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'Americana' is the first album that Young has recorded with the band since 2003's 'Greendale.' It also marks the first time the complete line-up of Billy Talbot, Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro and Ralph Molina have worked together since 1996's 'Broken Arrow.'
True to its name, 'Americana' is filled with all American folk numbers like 'This Land Is Your Land,' 'Tom Dooley,' and 'Clementine.'
It also seems like Bruce Springsteen isn't the only one venturing into U.S. politics this year. According to a press release, Young says the tie that binds the 11-track album together is the fact that the songs "may represent an America that may no longer exist."
"The emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what's going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written."
Despite the album announcement, there's no word on whether the band will hit the road together anytime soon. "I honestly have not heard a solitary thing about touring," Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina wrote on his Facebook in February.