Neil Young to release 1976 album from archives for the first time

Neil Young - HItchhiker Photo: supplied

Neil Young will be releasing a new studio album from his archives.

Hitchhiker, a solo acoustic album, was recorded in 1976 and has never previously been released.

This archival album will be released September 8 and will feature 10 acoustic original tracks.

The announcement elaborated on the release:

“Recorded between Zuma and American Stars and Bars as a solo album in a single session, the resultant performances are truly breathtaking and passionate. The simplicity of a single voice and guitar captured here is as pure and powerful as it gets, with only Young, Briggs and actor Dean Stockwell in the room at the time of recording. A few of the songs would not appear on vinyl until years later. Some have never been heard, included in the original sessions for Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Dume, another unreleased record of original sessions that yielded the classic album, Zuma. When the Hitchhiker album was recorded, none of the included songs had ever been released and many of the performances of the songs were the first ever. This is truly an album of original performances.”

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