Published Nov 22, 2019Neil Young keeps making great decisions. Following his recent revelation that he's ditching Facebook for their Republican ties, he has now announced that his long-lost album Homegrown will finally see the light of day in 2020.
The album was recorded in 1975. Its cover art was commissioned back then, but the release was ultimately shelved in favour of releasing Tonight's the Night. Now, he has announced that Homegrown will finally arrive next year.
"A record full of love lost and explorations," Young said of Homegrown. "A record that has been hidden for decades. Too personal and revealing to expose in the freshness of those times… The unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time, Homegrown is coming to NYA first in 2020."
Homegrown will be first available to subscribers of the Neil Young Archives. The album is being prepared for a vinyl release from recently restored masters. In a video posted to the site, we see producer John Hanlon restoring the recording.
"Mr. J. Hanlon is seen here mastering Homegrown in an all analog chain," Young wrote underneath a video of the studio. "This is the way records were made when we started out. This is the way we made them sound great. We were told that this was impossible now, the Homegrown tapes were too damaged to use; we had to use Digital. We didn't agree. We did not accept. We painstakingly restored the analog masters of Homegrown."
Stay tuned for more information on Homegrown's release as it becomes available.