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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ragged Glory II - Neil Young and Crazy Horse Found Tapes: Are They The "Under the radar monster"?!


"Love To Burn" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
via Song of the Day | NYA (Thanks Darren!)

Are the recently discovered Ragged Glory II Tapes the "under the radar monster" that we reported Mastering Neil Young & Crazy Horse Odeon-Budokan '76 + Tuscaloosa '73 | John Hanlon's Notebook | NYA?

Well, it certainly seems so and confirmed today on Ragged Glory : Massive Discoveries in the vault! | NYA.

Ragged Glory II, the double album, will be announced as a stand alone LP in vinyl, CD and High resolution digital, probably released in 2019 and possibly delaying release of other announced projects.

There appear to be 5 songs, with two versions of one, and one long extended take of another, totaling 38 minutes of undiscovered and unheard Crazy Horse. Could this be the long circulated bootleg "Ranch Rehearsals"? Some say yes, some say no, some say maybe? So use disCERNment, as always.


Ragged Glory I: Neil Young and Crazy Horse - 1990

More on Mastering Neil Young & Crazy Horse Odeon-Budokan '76 + Tuscaloosa '73 | John Hanlon's Notebook | NYA.

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26 Comments:

At 12/16/2018 12:28:00 PM, Blogger rolandthompsongunner said...

Maybe a hybrid of Ranch Rehearsals and other stuff? Don't Spook the Horse... and importantly Born to Run.

 
At 12/16/2018 12:40:00 PM, Blogger andrea1bianco said...

Ranch Rehearsals is just one from the 30 plus sessions of Ragged Glory, provably an early one. . You can note that Mansion on The Hill has different lyrics than the released version. Country Home, Over and Over, not on that tape, were recorded in the last days.

 
At 12/16/2018 01:00:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@ rtg - right, and likely to include Neil's "Born to Run" (not Bruce's).

@ ab - thanks as always for dropping by with your incredibly vast knowledge of Neil arcane.

30 plus sessions?! really? wonder if that's 30 days worth of tapes?

 
At 12/16/2018 02:44:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

The NYA post says it was two weeks of sessions, two sets per day.

 
At 12/16/2018 02:51:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks Babbo. Always helps to carefully re-read posts.

So two weeks of sessions, two sets per day = 10-14 sessions. So how did the other ~15 sessions come together to total 30 sessions?

numbers add up to nothin'...

ps - whatever happen to Scotsman, TopangaDays, Ian and others??? Those guys normally would've been all over this news helping us sort the wheat from the chaff. gone to pasture, we suppose.

well, we're very grateful for those who are still stopping by on occasion.

oh, well, the days that used to be...

 
At 12/16/2018 03:21:00 PM, Blogger kahunasunset said...

We are elsewhere now.

 
At 12/16/2018 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks kahunasunset!

Let everyone know we said merry christmas & koritfw!

 
At 12/16/2018 05:23:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

If you count each "set" as a session, two full weeks-ish gets you to 30.

And just FWIW, I still think Hanlon's "Next up is Tuscaloosa (under the radar monster), a previously and only partially mined album project from early in the 1973 Time Fades Away tour" speaks for itself. The Ragged Glory reissue is something separate.

 
At 12/17/2018 07:35:00 AM, Blogger Ken Norris said...

Yes, English language syntax suggests that the "under the radar monster" is Tuscaloosa.

Time Fades Away III?

My best guess is that Ragged Glory II pushes Alchemy back a year. But it could just as easily push NYA vol 2 back to Xmas.

You know Neil and his enthusiasms.

 
At 12/17/2018 08:25:00 AM, Blogger Peter D said...

I agree with Ken and Babbo. When I first spotted the Tuscaloosa news in the Notebook, I figured it was the monster. Bascially JH is saying we found this tape of a 73 show and the setlist isn't even available online. So Tuscaloosa is under the radar because no one has heard it before compared to other TFA shows. It's a monster because it's obviously a really, really good show.

 
At 12/17/2018 08:56:00 AM, Blogger wardo said...

Agreed. Tuscaloosa is the under the radar monster. Excited as I am about an expanded Ragged Glory, it only adds to the (growing) list of things that have been announced as coming soon but keep getting pushed off for other bright shiny things. I may not live to hear it all!

 
At 12/17/2018 10:15:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks all on "under the radar monster" clarifications.

Well, whether it's TFA3 or RG2 or whatever, it's all good monsters!

 
At 12/17/2018 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Ragged Glory is one of my favorite albums with Crazy Horse and the comment that “as good if not better” is pretty awesome. If they keep looking we may never hear the stuff they already have, but at this point I’ll take whatever they release. Good times are comin.

 
At 12/17/2018 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Acoustic FeedBack said...

I see the light of a thousand lamps shining in your eyes.
But I have to turn away for you to stay alive.

I was born to Run.
I was born to run.

 
At 12/17/2018 03:59:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

Hey Thrasher I haven't seen an announcement anywhere but archives now works on mobile. Spread the word

 
At 12/17/2018 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Olav Slåtta said...

For the moment only a few a features works on mobile.

 
At 12/17/2018 06:19:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

Ya looks like I jumped the gun. Hopefully they all will soon

 
At 12/17/2018 11:42:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I can’t wait to hear this stuff! Thanks Neil! Thanks Thrasher! Alan in Seattle #NoDAPL

 
At 12/17/2018 11:54:00 PM, Blogger Ken Norris said...

Ragged Glory II is pretty clearly delineated. The "lost" 38 minutes become disc 2. It's already predicted for 2019 release.

Tuscaloosa is like finding a lost chord. Let's hope it all works out. The shows before and after it are predictive of the set list.
It COULD be the TFA disc(s) for Vol 2. I suppose it COULD be PS 4.5. Maybe both.

In the past couple of months we've heard from Hanlon on Homegrown, Songs for Judy, Oceanside Countryside, Odeon Budokan and now Tuscaloosa. I'm just hoping he starts talking about Chrome Dreams in January and The Boarding House in February. Things SEEM to be rolling in a NYA Vol. 2 direction. How they handle the released albums from Time Fades Away to Live Rust is anybody's guess.

 
At 12/18/2018 12:12:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Thrasher and don't forget Sh*ttyHorse too!

 
At 12/18/2018 01:38:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

...there's something happening here,what it is ain't exactly clear...Remember those lines.for what it's worth?Just wait and see what Neil's got for us in store.It's always something special.That's what I like about Neil.Then play on...best wishes for everyone for next year and years to come...Cees Mostert.

 
At 12/18/2018 11:26:00 AM, Blogger Dionys said...

There's something happening here, and it appears to me, that Neil Young is reacting to the Hyde Park communications disaster by increasing the output rate. In a response to a mail regarding tour dates for Europe I received this meaningful and telling NYA reply: "Unfortunately, we can’t share details about Neil’s touring plans until the dates are confirmed and announced. We wouldn’t want to give you information about upcoming shows only for plans to change or fall through.

Tour dates will first be announced in the NYA Times-Contrarian, so make sure to keep an eye out there for the latest information. Tour dates will also be added to the Timeline, but we often have our hands full with new music to release down here in the Vault, so the Times-Contrarian should be your first stop."

I also suggested that the Barclay Brawl needs to be put in the timeline and that Neil Young should write a "Come to Jesus" song. They did not respond to these quirky proposals though. These NYA people handling subscriber communication are doing great graciously managing a tedious task.

 
At 12/18/2018 12:02:00 PM, Blogger Julia said...

Great news. Neil and CH!

TW have you seen the Dad and Ben letter in Letters to the Editor on NYA?

 
At 12/18/2018 01:52:00 PM, Blogger ViP said...

Ragged Glory II yes yes YES! Who said you can't be 16 forever? But please just wait before announcing a fourth disc on ARC/WELD or my heart will explode.

 
At 12/18/2018 09:38:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Mr Mercedes S 2 Ep 2 opens with Hodges playing Till the Morning Comes on vinyl. Such a strange and very short lil ditty. The French horn at the end reminds of The Beatles. Its obviously Young telling someone to get lost but he at least has the heart to not force them out on that twisty and treacherous road at night time.

 
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