Neil Young’s Lost 1975 Album ‘Homegrown’ To Be Released in June
On June 19, Neil Young will finally share Homegrown, a forlorn 1975 album featuring 12 tracks and guests like Levon Helm, Karl T Himmel, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou Harris and more.
“It’s the sad side of a love affair. The damage done. The heartache. I just couldn’t listen to it,” Young said in a new statement, describing the release which was penned following his break up with actress Carrie Snodgress. “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.”
And while cuts like “Love Is A Rose,” “Homegrown,” “White Line,” “Little Wing,” and “Star Of Bethlehem” all resurfaced on other releases, the rest of Homegrown features never-before-heard compositions dating back to the time between Young’s opus Harvest and Comes A Time.
Read Young’s full statement and listen to the lost track “Try” below:
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 from the original master tapes and restored with love and care by John Hanlon. Levon Helm is drumming on some tracks, Karl T Himmel on others, Emmylou Harris singing 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 great 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 the new decade. Come with us into 2020 as we bring the past.