Neil Young Puts Native Horseman Front and Center on Cover of Upcoming Album

A detail of the cover art for 'Psychedelic Pill' the forthcoming album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Neil Young Puts Native Horseman Front and Center on Cover of Upcoming Album

Canadian rock legend Neil Young has always had a fascination with Native American culture — songs he has recorded on Native themes include “Cortez the Killer,” “Pocahontas,” and “Broken Arrow,” and his backing band Crazy Horse is named for the Oglala Lakota leader.

Young has recorded an album with Crazy Horse, called Psychedelic Pill, which will be released on October 30. It’s a double album, with nine tracks — one clocking in at 27 minutes in length, and three of them over 16 minutes long — stretched over two CDs. On September 10, Young’s record label, Reprise, issued a track listing and an image of the album’s cover art. Then, on Tuesday, the label put out a new press release stating that the cover art had been changed, and that the cover has now “taken on a stronger, more direct image to reflect the commanding and expansive music heard on the two CD or three vinyl disc sets.”

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