Young and Crazy Horse announce another CD
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
– On the heels of their well-received summer release "Americana," Neil Young & Crazy Horse will release "Psychedelic Pill" on Oct. 30.
Produced by Young with John Hanlon and Mark Humphreys, "Psychedelic Pill" was recorded right after " Americana" at Audio Casablanca and features eight tracks, plus a bonus track.
Due to the lengths of many of the songs (the lead-off track clocks in at 27:36 with two other songs more than 16 minutes), some of which were previewed during Crazy Horse's live performances in August, the CD will be released as a double-CD and as a triple-LP vinyl edition. Full-length videos for each of the songs will be available for viewing and purchase. A high-resolution 24/192 full-fidelity version will be released on Blu-ray and will include all the videos.
Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, will hit the road for a North American tour beginning Oct. 1 and continue for two months.
Young's annual Bridge School benefit will take place on Oct. 20-21 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Cal with Neil Young & Crazy Horse and label mates The Flaming Lips and Gary Clark Jr., as well as Jack White and Guns N' Roses.
Songs on the CD are:
1 Driftin' Back (27:36)
2 Psychedelic Pill (3:26)
3 Ramada Inn (16:49)
4 Born In Ontario (3:49)
1 Twisted Road (3:28)
2 She's Always Dancing (8:33)
3 For The Love Of Man (4:13)
4 Walk Like A Giant (16:27)
5 Psychedelic Pill (Alternate Mix)
Tour dates are:
Oct. 3 Windsor, ONT WFCU Centre
Oct. 5 Kingston, ONT K ROCK Centre
Oct. 6 London, ONT John Labatt Centre
Oct. 8 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
Oct. 9 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
Oct. 11 Chicago, IL United Center
Oct. 13 Austin, TX Zilker Park / Austin City Limits Fest.
Oct. 14 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Convention Center Arena
Oct. 17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 20-21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
Oct. 25 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Oct. 26 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
Nov. 10 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Nov. 11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Nov. 13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov. 14 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Nov. 16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Nov. 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Nov. 20 Kitchener, ON Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Nov. 24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Nov. 26 Boston, MA TD Garden
Nov. 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Nov. 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 30 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Dec. 3 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Dec. 4 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
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