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Monday, November 29, 2021

Neil Young's Lost 1987 Album SUMMER SONGS: Found

Ralph Molina & Neil Young
via Neil Young Archives | Twitter


Neil Young's lost album SUMMER SONGS has been found, per a recent Neil Young Archives posting.

SUMMER SONGS -- an unknown "lost album" -- has been re-discovered and will be included in Archives Vol. 3.  From  circa 1987, Neil writes that it contains “original performances” of later songs with “new and unheard verses”.

 The Last of His Kind, For the Love of Man, American Dream, Name of Love, Someday, One of These Days, Hangin’ on a Limb and Wrecking Ball are the original eight performances. The words of these originals are significantly different from their subsequent master album releases in many cases. Several completely new and unheard verses are found in the songs of this collection.

More details on Neil Young Archives.

Also, see more on upcoming releases -- or an "avalanche of an embarrassment of riches" --  on Expecting to Calculate Neil Young 2021: Numbers Add Up To Nothin' ... or "A Rusties Holy Grail".

More on A Message From Neil Young: A PANDEMIC AND A RARE GIFT  | NYA.


Reflecting on Reflections: "The focus, a gift"
Neil Young on CSNY 1974 Tour
 Oakland, CA - 7/13 or 14/74
Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot

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At 11/29/2021 03:02:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I wonder how much more can be added to Archive Volume 3 before it explodes under the pressure (or the weight ). If Neil keeps finding more stuff to add, that can only push the finished product farther away from a release. He’s the boss, so only he knows what’s best. I guess we wait and see what unfolds…. should be interesting to say the least.

I’m definitely looking forward to ‘Barn’.

Peace 🙏

At 11/29/2021 04:52:00 PM, Blogger mrtew said...

Most people would call this a bonus Demos collection not a lost album! I hope it’s really good though!

At 11/30/2021 03:08:00 AM, Blogger Steve L said...

This is an exciting piece of news.

I never knew for sure that For the Love of Man dated back to the 80s, but the thought did occur to me when PP was released.

At 11/30/2021 03:10:00 AM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said...

Is there a live stream album launch I don't know about?

At 11/30/2021 03:56:00 AM, Blogger Dionys said...

Q Steve
No, you did not miss a stream album. NYA announced the discovery of "Summer Songs" a collection of 8 songs apparently recorded in 1987 between the end of the NYCH summer tour in Europa and the continued NYCH tour in the US in that same year. The interesting thing is, that these songs appeared on four different (much) later albums: Freedom, Harvest Moon, American Dream, Psychedlic Pill. Apparently these are early orginals with different verses, too.

At 11/30/2021 09:58:00 AM, Blogger Grey Rider said...

Two old rockers:
Neil looks good for his age.
Ralph looks great for his age.
Sorry Neil.
Rust never sleeps.

At 11/30/2021 12:53:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

The official trailer for Barn is online now.
To be watched at:
That's a beautiful place where the Barn is located. And it's not as high up in the mountains where the other record was made apparently more relaxing thnan the Mountaintop.

At 11/30/2021 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

... made, apparently more relaxing than the Mountaintop. In real life I am a senior teacher for German literature. These typos make me cringe.

At 11/30/2021 02:32:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Dan - if NYA#3 explodes, then it'll be one of the most glorious of all rust experiences.

@ mrtew - good point. we'll try and reflect sentiment going fwd.

@ Steve L - right. and we'll probably learn even more about these early tracks w/ the different verses and their evolutions .

@ Dionys - thanks for official trailer link. Curious. Uploaded by Abramorama Inc.? Usually NYA account handles? Is this that new operation that purchased NY's catalog???

@ Grey Rider - aging with dignity or not is still better than not aging at all!


At 12/02/2021 02:04:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I agree!


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