Neil Young’s “Lost” Homegrown Album Will Be Released In June
Neil Young’s highly anticipated “Homegrown” album will finally see the light of day. The 12-track LP is slated for release this June 19 via Reprise Records. Young described it as “the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes A Time”, and it was recorded over 45 years ago along with a band consisting of Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Karl T. Himmel, Tim Drummond, Stan Szelest, and Robbie Robertson.
“Love Is A Rose,” “Homegrown,” “White Line,” “Little Wing,” and “Star Of Bethlehem” were featured on other LPs but the other six tracks and the spoken word “Florida” have never been released.
Young recently teased the LP by dropping the previously unreleased song titled “Try” which you can listen to below.
Young wrote in a statement: “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.”
He continued, “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.”
1. Separate Ways
4. Love Is A Rose
8. We Don’t Smoke It No More
9. White Line
11. Little Wing
12. Star of Bethlehem