Neil Young Reveals 2020 Archival Projects

'Way Down in the Rust Bucket' and 'Greendale Live' will both arrive this year

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jan 3, 2020

After revealing a list of 29 unreleased albums, Neil Young has confirmed a few of the archival records we can expect from him in 2020.

In a New Year's Day message on his Neil Young Archives, he revealed both Way Down in the Rust Bucket and Greendale Live would be heading our way this year.

"Every morning I wake up with a full plate of things to do to keep me off the street and as a result, off the road," Young wrote. "It's good to stop and regroup, gather energy and openness for what could be next."

Greendale Live captures Young's performance with Crazy Horse of their 2003 rock opera Greendale in Toronto. The upcoming release will apparently feature both a live album and concert film.

Young told fans Greendale Live is in the "final editing stages," adding, "We took it all around North America in 2003, set up that massive set over 80 times. Now we are preparing it to share through NYA and theaters. A Greendale Live album will be part of the release."

Unfortunately, Young didn't reveal much more about Way Down in the Rust Bucket — a project he first revealed in September. In the fall, Young called it "a one of a kind" Crazy Horse show at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA, that was produced and directed by LA Johnson and recorded by J. Hanlon.

"With six cameras rolling, Crazy Horse lit into one of is greatest performances of all time… and no one knew it until it was very recently discovered," Young said at the time. "There are a lot of things in the Archives that we know we have to see, but this one had slipped by… under our radar… until now. Forgotten between Ragged Glory and Weld, it had escaped us."

So far, no kind of release date for either project has been revealed.

Recently, Young also confirmed his famed unreleased album Homegrown would arrive next year.

Young released his album with Crazy Horse, Colorado, in 2019.

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