Neil Young announces album with Crazy Horse ... and a "very young" children's choir
Confirming what's been rumored for months now, Neil Young announced that, yes, he has a new album with Crazy Horse in the pipeline. It's called Americana, it's due out June 5, and it's the first Neil Young album with the full Crazy Horse lineup since 1996's Broken Arrow. So, yay! But not so fast. This being a Neil Young project, there has to be at least a little perversity: Americana consists of classic folk songs like "Tom Dooley," "Oh Susannah," and "This Land Is Your Land"—as well as Britain's national anthem "God Save The Queen," which dodges the Americana concept of the LP a bit—performed (here it comes) "with a very young choir of children," Young told Rolling Stone. "They're songs we all know from kindergarden, but Crazy Horse has rearranged them, and they now belong to us." Young has favored the backing of unprofessional choirs of late, especially on 2006's Living With War, to mixed-at-best success. So, at the very least, we're intrigued by this album, if also a little less excited. But hey, it's Neil Young and Crazy Horse! Check out a tracklist below.
"Get A Job"
"High Flyin’ Bird"
"She’ll Be Comin ’Round The Mountain"
"This Land Is Your Land"
"God Save The Queen"