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Neil Young To Release Homegrown Forty Six Years After its Recording

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Having as storied of a career as Neil Young has had, you’d think there’d be few unreleased gems that hadn’t already been released. Young has always been a hell of a songwriter between albums like Harvest and Trans. No matter the medium or the style, Neil Young has given the world plenty of stoic music. However, his long lost or at least unreleased album Homegrown has never seen the light of day-until now. Set for release in June, the album will finally be given to the public in June. Below, Young explains why it hasn’t yet.

“I apologize. This album Homegrown should have been there for you a couple of years after Harvest. It’s the sad side of a love affair. The damage done. The heartache. I just couldn’t listen to it. I wanted to move on. So I kept it to myself, hidden away in the vault, on the shelf, in the back of my mind….but I should have shared it. It’s actually beautiful. That’s why I made it in the first place. Sometimes life hurts. You know what I mean. This is the one that got away.
Recorded in analog in 1974 and early 1975, Homegrown was mixed at that time to original stereo analog master tapes. These original mixes have been restored with love and care by John Hanlon, and mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, making Homegrown a completely original album.
Levon Helm is drumming on some tracks, Karl T Himmel on others, Emmylou Harris singing on one, Robbie Robertson plays on one. Homegrown contains a narration, several acoustic solo songs never even published or heard until this release and some great songs played with a band of my friends, including Ben Keith – steel and slide – Tim Drummond – bass and Stan Szelest – piano. Anyway, it’s coming your way in 2020, the first release from our archive in this new decade. Come with us into 2020 as we bring you the past.” – Neil Young
Homegrown can be preordered on multiple formats and bundles directly from Reprise Records ahead of its June 19 release date.

Image Credits: Photo by DH Lovelife.

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