“We painstakingly restored the analog masters of Homegrown,” Young wrote, adding that the album “will be our first release in 2020.” It will be available on vinyl and via the online Neil Young Archives. Find Young’s full statement below, and watch a brief clip of producer and engineer John Hanlon mastering Homegrown on the Archives website.
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Mr J. Hanlon is seen here mastering ‘Homegrown’ in an all analog chain. 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.
Homegrown will be our first release in 2020, sounding great in vinyl—as it was meant to be.. Made in the mid-nineteen seventies! ......A record full of love lost and explorations. A record that has been hidden for decades. Too personal and revealing to expose in the freshness of those times.
The unheard bridge between ‘Harvest’ and ‘Comes a Time,’ ‘Homegrown’ is coming to NYA first in 2020!
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork