There are wide swaths of the Neil Young catalog that I’m never going to have any use for, but when I heard he was cutting traditional American folk songs with Crazy Horse and a children’s choir, well…I mean, how can you help but be intrigued?

Legendary horse’s ass Jeff Vrabel will fight me on this, but I think the leadoff single from the Americana record, “Oh Susannah,” is worth a listen — and I’m looking forward to hearing the rest. Pre-order Americana here and watch the video — made, as Warner Bros. hastens to tell us, “from actual early American archival footage” — below:

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