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Neil Young and Crazy Horse spent 11 magical days in Telluride — and the album they made there is coming out soon

Telluride locals are eagerly awaiting the Colorado album’s release

Carol McKinley Colorado Sun

Neil Young felt like getting high, so he brought the band back together to jam with him under a full pink moon.

The rock ‘n’ roll icon was aiming for a Rocky Mountain high — at about 9,000-foot elevation. Young summoned longtime partners Crazy Horse from semiretirement and headed for a mountain studio near Telluride where they played for 11 straight days and nights in April.

The result: a new, 10-song album called “Colorado,” a collaboration done in typical Neil Young fashion — on his own terms. Telluride locals are still abuzz.

“It’s old guys,” Young writes on his NYA Times-Contrarium online site. “Old guys still alive in young souls and the music they make together.”

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Young, 73, brought in 75-year-old bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina, 74, and whippersnapper Nils Lofgren, who, at 68, returned to recording with Young nearly 50 years after he began. Lofgren had one word to describe what it was like to play at high-altitude. 

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