Neil Young’s Long-Lost Record “Homegrown” Is Being Released 45 Years Later

The album was originally shelved over a broken relationship

Neil Young
Neil Young, circa 1974.
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It’s hard to believe there’s a project Neil Young hasn’t released yet — I mean, the man’s done an experimental synth-rock record and an album of feedback — but we’re about to get a long-lost treasure from the icon’s most creative and memorable era.

According to Consequence of Sound, the previously unreleased Homegrown (out June 19th) was recorded over six months in 1974. Musically, it’s considered “the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes A Time” (so this would be more on Young’s country/folk rock side). Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson and Emmylou Harris guest on the record.

Young apparently ditched the project over his separation from actress Carrie Snodgress. “It’s the sad side of a love affair. The damage done. The heartache,” he wrote in a statement. “I just couldn’t listen to it. I wanted to move on.” Five of the songs ended up on other releases.

You can preorder Homegrown here, listen to the first single “Try” below and, if you’re still in a Neil Young mood, check out his “Fireside Sessions,” released during our current quarantine.

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