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Neil Young: back in the recording studio

Neil Young: back in the recording studio

Photographs have appeared on social media indicating that Neil Young is back in the recording studio.

On August 19, musician Marc Sazer posted a photograph on his Twitter feed with the caption, 'Recording with @neilyoung, great to have a great choir live in the room with us!'

The following day, the Facebook page of Gina Zimmitti Music Contracting carried a photograph of Young in the studio with the caption, 'First day recording Chris Walden's fantastic arrangements for Neil Young'.

A here on the Steve Hoffman Music Forums claims the project is being produced by Niko Bolas, who has worked with Young previously on This Note's for You, Freedom and Living With War.

The photographs seem to confirm that Young is recording an orchestral project. Speaking to Billboard earlier this year, Young said, ""I have new songs that I'm working on, and I haven't stopped doing that. I do it when I feel like it and I'm collecting them. And sometimes I play them live before they come out as a record, and because of the way everything is people hear them before they come out, on the Internet. But I still feel like I'm gonna make records of them.

"I'd like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live - a mono recording with one mic. I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that's a challenge and it's a sound that's unbelievable, and you can't get it any other way.

"So I'm into doing that."

Young has recently unveiled a new song with Crazy Horse, "Who's Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth?". You can watch them perform it live here.

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