Friday, June 30, 2023

Neil Young to release lost 1977 album Chrome Dreams

Neil Young will release his “lost” 1977 album, “Chrome Dreams”, on August 11.

A series of sessions between 1974-1976 saw Young record 12 tracks for the project, which was ultimately shelved, with most of the material appearing on later albums and compilations.

The set gained legendary status over the years when a copy of the original acetate (test pressing) circulated among the bootleg community.

“Chrome Dreams” features two previously unreleased versions and other performances, including the early solo version of "Powderfinger"; "Pocahontas" is the same version that first appeared on “Rust Never Sleeps”, but without the overdubs; "Sedan Delivery" and "Hold Back the Tears" are very different versions (the latter with additional lyrics) than previously released; and "Stringman" was included on the Odeon/Budokan disc in Archives Vol. II – prior to that it had only appeared on Young's “Unplugged” album.

The songs on “Chrome Dreams” may have existed in other forms at other times, and that is part of the creative process. The summer 2023 release as it is coming to life now is exactly how Young perceives it and has a sense of monumentality about it that conveys a place in history.

Featuring cover art by Ronnie Wood, Young is previewing the set with a previously-unreleased version of “Sedan Delivery.”

Young will launch his Coastal US Tour this weekend with a series of shows in Los Angeles.

Pre-order “Chrome Dreams” here.

Neil Young
“Chrome Dreams”

Release date: August 11

Track List and Recording Dates:

01 – Pocahontas (August 11, 1976)
02 – Will to Love (December 3, 1976)
03 – Star of Bethlehem (December 13, 1974)
04 – Like a Hurricane (November 29, 1975)
05 – Too Far Gone (September 5, 1975)
06 – Hold Back the tears (February 6, 1977)
07 – Homegrown (November 19, 1975)
08 – Captain Kennedy (August 11, 1976)
09 – Stringman (March 31, 1976)
10 – Sedan Delivery (May 22, 1975)
11 – Powderfinger (August 11, 1976)
12 – Look Out for My Love (January 20, 1976)

See also:

Neil Young announces Official Release Series Volume 5 package
Neil Young expands Coastal tour
Neil Young announces solo acoustic US tour
Neil Young streams High Flyin’ 1977 live package featuring The Ducks
Search Neil Young at hennemusic