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Neil Young set to release live recordings from 1973 on new album

Neil Young has announced the release of an archival live album recorded at the University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa will feature recordings from his 1973 tour with backing band the Stray Gators.

Neil Young’s live album Time Fades Away was also made with recordings from his 1973 tour with the Stray Gators, however, Young has since called it “the worst record [he] ever made,”  and excluded it from his otherwise comprehensive greatest hits collection Decade in 1977.

Photo by: Joel Bernstein

Tuscaloosa with feature cuts from Neil Young’s 1973 tour the Stray Gators; showcasing the unpolished, surging brand of rock n’ roll they were promoting at the time.

While Young has long disavowed Time Fades Away, the record is considered a cult classic among fans; showcasing the surging, high energy rock n roll the band was promoting at the time. Tuscaloosa will feature a few cuts from Time Fades Away,  as well as songs from Harvest (1972).

Tuscaloosa is slated for release on June 7 this year, and will come as a single CD and a three-sided vinyl album with etched artwork on side four.

Here’s the tracklist:

Tuscaloosa:

01 Here We Are in the Years
02 After the Gold Rush
03 Out on the Weekend
04 Harvest
05 Old Man
06 Heart of Gold
07 Time Fades Away
08 Lookout Joe
09 New Mama
10 Alabama
11 Don’t Be Denied

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April 27, 2019