"The one that got away," as Neil Young describes it, Homegrown is finally here roughly 46 years after its original recording. Achieving a legendary status among Neil Young fans, who often refer to it as one of Young’s mysterious, great “lost albums,” Young says:
“I apologise. This album Homegrown should have been there for you a couple of years after Harvest. It’s the sad side of a love affair. The damage done. The heartache. I just couldn’t listen to it. I wanted to move on. So I kept it to myself, hidden away in the vault, on the shelf, in the back of my mind… but I should have shared it. It’s actually beautiful. That’s why I made it in the first place. Sometimes life hurts. You know what I mean. This is the one that got away."
Recorded in analogue in 1974 and early 1975, Homegrown was mixed at that time to original stereo analogue master tapes. These original mixes have been restored with love and care by John Hanlon, and mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, making Homegrown a completely original album.