Neil Young has released a solo update of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin.'" You can check it out over at his archives website.

A Top 10 U.K. hit in 1963, "The Times They Are a-Changin'" was Dylan's third single, and the title track from his third album. On the new cover, Young plays guitar and harmonica and sings on a largely faithful recording made in June during his "fireside sessions."

He and Dylan co-headlined a string of shows in Europe in 2019, including a stop at Hyde Park in London. Young has since announced a series of archival projects after concert activity came to a halt because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Perhaps the most highly anticipated is Neil Young Archives Volume 2, which is set to span his 1973-82 era. Young has said the set will be "full of albums that weren't there before — stuff I did that I never put out," presumably including 1976's Chrome Dreams and the following year's Oceanside-Countryside. Young first mentioned this project after Volume 1 debuted in 2009.

Volume 2 is scheduled for release on Nov. 6, also via his Neil Young Archives website. He'll issue Return to Greendale, a live set from the Crazy Horse tour in support of 2003's Greendale, on the same day. Way Down in the Rust Bucket, a Crazy Horse show recorded in 1990 at the Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, Calif., is due on Dec. 6.

All of it follows the long-awaited release of Young's lost album Homegrown, which finally arrived earlier this summer.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

 

See Neil Young Among Canada’s Top 10 Rock Acts

Why Don't More People Like This Bob Dylan Album?