Neil Young’s long lost Homegrown album is finally being released to audiences. The 12-track 1974/75 record was announced late last year, alongside the release of his ’80s archival album slated for 2021.
“It’s the sad side of a love affair,” Young explained about the album’s delayed release. “The damage done. The heartache. I just couldn’t listen to it. I wanted to move on.”
For decades, audiences thought any hope of hearing Neil Young’s 1974 album was all but lost – until now. On the 19th of June, Homegrown will finally see the light of day.
“I apologize. This album Homegrown should have been there for you a couple of years after Harvest,” Young stated about the release. “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.”
The record features the talents of Levon Helm and Karl T Himmel on drums, plus vocals from Emmylou Harris along with many others. The original analog mixes from the ’70s were restored with the help of Young’s long-time collaborator John Hanlon, with Chris Bellman jumping on board to master the new release.
Homegrown’s second track Try has already been released, and is an exciting preview of what’s in store. Encompassing the smooth and sultry stylings that Young fans have all come to know and love, the single is brimming with nostalgia and is a tribute to his classic ’70s sound.
Homegrown will be available from June 19th. Check out Try below: