Music | October 15, 2020 11:05 am

Neil Young Shares Previously Unreleased Track From 1972

You can hear "Come Along and Say You Will" on Young's website

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Neil Young performs at Harvest Moon: A Gathering to benefit The Painted Turtle and The Bridge School.
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Neil Young’s 10-disc set Archives Volume 2: 1972-1976 isn’t due to be released until next month, but this week we got an early taste of it as the musician shared “Come Along and Say You Will,” a previously unreleased track from 1972.

The song was recorded at Young’s Broken Arrow Ranch on Dec. 15, 1972, and it features his old backing band The Stray Gators — drummer Kenny Buttrey, bassist Tim Drummond, and pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith — who also backed him on 1972’s Harvest and 1973’s Time Fades Away. That makes it a must-listen for fans of Young’s early ’70s golden era.

“Come along and say you will / be the one to change the meaning / of the writing on the wall,” Young sings on the track, adding, “I’ll never understand / why walk around a sinner / with a nail through your hand.” 

The Archives Volume 2: 1972-1976 box set will be released on Nov. 20.

To hear the official studio version of the song, you’ll need to subscribe to the Neil Young Archives website and listen to it here. But you can get an idea of it by checking out a live bootleg version from 1973 below.