Neil Young to Finally Release Acoustic Album Recorded in 1975, Says He's Quit Facebook


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Neil Young announced that he will finally be releasing a largely acoustic album he recorded in 1975 called Homegown, Consequence of Sound reports. “Homegown will be our first release in 2020, sounding great in vinyl — as it was meant to be… Made in the mid-nineteen seventies!” the musician wrote on his Neil Young Archives website. Young also posted a video of his longtime producer John Hanlon working on the album. "This is the way records were made when we started out. This is the way we made them sound great. We were told that this was impossible now, the Homegrown tapes were too damaged to use; we had to use Digital. We didn’t agree. We did not accept. We painstakingly restored the analog masters of Homegrown.” Young said that he originally decided not to release the album because it scared him, saying the songs were "a little too real" He instead released the electric "Tonight's the Night," but called Homegown, "the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time.” Young made some other news last week by quitting Facebook, accusing that the the social media company of knowingly releasing “false information," to the public, as well as for their controversial decision to sponsor a gala for the conservative activist group the Federalist Society. “I don’t feel that a social site should be making obvious commitments to one side of politics or the other,” wrote Young on his website. “It further confuses readers regarding truthfulness in coverage and message.”