Neil Young‘s delayed vinyl reissue of Time Fades Away has finally been confirmed for release.
It will form part of Young’s Official Release Series Discs 5 – 8, which also includes remastered vinyl reissues of On The Beach, Tonight’s The Night and Zuma.
The set is now scheduled for release on Record Store Day’s Black Friday, on November 28, limited to 3,500 copies. T-shirts of On The Beach, Time Fades Away and Zuma are also due for release.
The albums were originally scheduled for release on Record Store Day on April 18.
However, Young decided to hold the release, with a press release citing the delay “due to several other projects that Young has in the works that he wishes to focus on.”
In an interview with East Village Radio, Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz confirmed that the reissues had been manufactured and were sitting in a warehouse.
“One of the big projects we had for Record Store Day was the Neil Young box set, which was all of those last four albums of his iconic period of his career,” Kurtz explained. “And Neil had put it together, Warner Bros, who’s a good partner with Record Store Day created it, and they manufactured it, shipped it to the warehouse and then they got the call from Neil, ‘I don’t want to do that. We’re going to wait and put those out on Black Friday.’ They were already ordered, the stores were expecting to get it. But this is Record Store Day, there’s always a bit of chaos involved in it, because it does come down to the artist, what they want to do, and if they change their mind as Neil did in the last minute, those records are going to wait another six months before we all get a chance to get them.”