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Neil Young On The Making Of His Lost 1976 Album, "Hitchhiker"
GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter and 2010 MusiCares Person Of The Year Neil Young is releasing a new album next week, although it's anything but new. Hitchhiker is a "lost" acoustic album recorded in 1976.
These recordings surface from a very prolific era in Young's career, and many of the songs recorded during the late night session that spawned Hitchhiker appeared on classic albums like Rust Never Sleeps and Hawks and Doves, according to Spin. This includes songs like "Pocahontas" and "Powderfinger," which reflect some of Young's finest songwriting work of his career.
During a recent radio appearance captured in a Facebook Live video, Young read an excerpt of his memoir, Special Deluxe, that speaks to the writing and recording of Hitchhiker, starting at about three minutes into the video below.
After 41 years on the shelf, Hitchhiker comes out Sept. 8.