Neil Young unearths some ‘Treasure’ from basement archives 

Home grown is alright with him, Neil Young always told us.


So get ready for a little sonic delicacy he’s unearthed in his basement archives: “A Treasure,” a brand-new, but fairly vintage, live country album he’ll be releasing June 14 through Reprise.

Taped on U.S. tour through 1984-85, the set features The International Harvesters, and legendary backing musicians like Spooner Oldham, Rufus Thibodeaux, Hargus “Pig” Robbins and the late Ben Keith on steel and slide guitar. It follows last year’s Juno/Grammy-winning studio effort “Le Noise.”

Fans should rejoice. “A Treasure” truly is, with five unreleased tracks among its total of twelve — “Amber Jean,” “Let Your Fingers Do The Walking,” “Soul Of A Woman,” “Nothing Is Perfect” and “Grey Riders,” the first single. It’s coming on CD, Blu-Ray, and — in a special tie-in with Record Store Day — a two-disc vinyl edition being issued early May 24.

You may also purchase it his website store, as well as a whole new line of merchandise and “Archives”-related treats.

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