Neil Young 'Greendale Live' concert movie hitting theaters in 2020

News 08/01/2020

Neil Young has outlined the first of two concert movies he plans to release this year, noting the first, Greendale Live, was a monster performance of 2003.

"We are in the midst of many projects, most notably now, Way Down in the Rustbucket and Greendale Live. Both with Crazy Horse," Young wrote on his Neil Young Archives website. "Greendale is a monster! Currently in the final editing stages, this performance from Toronto with a cast of 50-plus is like a Broadway show."

"We took it all around North America in 2003, setting 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. Greendale's live music is in a big groove with Crazy Horse!" he continued. 

Way Down in the Rustbucket was prevuously described by Young as a "one of a kind" concert from California. "With six cameras rolling, Crazy Horse lit into one of its greatest performances of all time. And no one knew it until it was very recently discovered. There are a lot of things in the Archives that we know we have to see, but this one had slipped by … until now. Forgotten between [1990's] Ragged Glory and [1991's] Weld, it had escaped us."

Young also looked back on 2019 in his New Years post, saying: "I am still missing my old friend Elliot Roberts, my incredible manager of 50-plus years," he said. "One year now to the day since my children lost their loving mother Pegi. She lives on in our memories. Peace. … I am thankful for my amazing wife Daryl, who has made my life so much better in so many ways."