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Neil Young to release expanded version of 1990's "Ragged Glory" with previously unheard tracks

RepriseNeil Young has revealed that he's planning to release an expanded version of his acclaimed 1990 album with Crazy Horse, Ragged Glory.

In a post on his Neil Young Archives site, the folk-rock legend reports that the revamped collection "will be twice the size" of the original release, thanks to material from the sessions that's been rediscovered by frequent co-producer John Hanlon.

"Listening to these tracks is a real head-scratcher," Neil explains. "They are equal to anything on the existing record, maybe better. Possibly, the thought at the time was to have a single album and not include the songs from the last half of the unique 'set oriented' recording sessions."

Recalling the Ragged Glory sessions, Young says they "were unique because the band played a set of songs twice a day at Plywood Analog for a couple of weeks, then went back, listened and chose best tracks after the two weeks were up."

He adds that after the set of tunes that became Ragged Glory were played enough to have the best usable takes recorded, he and Crazy Horse, "having a great time, kept playing other songs...Five songs, with two versions of one, and one long extended take of another, yielded another 38 minutes of Crazy Horse classics, mostly undiscovered and unheard before."

Young says the revamped record will be called Ragged Glory II, and will be released as a double album on CD, vinyl and high-resolution digital, probably in 2019. He maintains that the album's release could possibly delay other planned projects.

In other news, Young and Bob Dylan have announced a second joint concert following their July 12 show in London's Hyde Park:- a July 14 performance in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Meanwhile, here's a list of Young's recently announced solo U.S. concerts:

1/22/19 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre
1/23 -- Madison, WI, The Overture Center
1/26 -- Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theater
1/28 -- Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre
1/29 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre

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