Neil Young has revealed he's uncovered another collection of recordings from back in 1987 titled Summer Songs, and has teased that it may be released as a separate archive album.
After delivering his lost album Homegrown in 2020 and announcing a second lost album from 1982 called Johnny's Island earlier this year, Young has revealed that he's discovered another collection of songs from 1987 titled Summer Songs.
In a new post on his Archives site, Young wrote, "We are not sure of the exact original dates of these recordings yet ... To give you an idea of place and time, Farm Aid and Bridge School Concerts had just begun their long runs."
"This group of songs had just been written and put down in the studio at Broken Arrow (as far as we can figure)," Young continued. "We cannot completely be sure of the engineer who was recording these and I don’t remember the sessions at all! Every song in the collection was with acoustic guitar or piano and simple added embellishments - sketches of arrangements we made to preserve the initial ideas."
According to Young, the originals were "introduced in their final master versions on the albums Freedom, American Dream, Psychedelic Pill and Harvest Moon. They will be inncluded in in NYA Volume 3 and may be released as a separate archive album before that."
On top of writing that Summer Songs is a "beautiful listen" and "influenced four albums", Young revealed that many of the lyrics on Summer Songs are "significantly different from their subsequent master album releases in many cases", with several songs having "completely new and unheard verses."