Neil Young’s long lost album Homegrown has finally arrived.
Originally recorded back in 1975, Young opted not to release it because it was “too personal”. Now, 45 years later, we finally get the chance to hear it.
Take a trip back to 1975: Neil Young has finally released Homegrown, the album he chose not to release for 45 years. What a day to be alive.
“I apologize. This album Homegrown should have been there for you a couple of years after Harvest,” Young described of the release.
“It’s the sad side of a love affair,” he continued. “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.”
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.
Check it out below in all its glory.