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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ragged Glory #2: "Smell the Horse’" by Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse

Back in 2018, Neil Young announced that a new, extended Ragged Glory edition will be titled ‘smell the horse,’ with four added tracks.

Subsequently, we learned that Ragged Glory II, will be a the double album, released as a stand alone LP in vinyl, CD and High resolution digital.

"We are presenting this in all analog for the first time, remastered from original analog 2 tracks under the loving care of John Hanlon. John has wanted to do this for years and now it’s here, coming in triple vinyl and remastered for CD and Hi Res from the original analog mixes. This will most definitely be the greatest version of this record ever made."

Ragged Glory - ‘smell the horse’ features 4 added tracks:

  • Born To Run
  • Interstate
  • Boxcar
  • Don’t Spook the Horse

"Love To Burn" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA - November 11, 1990
(via  ‘Way Down In The Rust Bucket’ )
‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’  - Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse
(See  NYA FIRST LISTEN/WATCH: ‘Way Down In The Rust Bucket’ - Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse )

Also, see Ragged Glory II - Neil Young and Crazy Horse Found Tapes.

Also, see more on Neil Young's Ragged Glory Sound & Equipment - Guitar World, October 2009.

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Neil Young's Ragged Glory Sound & Equipment - Guitar World, October 2009

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Analog vs. Digital: infographic for the ragged glory sessions| Rusted Moon
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More on why Ragged Glory Is The Perfect Summer Album Soundtrack.

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Neil Young's 1990 Album w/ Crazy Horse
(Also, see Ragged Glory : Massive Discoveries in the vault! | NYA
Ragged Glory @ 30: Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse Returns to Glory 

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At 5/26/2022 12:54:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Bumped comment from a previous Comment of the Moment on NYA FIRST LISTEN/WATCH: ‘Way Down In The Rust Bucket’ - Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse ( by the "Inextinguishable Scotsman":

Long-time readers here know I think Weld, the record of 1991's Ragged Glory tour, is Neil's best electric live album.

It's also seriously intense. The musicianship, already pretty damn fierce on Ragged Glory, has by this point dropped all pretense of mellowness. The guitar solos have become ruthless enough to slice through steel.

And the best synopsis I can give of Way Down In The Rust Bucket is this: it's the sound of Ragged Glory transforming into Weld. With a looser setlist than the latter, and without the explosions of noise, the guitar strangulations, or the frenzied eruptions of feedback.

The sound at the warm-up Catalyst gig hasn't yet mutated into the (regimented, Gulf War inspired) brutality of the following 50+ shows. But it has started to. You can hear it developing, intensifying - sometimes mid-song.

Many tracks agreeably gallop (or chug) along, in no great hurry to get anywhere. And then Neil's lead guitar suddenly escalates and has you by the throat. There's a slightly Jekyll and Hyde feel to it.

You get the sense, even without the onslaught of the Gulf War, that the Ragged Glory tour was always destined to be a mighty affair.

(And you can also hear the seeds being sown that would grow into the Old Princeton Landing series, 5 years or so later.)

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At 5/26/2022 05:54:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Thrasher, I think your ideas are really good. I can hear it. Weld is dead serious and white hot and you can hear a transitioning in the music from Way Down in The Rust Bucket. Thanks for this.

At 5/27/2022 06:01:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Marvellous news. Neil keeps surprising us. It's still a mystery and a miracle,that old stuff keeps popping up,no wonder,for he's been doing it a long time.The same old song(s)but always a bit different and sometimes even better.Live music is better.Bumperstickers should be issued.
Houdoe,take care and long may he live.Cees Mostert,the Netherlands,Europe.

At 5/28/2022 03:26:00 AM, Blogger John said...

Ragged glory is such a great album can't wait for this new release. With Springsteen hitting the road next year I wonder when we are going to see the horse out of the barn, it can't come soon enough for me.

At 5/28/2022 06:30:00 PM, Blogger maf said...

Was there some kind of announcement about when this was coming out? Did I miss something?


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