Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 LP) - out Sept. 8

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Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 LP) - out Sept. 8

Post by TheWarmth » Sat May 27, 2017 2:42 pm

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org ... ue-14.html

This is huge news. Really excited about this.
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Re: Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 album) - out 7-

Post by Shinesalight » Sat May 27, 2017 8:02 pm

That would be great if that is officially released, I'm sure I've got a load of those songs on the bootleg Chrome Dreams CD. :D
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Re: Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 album) - out 7-

Post by moop » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:55 pm

any word on this?
has it been delayed/cancelled??
hope not!

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Post by TheWarmth » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:03 pm

I've been keeping up with all the news on this. The word is that the release date has been pushed back to September 8th. Multiple music news outlets have reviewed it already, so promo copies are out there. I highly doubt they will pull it knowing that it could easily leak if it doesn't get an official release. So, I expect it will arrive within the next few months.

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Re: Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 album) - out 7-

Post by moop » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:37 pm

TheWarmth wrote:I've been keeping up with all the news on this. The word is that the release date has been pushed back to September 8th.
Cheers, I had a feeling you might know! :D I'm really glad it's still on the cards. much as i'd love to hear it now, i'm sure i can distract myself til september. haven't seen anything so far but hope those reviews were generally favourable? 'on the beach' was a total game-changer for me, and while i'm not expecting anything on that level i'm quietly optimistic about this one...

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Re: Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 album) - out 7-

Post by TheWarmth » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:44 pm

Yeah, the reviews have been really positive. I guess Uncut is publishing their review in their next issue, which has Neil on the cover and features a lengthy article about all of his lost albums.

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Re: Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 album) - out 7-

Post by TheWarmth » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:50 pm

Here's a review from Under The Radar (8 out of 10):

Hitchhiker is the rare archival release that can appeal to both rabid superfans and casual listeners. Recorded over the course of a single night in 1976, it captures Neil Young in a stony mood-just a man and his guitar, a piano (and a few mind altering substances) live in the studio. All but two of the songs have appeared on other recordings, but many of the previously released tunes shine brighter here in their earlier incarnations than they do on mid-period records where they've appeared before. Young's acoustic renditions of favorites like "Powderfinger" and others that later appeared on Rust Never Sleeps also fare especially well. Of the two "new" songs, "Hawaii" could have stayed in the scrap heap, but "Give Me Strength" is a pure gift from classic-era Young.

The title, Hitchhiker, can be interpreted literally, in a way. The song cycle finds Young traveling across both the time and space of America, from Pocahontas to the doomed gunboat casualty in "Powderfinger" to (then) contemporary politics, admitting that "even Richard Nixon has got soul." Over 10 simple songs, Young seems to be scratching for America's soul, as well, lamenting butchered buffalo while simultaneously finding an icon in Marlon Brando. As Young's convictions towards peace and environmental efforts remain unswayed 40-plus years later, Hitchhiker feels less like an artifact and more like a missing piece of an ongoing conversation.

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Re: Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 album) - out 7-

Post by moop » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:10 pm

thanks for posting that review. am really excited now! roll on september :)

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Post by TheWarmth » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:41 pm

The release date is confirmed as September 8th.


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Post by spzretent » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:02 pm

TheWarmth wrote:The album is streaming on NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/31/547036559 ... t=20170505
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Re: Neil Young : Hitchhiker (unreleased 1976 LP) - out Sept.

Post by rameses » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:27 pm

Listened to this this morning. I really enjoyed it. Nice to hear "original" takes of songs familiar from Live Rust.
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