Neil Young is reportedly reissuing his live album, Time Fades Away, on Record Store Day.
The album, from 1973, has long been out of print and has never been released on CD. In 2010, Time Fades Away was listed No 1 in Uncut’s 50 Great Lost Albums – a chart if records that were unavailable new or as legal downloads at the time of writing. You can read the Time Fades Away article here..
However, according to an unconfirmed report on Young’s fansite Thrasher’s Wheat, Time Fades Away will form part of a limited edition box set alongside On The Beach, Tonight’s The Night and Zuma.
The set, called Neil Young: Official Release Series Discs 5 – 8, will feature the four albums on 180-gram black vinyl in reproduction jackets housed in telescoping box. it is limited to 3,500 copies. Thrasher’s Wheat reports that the albums have been remastered from the original analog studio recordings at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The artwork is a historically accurate reproduction by Young’s long-time art director, Gary Burden.
Rolling Stone are also carrying a story which appears to confirm the release.
Neil Young: Official Release Series Discs 1 – 4 was originally released on vinyl in 2009 and contained the albums Neil Young, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, After The Gold Rush and Harvest. It was subsequently released on CD.
Another, as yet unconfirmed report also says that a live album recorded with Crazy Horse as part of 1986’s Live in a Rusted Garage tour, Cow Palace, will also receive a release on Record Store Day – which this year falls on April 19.