For those of us who were unable to grab one of the 3,000 copies of Neil Young‘s Archives Volume II: 1972—1976 box set released last year, the singer-songwriter has thrown us a line. Last week, Young released “Daughters”, a track recorded during the sessions for the “lost” 1975 album Homegrown, also released last year.
Recorded during Young’s mid-1970s heyday, “Daughters” rings like a classic Young folk song that could have been taken from After The Goldrush or even Harvest. Though Young’s voice and acoustic guitar sit center stage, the track also hosts guest contributions from Levon Helm on drums, Emmylou Harris on backing vocals, Ben Keith on pedal steel, and Tim Drummond on bass.
“Daughters” was just one of 12 previously-unreleased tracks on the 131-track, 10-disc Archives Volume II box set which also featured 50 unheard versions of songs. Unfortunately, the 3,000 copies released last year are still the only ones in the world and the only other way to hear Archives Volume II is with a subscription to the Neil Young Archives.
Listen to “Daughters” by Neil Young, taken from the recording sessions for 1975’s Homegrown.
Neil Young – “Daughters”
Young is currently hard at work preparing for the release of a litany of archival projects. On February 26th, Young will release Way Down In The Rust Bucket, a live album and concert film capturing his show with Crazy Horse at San Diego’s intimate The Catalyst on 11/13/90. Then on May 7th, the singer-songwriter will kick off a new bootleg series with audio of his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York on 12/5/70. These are merely the projects for which Young has given firm release dates while he also works to complete a variety of other projects. Stay tuned to all his activities on the Neil Young Archives.