Look What I Found – NEIL YOUNG Digs Up Another Lost Album

30 November 2021

NEIL YOUNG‘s cellar must be huge. The legend keeps on finding lost music.
This time it’s, as he posted on his website, a collection of tracks from 1987
that was dubbed SUMMER SONGS.

Young: “We are not sure of the exact original dates of these recordings yet. They were
all given the same date in the NYA Vault’s records, but they all have a very similar unique
sound. To give you an idea of place and time, Farm Aid and the Bridge School concerts
had just begun their long runs.”

“This group of songs had just been written and put down in the studio at Broken Arrow,
as far as we can figure. We cannot completely be sure of the engineer who was recording
these and I don’t remember the sessions at all! Every song in the collection was with acoustic guitar or piano and simple added embellishments — sketches of arrangements we made
to preserve the initial ideas.”

Some of the songs found their way in a finished version on different albums like ‘The Last Of His Kind’, ‘For The Love Of Man’, ‘American Dream’, ‘Name Of Love’, ‘Someday’, One Of These Days, ‘Hanging’ On A Limb’, and ‘Wrecking Ball’ appearing on longplayers Freedom, American Dream, Psychedelic Pill, and Harvest Moon, but “the words of these originals are significantly different from their subsequent master album releases in many cases” says Young.

The songs will be included on his next massive archival volume,
and also may be released separately before that.

NEIL YOUNG ARCHIVES: Website

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