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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

1st Track from Neil Young Archives Volume II: "Come Along And Say You Will"

Neil Young Archives Volume II

The first track from Neil Young Archives Volume II "Come Along And Say You Will" is now streaming on NYA.

The track "Come Along And Say You Will" is with the Stray Gators from 1972, Sometimes titled variously as  "Lonely Weekend/Politician/Lonely Politician".  The most likely source is a studio recording from the Time fades Away/Last Dance sessions/tour rehearsals.

Recorded at Broken Arrow Ranch with Ben Keith, Tim Drummond and Kenny Buttrey.


Folks may recall back in 2016 that we posted news that
Neil Young Archives Volume #2: "Nearly completed and should surface in 2017".

Neil Young Archives Volume #2: "Nearly completed and should surface in 2017" | Thrasher's Wheat
As they say, you know how time fades away. 
But it does seem that at long last Volume #2 is getting close, coming only  11 years after Vol #1 as covered last month in the ARCHIVES VOL. II: 1972-1976 - Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will be released on November 20.

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At 10/14/2020 04:27:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I really like this song. I’ve listened to it twice and it’s a really catchy melody. Does anyone know when preorder is for Volume 2? There is no mention of it on NYA. Looking forward to finally hearing this wonderful collection. Eleven years is a long wait, but I’m optimistic about Volume 3 not taking that long. Fingers crossed 🤞

Peace 🙏

At 10/14/2020 04:52:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

You've got that right Dan.

Another timely song from 40+ years ago?! Actually, it seems as if time does NOT fade away.

See NYA @

preorder starts on October 16!

At 10/14/2020 06:16:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you Neil, for heading the call for non U.S. fans who want to ore-order the Archives 2 box set, there will now be a UK based store (&one for Canada also) which will be open in time for pre-ordering the box set tomorrow.

At 10/15/2020 05:10:00 AM, Blogger Harm said...

I was already quite familiar with the song through various bootlegs from the TFA tour, but never really absorbed the lyrics for some reason. It's funny how a song like this is still current after almost 50 years. Why walk a round a sinner, with a nail through your hand? I think me might have a great lost album on our hands with all the late 1972 outtakes.

At 10/15/2020 05:31:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Thank you Thrasher, so tomorrow’s the big day. I’m hopeful that the price won’t be too prohibitive, but after eleven years, at this point I just don’t care.

And yes; lyrically this old song is predictably timely at this particular moment. Neil certainly has a gift in that regard.

As for the bootleg trade, I have ( for the most part) resisted purchasing them through the years. I only own three; two of which were shows I attended and the other is the Dorthy Pavilion show (which was a gift). I always felt that buying bootlegs was betraying the artist in some way, so I never got into it. I know I missed out on some great stuff though. But it looks like some of that great stuff is coming in November.

Peace 🙏

At 10/15/2020 08:10:00 AM, Blogger John said...

Amazing news, good man Neil!

At 10/15/2020 10:24:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

never heard this song, I love it!!! A cousin to Soldier.

At 10/15/2020 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Alex Berman said...

Great song. Awesome groove all the way!

At 10/15/2020 02:09:00 PM, Blogger The Metamorphic Rocker said...

Not related to the Archives and I'm a few days late on this one, but from Willie and Sons to John....

At 10/15/2020 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Harm said...

I acquired my bootlegs through peer to peer networks, where people shared them free of charge, the more recent ones being shared by the very people that recorded them. In the beginning I burned them to disc, but later I started streaming them, alas my hard drive crashed so I lost a few hundred GB of shows. Such is life.

At 10/15/2020 02:20:00 PM, Blogger Harm said...

I wonder though, why was Lookout Joe omitted from vol. 2? Recorded during the same season as Come Along and Say You Will. Probably the same train why Out on the Weekend wasn't included in any form in vol. 1...

At 10/15/2020 03:42:00 PM, Blogger zejt said...

Waiting is to pull the trigger on the Archives II. Didn't "Come and say you will" wet the appetite even more. thx Trasher long time fan Zejt

At 10/17/2020 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...


I do think Everybody's Alone (V2D1) could have been a stronger set with the addition of Lookout Joe. Since you asked, though, I will speculate. It's possible that Neil felt that the Tuscaloosa version of Lookout Joe was more the definitive version. That's one guess. Another possible guess is that Neil didn't think that Lookout Joe really captured the feeling of the time. Thirdly, maybe there is a deliberate aim to eliminate one track from each album from the Archives set. I am happy that a chronological play is possible on NYA.


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