Neil Young has shared an update to fans on the status of the archival releases from his time on the road with Crazy Horse.
In the New Year’s message posted to his Archives website, Young addressed the progress on his two archival releases in the works with Greendale Live and Way Down in the Rust Bucket. He spoke more about Greendale Live than the other project, noting that Greendale will feature a performance of his rock opera with Crazy Horse and a cast of over 50 people in Toronto, ON in 2003.
Young also noted that Greendale Live is in the “final editing stages” and that he plans to share it on Neil Young Archives, as well as show it in theaters. Additionally, a Greendale Live album will also be part of the release.
As for Way Down in the Rust Bucket, Young hasn’t offered any new details on the project or updates on its completion since it was announced in September 2019. According to Rolling Stone at the time, Young said that the team at NYA had unearthed a one-of-a-kind show from Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, and that they would release it as a concert film produced and directed by LA Johnson.
Young announced last summer that he will take the rest of 2019 off from touring in order to focus on releasing archival film projects, including Greendale Live. The veteran rocker has no planned tour dates for the start of 2020, as he is focusing on his archival releases and concert films from the Neil Young Archives.