Thursday, March 26, 2020

Neil Young performs rarities in second Fireside Sessions live stream

Neil Young performed a number of rare tracks in the second installment of his new live streaming series.

“Fireside Sessions is back for more,” shared Young. “Come hang out. Free to all during these times.”

Like last week’s debut episode, the footage of the rocker was filmed by his wife, actress/director Daryl Hannah, at the couple’s home.

As Rolling Stone notes, the latest edition opens with Young stepping outside to play the Ian and Sylvia Tyson classic, “Four Strong Winds,” before returning to a piano indoors for his “After The Gold Rush” ballad, “Birds”, and switching back to guitar for the title track to 1974’s “On The Beach”, which he hasn’t delivered solo on acoustic since 2003 and only the fourth time he’s done it since 1975.

Young plays the 1974 studio outtake, “Homefires”, and then the “Harvest” cut, “Words”, which writer Andy Greene suggest might possibly be the first time he’s ever done the epic song without a band; he wraps up the night with “Love And Only Love” from “Ragged Glory”, another one he’s never done solo acoustic.

Watch the second episode of “Fireside Sessions” at

Young will issue his shelved 1975 record, “Homegrown”, on April 18 as part of an extensive series of 2020 archival album releases.

“Homegrown vinyl in the house right now. Finished records!”, writes the singer. "Homegrown is all analog! The purest sound. Hear the vinyl. Get a nice phonograph player. This is the record to do that on! My first ever narration with Ben ‘Longgrain’ Keith and live sound effects. Some beautiful music and fun rocking’ songs as well.

"This is the one that got away. I am stoked to share this with you.”

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