When it came time to promote COLORADO , Neil Young ’s first album with Crazy Horse in seven years, the venerable songwriter postponed his tour to instead work on a making-of documentary. The resulting film, entitled Mountaintop and directed by Young under the alias Bernard Shakey, will play in theaters for one night only on October 22nd in the United States and on November 18th in South America and Europe.
Neil Young performed a solo set at the inaugural benefit concert Harvest Moon A Gathering at the Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes, California near Los Angeles on Saturday. The singer-songwriter legend would welcome pianist Norah Jones to close out his set as well as on the encore and would dust off “New Mama” for the first time in over 40 years.
August 29, 1987 ~ Zevon’s back after a 5-year hiatus and enlists some notables in the effort.Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills, back up Zevon on this album and fellow R.E.M. alum Michael Stipe appears on the album providing vocals and harmony on the song “Bad Karma”. Dylan and Neil Young are there, too; Orpheus playing harmonica on “The Factory” and Shakey does lead guitar on the title track.
Neil Young released his most recent album, The Visitor , back in 2017. His last LP with his Crazy Horse band, Psychedelic Pill , came out in 2012. This October, he will release a new Crazy Horse album, COLORADO. And according to the Neil Young Archives website , the first single is out next month.
August 11, 1976 ~ Shakey records an album’s worth of songs in a single evening at Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, California. Featuring “Pocahontas” and “Powderfinger,” the album is buried until September 8, 2017, when it’s released under the title of Hitchhiker.