“Welcome Back” opens with Young’s signature gritty riffing, and admits right off the bat: “I’ve been singing this way for so long / Riding through the storm / Might remind me of who we are / And why we walk so lowly.” The country rock legends previously released “Song Of The Seasons” and “Heading West,” and the new release of the nearly eight and a half minute “Welcome Back” also came with Young’s sharing of the band performing the song. It was recorded in the same Colorado barn where Neil and Crazy Horse record Barn.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Barn is out December 10 via Reprise. Their previous release was 2019’s Colorado, which featured Nils Lofgren on guitar for the first time since the 1970s.
Young most recently unearthed his collection of recordings from 1987, Summer Songs, in which he is still researching the exact original dates. Whenever it releases, it will include “The Last Of His Kind,” “For The Love Of Man,” “American Dream,” “Name Of Love,” “Someday,” “One Of These Days,” “Hanging’ On A Limb,” and “Wrecking Ball.”