Neil Young, who has continually documented stages of his 30-plus-year career with concert recordings, will issue yet another live album, dubbed “Road Rock Volume 1,” on November 21.
The record will contain eight tracks captured during Young’s recently completed tour in support of his newest studio LP, “Silver And Gold,” which has sold more than 310,000 copies since being issued in March, according to SoundScan.
Featured songs on the “Road Rock” album include an 18-minute version of “Cowgirl In The Sand,” a classic track from Young’s 1969 record, “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” and a previously unreleased cut, “Fool For You,” that Young wrote circa the release of 1988’s “This Note’s For You.”
“Road Rock” will also contain a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” in which Young is backed by Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, who opened for Young during his summer and fall trek.
Aside from his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills,
Nash & Young, or his guest appearances on other artist’s concert albums, “Road Rock Volume 1″ will mark the sixth live record of Young’s career, and his fourth in the last 10 years.
Previous concert albums in Young’s discography include “Time Fades Away” (1973), “Live Rust” (1979), “Weld” (1991), “Unplugged” (1993), and “Year Of The Horse” (1997).
Young’s label, Reprise Records, is also planning to issue a DVD and home video companion to the “Road Rock” album, titled “Red Rocks Live, Friends & Relatives,” in December. Plans call for the concert DVD-home video to feature more than 20 songs recorded during Young’s three-night stand at the Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver last month.
Young just wrapped up his solo tour on October 1 and will next take to the stage on October 28 and 29 as part of his annual Bridge School Benefit concerts (see “Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews To Play Bridge School Benefit” ).