Neil Young: Homegrown review – The album that hurt too much

Release postponed in 1975 after break up includes some worthy additions to canon

While undoubtedly better late than never, 45 years is pushing it. This album was due to land in early 1975 but Young, reeling from a painful break with Carrie Snodgress, his actor partner and mother of his first child and to whom the album was dedicated, pulled Homegrown because it was too close to the bone.

“The heartache. I just couldn’t listen to it. I wanted to move on. So I kept it to myself, hidden away in the vault ... it’s actually beautiful. That’s why I made it in the first place. Sometimes life hurts. You know what I mean. This is the one that got away.”

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