Neil Young has announced plans to release his long-awaited album Homegrown next year, about 45 years after the album was originally shelved.
On his Neil Young Archives website, the rock icon wrote, “Homegrown will be our first release in 2020, sounding great in vinyl — as it was meant to be… Made in the mid-nineteen seventies!”
Young said that the album had taken longer than usual to restore because he refused to complete the process digitally, with the accompanying video showing his longtime producer John Hanlon working on the album.
“Mr. J. Hanlon is seen here mastering ‘Homegrown’ in an all analog chain,” he explains. “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,” he adds. “We painstakingly restored the analog masters of Homegrown.”
Source: RTT Music News