Neil Young: Homegrown
One of Neil Young's most anticipated archival projects was his long-lost 1975 album Homegrown, finally released in 2020. He had previously described the album as "the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time," adding that it is, "A record full of love lost and explorations...A record that has been hidden for decades. Too personal and revealing to expose in the freshness of those times..."
Homegrown's tracklist includes of a few songs Young devotees will know well. "Love Is a Rose" initially appeared on the artist's 1977 career-spanning Decade compilation, while the album's title track and closer "Star of Bethlehem" were included on Young's 1977 album American Stars n' Bars. "Little Wing" first appeared on 1980's Hawks & Doves, while a version of "White Line" with Crazy Horse was recorded for 1990's Ragged Glory.
The two opening tracks, "Separate Ways" and "Try," feature drums from The Band's Levon Helm and backing vocals from Emmylou Harris. They were recorded at Nashville's Quadrafonic Sound Studios in December of 1974. Tracks from the same session were released on the 1980 Hawks and Doves album, also featuring Levon.
Track 9, "White Line", is a previously unreleased track recorded in England in September 1974 as an acoustic duet with Robbie Robertson. The recording was done a few days before Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Wembley show, where The Band was one of the opening acts.
Neil Young - Homegrown - 2020 - Warner