers! Neil singing Changes is simply great! And the new Cellar Door is a blast on vinyl!!!

At 12/06/2013 09:08:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Experience tells me to trust Neil and his MUSE but I'm praying that Carnegie Hall isn't a covers show ...

At 12/06/2013 09:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with a covers show if the songs are great and Neil is singing them?

At 12/06/2013 09:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay negative folks, Neil changed his mind:


Neil Young pays tribute to Lou Reed.
Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young will pay tribute to Lou Reed at a four-night run at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 6, 7, 9 and 10. Young will perform Reeds classic album Metal Machine Music in its entirety.


At 12/06/2013 10:23:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@vertigone - good call.

@Johnny TheSongDog - yes, we're a bit confused also since source links were in German and we've been relying on translations. Any updates on what the real scoop is here is appreciated.

@ TomCrac - good luck! We'd love to see Port Chester rescheduled too.

@NM - only reflecting back what some have speculated on every since news on Poncho's injury. Frankly, we never put much credence in a new Poncho/Neil rift. Just watching them during FU, it all seemed so genuine that it's hard to believe things could be so much different backstage.

@Dan1 - The Muse has gotten us this far why stop listening now?

@BSM - (golf clap) well played, sir.

At 12/06/2013 12:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope it won't be such a sloppy disc like Americana again. Please put some effort in it this time, Neil!

At 12/06/2013 03:13:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Thrasher, you're 100% right ... that was my alter ego speaking ... its sort of a discipline sometimes to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride (and have no expectations) even though thats ALWAYS the way to go w/ Neil ... but I can't help but hope for something akin to 2007 theatre tour first set (beautifully captured on Trunk Show) ... the whole thing, set list and all was completely sublime ... if its really 100% covers (which I doubt) I'm sure it'll be amazing, because whatever Neil feels like playing he somehow brings it to life in a way only he can ... but life is short and there's so many gems in his canon ... so, call me (happily) conflicted

At 12/06/2013 04:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Dan1! Seriously. That's the ONLY way you can go with Neil or you'll get all negative and shit.

Negative Man

At 12/06/2013 11:09:00 PM, Anonymous Johan said...

"Young will perform Reeds classic album Metal Machine Music in its entirety." That's hilarious!!! Even Lou Reed couldn't play 5 minutes of that album again 5 minutes later... it's just random feedback. I love it don't get me wrong, but it's not like anyone could do it again.

At 12/07/2013 04:55:00 AM, Anonymous Thos said...

Followed by an encore of Arc in its entirety!


At 12/07/2013 10:53:00 PM, Blogger barrooman said...

arc rules

At 12/08/2013 05:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be a show in Vienna (AT)/Stadthalle in July, Source is confidental but highly relieable. IMO it will be around the ULM (07-20)show, what will sense

At 12/12/2013 09:50:00 AM, Blogger pmwalsh said...

Tickets for 4 German concerts (20th to 28th July) now on sale at & - - booked Ulm this morning! :)

At 12/13/2013 01:52:00 PM, Blogger Wens Vanderkimpen said...

A show on August 5th in Belgium had gone on sake thuis morning


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