Neil Young is keeping busy through the pandemic with more new content than you could imagine! Just last week he released another previously unreleased song. The latest rarity for fans is called “Come Along and Say You Will,” a recording from 1972. The song was recorded at his Broken Arrow Ranch with his old backing band The Stray Gators, who appeared on his legendary records “Harvest” and “Time Fades Away.” For now, Neil Young Archives subscribers can hear the song HERE.
But non-subscribers will be able to hear it on his upcoming box-set, “Archives Vol. II: 1972-1976,” releasing November 20th, 11 years after he put out “Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972.” This latest release will feature 10 CDs, with 131 tracks, half of which have never been released before. That includes 12 songs that have never been released at all, and 49 that are alternative versions of his mid-70s tracks.
But fans will want to be quick to order it. Neil only plans to release 3,000 physical copies through his Neil Young Archives website, although there will be a digital version with no limits.
And if that isn’t enough for you, there are two more exciting releases for 2021. Young will chronicle his 2019 European summer tour with Promise of the Real with a live album and concert film “Noise and Flowers,” due for release early next year. The tour started in Denmark, eight days after Young’s longtime manager of over half-a-century, Elliot Robert, died. So far, no word on the tracklist, besides a live recording of “Rockin’ In The Free World” Young already shared recently.
Young said “Noise and Flowers” will be “truly a great collection, dripping with the soul of our band as we played for our fallen leader.”