Brand New ~ Sealed! Quality Vinyl With Special Edition Album Cover Art Print & Inner Sleeve. (Originally Intended To be Released For Record Store Day 2020). Recorded In The Mid-70s In Analogue & Mastered From The Original Master Tapes, This Long-Lost Neil Young Album Is A Wonderful Addition To His Incomparable Catalogue.
“This album is the unheard bridge between ‘Harvest’ and ‘Comes a Time'” ~ Neil Young
Recorded between June 1974 & January 1975, ‘Homegrown’ was intended to come out in 1975 before Neil cancelled the release. The album has remained unreleased until now, achieving a legendary status among Neil Young fans in the process. The album is made up of twelve Neil Young songs, of which seven are previously unreleased ~ “Separate Ways”, “Try”, “Mexico”, “Kansas”, “We Don’t Smoke It No More”, “Vacancy” & “Florida” (a spoken word narration). Also included are the first recordings of “Love Is A Rose”, “Homegrown”, “White Line”, “Little Wing” & “Star Of Bethlehem” ~ different versions of which would all later appear on other Neil Young albums. Neil plays solo on some tracks (guitar, piano and harmonica), and is joined by a band of friends on others, including Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Karl T Himmel, Tim Drummond, Emmylou Harris & Robbie Robertson.
Young decided not to launch the record on its completion 45 years ago, partly because it was a “very down album” and partly because he found it too emotional to share. Apologising for having kept it private for so long, he explained recently: “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.”
Love Is A Rose
We Don’t Smoke It No More
Star of Bethlehem