Neil Young announces the release of his legendary album Toast with long-time Crazy Horse collaborators. The album is set to be released on July 8 via Reprise Records. Toast was recorded at Toast Studios in San Francisco in 2001, and just 21 years later we can now listen to it.
Where can you find it?
The LP is available for pre-order today (May 27) and will be available on July 8. You can nab the CD and double-vinyl versions on Neil Young’s online store, The Greedy Hand. Those who purchase the CD or vinyl from the online store will also receive a digital copy as a download from Xstream Store.
What is the album about?
Circles close to collectors have spoken about it Toast LP for years. Young even sprinkled in his own rumors, especially regarding three unreleased songs. In his online daily, The opposite timehe describes how Toast is “about a relationship. There’s a point in many relationships that go wrong, a point long before the breakup, when one person, maybe both, realizes it’s over It was that time.
He goes on to detail the “troubled and dark” sound of the album “but [it’s] not in a bad way. The LP opener “Quit” features a chorus while “Don’t Say You Love Me”, “Standing In The Light of Love” and “Goin’ Home” exemplify a new depth of Crazy Horse that never has. been seen before.
Young had recently returned to the spotlight in February as he pulled his music from Spotify in protest at Joe Rogan’s podcast which he says spreads misinformation about vaccines and COVID. Musicians who have followed his lead include icons Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Failure and Nils Lofgren.
Instead of Spotify, be sure to look for Young’s release on Amazon and Apple Music. Young also posted the official audio on his YouTube channel for “Standing In The Light of Love.” Listen to it now below.
Photo by DH Lovelife