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Neil Young updates fans: 'We have a great Crazy Horse album'

The Canadian icon calls upcoming record "one of the most diverse albums I have ever made."

The Canadian icon calls upcoming record "one of the most diverse albums I have ever made"

Neil Young performing live at the 2018 Festival d'Ete. (AFP/Getty Images)

Last month, Neil Young confirmed that he was re-teaming with his longtime collaborators, Crazy Horse, to record their first album since 2012's Psychedelic Pill. On April 14, he revealed to fans that they were going to begin recording that week. Now, two weeks later, Young is back with a new update with a post on his website titled "Crazy Horse Playback!: High in the Rockies." 

In the post, written on April 29, Young shares that they have completed "11 new songs, ranging from 3 minutes to 14 minutes of music each."

While this album doesn't have a name just yet, Young is praising it as "one of the most diverse albums I have ever made and I can't wait for you to hear it." He hopes the album will be out by early fall of this year and will be accompanied by a tour. 

The highly anticipated new album was recorded in the Rocky Mountains and captured at "24/192 high resolution," an audio quality that they later tested out by playing on Young's very own PonoPlayer device. 

Young first reunited with Crazy Horse last year for a number of theatre shows. The current lineup of Crazy Horse includes members Nils Lofgren, Ralph Molina and Billy Talbot. Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, a member of Crazy Horse who had been with the band for 43 years, was not involved in this new Young project.  

In addition to this album, Young also recently announced that he would be releasing a live album of his 1973 performance at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The live record, simply called Tuscaloosa, is scheduled to come out on June 7. 

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