Neil Young: 45 Years Later We Finally Deserve ‘Homegrown’

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Neil Young finally thinks us worthy of receiving ‘Homegrown’. The album that was recorded in 1975 will do exactly that: transport you to 1975 — 45 years ago.

In a heart-wrenching statement that came with the album, Neil Young said, “I apologize. This album Homegrown should have been there for you a couple of years after Harvest.” How could you hold it against him when he comes with such love.

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He continues to say, explaining what the album is about and more importantly why didn’t he release these 12 songs for us in 1975, “It’s the sad side of a love affair.”

Neil Young continues, “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.” 

The man has never stopped surprising us and there is no reason why he would now. Neil Young has released a 12-track album with features from Levon Helm and Karl T Himmel on drums. Additionally, vocals from Emmylou Harris is on the album. The restoration was a whole process that happened only with the help of John Hanlon, and with Chris Bellman mastering the new release.

By: Nupur Saraswat