Neil Young Colorado album coverNeil Young – who first started playing with his band Crazy Horse 50 years ago – will this week release Colorado, the group’s first new album together in seven years.

With guitarist Frank Sampedro retired, Young and longtime members bass guitarist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina have added E Street Band member Nils Lofgren to the line-up.

In a move which may surprise long-time fans, Young has included a number of introspective, surprisingly gentle love songs, that sit comfortably alongside his more musically aggressive statements on immigration, ecology, climate change, and apathy. If the 13-minute track She Showed Me The Way is any indication, Young is in a good place musically and personally.

Colorado by Neil Young & Crazy Horse is out October 25 via Warner.

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