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05 July 2022

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Release New Single ‘Timberline’

Neil Young Crazy Horse Heading West
Photo: Rodolfo Sassano/Alamy Stock Photo
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse have shared the latest single from their upcoming archive release, Toast. The album was recorded by Young and the band in 2001 and will finally be released on 8 July. Toast can be can be pre-ordered here.

When Young announced the album back in May, he claimed the songs were “so sad at the time that I couldn’t put it out. I just skipped it and went on to do another album in its place. I couldn’t handle it at that time. 2001.” Describing new single Timberline he has said, “The scene changes to a religious guy who just lost his job. He’s turning on Jesus. He can’t cut any more trees. He’s a logger.”

Young has said that Toast was “about a relationship”. He continued: “There is a time in many relationships that go bad, a time long before the break up, where it dawns on one of the people, maybe both, that it’s over. This was that time.

“The sound is murky and dark, but not in a bad way. Fat. From the first note, you can feel the sadness that permeates the recording… These songs paint a landscape where time doesn’t matter – because everything is going south. A lady is lost in her car. The dark city surrounds her – past present and future. It’s a scary place. You be the judge.”

Neil Young also wrote back in March: “It must be said that here Crazy Horse shows a depth never seen or heard before. The greatest group I have ever met. This is a pinnacle. Where they let me go, where they took me, was unbelievable. I couldn’t stay. Then, “I’d like to shake your hand, Mr. Disappointment.” I see you now eye to eye. Murky and dark. There’s no mistaking it. How can you be so real and intangible? So we continued on down on the path. “She’s a healer”. But not this time. It’s Toast.”

Toast Tracklist

1. Quit
2. Standing in the Light of Love
3. Goin’ Home
4. Timberline
5. Gateway of Love
6. How Ya Doin’?
7. Boom Boom Boom

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