Neil Young postpones release of Record Store Day boxset

Singer wants to 'focus on other works' instead of four-album box

Neil Young postpones release of Record Store Day boxset

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Neil Young has delayed the release of his four-album Record Store Day boxset until November because he wants to focus on other projects.

Just 3,500 copies of 'Official Release Series Discs 5-8' were due to be pressed. As well as 'On The Beach', 'Tonight's The Night' and 'Zuma', it was due to include 'Time Fades Away', Young's rare 1973 album which he has previously refused to reissue.

A statement said the boxset is delayed "due to several other projects that Young has in the works that he wishes to focus on." Young has announced several such projects recently, including digital music player Pono, a second volume of memoirs to follow 2012's 'Waging Heavy Peace' and covers album 'A Letter Home', which is due for release on Jack White's Third Man Records in spring.

Young revealed yesterday (March 18) that he was so angry with how his 1978 album 'Comes A Time' was mastered that he bought 20,000 copies of it to use as shingles on a barn roof at his home. He said: "The tape got damaged when it went through the airport or something."

Neil Young & Crazy Horse headline Barclaycard British Summertime on July 12 at London's Hyde Park and play Liverpool Echo Arena the following night.

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