Neil Young has announced plans to release an archival album, Road Of Plenty

The album is set to feature material from the guitarist’s career during the mid-to-late 80s.

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Neil Young has announced plans to release Road Of Plenty, an archival album that pulls recordings from his mid-to-late 80s career – including live performances with Crazy Horse. The album is slated for a 2021 release.

Road Of Plenty was announced on Young’s website, where it was revealed that its title track was the original working title of Eldorado, a song which appeared on the 1989 album, Freedom.

Young stated that the upcoming album would feature a “monster take” of the song, performed with Crazy Horse during their 1986 US tour.

Several unearthed rarities from from the period will be present, including a 17-minute take of Sixty to Zero with The Bluenotes (later renamed to Ten Men Workin’ for legal reasons), and the original studio take of Fuckin’ Up – which was recorded at The Hit Factory in New York with Charley Drayton on bass, Frank “Poncho” Sampedro on guitar, and Steve Jordan on drums.

Earlier this year, Young cancelled plans to tour with Crazy Horse through “the old arenas” from their career due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – penning an open letter to fans. In lieu of touring, Young has supplied fans with a series of Fireside Sessions – performances that he’s been filming with his wife, Darryl Hannah, at their home in Telluride, Colorado. The latest episode was released yesterday on his archive website.

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