Neil Young is borrowing the intended title for a 30-year-old shelved album for "Chrome Dreams II," due this week via Reprise.

Neil Young is borrowing the intended title for a 30-year-old shelved album for "Chrome Dreams II," due this week via Reprise. The set boasts two epic tracks (the 18-minute-plus "Ordinary People" and the 11-and-a-half-minute "No Hidden Path") as well as the song "Boxcar," which has been around in various forms for more than two decades.

Young recorded the album quickly with assistance from Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina and pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith. The project is the follow-up to 2006's "Living With War" and will be supported by a North American tour later this fall.

The original "Chrome Dreams" was scrapped in 1977 for unknown reasons, but a number of the songs pegged to appear on it become Young classics after being released on later albums, including "Pocahontas," "Sedan Delivery," "Powderfinger," "Look Out for My Love" and "Like a Hurricane."

"Chrome Dreams II" will also be available with a bonus DVD featuring "super-saturated" high-resolution audio and a moving video image.

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