Word leaked out of the Slamdance Film Festival recently that Neil Young is working on new music with his old colleagues in Crazy Horse. We now have video evidence. The group is already working on a second album together after finishing one called Americana, Young says. The new album, he says, “has a choir in it that sings with Crazy Horse. A very young choir of children. They’re songs we all know from kindergarten, but Crazy Horse has rearranged them, and they now belong to us.”
That assessment is consistent with the song titles seen in the video on Young’s site, including “Clementine,” “This Land Is Your Land,” “Oh Susanna” and “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.”
Young was speaking at an event called “Coffee With Neil Young and Jonathan Demme” to promote their new movie, Journeys. Shortly after word broke about the Crazy Horse reunion, Young posted a 37-minute jam with the group on his website. Yesterday, they announced they will be making their first live performance in eight years at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Paul McCartney on February 10th.
Visit the Slamdance website to watch more video from “Coffee With Neil Young and Jonatham Demme.”