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28 May 2022

Neil Young To Release 2001 Album, ‘Toast’

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Neil Young has announced the latest release in his archive series. Toast will be released in 8 July via Reprise Records.

Toast is an album that stands on its own in my collection,” Young wrote last year. “Unlike any other, Toast was so sad 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.”

“The music of Toast is about a relationship,” he added. “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.”

Young also wrote: “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.”

There has been plenty for fans of Neil Young and Crazy Horse to look out for of late. Last year, they released the new album Barn , along with Way Down In The Rust Bucket, a live album recorded in 1990.

Toast was recorded at Toast Studio in San Francisco in late 2000 and early 2001 and different versions of four songs later appeared on Are You Passionate?, Young’s 2002 album with Booker T & the MG’s.

01. Quit
02. Standing In The Light Of Love
03. Goin’ Home
04. Timberline
05. Gateway Of Love
06. How Ya Doin’?
07. Boom Boom Boom

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